Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.65
Liaison Jennifer Sanchez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.83 / 3.00 Claudia Catota, J.D.
Assistant to the President for Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance
Office of the President
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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:
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):

Behavioral Assessment Intervention and Response Team, BART The Behavioral Assessment Intervention and Response Team (BART) supports the health and safety of the campus by providing a central agency where campus members can report non-emergency behaviors that are disruptive, concerning, or pose a threat to self or others. The goal of BART is early detection and intervention of at-risk behaviors by coordinating a collaborative response to address concerning situations before they escalate to more serious 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?:
No

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

Our university programs include the

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) serves as the primary vehicle for the CSU in increasing the access, academic excellence, and retention of California's historically underserved students (low-income, first generation college students), thus working in the spirit and abiding by the legislative intent that originally established the program in 1969 and maintaining the innovation inherent in the program.

Summer Bridge
Summer Bridge is an intensive four-week residential program of comprehensive skill-building and orientation for approximately 150 students who are new to California State University, Bakersfield. The program is for students accepted to CSUB for the fall of 1998 who demonstrate the need to improve their skills in English and mathematics.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
CAMP’s mission is to help students succeed. CAMP staff possess professional experience in the field of education and are well versed on the academic needs of the identified migrant student. The key is to provide a safety net for migrant students to ensure their success at CSU Bakersfield. The program is focused on addressing the educational and social transition issues of first generation migrant college students. CAMP provides student support services in the areas of:

Participation in the summer program
Individual academic advising
Scholarship and internship workshops
Obtaining financial assistance
Gaining skills in leadership development
Utilizing campus student support services

Education Talent Search
The CSUB Educational Talent Search (ETS) program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to students and encourages them to graduate from high school and pursue a college education. This program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in college.


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?:
Yes

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

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

Our campus programs that support students, staff, faculty from underrepresented groups include

Hispanic Affinity Group
Asian Affinity Group
Black Faculty and Staff Association mentoring program
The mission of the Black Faculty and Staff Association is 1) cultivate and promote reciprocal relationships between CSUB and the community, 2) facilitate the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students, and 3) support strong faculty and staff working relationships.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) serves as the primary vehicle for the CSU in increasing the access, academic excellence, and retention of California's historically underserved students (low-income, first generation college students), thus working in the spirit and abiding by the legislative intent that originally established the program in 1969 and maintaining the innovation inherent in the program.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
CAMP’s mission is to help students succeed. CAMP staff possess professional experience in the field of education and are well versed on the academic needs of the identified migrant student. The key is to provide a safety net for migrant students to ensure their success at CSU Bakersfield. The program is focused on addressing the educational and social transition issues of first generation migrant college students. CAMP provides student support services in the areas of:

Participation in the summer program
Individual academic advising
Scholarship and internship workshops
Obtaining financial assistance
Gaining skills in leadership development
Utilizing campus student support services

Education Talent Search
The CSUB Educational Talent Search (ETS) program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to students and encourages them to graduate from high school and pursue a college education. This program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in college.


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?:
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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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