Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.79
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date May 26, 2016
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Colorado College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

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Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ian Johnson
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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 Butler Center works to promote an atmosphere of inclusivity on the Colorado College campus. The Butler Center 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 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; meetings and events for first generation students; international student orientation; cabin retreats, barbecues, and entertainment for international students. Furthermore, the Butler Center 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. Ultimately, the Butler Center seeks to invest in the cultivation of an inclusive campus community where the differences and similarities of every individual are valued and explored through learning, mentoring, advising, facilitating dialogues, and providing a myriad of community-building activities.

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. These formal grievance procedures include directions to contact the College’s Title IX Coordinator If the accused is a student, staff, or faculty; the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students if the accused is a student; or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Staff if the accused is a staff member. These individuals provide assistance in filing a formal Complaint. The formal grievance procedures recommend reporting an incident to one of these individuals as soon as possible after the incident occurred, if possible, but there is no statute of limitations on such complaints. Although internal Complaints about students can only be processed while the accused is a student at CC, and against staff and faculty while the accused is employed by CC, the College welcomes Complaints at any time, in its attempt to maintain a safe and productive educational community. In making a decision whether to file a formal Complaint, the Complainant may want to confer with one of the advisors listed above.

The College considers all acts of discrimination to be serious and the College may impose disciplinary action ranging from education, to warnings, to probation, suspension, expulsion, or termination of employment.

The College has implemented a process that ensures that you only have to file one Complaint, which will be disseminated to need-to-know parties, including the Title IX Coordinator, the applicable Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and the Investigators.

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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