Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.54
Liaison Stephane Menand
Submission Date June 22, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Missouri University of Science and Technology
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Shenethia Manuel
Vice Chancellor for Human ressources, Diversity and Inclusion
Human ressources
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

As stated in its applicable rules and policies, the University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a protected veteran. The University affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities by establishing the Equal Opportunity Policy statement in Section 320.010 of the Collected Rules and Regulations. The University's nondiscrimination policies apply to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, and other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Additionally, this policy and the existing Title IX policies apply to allegations of sexual misconduct or allegations of other forms of sex discrimination, as defined in Section 600.020C below, occurring within the University’s educational programs and activities and instances occurring in other settings, including off-campus if there are effects of the conduct that interfere with or limit students’ ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational programs and activities. Notices of nondiscrimination are posted on the websites and at other locations for the UM System and each of the campuses.

The nondiscrimination statement is printed in all student and staff handbooks as well as on the following websites: http://iedi.mst.edu/; http://titleix.mst.edu/;


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):

The office of Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (IEDI) handles all reports of discrimination under any protected class. There are many different ways that a report may be submitted to our office (i.e., online, in person, mail, e-mail, phone, mandated reporters). Once the Office of IEDI receives a report, the University Investigator immediately begins an investigation to see if a policy violation has occurred. For more information on our Equity Resolution Process, please visit: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/dei/titleix/erp
For the reporting period of February 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016, there were 109 reports received by the Office of IEDI. After the initial investigation, it was determined that only 95 of those reports were discrimination reports with possible policy violations under our jurisdiction. Of those 95 reports, approximately 112 policy violations were identified such as, age, disability, genetic information, race, ancestry, gender expression, national origin, religion, color, gender identity, protected veteran status, retaliation, and sex based discrimination or assault. Parties involved in a report are offered numerous resources on and off campus, as well as interim remedies and accommodations based on their specific needs and preferences. During the previously mentioned reporting period, 39 accommodations were provided. Accommodations offered include housing reassignment, no contact and/or trespassing directives, police escorts, transportation, counseling services, work or academic accommodations, off campus resources, etc.


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Students:
• Scholarships:
o Diversity Scholarships - http://sdowp.mst.edu/sdpindex/sdpscholarships/ - to actively support students from historically underrepresented ethnic populations in the area of science and engineering careers.
o Minority Scholarships - http://sdowp.mst.edu/sdpindex/mmtscholarship/ - designed to attract academically talented minority individuals into the teaching profession.
o Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program - http://sdowp.mst.edu/sdpindex/mmuelprogram/ - designed to assist academically talented minority and underrepresented individuals pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an environmental course of study.
o Women’s Scholarship - http://sdowp.mst.edu/womenindex/ftcscholarships/ - first-time female freshmen students majoring in engineering, math or science
o Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship - http://grad.mst.edu/futurestudents/funding/cd_fellowship/ - intended to recognize and recruit highly-competitive new full-time domestic graduate students who are pursuing a doctoral program at S&T. Of eight awards, four will be awarded to underrepresented minorities and female students to help reach the benefit of educational diversity.
• Mentoring Programs - http://sdowp.mst.edu/sdpindex/mentor/ - for all under-represented minority students at Missouri S&T who choose to enhance their learning experience while on campus.
• National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative - http://sdowp.mst.edu/sdpindex/pci/ - an on-campus visit program for African-American high school Juniors and Seniors that may be considering a future career in math, science, computing or engineering.
Sí Se Puede! - http://sdowp.mst.edu/sdpindex/sisepuede/ - weekend retreat for Hispanic and Latino high school students who would like to learn more about studying science, engineering, or math at Missouri S&T through information sessions and hands on workshops.
• Minority Introduction to Technology and Engineering - http://futurestudents.mst.edu/summercamps/mite/ - for rising high school juniors and seniors in historically unrepresented ethnic groups that are interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics careers.
• Grants:
o Doctoral Student Recruitment Grants - http://grad.mst.edu/faculty/doctoralstudentrecruitmentgrants/ - for recruitment of highly competitive underrepresented minority doctoral students (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islanders) and/or female doctoral students.
• Student Organizations:
o National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - http://www.nsbe.org/home.aspx
o Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – (SHPE) - http://sdowp.mst.edu/sdpindex/
o Association for Black Scholars – (ABS) - http://mst.orgsync.com/org/abs
o Society of Women Engineers - http://swe.mst.edu/
o Association for Computing Machinery Women (ACM-W) - https://orgsync.com/66164/chapter
Staff:
• Recruiting Resources - a list of diverse employment websites that staff and faculty choose from when posting job openings to increase visibility to underrepresented groups. http://iedi.mst.edu/media/administrative/iedi/documents/RECRUITING%20RESOURCES.pdf
• Search Committee Trainings - to help create committees that reflect diversity in gender, race, and age.

Faculty:
• Faculty Recruitment and Retention Council (FRRC) - https://provost.mst.edu/frrc/ - To provide advice and counsel to campus leadership on strategies related to faculty diversity and improvement of campus climate.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Counseling, Disability Support, and Student Wellnes (CDSW) provides counseling, Disability accommodations, programming, and case management services for all students, including underrepresented groups. Peer support is an aspect of group counseling, which is available to students. We address mental health issues (depression, anxiety, motivation, uncertainty about career direction, etc.) and provide support in dealing with life circumstances (illness, family emergencies, etc.) that would interfere with academic success. Beyond offering a Test Anxiety series, we don’t provide academic support; the Student Success Center addresses academic support more directly. Students who volunteer as a student peer health educator in our Joe’s PEER organization receive training and supervision, which might be considered mentoring.
CDSW provides counseling, consultation, and referral services for all staff and faculty through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Mentoring Programs - http://sdowp.mst.edu/sdpindex/mentor/ - for all under-represented minority students at Missouri S&T who choose to enhance


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

Graduate Assistantships are available to students to perform research alongside a faculty member, teach undergraduates in their disciplines, or assist with labs.
http://grad.mst.edu/gragtagafunding/


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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