In February, 2021, Interim President Kenneth Long shared a message with the campus community, announcing his commitment to creating a campus environment free of discrimination, harassment, and racism.

Interim President Long also continues to acknowledge the tremendous work already being done by the various Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees and teams at ESU, especially the many students, faculty, and staff who are working on DEI initiatives. 

To that end, he outlined 10 structural and operational actions, his specific commitment, to foster a more just and welcoming campus community. 

He also indicated that he would do all he can, as Interim President, to improve the climate of our campus so that we may all embrace a University that we can be proud of, that is welcoming to everyone on our campus, and is a place Where Warriors Belong. 

Interim President Long’s 10 Action Items

1) Current Employee Training
Complete and Ongoing

Faculty and staff will be required to participate in Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and anti-bias training this semester.  

Completion Date: March 15, 2021. 

Employees will also be strongly encouraged to attend ongoing D&I training and workshops provided weekly (a list of subjects that area addressed during these workshops is listed here).  

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • During this quarter, 100% of full-time employees completed the DEI Online Training. 
    • During this quarter, 38 employees participated in 1 or more D&I workshops. 
  • Quarter II Results
    • As of June 14, 2021, 100% of full-time employees completed the DEI Online Training.
    • As of June 15, 2021, the following number of employees participated in 1 of more D & I Workshops:
      • Fall 2021: 129 employees
      • Spring 2021: 259 employees
  • Quarter I Results
    • As of March 22, 2021, 67% of employees have completed the DEI Online Training. Managers are following up with employees who did not complete the training. Updates will be available July 1.
    • As of Feb 17, 2021, the following number of employees have participated in 1 or more D & I Workshops:
      • Fall 2020: 217 employees
      • Spring 2021: 189 employees
    • In March, 97 non-represented employees participated in a Centering DEI @ ESU workshop facilitated by CollegeCode Inc.

2) New Student Training
In Progress

New students will be required to participate in DEI and anti-bias training. 

Completion Date: September 1, 2021.

  • Quarter III Results
    • Anti-bias education was provided to all new and transfer students during Warrior Induction Weekend.
    • All new and transfer students received information on how to complete the EVERFI DEI Online Training in August, and 37.5% of them completed the training.
    • Additional activities are planned.
  • Quarter II Results
    • New students will receive information on how to complete the EVERFI DEI Online Training Summer 2021.
  • Quarter I Results
    • In Fall 2020, 40% of new students completed the EVERFI DEI Online Training.
    • The university is exploring options to increase completion rates.

3) Data Transparency
Complete and Ongoing

The university will review institutional data in order to identify, evaluate and publicize areas where greater diversity is needed and make them hiring priorities in future University searches. 

Completion Date: April 1, 2021.

  • Quarter III Results

    The University developed reports to show employee demographic data by select employee groups. Updated information is below.

    Gender Diversity

    Personnel Male Female Unknown Gender
    Faculty 47% 51% 2%
    Staff 45.57% 54.42% 1.0%
    Police 71.42% 28.57%  
    Coaches 58.82% 41.17%  

    Racial Diversity

    Personnel White Black Hispanic / Latinx Asian Other*
    Faculty 77.19% 5.53% 3.5% 11.72% 1%
    Staff 66.32% 11.90% 15.98% 2.04% 3%
    Police 64.28% 14.28% 21% 0 0
    Coaches 79.41% 14.70% 2.0% 2.0% 0

    * Other includes American Indian / Alaskan, Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, 2 or more, and Unknown Race.

  • Quarter II Results

    During the period, the University developed reports to show employee demographic data by select employee groups: Faculty, Police, Coaches and Administrators/Staff. This modification permits internal and external stakeholders to track and identify progress in our efforts to further diversify university personnel.

    Gender Diversity

    Personnel Male Female Unknown Gender
    Faculty 48.6% 51% 0.33%
    Staff 45% 54.6%  
    Police 71.4% 28.5%  
    Coaches 63.6% 36.3%  

    Racial Diversity

    Personnel White Black Hispanic / Latinx Asian Other*
    Faculty 77% 5.6% 3.6% 12% 0.66%
    Staff 66.7% 12.1% 16.2% 1.9% 3.17%
    Police 57% 21.4% 21.4%    
    Coaches 75% 18% 3% 3%  

    * Other includes American Indian / Alaskan, Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, 2 or more, and Unknown Race.

