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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 48.57
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Cleveland State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Randy Bowling
Special Projects
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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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 Division of University Engagement oversees three distinct yet interdependent outreach functions at Cleveland State University that equip students for these public roles: civic engagement, workplace engagement and inclusion and multicultural engagement. Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement encompass CSU's commitment to advancing diversity and equity in all its affairs, providing opportunities for all students to be successful and celebrating the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the campus community.

Cleveland State University's Diversity Councils are assemblages of faculty, staff and external stakeholders who meet regularly to design, implement and monitor strategies that address diversity challenges and opportunities in each of the University’s colleges. Members are appointed by the respective Deans of the colleges and departments throughout the University.

The President’s Council on Diversity advises the Chief Diversity Officer regarding all aspects of diversity applicable to the work of the University and its faculty, staff, students and administrators. Made up of senior administrators, faculty and students appointed by the President, it sets goals and priorities in accordance with the Diversity Action Plan, monitors progress towards those goals, and updates the Diversity Action Plan as needed.


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:

Three out of the six leadership development programs for faculty and staff have a cultural competency component.

Cleveland State has more than 100 diversity oriented courses. Both global and local challenges are part of a cultural/ethnic focus, including the human diversity general education requirement which requires all undergraduate majors to complete two courses in social diversity with a minimum of six credits in African-American courses and U.S. Diversity courses. These required General Education courses are listed on the website at https://www.csuohio.edu/gened/general-education-08-social-diversity


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