Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.77
Liaison Izzy Fraser-Milewsky
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Minnesota State University Moorhead
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Matthew Pearcy
Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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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:
SMART Start Program (Formerly Summer Bridge) This 3-day mentoring program (Sunday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 22 at MSUM), formerly Summer Bridge, offers freshmen underserved MSUM students an all-expenses paid opportunity to get a head-start in making friends, engaging with faculty, and starting the year off strong. By participating in this mentoring program students are even more likely to be successful in their first semester of college and persist to graduation. Some of the activities that the students will have the privilege of being a part in are a tour of the science center, Plains Art Museum tour (downtown), dinner with the Provost, "Write your own story", "Making friends and getting along with others" and Strengths Quest - Making the most of your personal and academic skills.

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:
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity (1B.1 Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Opportunity). No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.

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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