  • Quarter I Results
    Data is currently being reviewed and formatted, please check back regularly for updates.

4) Diverse Hiring
In Progress

The university will strongly pursue hiring efforts of ESU's faculty and staff to mirror the diverse composition of our student enrollment, consistent with ESU's comprehensive plan.

Completion Date: Ongoing. 

  • Quarter III Results
    • During this quarter, three diverse employees were hired out of 18 full-time, permanent appointments. One individual identified as Hispanic/Latino, one as Black/African American, and one as two or more races.
  • Quarter II Results
    • Since April 2021, one Latina female was hired out of three full-time, permanent hires.
  • Quarter I Results
    • No new hires during the period.

5) New Employee Training
In Progress

New employees will be required to take DEI and bias training within their first 30 days. 

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • All new employees are assigned DEI and anti-bias training as a part of onboarding; completion rates are regularly monitored by Human Resources.
    • Currently, 99% of new hire faculty/staff have completed their DEI online courses. 
  • Quarter II Results
    • New employees are now assigned the training as a part of onboarding.
    • Human Resources is regularly tracking reports of completion rates via the Everfi training system.
  • Quarter I Results
    • Human Resources will include this information in New Employee Orientation and packages.
    • Human Resources will track completion rates.

6) Search Committee Training
In Progress

Employees participating on search committees must receive recruitment training that addresses DEI and bias. 

Completion Date: Ongoing. 

  • Quarter III Results
    • All employees participating on search committees have completed anti-bias recruitment training.
  • Quarter II Results
    • All employees participating on search committees have completed anti-bias recruitment training.
  • Quarter I Results
    • As of February 17, 2021, 84 employees have participated in anti-bias recruitment training.

7) Applicant Pools
In Progress

Searches for open positions will be specifically advertised to attract a diverse pool of applicants. 

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • The University continues to improve the diversification of applicant pools by expanding job networks.
  • Quarter II Results
    • No additional updates from Quarter 1.
  • Quarter I Results
    • The list of diverse professional organization has and will continue to be updated and used to advertise new position searches.
    • ESU collaborates with organizations such as the Southern Regional Education Board and the Black Doctoral Network to recruit diverse faculty.

8) University Policies
In Progress

University policies will be developed and updated to specifically address acts of racism, bullying, discrimination, harassment, and disruption of the institution’s mission. 

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • The Time, Place and Manner Policy has been finalized. 
    • The Academic Disruption Policy is in progress.
  • Quarter II Results
    • The Time, Place and Manner policy has been submitted to the Policy Review Committee for final approval.
    • The Non-Discrimination and Harassment policy has been updated to reflect changes implemented by the State System of Higher Education.
  • Quarter I Results

    Time, Place & Manner Policy

    Currently Under Final Review

    This policy establishes guidelines to facilitate engagement in expressive activity and designates areas for expressive activity for University community members and the public. 

    Non-Discrimination & Harassment Policy

    Currently Under Review 

    This policy outlines the reporting process of a claim of a discrimination / harassment / sexual harassment / retaliation complaint made by an employee.   

    Academic Disruption Policy

    Currently Under Development

    This policy defines disruptive academic behavior which may interfere with any educational activity or environment and which may disrupt an orderly classroom, teaching process, or learning function.  


9) Incident Reporting
Complete and Ongoing

The Bias, Discrimination and Prejudice Incident Reporting System will be publicized at the start of each semester. 

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • A campus-wide message about the Community Restoration Team was sent on Monday, September 20, 2021.
    • During this quarter, four incidents have been reported to the Community Restoration Team.
  • Quarter II Results
    • As of May, a total of 6 incidents were reported to the Community Restoration Team for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Quarter I Results
    • A campus-wide message about the Community Restoration team was sent out February 25, 2021.
    • As of March 29, 2021, 3 incidents have been reported to the Community Restoration Team

10) Annual Report
Not Started

An annual report will be disseminated to the campus community on the university’s progress toward addressing DEI issues. 

Completion Date: The annual report will be completed in December 2021 and will be shared with the campus community in January 2022 with other quarterly updates.

