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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 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michele Minter
Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have 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?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

Led by the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity promotes equal opportunity and campus diversity. The office monitors compliance with University policies as well as federal, state and local laws concerning equal opportunity; oversees the University’s affirmative action plan; and represents the University on a variety of committees and work groups across the institution to advance the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and fair treatment of all members of its community.

Reporting to the Provost, the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity manages the University's equal opportunity and affirmative action efforts, as well as oversees budgets and personnel associated with affirmative action compliance and equity, diversity initiatives, and disability services. The Vice Provost oversee the University's compliance with Title IX, the federal equal opportunity act, and coordinates compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:
8.50

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The University offers Residential College Adviser training, programs within the Residential Education Program, Fields Center programming, International Center programming and diversity programming through the residential colleges.

The Office of Human Resources Learning & Development Program offers a two-part course open to all employees, called “Leveraging Diversity”. Part one addresses the practical and theoretical aspects of leading in a diverse and complex work environment, as well as some of the leading challenges on diversity facing colleges and universities and the broader society. Part two focuses on strategies for leveraging diversity in higher education.


The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:

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