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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 Bronze
Overall Score 43.94
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.44 / 2.00 Katherine King
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
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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?:
No

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
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A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
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Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

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 for each of the groups identified above:

All of our students have to study abroad and due to the nature of our curriculum, every student gets cultural competence training and activities. One of the key initiatives of Student Activities is Diversity and they have on-going programs that support education on diversity all through out the year. Certain area's staff receive extensive cultural competency training and then train students. Other staff and faculty use professional development funds to attend training.


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