  • Quarter III Results
    • The annual report is to be completed in December 2021.  Please check back for updates.
  • Quarter II Results
    • The annual report is to be completed by December 1, 2021.  Please check back for updates.
  • Quarter I Results
    • The annual report is to be completed by December 1, 2021.  Please check back for updates.

1) Current Employee Training
Complete and Ongoing

Faculty and staff will be required to participate in Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and anti-bias training this semester.  

Completion Date: March 15, 2021. 

Employees will also be strongly encouraged to attend ongoing D&I training and workshops provided weekly (a list of subjects that area addressed during these workshops is listed here).  

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • During this quarter, 100% of full-time employees completed the DEI Online Training. 
    • During this quarter, 38 employees participated in 1 or more D&I workshops. 
  • Quarter II Results
    • As of June 14, 2021, 100% of full-time employees completed the DEI Online Training.
    • As of June 15, 2021, the following number of employees participated in 1 of more D & I Workshops:
      • Fall 2021: 129 employees
      • Spring 2021: 259 employees
  • Quarter I Results
    • As of March 22, 2021, 67% of employees have completed the DEI Online Training. Managers are following up with employees who did not complete the training. Updates will be available July 1.
    • As of Feb 17, 2021, the following number of employees have participated in 1 or more D & I Workshops:
      • Fall 2020: 217 employees
      • Spring 2021: 189 employees
    • In March, 97 non-represented employees participated in a Centering DEI @ ESU workshop facilitated by CollegeCode Inc.

2) New Student Training
In Progress

New students will be required to participate in DEI and anti-bias training. 

Completion Date: September 1, 2021.

  • Quarter III Results
    • Anti-bias education was provided to all new and transfer students during Warrior Induction Weekend.
    • All new and transfer students received information on how to complete the EVERFI DEI Online Training in August, and 37.5% of them completed the training.
    • Additional activities are planned.
  • Quarter II Results
    • New students will receive information on how to complete the EVERFI DEI Online Training Summer 2021.
  • Quarter I Results
    • In Fall 2020, 40% of new students completed the EVERFI DEI Online Training.
    • The university is exploring options to increase completion rates.

3) Data Transparency
Complete and Ongoing

The university will review institutional data in order to identify, evaluate and publicize areas where greater diversity is needed and make them hiring priorities in future University searches. 

Completion Date: April 1, 2021.

  • Quarter III Results

    The University developed reports to show employee demographic data by select employee groups. Updated information is below.

    Gender Diversity

    Personnel Male Female Unknown Gender
    Faculty 47% 51% 2%
    Staff 45.57% 54.42% 1.0%
    Police 71.42% 28.57%  
    Coaches 58.82% 41.17%  

    Racial Diversity

    Personnel White Black Hispanic / Latinx Asian Other*
    Faculty 77.19% 5.53% 3.5% 11.72% 1%
    Staff 66.32% 11.90% 15.98% 2.04% 3%
    Police 64.28% 14.28% 21% 0 0
    Coaches 79.41% 14.70% 2.0% 2.0% 0

    * Other includes American Indian / Alaskan, Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, 2 or more, and Unknown Race.

  • Quarter II Results

    During the period, the University developed reports to show employee demographic data by select employee groups: Faculty, Police, Coaches and Administrators/Staff. This modification permits internal and external stakeholders to track and identify progress in our efforts to further diversify university personnel.

    Gender Diversity

    Personnel Male Female Unknown Gender
    Faculty 48.6% 51% 0.33%
    Staff 45% 54.6%  
    Police 71.4% 28.5%  
    Coaches 63.6% 36.3%  

    Racial Diversity

    Personnel White Black Hispanic / Latinx Asian Other*
    Faculty 77% 5.6% 3.6% 12% 0.66%
    Staff 66.7% 12.1% 16.2% 1.9% 3.17%
    Police 57% 21.4% 21.4%    
    Coaches 75% 18% 3% 3%  

    * Other includes American Indian / Alaskan, Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, 2 or more, and Unknown Race.

  • Quarter I Results
    Data is currently being reviewed and formatted, please check back regularly for updates.

4) Diverse Hiring
In Progress

The university will strongly pursue hiring efforts of ESU's faculty and staff to mirror the diverse composition of our student enrollment, consistent with ESU's comprehensive plan.

Completion Date: Ongoing. 

