Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Grand Valley State University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amanda Rodgers
Graduate Assistant
Sustainable Community Development Initiative
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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:

GVSU provides a wide range of programs and services that enhance learning in critical thinking, communication, self-awareness, relationships, diversity, membership and leadership, citizenship, and sustainability. These co-curricular offerings and support services target undergraduate and graduate students, residential and commuter students, traditional and nontraditional age students, as well as full-time and part-time students at Grand Valley's campuses and regional centers.

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:

GVSU's Team against Bias, which is composed of diverse campus representatives, reviews information regarding bias incidents and implements strategies to educate, engage and inform the campus community. GVSU is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with a campus environment that is safe and affirms diversity. As a result, GVSU created a Bias Incidents Protocol to respond to threats to the core of the University's values.

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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