Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 15, 2020
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STARS v2.1

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.42 / 3.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Strategic Initiatives for Administrative Affairs
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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:

The California State University (CSU) Systemwide Guidelines for Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Programs in Employment (Executive Orders (EO) 1088 and 1096), affirms California State University's commitment to non-discrimination on the basis of disability and to providing reasonable accommodations upon request by qualified individuals with disabilities.

The CSU is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures that comply with applicable state and federal nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws and regulations. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, medical condition, and covered veteran status is prohibited.

Additionally, EOs 1088 and 1096 prohibits retaliation for filing a discrimination complaint, opposing a discriminatory act, or participating in a discrimination investigation or proceeding.

https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591895/latest/

https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6743499/latest/


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):

The CPP Listens Team will review submissions primarily to assess campus climate issues and patterns of activity. If the team believes that further action may be needed, it may take additional actions. For example, if a submission appears to suggest a violation of CSU Executive Orders, or a violation of the law, then the team will refer the submission to the appropriate office for further review and action.

www.cpp.edu/inclusive-excellence/index.shtml
www.cpp.edu/officeofequity/discrimination-harassment-retaliation/policy-dhr.shtml

CSU Executive Order 1097, Article III outlines the Campus Procedure for Responding to Complaints regarding discrimination or harassment. The procedure states that campuses will respond to all complaints and take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and discipline conduct that violates the Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (EO 1097). All complaints will be reported to the DHR Administrator (Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation) or Title IX Coordinator (Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking). The date of receipt shall be deemed to be the Complaint filing date.

The DHR Administrator/Title IX Coordinator shall offer reasonable accommodations to Students who are unable to submit a Complaint because of a qualified Disability. Complainants also have the option to initiate an Early Resolution Process if they would like to explore whether their complaint can be resolved by the university without an investigation. For complaints that do not pursue the Early Resolution Process, the university will investigate the complaint, whether or not a formal written complaint is submitted.

Full detail of the investigation and complaint resolution process is available in EO 1097, Article III: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6742744/latest/


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:

The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance advocates increasing the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff.

A policy specifically designed for staff is currently being worked on, but not yet publicly available.

Faculty recruitments are reviewed and monitored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance and use the Ensuring Equity and Inclusivity in Faculty Hiring Manual.

www.cpp.edu/officeofequity/documents/Faculty%20Hiring%20Workshop%20Manual.pdf

The CSU’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides admission, academic and financial support services to historically underserved students throughout California. The primary goal of the EOP is to improve access of low-income, first generation and historically disadvantaged students with potential for academic success by making higher education a possibility.

EOP provides a comprehensive program of support services which include, but are not limited to, recruitment, pre-admission counseling, orientation, summer program, diagnostic testing, financial aid follow-up, special admissions, pre-introductory instruction, academic advisement, tutoring, learning skill services, and personal, educational and career counseling.


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:

For all campus constituents, the campus has created a new council to foster a diverse, inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community for all students, faculty and staff.

https://www.cpp.edu/inclusive-excellence/council.shtml

For students: The CSU’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides admission, academic and financial support services to historically underserved students throughout California. The primary goal of the EOP is to improve access of low-income, first generation and historically disadvantaged students with potential for academic success by making higher education a possibility.

EOP provides a comprehensive program of support services which include, but are not limited to, recruitment, pre-admission counseling, orientation, summer program, diagnostic testing, financial aid follow-up, special admissions, pre-introductory instruction, academic advisement, tutoring, learning skill services, and personal, educational and career counseling.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

1. ADVANCE Transformation Award is a 5-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that has been awarded to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with the intent of creating recruitment, retention and development systems to enable women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to advance to leadership.

2. The Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program provides funding to enable current CSU students to explore whether graduate school is right for them and to prepare those who are certain they want to pursue a PhD program in their chosen field of study.
ADVANCE is working to increase the number of female science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty at junior and senior levels, as well as improve search committee and recruiting practices, create a new Handbook for Search Committees, increase the number of partner agreements to build pipeline of underrepresented STEM women, and pilot a Partner Placement Program.


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

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