Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.07
Liaison Brittney Hernandez-Stevenson
Submission Date May 8, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Madisonville Community College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brittney Stevenson
Sustainability Coordinator/Business Affairs Specialist
Business Affairs
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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:

We have a Disability Resources Coordinator that works closely with students with disabilities to ensure they are provided with the privileges and resources as other students to help improve their education experience. The RISE Initiative is a set of programs that focuses on minority student programing. RISE objectives are to Retain, Integrate, Support, and Educate minority students in their pursuit of an education. RISE Initiative consist of four separate programs; Connect Program, Summer Boost Program, Forward Transition Program and Future Stars. These four programs work hand and hand to provide a seamless process from enrollment to graduation. Through the RISE Initiative over a 150 students within the Hopkins County school system from elementary to high school have participated in the program. In addition, the RISE Initiative has developed programs within the college to support persistence through mentoring and by using a summer bridge program to promote student academics. Over a 100 college students have either participated or received resources from the RISE initiative with in its first year of operation. Through the RISE initiative the summer boost pilot program had a 90% completion rate with students showing improvement in reading and math. In addition, the mentor program has developed relationships with new students by meeting weekly to discuss student issues while connecting students to clubs and activities offered on campus.

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:

-All employees complete applicable components of the mandatory KCTCS Harassment-Free Workplace Training program when initially hired and annually thereafter, as well as volunteers completing the training program when they begin their service.
-All employees, students, volunteers, customers, vendors, visitors, and other individuals shall engage in proper behavior and interactions.
-All supervisors, managers, and administrators shall take appropriate steps to report alleged incidents of harassment.
 KCTCS officials shall take appropriate follow-up action for any alleged incidents of harassment.
All employees and volunteers, particularly supervisors, have a responsibility for keeping our work environment free of harassment. Any employee or volunteer who becomes aware of an incident of alleged harassment, whether by witnessing the incident or being told of it, shall report it to his/her immediate supervisor, human resources staff, or the designated management representative with whom they feel comfortable.
When supervisors or managers become aware of alleged harassment, it is KCTCS policy that they immediately notify the college Human Resources Office, the KCTCS Human Resources Office, or KCTCS Office of Legal Services in order for the claim to be fully investigated. When the organization receives notification of alleged harassment, it is obligated by law to take prompt and appropriate action, whether or not the victim wants KCTCS to do so.

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?:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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