Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.27
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Butler University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Valerie Davidson
Director of Diversity Programs & Efroymson Diversity Center
Efroymson Diversity Center
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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:

"Butler University desires to have an educational and working environment free from discrimination. Discrimination of any kind is not acceptable behavior at Butler; it is inconsistent with the commitment to excellence that characterizes Butler University’s activities. This policy specifically covers all civil rights matters for all faculty, students, and staff when a complaint is brought to the attention of the University."

https://www.butler.edu/file/794/download


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):

Butler University has an Equity Grievance Panel that works under the Title IX and aids in investigating complaints and advise those who have filed complaints.


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

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:
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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:

DIVERSITY AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
Diversity Ambassadors are domestic and international students at Butler who are dedicated to promoting and enhancing diversity on campus and in the Indianapolis community. Diversity Ambassadors are student leaders who are actively engaged in diversity advocacy and support an environment of inclusion, civility, and respect. One of the main aspects of the Diversity Ambassador's role is to be a resource and mentor for incoming international and multicultural students from diverse underrepresented populations.

C-3 RETENTION
C-3 Retention meetings are held on a weekly basis in the Efroymson Diversity Center. C-3 is a dialogue for First-year students, Diversity Ambassadors, and interested Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors to enhance the First-year experience and provide support and resources for First-year students throughout the academic year. The meetings are facilitated by the Director of Diversity Program-Efroymson Diversity Center. Participants meet over refreshments and discuss issues of concern, as well as academic and personal achievements, campus engagement, and topics of their choice.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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