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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Wyatt Carpenter
Sustainability Projects and Programs Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence is responsible for institutional initiatives that create and nurture a dynamic and inclusive learning environment where individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds are welcomed, valued and supported.
The Inclusive Learning Council (ILC) serves as a resource to academic units and their diversity leaders on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and offers support and advice for programming and systematic monitoring of progress in the academic units’ efforts to implement their diversity plans and inclusive excellence initiatives. The ILC advises the Provost, Vice President for Health Science, Deans and Vice Provosts; works with the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and, engages in educational, informational, and progress updating opportunities.
The Inclusive Learning Council consists of membership from each of the college, schools, and academic units at VCU, and includes individuals who serve as diversity director, diversity coordinator, or chair of the diversity committee. Equity and Access Services leads, coordinates, and supports civil rights compliance, including Title IX, for the university community.


The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:
7

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:

The Division for Inclusive Excellence’s diversity education program offers professional development opportunities for VCU community members to aid in operationalizing the principle of inclusive excellence in support of the VCU Quest for Distinction. VCU community members may take advantage of various educational opportunities to enhance their skill in creating a welcoming and respectful community of students, faculty and staff. Consultation is provided to assess the educational needs of the unit. Appropriate educational opportunities are then customized to meet desired outcomes.


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

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