Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.28
Liaison Claire Rodgers
Submission Date June 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
0.33 / 3.00
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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:

In accordance with its own values and with federal and state regulations, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, disabled veteran status, veteran of the Vietnam Era status, marital or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).

This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of the College’s educational programs and activities including admission policies, scholarship program, athletic and other College-administered programs. It also encompasses the employment of College personnel and contracting by the College for goods and services.

The College is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women and members of minority groups identified in state and federal Affirmative Action laws and executive orders, persons with disabilities (including qualified special disabled veterans), and veterans of the Vietnam Era. Further, the College pledges to provide all members of its community with a work and academic environment free of intimidation, coercion, unfair treatment or discrimination.

The College seeks to create and maintain an environment that is free from inappropriate discrimination including harassment.

The College’s policy of nondiscrimination is consistent with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the relevant Governor’s Executive Orders, and Chapter 151B of the Massachusetts General Laws. If any member of the College community feels that he or she has been discriminated against by a student, s/he should contact the Office of Student Life at 781-292-2326 to discuss possible referral of the matter to the Honor Board.

If any member of the College community feels that they have been discriminated against by an employee, s/he should contact the Manager of Human Resources at 781-292-2429 to discuss investigation of the matter.

http://www.olin.edu/community/join/equal-opportunity/


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):
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Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

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

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

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

Efforts to recruit students from underrepresented groups include:
- Women’s Open House: Annual campus visit program with a specific focus on gender in engineering.
- As part of our regular recruitment travel, we visit with underrepresented students and their counselors at Community Based Organizations and schools.


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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Olin has been collaborating with Colony Care Behavioral Health in Wellesley for over ten years to provide our mental health support services. Colony Care is a multi-disciplinary group of psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. A variety of providers offer a wide array of treatment approaches including short and long term psychotherapy, stress management counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication management, and hypnosis. A core group of providers works with Olin students. There is no charge to the student for any of these services, and there is no limit to the number of appointments a student can make. In addition, if the student needs transportation to Colony Care then Olin will cover that charge as well.


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?:
No

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Accommodations are made for students who are transitioning or are transgender on a case-by-case basis to decide what the best option is for them.

Data sources include Jeremy Goodman, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Decision Support, Rame Hanna, Director of Diversity at Olin and Rae-Anne Butera, Dean of Student Affairs, and Sharon Woodward, Director of Human Resources.

Alia Georges, Admissions

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