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Goals

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2014-2015 Diversity Goals per department/office in the Division of Student Affairs

Academic Advising

1. Continue and expand orientation opportunities through Summer Orientation, Express Orientation and Online Orientation Programs, to serve our increasingly diverse population.

2. Maintain liaison relationships with departments that serve special populations and provide targeted programming (i.e. Foster Youth, EOP, CSSC, etc.)

3. Administer diversity and inclusion advising practice assessment to professional and paraprofessional staff.

4. Provide opportunities for all professional staff to participate in either the diversity certificate program or diversity academy. Continue paraprofessional hiring and training efforts with strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion practices.

5. Sponsor and support the Achieving Academic Connectedness through Education Initiative.

Accessibility Resource Center

1. Implement and track our staff development plan which includes webinars, attendance at workshops and providing literature to increase diversity competencies of staff.

2. Develop a faculty liaison program designed to enhance peer to peer inclusion and creation of accessible documents within curriculum.

3. Make at least ten presentations to student groups each semester.

Associated Students

1. GSEC is being more mindful of including people of color in programming areas such as Take Back the Night which has traditionally been attended by straight, white women. They would like to be more inclusive and possibly partner with QPOC to get the word out and possibly participate in the planning of the event. 

2. AO will raise awareness about the Get Outdoors fund which provides trip scholarships to those who cannot afford to go on them. In doing so they hope to have a more diverse selection of trip participants and potentially staff.

3. The WREC will continue to reach out to campus community and other university recreation centers to examine policies and procedures, and meet with groups on campus to learn about their experiences and how the WREC may continue to become a more inclusive space.

Career Center

1. Safe Zone Training for all staff

2. Diversity in the Workplace – workshop/seminar open to all students on campus

3. Advisor training on how to work with students with various mental illnesses

4. To Come Out or Not to Come Out – NACE webinar training on strategies for advising LGBTQ students who are deciding whether being out in the workplace is important to them

5. Volunteer Corps – employment related opportunities for students who normally wouldn’t have a chance to gain experience for their resumes…reaching out to Dream students in particular

Educational Opportunity Program

1. Recruitment and admission of more male students

2. Retention / mentoring for male students

3. Developing wellness opportunities for all students

Enrollment Management

1. As part of Enrollment Management, we hope to continue progress toward achieving the designation of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

2. Enroll freshman and transfer classes for fall 2014 that are more reflective of CA demographics

3. Continue to provide campus visit opportunities to targeted populations (i.e. AVID, TRIO, etc.)

4. Continue to identify special population and communicate students’ statuses to on-campus partners, such as EOP, CSSC, Upward Bound, Veteran’s Affairs, Foster Youth, and ETS

5. Continue to evaluate these same special populations at the standard CSU eligibility requirements (i.e. not hold them to impaction standards)

6. Highly encourage our staff members to apply for either the Diversity Academy or the Diversity Certificate. 

7. Hire a diverse group of public contact student assistants and wildcat ambassadors and require that they all attend the student employment diversity training.

Financial Aids and Scholarship

1. Goal: Provide local outreach to high school students and additional staff resources to students within underrepresented groups on our campus.  

Target: Dream Students     

  • Dream Student Welcome
  • Summer O. 
  • Summer Bridge
  • CELT Conference
  • Chico Preview Day
  • Cash for College
  • CA Dream Application Renewal
  • Choose Chico
  • Verification Workshops (April/May)  
  • LEAD conference
  • Dream Student Support Team
  • *Spanish Summer O. 
  • (separate Dream students) 
  • *Query DHS students who submit FAFSA in case of Dream – alert early
  • *Train (refresh) Students/Analysts/Advisors on advising dream students

Financial Aids and Scholarship  Continued

Target: Hispanic Students

  • La Bienvenida
  • Summer O en Espanol
  • Summer Bridge
  • FocusCELT Conference
  • Chico Preview Day
  • Cash for College
  • FAFSA Renewal 
  • Choose Chico
  • Verification Workshops (April/May)          
  • Target: Hmong Students
  • Summer O.
  • Summer Bridge
  • FOCUS
  • Cash for College
  • FAFSA Renewal
  • Verification Workshops (April/May)
  • Asian Pacific Islander Welcome
  • Asian Pacific Islander Graduation
  • Hmong Student Association
  • Staff/Faculty Internationalization Task Force (CELT)
  • Choose Chico 
  • Diversity Recruitment Committee

Target: Foster Youth

  • Cash for College
  • FAFSA Renewal Workshop
  • Pathway to College (April)
  • *Burton Book Fund

Financial Aids and Scholarship  Continued

Target: Veterans

  • Veteran’s reception and conference
  • *Create FA tip sheet for Veterans
  • *Provide FAFSA workshop flyers to Veterans Affairs 

Target: LGBTQ Students

  • *Staff Safe Zone Ally Training
  • *Provide FAFSA/Dream Application workshops
  • Cash 4 College night at Stonewall Alliance

Target: Native American

  • *Possibly attend CSU Indian Conference

Target: Low-Income Students

  • *Provide a Cash 4 College event at the local Boys and Girls Club Conduct FAFSA and verification workshops for EOP, CSSC, SSS, and Reach
  • Provide additional appointment availability for special student groups (EOP, CSSC, SSS) one morning per week.  

2. Goal: Encourage and allow FASO staff to participate in University Diversity training and activities such as: Summer Diversity Academy, Diversity Certificate Program, Diversity Summit, and the CELT conference.

