Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.70
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Loyola University Chicago
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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:

Loyola University Chicago's Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs offers offers a variety of programs that support underrepresented groups in the Loyola student community. Among these programs:
* The Students Together Are Reaching Success (S.T.A.R.S.) is a peer mentorship program that is targeted to first generation college students and students of color. S.T.A.R.S. students are paired with upperclassmen for both group and one-on-one mentoring opportunities. S.T.A.R.S. students, though participation in a variety of cultural and social events as well as academic workshops, learn to hone their leadership skills.
* Men of Color Initiative (MOCI) seeks to provide a supportive environment for Men of Color by facilitating mentoring relationships with male staff and faculty of color.
*LGBTQIA Initiatives - among the intiatives for Loyola's LGBTQI community, there is the Q Cafe, an open mic forum that helps connect members of this community. The Safe Space Ally training workshop helps those who wish to become allies of LGBTQI community and learn skills such as how to counter heterosexist behaviors.
* Diversity Council - this organization is comprised of student representatives who address diversity issues in the University community and take on leadership roles to help improve the campus climate in relation to diversity as well as address issues that threaten diversity. The Diversity Council fosters collaborative relationships and information sharing between students from different underrepresented groups in the University.

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:

Loyola University of Chicago is committed to equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, promotions, transfers, demotions, layoffs or terminations, compensation, benefits, training, social and recreational programs or events, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment decisions, including hiring and promotion decisions, are based on job-related criteria, such as skills, abilities, education, and experience.

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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