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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 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
EH&S
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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:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides diversity and inclusion initiatives and strategies that contribute to UNCW’s mission and strategic direction to facilitate a powerful learning experience for all students. The office also has an institutional role in providing guidance related to diversity and inclusion initiatives campus wide.
The initiatives and strategies are based on research and best practices, and clustered in the five key areas of the CLEAR framework.
CLIMATE: Supporting a climate that is friendly and safe, cultivating an inclusive campus culture that is welcoming to all people, engaging local and regional diverse communities in North Carolina and beyond.
LEADERSHIP: Intentionally utilizing diversity initiatives based in research and best practices in academic colleges, student life and campus-wide, providing a consulting role related to diversity and inclusion campus wide.
EXCELLENCE: Integrating diversity and inclusion knowledge in the academic curricula, implementing co-curricular initiatives that enrich the classroom experience, designing and implementing cultural programming.
ACCESS: Using strategies that increase the access of historically underrepresented, underserved and/or diverse students for both undergraduate and graduate levels, providing student support that generates academic persistence and success.
REPRESENTATION: Following best practices to recruit and retain a diverse workforce of faculty and staff, promoting equity and equal opportunity policies and practices in employment.
Each unit has a unique role to achieve the diversity goals at UNCW. Together these units support the CLEAR framework and the total effort for diversity and inclusion at UNCW.
These units provide opportunities for students to interact with caring and knowledgeable staff to assist them and/or refer them to appropriate resources.
The units collaborate to provide relevant educational and cultural programs that enrich curricular and co-curricular learning experiences. These may include lectures, film presentations, appearances by national and international performers in art, film, and music, presentations by speakers on various topics, exhibits and much more.
The office also collaborates with many campus units including, but not limited to, all academic colleges and schools, University College, Office of Admissions, Office of International Programs, Division of Student Affairs, and Human Resources.
UNCW is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer


The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:
12

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:

Introductory (Level I)
Be an Ally to All
Diversity in the Classroom Workshops
4 Generations at Work
“Who Knew?” Workshop
Intermediate (Level II)
Cross Cultural Competency Training
Culturally Crossing Over
Diversity Awareness
Valuing Differences through Diversity
Advanced (Level III)
Cultural Competency and Respect Workshop
Just Like Me Workshop
Race and Privilege


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

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