Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Remian Santos
Submission Date July 7, 2021

STARS v2.2

DE LA SALLE LIPA
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Remian Santos
Director
Sustainability & Inclusive Education Directorate
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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:

De La Salle Lipa Statement of Inclusion

De La Salle Lipa recognizes and respects individual differences by providing an inclusive learning and working environment. Within such a setting, the school continues its initiatives to promote safety, security, and equity among its stakeholders. Likewise, the school affirms its commitment to:

Respect and honor the diversity and dignity of all individuals as guided by Catholic social teachings, notably the LAUDATO Si, an urgent call to tackle the current ecological crisis by making a paradigm shift that will allow all human beings to live sustainably in dignity;

Offer a human and Christian education to all, regardless of social or economic class, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, background, or abilities;

Build a society founded on equity and justice by treating everyone with respect;

Embrace equal employment opportunities by providing Lasallian Partners (personnel) with a work environment free from discrimination and harassment;

Place safety and security in high regard, these being emphasized as fundamental rights of every stakeholder in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;

Ensure that students and employees have access to inclusive education by providing them learning programs and working spaces that cater to their diverse needs, always doing so in ways that are respectful, accepting, responsive, and supportive; and,

Being attentive to a) allotting enough space for the differently-abled – ramps, stair chairs, Braille elevator signage, parking, and spacious access gates and handrails; b) giving parents and guardians access within the campus to assist their children whenever needed, and c) training the school’s security team to assist the differently-abled especially during disasters or calamities, and, prioritizing them in case of evacuation.

These and other considerations serve as important measures as the school continues to embrace a safe and inclusive environment for all personnel, students, and other stakeholders. The school shall continue to improve and provide not just the necessary facilities but also the appropriate learning and working environment that creates a truly inclusive culture. To fulfill these goals, the school looks towards forging more open communication channels to better understand everyone’s needs.

https://www.dlsl.edu.ph/dlsl-statement-of-inclusion/


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
No

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

The school has no direct bias response team but has a multisectoral Grievance Committee, that tackles various offenses, including discrimination, if any. For the last three years, there was no discrimination-related grievances reported.


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
No

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

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

Inspired by the Lasallian Mission, De La Salle Lipa Office established the Lasallian Assistance Management Program (LAMP) that is committed to serving young people, especially the poor and underprivileged, by providing them access to a Lasallian education through various academic and non-academic scholarship programs. Moreso, professional scholarship programs are given to the academic and non-academic staff who wants to pursue post-graduate degrees and related certifications.


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?:
No

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

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

The Council of Student Organizations has a socio-civic professional organization named Les Lasallian Luminaire (LLL) that is composed of STUDENT SCHOLARS, mentoring each member's progress and concerns. The group works hand in hand with people and schools delivering unbounded support through access to quality education of the neediest individuals in the society.


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:

Practicum/Internship Programs for Education Student Scholars

Both BS Elementary Education and BSE Secondary education students, of which 70% are scholars, had their Internship during the Second Semester of every academic year in the Integrated School of De La Salle Lipa. Also, students were given exposure both in public and private schools for their pre-service training. This was done to equip pre-service teachers with the needed rudiments on how to become professional teachers and their stepping guide to becoming a member of the faculty of the De La Salle Lipa.


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
No

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