Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.05
Liaison Nicole Arsenault
Submission Date April 20, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

York University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Andrew Plunkett
Sustainability Coordinator
President
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
No

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :
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Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

York’s Institute for Research and sustainability (IRIS) conducted a “Campus Accessibility Survey in 2012. The Accessibility Survey was launched to help develop a plan for improvements to the physical environment, reduce barriers and increase accessibility at York University. The expected development on campus, over the next several years is expected to increase accessibility.


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

York University participates in the Federal Contractors Program (FCP) under the Employment Equity Act, and is required to monitor its representation with respect to four designated groups: women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal peoples. York University conducts a Self-Identification Survey in order to ensure that representation statistics are up-to-date. Having an up-to-date picture of workforce representation allows the University to identify where under-representation exists, and to target efforts towards removing barriers that may exist in recruitment, hiring, training, retention and promotion practices.


Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
No

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):
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The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.