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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.

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Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 19, 2014
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University of Vermont
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jes Kraus
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity in Diversity and Equity Unit
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

UVM has an Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO), which handles complaints of discrimination / harassment, develops and maintains the University's Affirmative Action Plan, provides training and guidance on best practices for recruitment, etc.

Additionally, there were several topic-specific Presidential Commisions (i.e., Commissions on: Status of Women, Diversity and Inclusion, Racial Diversity, LGBT Equity, Social Change, and the Campus Accessibility Task Force, a subgroup of the Commission on Social Change. These Commissions reported directly to the President, and made annual recommendations.


Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

The office has a Director, a full time investigator, a full time recruitment and retention adviser, and one support staff.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

Yes, it is located in the Administrative Building at UVM, Waterman

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Jes Kraus

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of Diversity and Equity Unit

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Coordinates activities of the Chief Diversity Office of the Diversity and Equity Unit. Under the leadership of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) the Chief Diversity Office has responsibility for helping to infuse the core values of diversity, multiculturalism and equity into all aspects of teaching, learning, research, and service within the University of Vermont system.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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