Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Fort Lewis College
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Kathleen Hilimire
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies
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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:

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff.

https://www.fortlewis.edu/life-at-flc/clubs-organizations/diversity-collaborative/common-ground/about-common-ground


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
Yes

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

The College's Equal Opportunity Coordinator addresses cases of discrimination based on race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status.

https://www.fortlewis.edu/life-at-flc/clubs-organizations/diversity-collaborative/report-an-incident


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

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

FLC TUITION PROMISE: We are committed to providing Colorado residents from all economic backgrounds the opportunity to pursue a four-year degree. With the FLC Tuition Promise, we will cover the tuition for any admitted Colorado resident whose family income is $60,000 or less. First, we will use federal, state, or institutional grants and scholarships—like the Pell Grant, Colorado Student Grant, or College Opportunity Fund to cover tuition. If your award through these programs does not equal the full cost of your tuition, we will make up the difference. If tuition increases, your financial aid will increase with it.

NATIVE AMERICAN TUITION WAIVER: Approximately 35% of FLC students are Native American or Alaska Native, representing 170 nations, tribes, and villages. FLC consistently ranks as one of the most culturally diverse colleges, and its faculty, staff, and administration work to create a living and learning space supportive to the needs of all FLC students—one more reason FLC is a great choice for your college education. Member of US federally recognized Native American Tribes or Alaska Native Villages attend FLC tuition free.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: https://www.fortlewis.edu/administrative-offices/human-resources/equal-opportunity-hiring


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?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

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

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