Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.82
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Dalhousie University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindie Colp-Rutley
Equity Analyst
Office of Human Rights, Equity, and Harassment Prevention
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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:

HREHP offers mediation and advice on managing conflict in the workplace. The Office’s website contains a full spectrum of conflict management resources, including a series of videos depicting a variety of “difficult conversations” scenarios produced by the offices of HREHP and Human Resources. The Office also connects faculty, staff and students to the appropriate services/offices on campus depending on the type of support required. These include: Black Student Advising Centre, Native Education Counselling Unit, South House, Student Advising and Access Services, Human Resources, the Peer Ally, Counselling Services, Security Services, and the Employee and Family Assistance Program, etc.


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 University’s Statement on Prohibited Discrimination prohibits discrimination on the grounds listed in the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act and applies to faculty, staff and students. The Statement outlines informal resolution alternatives as well as formal complaint procedures. The Advisor, Human Rights and Equity works to resolve concerns and empower individuals and groups to navigate through these complex issues.


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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