Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.47
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 29, 2020

STARS v2.2

Haverford College
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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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:

Haverford College does not discriminate in education or employment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. https://www.haverford.edu/deans-office-student-life/policies-students-guide/discrimination-and-harassment-policies


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
No

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

Haverford's Admission Office works with schools and CBOs to actively identify and recruit students from underrepresented backgrounds. We are a partner school for QuestBridge, and an member of the American Talent Initiative. We offer programs to preview a Haverford experience for underrepresented students by bringing them to campus and providing focused opportunities to learn about the campus and ask questions. As for faculty and staff, Haverford actively seeks opportunities to prioritize hiring from underrepresented groups, including working with CFD fellows, ACLS initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty, and a dedicated Library post-bac position designed to support underrepresented groups with an interest in librarianship.

Haverford is also a member of the Consortium for Faculty Diversity, which works on increasing the diversity of students, faculty members and curricular offerings at liberal arts colleges with a particular focus on enhancing the diversity of faculty members and of applicants for faculty positions.


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?:
No

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

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

The Office of Multicultural Affairs
"The OMA sustains and carries out Haverford's commitment to diversity by supporting student programs, faculty initiatives and curricular innovations that cultivate a vibrant and multifacted intellectual community"
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is dedicated to implementing educational and cultural programs that improve campus climate and enhance community life at Haverford.
Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
MSP is a student-run networking and mentoring program dedicated to the
goal of academic excellence. Student coordinators, in collaboration
with faculty and deans, plan workshops designed to communicate the
wisdom and experience of upperclassmen to new students. Open to all
students in all disciplines, MSP sponsors workshops, panel
discussions, trips to graduate school fairs, as well as convening
informal gatherings that foster mentoring.

There are also a host of student-run affinity groups spanning many backgrounds, identities, faiths, and nationalities, through which students find support, programming, and community.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program was designed as part of a long–term commitment by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help remedy, and eventually eradicate, the serious shortage of faculty of color in higher education. Through the comprehensive mentoring and financial support which the MMUF Program provides to selected Fellows, starting at the end of their sophomore year, the Program seeks to provide the requisites for a successful preparation for training for, and entering the professoriate.


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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Haverford offers gender-sensitive housing for first year students, all-gender bathrooms in residence halls, and QHouse, special interest housing designated for students that identify as LGBTQ and allies.

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