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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 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Nancy Kristiansen
Online Business Program Director
Saint Joseph's On-line
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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:

In alignment with the College's Strategic Plan (mission), multiple positions and offices (7 with primary responsibilities associated with diversity) within the organization are tasked with diversity inclusive responsibilities: 1)Dean of Campus LIfe (Gay-Straignt Alliance-GSA, LGBTQ Club); 2)Admissions (geography management); 3)Mercy Center ("multi-faith room," service trips to under-developed countries, with annual trips to Haiti & Guatemala),; 4)Academic Center for Excellence-ACE (English Language Learner-ELL Coordiinator), 5)HR (policies and trainings for harrassment, EOA, hiring training and employee compensation), 6) Office of Sponsorship & Mission Integration (responsible for leading the infusion of institutional Mission and Core Values of Faith, Excellence, Integrity, Community, Respect, Compassion and Justice within the institution and for maintaining the integrity of the Institutions' connection to the Sisters of Mercy) http://www.sistersofmercy.org/what-we-do/social-justice-advocacy/ ); 7)Office of Study Away (provides opportunity for students to expand their world view of different cultures through immersion in them https://www.sjcme.edu/academics/study-away/oncampus/)


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
All

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):
Most

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities:

Training for faculty & staff in the interests of providing "Safe Zone," culture for LGBTQ community; Catholic Charities resources, speakers from countries benefiting from the Catholic tradition of providing support to under-represented groups world-wide that is in alignment with the College's identify as a Catholic college; ADA Title IV trainings for staff and faculty; Cultural Affairs Committee guest speakers for broad audience;
ACE & the FIrst Year Experience Course they oversee is required for ALL freshmen includes diversity training in its curriculum.


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