Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Furman University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Yancey Fouche
Associate Director
Shi Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

The Legacy Peer Mentorship Program offers freshmen access to mentors who will not only help them with the initial adjustment to University life, but who will also be available as resources throughout their college experience. Mentors help freshmen learn the skills needed to make smart decisions, and freshmen receive a head start on becoming an involved member of the community. Events include the Multicultural Welcome Event in early September and Free-Style Fridays to create social connections.


The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:
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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?:
Yes
+ Date Revised: March 12, 2015
+ Date Revised: March 6, 2015

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

All reported/witnessed incidents related to harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination and acts of intolerance are investigated immediately, with the health and safety of individuals being addressed simultaneously and ensuring appropriate accommodations are provided.

The Vice President for Student Life initiates a crisis response team when acts of intolerance occur. The composition of the team includes representatives from: VP for Student Life-chair, AVP/Dean of Students, and AVP for Student Development (oversight for Student Diversity and Inclusion), Religious Life, Marketing and Public Relations, University Diversity Committee, Student Government and any student organizations directly affected by the incident, and Academic Affairs. This group outlines plans for support, communications and response which are recommended to the University President for final review.

+ Date Revised: March 12, 2015
+ Date Revised: March 6, 2015
+ Date Revised: March 6, 2015
+ Date Revised: March 6, 2015
+ Date Revised: March 6, 2015

The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
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Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
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Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:
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