  • Quarter III Results
    • During this quarter, three diverse employees were hired out of 18 full-time, permanent appointments. One individual identified as Hispanic/Latino, one as Black/African American, and one as two or more races.
  • Quarter II Results
    • Since April 2021, one Latina female was hired out of three full-time, permanent hires.
  • Quarter I Results
    • No new hires during the period.

5) New Employee Training
In Progress

New employees will be required to take DEI and bias training within their first 30 days. 

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • All new employees are assigned DEI and anti-bias training as a part of onboarding; completion rates are regularly monitored by Human Resources.
    • Currently, 99% of new hire faculty/staff have completed their DEI online courses. 
  • Quarter II Results
    • New employees are now assigned the training as a part of onboarding.
    • Human Resources is regularly tracking reports of completion rates via the Everfi training system.
  • Quarter I Results
    • Human Resources will include this information in New Employee Orientation and packages.
    • Human Resources will track completion rates.

6) Search Committee Training
In Progress

Employees participating on search committees must receive recruitment training that addresses DEI and bias. 

Completion Date: Ongoing. 

  • Quarter III Results
    • All employees participating on search committees have completed anti-bias recruitment training.
  • Quarter II Results
    • All employees participating on search committees have completed anti-bias recruitment training.
  • Quarter I Results
    • As of February 17, 2021, 84 employees have participated in anti-bias recruitment training.

7) Applicant Pools
In Progress

Searches for open positions will be specifically advertised to attract a diverse pool of applicants. 

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • The University continues to improve the diversification of applicant pools by expanding job networks.
  • Quarter II Results
    • No additional updates from Quarter 1.
  • Quarter I Results
    • The list of diverse professional organization has and will continue to be updated and used to advertise new position searches.
    • ESU collaborates with organizations such as the Southern Regional Education Board and the Black Doctoral Network to recruit diverse faculty.

8) University Policies
In Progress

University policies will be developed and updated to specifically address acts of racism, bullying, discrimination, harassment, and disruption of the institution’s mission. 

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • The Time, Place and Manner Policy has been finalized. 
    • The Academic Disruption Policy is in progress.
  • Quarter II Results
    • The Time, Place and Manner policy has been submitted to the Policy Review Committee for final approval.
    • The Non-Discrimination and Harassment policy has been updated to reflect changes implemented by the State System of Higher Education.
  • Quarter I Results

    Time, Place & Manner Policy

    Currently Under Final Review

    This policy establishes guidelines to facilitate engagement in expressive activity and designates areas for expressive activity for University community members and the public. 

    Non-Discrimination & Harassment Policy

    Currently Under Review 

    This policy outlines the reporting process of a claim of a discrimination / harassment / sexual harassment / retaliation complaint made by an employee.   

    Academic Disruption Policy

    Currently Under Development

    This policy defines disruptive academic behavior which may interfere with any educational activity or environment and which may disrupt an orderly classroom, teaching process, or learning function.  


9) Incident Reporting
Complete and Ongoing

The Bias, Discrimination and Prejudice Incident Reporting System will be publicized at the start of each semester. 

Completion Date: Ongoing.

  • Quarter III Results
    • A campus-wide message about the Community Restoration Team was sent on Monday, September 20, 2021.
    • During this quarter, four incidents have been reported to the Community Restoration Team.
  • Quarter II Results
    • As of May, a total of 6 incidents were reported to the Community Restoration Team for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Quarter I Results
    • A campus-wide message about the Community Restoration team was sent out February 25, 2021.
    • As of March 29, 2021, 3 incidents have been reported to the Community Restoration Team

10) Annual Report
Not Started

An annual report will be disseminated to the campus community on the university’s progress toward addressing DEI issues. 

Completion Date: The annual report will be completed in December 2021 and will be shared with the campus community in January 2022 with other quarterly updates.

  • Quarter III Results
    • The annual report is to be completed in December 2021.  Please check back for updates.
  • Quarter II Results
    • The annual report is to be completed by December 1, 2021.  Please check back for updates.
  • Quarter I Results
    • The annual report is to be completed by December 1, 2021.  Please check back for updates.

Contact Us

Contact the President's Office at (570) 422-3545 or president@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Reibman Administration Building 204
Phone:
(570) 422-3545
Fax:
(570) 422-3478 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Interim President, East Stroudsburg University
Name
Kenneth Long, M.B.A.
Phone:
(570) 422-3545