Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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 Opportunity Program (EOP) serves California residents from low-income households who demonstrate the motivation and potential to earn a baccalaureate degree.

EOP students are individuals who have the potential to succeed at Sacramento State, but have not been able to realize their goal for a higher education because of her/his economic and/or educational background.

Program Goals

The primary aim of the program is to help students achieve their college goals by providing services needed to be successful in college. The following services are offered through EOP:
Admissions assistance
A special orientation to the university
Academic advising, personal counseling, and tutoring
Financial aid advising and information
An EOP grant award for eligible EOP students
Course placement and planning
Learning and study strategies
Participation in a required EOP Learning Community
Referrals to other university special programs and services Enrollment in a second-semester transition program to aid with adjustment to university life

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:

The Office for Equal Opportunity, among other duties, investigates complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR) brought by faculty, students, staff; responds to complaints filed through outside agencies; participates as a member or ex officio on various campus equity committees; provides DHR training to managers, supervisors, and staff; consults with various departments on equity issues; prepares an annual affirmative action plan; reviews process summaries and recruitment waivers; administers the on-line sexual harassment prevention training program; and determines and processes reasonable accommodation requests from employees with disabilities. The Director for Equal Opportunity serves as both the Title IX Coordinator and the DHR Administrator for Sacramento State.

Executive Order (EO) 1097 applies to complaints by students of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. The CSU, through its chancellor and presidents, is committed to creating an atmosphere in which all students have the right to participate fully in CSU programs and activities free from unlawful Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation. This policy is established in compliance with the California Equity in Higher Education Act (Education Code §66250 et seq.), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, among other applicable state and federal laws. It is CSU policy that no student shall, on the basis of any Protected Status, be unlawfully excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, any CSU program or activity. Nor shall a student be otherwise subjected to unlawful Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation for exercising any rights under this Executive Order.

For Executive Order 1097 please see http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1097-rev-6-23-15.pdf

Information for Employees (includes Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees):
Executive Orders 1096 apply to employee complaints of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. The California State University (CSU) is committed to maintaining a work environment where every employee is treated with dignity and respect. CSU will not tolerate unlawful harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status (as defined by the Vietnam-Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended), physical disability, mental disability, or medical condition.

For Executive Order 1096 please see http://www.calstate.edu/EO/EO-1096-rev-6-23-15.pdf

Information for Applicants and Independent Contractors:
Individuals who are applicants or independent contractors who have a complaint of discrimination, harassment or retaliation, should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity at:

William Bishop
Director of Equal Opportunity
(916) 278-7469

Alison Morgan
Investigator for Equal Opportunity
(916) 278-2843

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?:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The Housing Office accepts applications from all students. They try to make the best accommodations for transgender students.

The Housing Office accepts applications from all students. They try to make the best accommodations for transgender students.

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