Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.87
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date Jan. 5, 2016
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North Carolina State University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cynelsa Broderick
Americorps Volunteer
University Sustainability Office
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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:

The purpose of the Peer Mentor Program is to aid in the academic, emotional, and socio-cultural adjustment of mentees to college life at North Carolina State University. The peer mentoring relationship is designed to foster a network of support for culturally diverse first year students (mentees). Peer Mentors serve as peer support personnel for mentees and share program goals and responsibilities aimed at ensuring the retention of student participants.

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:

In 2009, the University condensed several related policies on discrimination and harassment into one policy, the Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy. The University issued a number of Administrative Regulations under the authority of the Chancellor that better reflect the University’s commitment to addressing these forms of harassment and discrimination.

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?:

Various departments on campus coordinate their own programs. The following description is the format for the College of Engineering: Each member of the department should strive to create a supportive and collegiate atmosphere that promotes both the success of the department as a whole and the success of individual faculty. This includes continuing informal interactions as well as a more formal mentoring process. The latter is especially important for new and junior faculty who may be unfamiliar with expectations, processes and opportunities both inside and outside of the university. Described in this document is a process that is intended to formalize that mentoring of new and junior faculty, as well as senior faculty for whom this plan may be useful. This is not intended to replace, or otherwise discourage, informal interactions between faculty, which are and have been critical to our departmental success.

Additional information about NC State's gender inclusive restrooms here, including a detailed map of locations of these facilities on campus:

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