Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Nancy Apple
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Mount Holyoke College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

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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:

Mount Holyoke is committed both to its historic mission as a women’s college and to providing access to talented students from all backgrounds. The diversity within our students, staff, faculty, and curricula is a point of pride and a hallmark of the institution. The framework for our commitment to diversity sits within our active prohibition of discrimination in our educational policies, employment, campus services and activities on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national/ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran/uniform status, and all other classifications protected by law. This same principle applies to admission to our graduate and extension programs.

With respect to admission to our undergraduate degree program, Mount Holyoke admits qualified women without regard to age, color, creed, disability, national/ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran/uniform status.

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/policies/statement-nondiscrimination


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):
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:

Mount Holyoke College is a national leader in creating and sustaining diversity. The College is a truly multicultural community where inclusive excellence is demonstrated in numbers as well as perspectives. Mount Holyoke College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the value of diversity in its faculty, staff, and student bodies.

The college has a variety of programs to recruit and support underrepresented groups in Human Resources, the Dean of Faculty and Admissions Offices.

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/media/mellon-grant-support-innovation-hiring


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:

There are several mentoring programs available for students, staff and faculty through Human Resources, the Dean of Faculty, the Dean of Students, and Academic departments.

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/diversity/students
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/inclusive/mentoring_advising
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/deanoffaculty/current_faculty/facultymentoring
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/media/packard-successful-mentoring-stem

The College hosts five cultural centers and has a religious/spiritual life center that actively supports nine different faith groups. Cultural Heritage Months and Awareness Weeks acknowledge, celebrate, and explore domestic and international racial, ethnic, and religious identities. Programming can range from lecturers, art exhibits, dialogues and more.


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?:
Yes

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

Mount Holyoke participates in the Consortium for Faculty Diversity, generally at the post-doctoral level, and also sponsors at least one Five College Dissertation Fellowship, which brings one pre-doctoral scholar from an underrepresented group to campus. Both of these programs are intended to bring diversity to the college, and more broadly to academia. Mount Holyoke also provides mentoring and support programs to students to prepare and encourage them to pursue further education and careers as faculty members.


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