Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 33.15
Liaison Mark Kirkpatrick
Submission Date July 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Loyalist College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Becky MacWhirter
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:

Loyalist's AccessAbility Centre provides academic supports to students with documented disabilities. Services include (but are not limited to) workstation modifications, technical aids, flexible or alternative work schedules, temporary or permanent alternative work, leaves of absence, human support services, provision or materials in alternative formats, counselling and referral services, consultation with appropriate medical/occupational specialists. Services are free, voluntary and confidential.

Loyalist's Aboriginal Resource Centre ensures appropriate support for Native students on campus and acts as a liaison between College administration, Native communities and government agencies.

In response to the Province of Ontario's Crown Ward Education initiative, Loyalist's Student Success Services has developed a support model offering mentorship, peer support, motivation and guidance geared specifically towards youth with current or former Crown Ward status.

Loyalist College Rainbow Alliance Group - The Rainbow Alliance Group meets once a week on campus, is a peer support-focused group and is meant to offer a safe place for students to connect, seek support, develop new friendships, express themselves, learn about the LGBTQ community and have some fun.

Loyalist has a Mature Student Group (students usually above the age of 25, includes many students including those with children, partners, work, single parents, and other life responsibilities and experience). They meet each month for social time, and enjoy events and activities together as a group.

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:

Loyalist College respects the dignity and worth of every member of its community and provides for equal rights and opportunities, free from discrimination and harassment. The College's Policy defines what discrimination and harassment is and incorporates procedures and actions to address any and all appropriately documented

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?:

With regard to the housing options for transgender and transitioning students, it is established practice at Loyalist to make every accommodation necessary in working with the student to ensure they are in a comfortable, inclusive and safe living environment. Upon request, Loyalist's Residence Life staff will facilitate room reassignments for transitioning students.

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