Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
PAE-8: Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ryan Ihrke
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support under-represented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the student body:

GMC's Intercultural Center (ICC) is committed to providing the Green Mountain College community with cross-cultural experiences by fostering inclusion and respect for all in the GMC community.

The ICC also enhances and enriches the experience of the entire student body by providing opportunities to engage and educate the campus as a whole on issues related to race, gender, and sexual orientation. ICC welcomes all students interested in fostering cross-cultural communication and understanding.

In addition to the Intercultural Center (ICC), GMC has an array of affinity groups to support underrepresented groups within the student body.

Affinity groups include:

Black Culture Club
Engages the campus and surrounding communities in activities that promote multiculturalism; provides academic and social support to black students.

PANTS (People Are Not Their Sex)
By providing a safe space to talk about issues relating to gender and sexuality, PANTS attempts to combat the hypocritical dichotomy that exists in American culture simultaneously promoting graphic sexuality and censoring alternative sexual or gender expression.

Pride
Raises awareness of GLBTQQIA issues and provides educational resources, social services, activism, and supportive services.

WAGE Committee (Women and Gender Events Committee)
Supports organizing efforts for campus-wide events related to women and gender issues and/or education.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the faculty:

Women's Discussion Circle: GMC's Wellness Center & Chaplain's Office sponsors a weekly support group for female faculty and staff. This is an opportunity to share common questions and concerns, as well as to build a stronger community.

Counseling Services: The Wellness Center offers short-term, confidential counseling for all individuals, couples, and groups who are struggling with personal issues. The Wellness center employs two counselors, a psychologist and two graduate level interns with a variety of experiences and expertise; all committed to the mission of helping GMC community members grow emotionally. In addition, short-term therapy services are provided, as well as assistance in locating resources in the community to help address mental and physical health needs.

The Wellness Center also shares space with our Campus Chaplain and supports her work in the area of spiritual wellness.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the staff:

Women's Discussion Circle: GMC's Wellness Center & Chaplain's Office sponsors a weekly support group for female faculty and staff. This is an opportunity to share common questions and concerns, as well as to build a stronger community.

Counseling Services: The Wellness Center offers short-term, confidential counseling for all individuals, couples, and groups who are struggling with personal issues. The Wellness center employs two counselors, a psychologist and two graduate level interns with a variety of experiences and expertise; all committed to the mission of helping GMC community members grow emotionally. In addition, short-term therapy services are provided, as well as assistance in locating resources in the community to help address mental and physical health needs.

The Wellness Center also shares space with our Campus Chaplain and supports her work in the area of spiritual wellness.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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