Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Danelle Berube
Director
Residential Life
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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:

Champlain College cares about the wellbeing of all students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment where all members of the community are treated with respect and dignity.
Therefore, the college does not tolerate harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct in any form. These acts are not only a violation against an individual; they are also acts that affect the entire college community. Acts of sexual harassment, sex offenses, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence are inconsistent with Champlain's educational mission and our values.
https://www.champlain.edu/current-students/student-life-and-activities/safety-and-respect-for-all


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:

The Vice President of Student Affairs serves as the College's Bias Response Coordinator. Bias reports are evaluated through a triage process as received through our on-campus reporting system. Community members who report a bias related incident are invited to meet with the Vice President, or another member of the Bias Response Team, to determine next steps in the process. Reporters are also offered assistance and support by a variety of offices and services available to students, faculty and staff including, Counseling, Health Services, Campus Public Safety, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Women’s and Gender Center and/or Employee Assistance Program, etc.
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How to report a Bias Incident or Hate Crime:
If anyone is injured or in danger, call 911, and notify the Office of Campus Public Safety at (802) 865-6465. If no one is injured or in danger, contact the Office of Campus Public Safety at (802) 865-6465.

Students making a report should contact one of the following:
Student Life Complaints - Vice President for Student Life at 802-865-5460 or dberube@champlain.edu
Academic Complaints - Provost & Academic Affairs Office at 802-860-2729 or acadaffairs@champlain.edu

https://www.champlain.edu/faculty-and-staff/people-center/safety-and-respect-for-all/report-a-bias-incident-or-hate-crime

Team members are named at https://www.champlain.edu/faculty-and-staff/people-center/safety-and-respect-for-all/report-discrimination-and-harassment

See full details on "Safety and Respect for All Website" http://www.champlain.edu/current-students/student-life-and-activities/safety-and-respect-for-all


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

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

Students - multiple scholarships designed to enhance diversity in the student body (1st Generation, SPP, New American, CARE); pipeline recruitment via targeted schools in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Atlanta.

The College specifically targets marketing for each position staff and faculty with a focus on the underrepresented groups we want to attract.


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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

For students:
Developing the capital needed to succeed in college - CARE Program
https://www.champlain.edu/student-affairs-diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/intercultural-and-affinity-communities/office-of-diversity-and-inclusion/care-program

There are also affinity groups for LGBTQ; Jewish students & employees; and international students https://www.champlain.edu/student-affairs-diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/intercultural-and-affinity-communities

Women's & Gender Center - This office provides a comfortable, inclusive, and fun place for students to hang out, meet new friends, and have good conversations. Students of all gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome to call this place home, and we hope you will! We also facilitate educational and supportive programming around our three major themes: empowerment & leadership development; gender identity & sexual orientation; sexual violence prevention.
https://www.champlain.edu/student-life/student-services/womens-and-gender-center

Champlain College's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) aims to create a welcoming, accepting, and affirming environment for all students, while providing support to all underrepresented student populations.
https://www.champlain.edu/about-champlain/diversity-and-inclusion/office-of-diversity-and-inclusion

Social Impact Scholars Launched in 2018, the Social Impact Scholar program integrates three key elements of a Champlain College education—a professional education, a strong liberal arts complement, and an emphasis on preparing global citizens—with the passion many of our students have for creating positive social change. Social Impact Scholars don't just prepare to thrive in their professional careers, they push their professions towards greater equity, justice, and responsibility. Social Impact Scholars do not just learn to become a part of global citizenry, they make conscious efforts to address and solve the numerous social and political problems that plague our communities, whether that be our campus, one's home town, or the planet as a whole. https://www.champlain.edu/student-life/campus-and-community-programs/social-impact-scholars

Being a single parent and going back to college can be a life dream; it can also be stressful. To help these students, Champlain College started the Single Parents Program. The program provides extra support for single-parent students. That support can include a specialized orientation program, monthly lunch socials, holiday sponsors who help by providing gifts, and a strong case management component to help when barriers to success arise. http://www.champlain.edu/student-life/student-services/single-parents-program

The Veteran Services Office, a part of the Office of Financial Aid, was created to provide easy access to military and VA education benefit information and services for our Military and Veteran students throughout the campus. http://www.champlain.edu/student-life/student-services/veteran-service-office

Faculty & Staff

The Champlain Rainbow Alliance is composed of staff and faculty who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. We provide a supportive space to discuss issues relevant to Champlain's LGBTQ community, plan educational initiatives and host social activities.
https://www.champlain.edu/student-affairs-diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/intercultural-and-affinity-communities

Employee Assistance Program - Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free, confidential, and comprehensive solutions for today's personal and work challenges. Champlain College's EAP - Invest EAP - may be accessed by phone or web, 24/7. The service provides information, counseling, and referrals for matters related to work, family, health, or any issues that are important to you and your family. It's free for you and your household members and is entirely confidential.
https://www.champlain.edu/faculty-and-staff/people-center/benefits/employee-assistance-program

Also we do faculty bias training for committee searches and pronoun training at Orientation for each new employee.


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?:
No

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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