Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.85
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 8, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Whitman College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.33 / 2.00 Brandon Bishop
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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:

Whitman Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee:
WIDE's purpose is to enable Whitman's diversity, equity and inclusion considerations to become more proactive and strategic.

The council will engage in a campus climate study, collecting data on faculty, staff, student and administrator perspectives on diversity, and will help generate and define the initial stages of the college's diversity plan.


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:

Every year, Residence Life at Whitman College provides a Gender and Sexuality Workshop for all incoming first years as part of the orientation experience. Following the Gender and Sexuality Workshop, Residence Life also provides an Ally Training workshop for those who would like further training on how to become a better ally. Upon completing the Ally Training Workshop, newly trained allies will be equipped with sufficient knowledge to be granted a safe zone poster.

Continuing the Conversation
A series addressing diversity, equity & inclusion in the Whitman Community.


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