Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.38
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date June 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Johnson County Community College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristy Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
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?:

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

JCCC provides official support to a number of underrepresented groups on campus in a variety of formats. Some examples include:
Veterans have a separate office that provides peer support and programming
The Sunflower Grant (different than JCCC's sustainability across the curriculum program of the same name) is directly geared to provide resources and support for the Hispanic population
Access Services is designed to support and provide services for students with disabilities
JCCC is host to a chapter of “Queers & Allies ” for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) students
Active Minds also has a club with mentors and support for addressing the issues of mental health

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:

JCCC has a standing discrimination policy and internal audit framework. These are publicly available at: http://www.jccc.edu/policies/personnel-400/non-discrimination-411-01/ and http://www.jccc.edu/administration/internal-audit/ethics-line/ethics-point.html

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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