Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.83 / 3.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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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:

http://www.jccc.edu/about/leadership-governance/policies/nondiscrimination-statement.html

Johnson County Community College is a place where freedom of expression and civility are encouraged. In valuing diversity, the college recognizes the individual differences based on unique ethnic, cultural, gender and political backgrounds, and the differences represented by staff in age, education and physical ability. In a diverse environment, it becomes the responsibility of each employee to respect these individual differences and to refrain from imposing personal viewpoints on other staff or students.

All personnel policies of the Johnson County Community College shall be applied without regard to a person's race, color, age, sex, religion, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation or other factors which can not be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

Johnson County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations. Inquiries concerning the college's compliance with its non-discrimination policies may be referred to the Dean of Student Success or Executive Director of Human Resources, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut St., Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550, Facsimile: 816-268-0559, email OCR.

Ethics Report Line - A resource for college employees to report ethical issues in confidence.

College Policies - A detailed list of policies approved by the JCCC board of trustees.


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):

JCCC has a standing discrimination policy and internal audit framework. These are publicly available at: http://www.jccc.edu/about/leadership-governance/policies/personnel/employee-complaints-and-discipline/discrimation-harassment-retaliation.html and http://www.jccc.edu/about/leadership-governance/administration/audit-advisory/ethics-line/index.html

The Behavior Intervention Team, consisting of Student Services, Human Resources, Counseling, the campus emergency manager, and the campus police, meet biweekly and as needed advising appropriate interventions to reports of biased behaviors.

Examples of sanctions undertaken in the past three years for employees include: mandatory training, required participation in the employee assistance program. Examples of sanctions undertaken in the past three years for students include: Academic or personal counseling, academic holds, and required participation in the student assistance program.


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

JCCC has numerous multilingual student recruiters, and one dedicated diversity recruiter on its team.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

In addition to our diverse student recruiter staff, we offer a conference for the campus community focused on supporting Latinx students. http://www.jccc.edu/conferences/diversidad/index.html

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 student clubs that serve a wide range of affinity groups. Clubs all operate with faculty or staff advisors. Relevant organizations include:

Black Student Union
Gender and Sexuality Alliance
International Club
International Dance Club
Latinos United Now and Always (LUNA)
Muslim Students Association
Organization of Black Collegians
Multicultural Programming Council

The Employee Assistance Program supports faculty and staff work-life balance: http://www.jccc.edu/about/leadership-governance/administration/human-resources/employee-benefits-leaves/employee-assistance-program.html


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
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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?:
No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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