Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.52
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Western Washington University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Nick Sanchez
Employment Inclusion Manager
Human Resources
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Faculty Senate's Social Justice and Equity Committee serves in this role. This group is charged with making recommendations directly to the President, but does not write policy and procedure.

The President's office also employs a Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, who reports directly to the president.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

The WWU Campus Equity and Inclusion Training Series is a university-wide initiative to empower members of the Western campus community to better understand and thoughtfully engage with the experiences and identities of all our community members.  The mission of the Equity and Inclusion Training Series is twofold:
1.To honor and endorse existing training and engagement opportunities for Western employees to expand their critical cultural consciousness
2.To provide a single portal for Western faculty and staff to register for diversity-related training and events


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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