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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 57.03
Liaison Heather Lynch
Submission Date Oct. 4, 2017
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00
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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?:

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 Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is an intercultural center for all American and international students.

Our mission is to create an inclusive, caring, accepting and dynamic community of learners at Saint Michael's College. The office serves as a resource for students, faculty, staff and the Office of Student Life in such areas as cross-cultural communication, leadership training and development, cultural awareness, multicultural understanding, student development and identity development issues, in addition to organizing educational and recreational programs for the campus community.

In addition to the work of the Center for Multicultural Student Affairs and Services, the College has created a Diversity and Inclusion Council that has representative membership from students, staff and faculty.

The overriding goal of the Diversity and Inclusion Council is to establish a strong culture of diversity and inclusion at Saint Michael’s College.

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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

The following is a sampling of what has occurred on campus. This is not a comprehensive list:
-Students, staff and faculty have participated in the We All Belong program facilitated by CQ Strategies through the City of Burlington Vermont. Two representative groups of Saint Michael’s people participated in this year long program in both 2014 and 2015.
-Faculty and staff had the opportunity to participate in a on campus We All Belong program facilitated by CQ Strategies in the spring of 2016.
-Student leaders were trained by CQ Strategies at the beginning of the 2016 academic year.
-Faculty and staff participate regularly in lunch time talks that usually have the theme of diversity and inclusion. Such speakers/topics have included talks by visiting Fulbright scholars and Gandhi’s grandson.
-Faculty participated in a curriculum based session with an expert from Indiana University.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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