Housing

1. Research feasibility of housing grant for under-represented economically disadvantaged students.

2. Define how Faculty Mentor Program reaches underrepresented students and increase/track results.

3. Continue to integrate diversity and multiculturalism into co-curricular activities for residents.

Office of Admissions

1. As part of Enrollment Management, we hope to continue progress toward achieving the designation of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

2. Enroll freshman and transfer classes for fall 2014 that are more reflective of CA demographics

3. Continue to provide campus visit opportunities to targeted populations (i.e. AVID, TRIO, etc.)

4. Continue to identify special population and communicate students’ statuses to on-campus partners, such as EOP, CSSC, Upward Bound, Veteran’s Affairs, Foster Youth, and ETS

5. Continue to evaluate these same special populations at the standard CSU eligibility requirements (i.e. not hold them to impaction standards)

6. Highly encourage our staff members to apply for either the Diversity Academy or the Diversity Certificate. 

7. Hire a diverse group of public contact student assistants and wildcat ambassadors and require that they all attend the student employment diversity training.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

1. Develop a NUFP Internship Program for our campus, which will aid in our efforts to recruit diverse applicants to our campus.                                                                       

2.  In an effort to maintain historical memory on campus, develop a brochure that would highlight diversity related historical and current events that have taken place.

3. Support the development of the University Diversity Council, which will guide our campus diversity initiatives.

Office of the Registrar

1. Increase training of personnel – measurable outcome – how many are trained? 

2. Increase visibility at multicultural events – also measurable – how many attended? 

3. Produce more information for recognition of subgroups like veterans – this is actually in process with additions to website

Student Judicial Affairs

1. Promote policies/awareness to prevent discipline infractions attributed to cultural difference. *Partner with both EOP and International students re: their orientation.

  • *Making time during their orientation for yet another presentation.

2. Participation and communication potential:  Roles on FASP and EPPC – ensure campus policies do not block access/promote access; as director/management contribute to discussion on recruitment/enrollment plans; promote grievance process to applicants (potential students) and practices and awareness of recruitment practice (collaborate with HR?)                

3. Identify areas of success or difficulties encountered in working on these tasks:

  • *Difficulties might be:  less to do with recruitment process and/or policies for transfer students.
  • *Making time during their orientation for yet another presentation.

Student Life and Leadership

The department of Student Life and leadership (SLL) values and respects the richness that diversity brings.  As a result, the following goals and objectives have been determined to further increase the empowerment, education, visibility and retention of diversity with the area of SLL.

  • Within the area of Student Organization leadership Education (SOLE), the recognition process for student organizations will expand on the protected class section to include diversity specific education on micro-aggressions and inclusive language.
  • Student Organization Leadership Education (SOLE) will provide materials and information in Spanish.
  • SOLE will meet with officer/reps from LEAD student organization to directly identify how to better serve the special needs of LEAD students as a part of preparing to be a Hispanic Serving Institution.
  • Within the area of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA), will be providing specific diversity education and cross-cultural training during their spring semester, in-service leadership retreat for all panhellenic, Interfraternity council members and multicultural Greek organizations.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA), will develop an expanded training curriculum to equip and empower the multicultural Greek council with the necessary leadership skills and personal awareness to effectively lead and empower communities of color on campus. 
  • Within the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (CCLC), a leadership program will be implemented that will provide a space for students of color to connect, gain leadership skills, increase self-awareness and discuss pertinent issues around diversity on a weekly bases.
  • The CCLC will develop gender specific programming and support mechanisms that will increase the success and retention of men and women of color on Chico State’s campus.
  • The CCLC will develop a program series that focuses on the education and increased awareness of diversity issues amongst the general student population.
  • The CCLC will support the recruitment of diverse students to Chico State through a peer-to-peer mentorship program within San Juan and Encina High School in Sacramento.
  • The CCLC will develop an advanced leadership training program designed to produce highly competent and skilled student leaders who directly advise, mentor and support multicultural organizations and the leadership development within communities of color. 
  • The office of Student Life and Leadership will provide the professional staff with once a semester diversity training and education on relevant issues that relate to effectively supporting diversity on Chico State’ 

VPSA

1. To increase the probability/impact of positions being posted to reach a broad and diverse candidacy pool, the division will be more intentional with postings and advertisements.

  • VPSA office will ensure departments pay for culturally specific advertisement such as Gorilla Search
  • VPSA office will do their best to ensure search committees consist of a diverse membership
  • The Division of Student Affairs will continue to mentor young professionals from diverse backgrounds

2. To establish a more diverse staff it is important to ensure the VPSA’s Office exudes a welcoming environment to all students, faculty, and staff. To that end, the division of Student Affairs will continue to work towards creating a division that is more reflective of our student population. The VPSA’s office will continue to encourage a healthy discussion regarding issues surrounding diversity and inclusion and will make every effort to embrace these ideas through financial support, staff development, and administrative leadership.

3. Support of NASPA Undergraduates Fellows Program (NUFP). The office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is committed to their ongoing supporting the students who participate in the NUFP program through the following efforts:

  • Continue weekly meeting with NUFP members and other student who express an interest in Student Affairs as a profession
  • Financially assisting students with their participation in NASPA conference
  • Thoroughly reviewing graduate school option with students and assisting with the application process
    • Assisting with personal statements
    • Researching graduate, teaching, and research assistantships
    • Working with students to determine fit as it pertains to graduate programs