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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 Gold
Overall Score 67.06
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date April 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Columbia University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Melissa Rooker
Associate Provost
Office of Equal Opp/Affirm Action

Criteria

Part 1

Institution has a diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity and equity on campus. The committee, office and/or officer focuses on student and/or employee diversity and equity.

Part 2

Institution makes cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of one or more of the following groups:

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Administrators

Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions.


Scoring

Each part is scored independently.

Part 1

Institutions earn 1 point for having a committee, office or officer that meets the criteria outlined above and focuses on both student and employee diversity and equity. Partial points are available if the committee, office and/or officer focuses on students or employees, but not both. For example, an institution with a diversity and equity office that focuses solely on student diversity would earn 0.5 points (half of the points available for Part 1 of this credit).

Part 2

Institutions earn the maximum of 1 point available for Part 2 for making cultural competence trainings available to all members of the campus community. Partial points are available based on the number of groups for whom the institution makes trainings available. For example, an institution that makes cultural competence trainings available to all members of 2 of the groups listed would earn 0.5 points (half of the points available for Part 2).


Measurement

Timeframe

Part 1

Report on current diversity and equity committee composition and practices, office status, and/or officer position status.

Part 2

Report on trainings offered during the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission.

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable

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.