Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Amy Spark
Submission Date April 5, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bow Valley College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

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Complete Reporter
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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:

"Bow Valley College is committed to establishing and sustaining a positive and dynamic learning and working environment within our diverse College community. Actions of all members of our College community are expected to exemplify our values of excellence, learning centred, accountability, concern for people, integrity, and respect for diversity, teamwork and trust."

In our Learner Code of Conduct Policy, learners must not engage in conducts that "are perceived to be harassing or discriminating against any member of the Bow Valley College community."

https://bowvalleycollege.ca/-/media/bvc/home/student-resources/registrar/learner-policies-and-procedures-new/500-1-1-learner-code-of-conduct-policy.ashx?la=en&hash=D5FC17E4480E97BC8856EF1CC6192930BBC75173


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):

We have a Learner Code of Conduct Procedure, which outlines the levels of response (formal and informal) and relevant actions and sanctions in response to discrimination or hate crimes on campus. https://bowvalleycollege.ca/-/media/bvc/home/student-resources/registrar/learner-policies-and-procedures-new/500-1-1-learner-code-of-conduct-procedures.ashx?la=en&hash=67A6800E1CF67C5B3A59BA3125BD57163A81F209

We also have a Sexual Violence Response Liaison officer, who works with our Human Resources and Security departments to respond to sexual harassment complaints by students and support students through the process.


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?:
No

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

We offer various scholarships for single parents, refugees and newcomers to Canada, Indigenous students, and students with disabilities (see PA-7 'Affordability and Access' for more information).


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:

Bow Valley College offers counselling services to all learners, and offers specific peer- and academic-support to under-represented groups through our Iniikokkan Aboriginal Centre and Intercultural Centre.


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?:
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Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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