|Submission Date||June 7, 2017|
College of Lake County
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups
|1.50 / 3.00||
Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
The College of Lake County is committed to maintaining an environment free from harassment and discrimination for everyone and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status. Further, the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational, employment, or extracurricular activity. Sexual misconduct, as described in this policy, is a form of sexual harassment, which is a form of discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Domestic Violence, dating violence and stalking are also prohibited conduct as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.
Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) 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 protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):
Unlawful discrimination and harassment at the College of Lake County is prohibited. Each employee and student is valued and requires an atmosphere free from any behavior that may inhibit the success of the individual or the College as a whole. Employees are to avoid any behavior that may be interpreted as discrimination or harassment.
Employee contact: Crandall Collins, HR Employee Relations Manager and
Employee Deputy Title IX Coordinator: (847) 543-2217 e-mail – Ccollins@clcillinois.edu
Campus police handle all complaints of potential hate crimes.
The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) responds to health and safety emergencies, and also will review and address other non-emergency student health and safety complaints. The Title IX Coordinator (Dean of Student Life) addresses and adjudicates complaints of sexual and gender-based misconduct. The Judicial Officer (Student Conduct Office in Student Development) addresses and adjudicates non-sexual and gender-based misconduct.
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
All recruitment policies take into consideration an outreach and effort that deliberately focuses on increasing and maintaining the diversity support within the organization. A The College also targets diversity websites and organizations by posting in a wide variety of places including but not limited to: local unemployment job board(s), websites, publications, list serves, email blasts, community boards, service agencies, newspapers, associations and organizations. We continue our efforts to directly market underrepresented groups both nationally and locally to help increase our diversity employment recruitment efforts. Based upon voluntary applicant information, Human Resources staff assesses the diversity of each applicant pool to ensure a diverse applicant and interview pool. Those involved in recruiting, sourcing, interviewing, and screening of applicants are required to complete and attend the interview training program offered by Human Resources in order to serve in this capacity. Human Resources monitors candidate pools for diversity. The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce.
The Diversity Council at the College of Lake County provides direction to evaluate and promote institutional priorities related to diversity in the college community. Advisory recommendations, of the commission supports the implementation, achievement, and maintenance of the diversity objectives set forth in the College's Strategic Plan. This commission works to assure that the CLC community practices institutional integrity in all aspects of diversity in our community, both on campus and off.
CLC works closely with high schools across the district. This includes reaching out to students from underrepresented groups, which are largely represented in the northeast section of the county and the Round Lake area. Students from these areas are more likely to be racial minority, limited English proficiency, and first generation to attend higher education. Supportive services help with the recruitment and retention of these valued students.
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
CLC offers support services specifically for minority, limited English proficiency and first generation students. Student Success is the highest priority for the college. The wide range of supportive counseling, tutoring and social programs demonstrates this commitment to helping our students succeed, especial those of underrepresented groups who are high risk of dropping out. CLC has its own foundation which raises funds almost exclusively for student scholarships.
The mission of the Multicultural Student Center is to provide programs and services to encourage educational, personal, social and cultural growth among the College of Lake County’s diverse student population. The Multicultural Student Center currently supports seven Multicultural Student Clubs and two student organizations.
Our Counseling and Advising Center has trained staff to help students plan their future and cope with current opportunities and challenges affecting academic success.
Academic advising—help in selecting the right courses and academic program to meet your goals. This is a service all students should use. Learn when to see an advisor, counselor or faculty member for academic advisement.
New Student Orientation (NSO)—help in learning about the college’s programs, policies, services and resources to help you succeed.
Transfer planning—help in selecting a major, deciding on a transfer institution and planning your courses to ensure a smooth transfer.
Career counseling—help in exploring career options, occupational projections and earnings and the academic preparation needed.
Educational development—help in developing strategies for academic success through individual workshops, conferences and classes that will teach you study skills, time management and test taking techniques.
Personal development and counseling—help in dealing with personal life issues affecting your academic success.
Assessment—testing to help you understand your learning style, career interests and more.
Crisis intervention and referrals—Faculty, staff and friends of students are encouraged to refer or walk students who might be in crisis to the Counseling Center. Counselors will listen and help refer students for additional counseling or therapy, if needed.
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
The college offers Teacher Education classes and an AA degree, but not specific training for future college faculty.
Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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