Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.99
Liaison Megan Butler
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Macalester College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Karla Benson Rutten
Lealtad-Suzuki Center, Department of Multicultural Life
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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:
• Emerging Scholars Program:
This program is designed to increase the number of historically marginalized students at Macalester College who are selected to participate in and receive opportunities for study abroad/away, internships, fellowships, and scholarships, and to increase their application and admittance to graduate and professional schools.

• Student Identity Collectives:
The following collectives are available for students: Asian Women of the Diaspora, Black Women of the Diaspora, Men of Color, Mixed People, Queers of Color, Gender Variant, White Identity, Working Class, and Women of Color.
The objective of Collectives is to provide students the opportunity to talk together about diversity issues both within their specific collectives and in inter-group dialogues.

• Alumni of Color & Friends Host Family Program:
In Collaboration with the Alumni Office located on Macalester Campus, this program connects Macalester alumni of color with first-year students of color and multiracial students. This program is designed to give new students an off-campus resource with shared experiences at Macalester who can assist students with their adjustment to campus and provide links to the greater Macalester community.

• International students host family program:
The Friends of Macalester International Students (FoMIS) Host Family Program at Macalester College places Twin Cities area residents and Macalester international students together for a cross-cultural exchange of ideas and friendship. The program has been in existence for over 30 years, and now includes approximately 150 families and 200 students. The program is administered by Macalester College International Student Programs.

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:
Harassment Committee

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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