|Submission Date||May 1, 2015|
California State University, Channel Islands
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups
Associated Students Inc.
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:
CSU Channel Islands offers a multitude of programs for underrepresented students.
Hispanic students are encouraged to join Adelante Mujer, El Club de Espanol, and M.E.Ch.A. These programs encourage students to appreciate and embrace their Latina/o heritage.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides college access to students whose educational and economic circumstances have limited their college opportunities.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students can participate in Spectrum (safe place for these individuals to express their gender identity), Coming Out Week, Coming Out Stars which are all programs designed for LGBT students to feel accepted into the CI community.
Kilusan Filipino embraces the Filipino culture through education.
USAWA is dedicated to encouraging the growth of all CI students by educating from an African American platform.
The event entitled Now & Then draws on the campus and local community to provide a forum for underrepresented groups to engage in discussion related to cultural experiences.
Wheel Reality recognizes true abilities and achievements of students with disabilities or impairments.
Native American Heritage Celebration
Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration
Women's Recognition Luncheon honors women who foster the growth and development of our community through leadership, service and dedication.
Sexual Assault Awareness Week encourages those who have been sexually assaulted to speak out.
Asian Pacific Islander Celebration
Self Preparation for Educational Excellence and Determination is a Disability Resource Program that assists students with transitioning into academic preparation and success by on-going counseling throughout the fall semester.
CSU Channel Islands is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are defined as colleges, universities, or systems/districts where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of the total enrollment. “Total Enrollment” includes full-time and part-time students at the undergraduate or graduate level (including professional schools) of the institution, or both (i.e., headcount of for-credit students). Member enrollment statistics are self reported by the institution for the fall semester of the year prior to the membership year. For example, year 2009 members provide fall 2008 enrollment statistics.
The Center for International Affairs has put together a comprehensive workshop on cross-cultural communication designed to help develop intercultural competency by developing cross-cultural basic skills and exploring how culture affects daily interactions.
Workforce Recruitment Program: Disability Resource Programs Collaborates with the Department of Treasury, Washington D.C. to provide CI students with disabilities the opportunity to interview for nation-wide internship opportunities.
Multicultural, Women’s and Gender Student Center
The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:
Does the institution have a discrimination response policy and/or team (or the equivalent) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:
California State University Channel Islands is committed to serving the diverse educational needs of the people of the State of California and the world’s diverse population. This commitment extends to the pledge to create an educational and work environment in which diversity is viewed as a desirable and valuable asset to the University itself and the community it serves. The CSU Systemwide Guidelines for Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Programs in Employment (Executive Order 1088 and Executive Order 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 California State University 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, Executive Order 1088 and Executive Order 1096 prohibits retaliation for filing a discrimination complaint, opposing a discriminatory act, or participating in a discrimination investigation or proceeding.
The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.