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Self Identification
Questions and Answers

The electronic link to the Self Identification Form can be found here:

Self-ID Form

If you are unable to access via the electronic link, a paper version of the form may be printed out here:

Self-ID Form in Paper

What is different about the new version of Self Identification Form?

All educational institutions are required per federal regulations to collect and report race/ethnicity information of their faculty, staff, and students using a two-question format.

The first question is whether the respondent is Hispanic/Latino. The second question asks the respondent to select one or more races from the following federally defined races: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White.

Why are these categories and definitions used for race and ethnicity?

The Executive Office of the President of the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs work with the the Interagency Committee for the Review of the Racial and Ethnic Standards to set the categories and descriptions that are to be used for maintaining, collecting, and reporting racial and ethnic data (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg_1997standards/).

Why are questions related to gender, veteran status, and disabilities included?

In addition to race/ethnicity, the College is required to report gender in the Affirmative Action Plan and veteran status in the Vets 100a report. As of 2014, the College is also required to collect data on individuals with disabilities in a yes/no survey format.

Why is this required?

Dartmouth College is required to participate in the annual data collection known as IPEDS. IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.

Will this information be kept confidential?

Yes. Individual responses are kept confidential. When reporting, names are removed, and only totals in each category/job group are reported. 

Who should I contact if I have questions on the Self Identification Compliance Survey?

You should contact the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity at Institutional.Diversity.&.Equity@Dartmouth.edu or 603-646-3197 with questions.

 

Last Updated: 10/8/14