Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Tanya Jagdish
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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Albion College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tanya Jagdish
Sustainability Coordinator
President's Office
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):

In line with our commitment to foster a culture of belonging on campus, we have created a bias reporting system for use by all members of our community. This tool is a resource to report individual incidents of bias on or off campus and serves as a mechanism to help us address systemic issues of bias more broadly. Our first goal is to educate our community and to provide an avenue for people to report any incidents of bias. This allows Albion College to respond to individual cases and, when an individual is not identified, this system gives the College needed information to establish patterns that guide the Office of Belonging for a strategy on continuing education and addressing problematic and harmful behaviors. The Bias reporting team is led by Title IX coordinator Keena Williams.
Community members can use an online form to report any issues.


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Albion College has a Build Albion Fellows for the residents of Albion. Each year up to 10 students from the Greater Albion area will be offered the opportunity to serve as a Build Albion Fellow. These students will be provided with tuition, housing and meals for four years in exchange for working in and serving the Albion community.
Posting of jobs on specialty sites to attract diverse pool.
Candidate meetings with FCD (Faculty Committee on Diversity).
Diversity report to Board three times per year.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Albion College has numerous support programs for underrepresented groups. Some of the key programs include: Smooth Transitions peer support group for first and second year underrepresented students (through Intercultural Affairs); active engagement of students from underrepresented religious backgrounds into interfaith campus life; athlete academic and social support through Academic Skills, Athletics, and Intercultural Affairs; counseling services programs geared towards underrepresented groups (e.g., LGBTQ support group, women's group). The Cutler Center for Academic success also has a Briton Path program to support students from underrepresented background academically.


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
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Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
No

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
No

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