Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.87
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colorado College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 STARS Team
OOS Intern
Office of Sustainability
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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 Office of Minority and International Students (OMIS) works to promote an atmosphere of inclusivity on the Colorado College campus. OMIS offers workshops upon request and provides a series of programs relating to issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, age and ability. Programming includes monthly meetings among leaders of student minority groups; a host family and mentoring program targeting first-generation students, international students, LGBTQIA+ students, American ethnic minorities, and students of color; monthly luncheons for first generation students; international student orientation; cabin retreats, barbecues, and entertainment for international students; OMIS Formal (a celebration and award ceremony for minority related student groups); and a series of panel speakers. Furthermore, OMIS advises of number of different student groups including the Asian Student Union, the Black Student Union, the Disabilities Awareness Group, FemCo, the First Generation Program, the Korean-American Student Association, the Hawaii Club, the Minority Association for Pre-Health Students, the Multicultural Organization of Students, the Native American Student Union, Queer CC, Students for the Awareness of South Asia, SOMOS, Ubuntu, and the Friends of CC Host Family Program.

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 College‘s Anti-Discrimination Policy states that the institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sex, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and activities or employment practices, and outlines the responsibility of individuals to report instances of discrimination. The College’s methods for handling complaints of discrimination include informal consultation and formal grievance procedures.

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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