Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Samuel Crowl
Submission Date March 11, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Ohio University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shari Clarke
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
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:

The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR) assists in providing access to a quality academic and enriching social experience at Ohio University for diverse students, while leading the institution's efforts to successfully retain and graduate them.

Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors
The Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors are a select group of trained peer educators comfortable with their own diversity. The group is representative of society and each member discusses his or her own diverse reality. The ambassadors strive to eliminate stereotypes while building inclusive, understanding communities through interactive presentations.

OHIO STARS (Students Teaching About Racism in Society): The purpose of S.T.A.R.S. is to facilitate discussion about diversity and all isms (sexism, classism, heterosexism, ethnocentrism etc.) with an emphasis on racial issues. We aim to raise awareness about social justice, and promote racial harmony. Our job is to create a safe, non-threatening environment to allow participants to feel comfortable to express their feelings. Our guiding principle is based on the principle "Each One Teach One."

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:

Ohio University Policy 40.001: Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity

Section III.B. Right to File a Complaint
Any member of the University community who believes that he or she has been discriminated against or harassed on the basis of any status protected by federal or state law, or University Policy listed in Section I, above, may file a complaint with the Office for Institutional Equity. Any person who believes that he or she has been retaliated against for a protected disclosure under this policy may report to the Office for Institutional Equity.

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?:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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