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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 81.30
Liaison Sarah Munro
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Connecticut
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.89 / 2.00 Sarah Munro
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Policy
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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:

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) ensures the University’s commitment and responsibility to foster diverse and inclusive working and learning environments. Our work focuses on ensuring compliance with the University’s non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations related to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We provide support and advice to all University offices on EEO recruitment and retention issues, provide sexual harassment prevention and diversity awareness training and serve as a resource for responding to reports of discrimination and harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Title I) compliance, and Title IX compliance. OIE investigates complaints of discrimination and recommends measures to mitigate discriminatory conduct that may be found to exist. The entire University community has a shared responsibility to promote affirmative action and provide equal opportunity. OIE helps ensure that the University complies with federal, state and local affirmative action and equal opportunity laws. Our website contains more detailed information about each of our areas of compliance. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of OIE at (860) 486-2943 or via email at equity@uconn.edu.


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):
All

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

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

The Office of Institutional Equity provides support and advice to all University offices on EEO recruitment and retention issues, provide sexual harassment prevention and diversity awareness training and serve as a resource for responding to reports of discrimination and harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Title I) compliance, and Title IX compliance. OIE investigates complaints of discrimination and recommends measures to mitigate discriminatory conduct that may be found to exist. The Diversity Awareness Training (3-hour seminar) and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (2-hour seminar) are both required for all University employees. Copies of the training material can be found here: http://equity.uconn.edu/education-and-training/.


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