Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.88
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 6, 2016
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Carol Roberts-Corb
Assistant Dean for Student Conduct
Student Conduct Office
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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:

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential professional assistance to help employees and their family members resolve issues that affect their personal lives and/or the employee’s job performance.
Visit the Community Action EAP Website at www.caeap.com.

CAPS provides professional and non-judgmental help with your personal growth and psychological wellness. CAPS specializes in mental health services which can help you express thoughts and feelings, gain perspective, alleviate emotional symptoms, improving coping skills, and make healthy changes in your life.Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are offered at the Student Health Center at no cost to currently enrolled students.

TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Over 850,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities - from sixth grade through college graduation - are served by more than 2,800 programs nationally. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRIO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff.As mandated by Congress, two-thirds of the students served must come from families with incomes at 150% or less of the federal poverty level and in which neither parent graduated from college. More than 2,954 TRIO projects currently serve more than 840,000 low-income Americans. Many programs serve students in grades six through 12. Thirty-seven percent of TRIO students are White, 35% are African-American, 19% are Hispanic, 4% are Native American, 4% are Asian-American, and 1% are listed as "Other," including multiracial students. More than 7,000 students with disabilities and approximately 6,000 U.S. veterans are currently enrolled in the TRIO Programs as well. More than 1,000 colleges, universities, community colleges, and agencies now offer TRIO Programs in America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants.

The Cross Cultural Centers at California State University, Los Angeles encourages student learning as well as fosters an inclusive campus environment that challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. With a commitment to increasing cross-cultural awareness, we offer a wide variety of programs and services that explore both the shared and unique experiences, histories, and heritages of our diverse community.

The Cross Cultural Centers Include:
Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center · established 1993
Chicana/o Latina/o Student Resource Center · established 1993
Pan African Student Resource Center · established 1990
Gender & Sexuality Resource Center · established 1976 (as Women's resource Center)
Cross Cultural Centers · established 1997
Library including books, journals, magazines, and website listings
Cross-cultural video and audio library
Support groups and workshops
Study space
Meeting space
Message boxes for affiliated clubs and organizations
Information on community organizations, job opportunities, and scholarships
Microwaves and refrigerators
Media center for educational purposes
Friendly staff and volunteers to answer questions and discuss ideas

The Cross Cultural Centers provide an inclusive and friendly space that allows students to be themselves. The Centers are open to individuals from all ethnic and gender backgrounds.

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Cal State LA provides services, advising, and programs to first generation, foster youth and lower income students at Cal State LA.Since our inception in 1969, EOP has been committed to helping disadvantaged students to attend the University. The Cal State L.A. EOP has eleven counselors and over 30 staff members dedicated to provide EOP students the services and the support they need to successfully complete their college education.The collective experiences of our staff and other members of the EOP family are ready to help students meet the challenges of attending a university.

The Dreamers Resource Center provides support and resources to undocumented students at Cal State LA. Our mission is to serve all undocumented students at Cal State L.A. and the community with information and resources to promote college admissions, persistence, graduation, graduate school, and professional careers. We provide student support services that create a welcoming and supportive environment, enhance the university experience, build leadership skills, and promote civic and community engagement.

California Dream Act Information and Assistance
Scholarship Resources for Dreamers
Deferred Action (DACA) Information and Referrals
Workshops, Programs, and Student Support Group
Academic and Career Advising
Peer Mentor Advisors
Math Tutoring
Student Organization Support (Students United to Reach Goals in Education- SURGE, and Pre-Health Dreamers PHD)
Campus and Community Partnerships and Advocacy
Staff and Faculty Allies Training
Study Lounge and Computer Access
Safe and Supportive Environment

The Veteran's Resource Center provides programs and resources to student Veteran's and dependents. ULA is committed to ensuring that all qualified veterans and their dependents have equal access to an affordable, quality university education and experience. To support this mission, CSULA offers the dedicated services and support of the Veterans Resource Center.
We are here to help veteran and active duty students navigate the certification and application processes, make a seamless transition to university life, support their success on campus, and prepare them to reach their career and life goals. The Veterans Resource Center provides students with the following services:
Beginning the enrollment process to CSULA
Pre admission advisement
Applying for educational benefits
Benefits advisement
Completing the VA certification process
VSOC (Veteran Success on Campus)
Cal Vet representative services
On campus and off campus referrals
Veteran Support Service programming
Veteran Newsletter- ‘The Veteran Advocate’
Various Workshops
Veteran Events on campus
New Student Veteran Orientation
Engage in collaboration with on and off campus orgs.
Priority registration
Veteran Advocacy
Supporting your success on campus

The Office for Students with Disabilities provides services and programs intended to support the academic and co-curricular success of Cal State LA students with Disabilities. Consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is the policy of California State University, Los Angeles, that no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall be subjected to discrimination because of that disability under any program or activity conducted or sponsored by the University. As a result the Office for students with disabilities provides testing accommodations, counseling, co-curricular support, media lab support, tutoring, and alternative media resources.

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:

Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Employees and Third Parties and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Employees and Third Parties Executive Order 1096 Revised June 23, 2015

Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Students Executive Order 1097 Revised June 23, 2015

Systemwide Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking Policy Executive Order 1095 Revised June 23, 2015

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?:

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