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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Gail Valentine
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Mailee Kue
Executive Director and Title IX Deputy Coordinator
PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

Yes, the University assesses attitudes about diversity on campus and uses the survey results to guide policy and initiatives.
An Organizational Survey of faculty and staff is conducted every two years. The goal of the survey is to obtain faculty and staff perspectives on the organizational environment and work experience. The survey instrument includes four sections: decision making; communication; diversity and organizational effectiveness.
Bryant University is committed to challenging and stopping acts of discrimination and hate. Toward this end, the Bias Incident Committee was established to monitor such incidents when they occur, and ensure that they are investigated thoroughly. The committee also makes recommendations for educational programs and standards for action.


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

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

Three focus groups were held to learn more about needs of international student. One focus group was held to learn more about the needs of multicultural students and first-generation college students.


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

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

HR incorporates questions in the Organizational Assessment Survey. These results are shared with division leaders and with members of the division. Based on themes of each division, leaders used results to drive improvements.


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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