Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.05
Liaison Elizabeth Masuen
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Metropolitan Community College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and 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:

MCC has made every effort to establish an open and supportive learning environments for all students regardless of a person’s age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, disability, or sexual preference. To this end, MCC offers programs that support students of underrepresented groups.

MCC is proud to support Veterans. MCC has a Military/Veterans Services Office to assist active-duty, reserve and guard service members; veterans; spouses; and qualified dependent students, enabling them to succeed in their educational and career goals.
To achieve this, Military/Veterans Services provides timely, specific and authoritative guidance regarding educational benefits and support services tailored to meet individual needs while empowering students during new ventures in their lives.


TRIO - TRIO is Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and First Generation college students. TRIO Student Support Services program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward successful completion of their educational goals. The goal of SSS is to increase the retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transfer to a four-year institution. In addition, through TRIO MCC also offers Single Parent/Homemaker Services in which they assist to facilitate student learning, self-sufficiency, and personal and career development that includes an implementation of education plans, which are compatible with the life and career goals of our students.


Disability Support Services - MCC has been serving students with disabilities since the late 1970’s. We currently serve the largest number of students with disabilities of all the post-secondary schools in Nebraska.

Students with disabilities who meet the academic and technical standards for participation are eligible to request accommodations to achieve equal access. Qualified students are accommodated when they disclose their disabilities and request accommodations. The Disability Support Services Staff at MCC is committed to providing access for students with disabilities.

All Metropolitan Community College activities, organizations, courses and academic and technical programs are open to all students. College facilities are, as a whole, accessible to persons with physical disabilities via ramps, automatic entrances, and elevators. Accessible restroom facilities, parking spaces, telephones and water fountains are also available.

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:

MCC employs a Student Grievance Procedure for Alleged Discrimination. This was last updated on 9-24-2014. The purpose of this document is to establish procedures and responsibilities respecting grievances of prospective, present and former MCC students alleging discrimination on the part of the College or in the course of the College’s programs or activities.

Additionally, MCC has a policy Prohibiting Harassment of Students. This policy forbids harassment of students. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment, racial harassment, religious harassment, and harassment based on or because of a person’s age, national origin, marital status,ethnicity, disability, or sexual preference.

The purpose is to prohibit harassment of students and to establish procedures for making,investigating and acting upon complaints and reports of harassment.

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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