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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 58.11
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Wesleyan University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Antonio Farias
VP for Equity & Inclusion
Office for Equity & Inclusion
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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 Equity and Inclusion serves students, faculty, administrators and staff concerning all issues of equity and opportunity as they relate to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression.

The Office develops policies and procedures; and offers programming for the campus community regarding issues of diversity and equal opportunity / affirmative action. The Office of Equity & Inclusion also oversees the university-wide Equity Task Force, ADA Committee and multiple Title IX Committees.


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):
Most

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

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

The Office for Equity & Inclusion provides leadership and guidance to address systemic inequities for all members of the Wesleyan community. Over 80% of all faculty and staff have participated in at least one training related to Title VII and Title IX on campus. Additionally, learning opportunities come in various shapes and sizes.

Individual offices and departments formally and informally provide relevant professional development on diversity issues. The Office of Equity & Inclusion coordinates Wesleyan's Martin Luther King Planning Committee to implement events that celebrate the life of Dr. King and address systemic issues facing people of color at Wesleyan and beyond.

The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) and other student initiatives provide space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills.


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