Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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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:

Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education

- The Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE) supports Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) students through their academic journeys at Carleton University. CACE aims to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal students, faculty and staff at Carleton by ensuring Aboriginal cultures, traditions, and worldviews are respected and represented on campus.

The Paul Menton Centre (PMC)

-The Paul Menton Centre is responsible for the coordination of academic accommodations and support services for students with disabilities. Some of our functions include:
- Liaising with faculty, departments, Scheduling and Examination Services, Educational Development Centre, and other student services to ensure that students’ needs are met
- Facilitating the resolution of problems or misunderstandings as they arise between students and faculty/departments
- Providing information about disabilities, policies and procedures pertaining to students with disabilities to faculty and to the broader Carleton community
- Providing a variety of support services for students with disabilities such as one-on-one learning support, note taking, adaptive equipment loans, sign language interpretation, and screening and referral for LD/ADHD assessment

The Womyn's Centre

- The Womyn’s Centre aims to be a safe(r) space for those who identify as Womyn but also anyone interested in gendered based issues. The Womyn’s Centre provides free male/female condoms, pregnancy tests, menstrual products, and a wealth of resources and material. The centre is home to the only Womyn’s only space on campus. All Womyn can use the quiet space for resting, prayer, breastfeeding, and self-care.

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:

Carleton University provides multiple responses to acts of discrimination or hate crime on/within the campus and the Carleton community.

Carleton’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies protects all Carleton staff, students and faculty from discrimination and harassment because of political affiliation or belief, and gender identity, and/or any of the prohibited grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Policy offers both formal and informal procedures for handling complaints. Wherever possible, complaints are managed using the informal process. Equity Advisors are advocates for the Policy; they do not act as advocates for complainants or respondents.

Carleton’s Equity Services works to prevent discrimination and harassment on campus. They provide informal and formal procedures for handling complaints, offer education on a wide variety of human rights and diversity issues and coordinate Carleton University’s employment and educational equity programs.

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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