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Liaison Ryan McEnany
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pace University
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo
Dean for Students
Pace University Pleasantville
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
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The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
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Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
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Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
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Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
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A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs designed specifically to support academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
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A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, New York City (OMA/NYC) provides diversity-related workshops for:
• Various UNV 101 sections
• Physician Assistant Program
• Orientation Leaders
• Resident Advisors
• Courageous Conversations on Diversity 5-hour Workshops for Staff and Faculty
The sessions often run from a half day to 2 full days and are facilitated by Denise Belen Santiago, Director OMA/NYC and Christopher John Godfrey, Assistant Director OMA/NYC. . The trainings are comprised of activities structured to facilitate and guide participants into open and honest discussions regarding issues of diversity and their personal experiences revolving around their social identities. Activities are adapted by several models that include, but are not limited to, the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) and University of Michigan’s, Office of Intergroup Relations.

The overarching goals/objectives for the workshops are:
• Provide a safe environment where issues of diversity can be explored and discussed
• Examining similarities among our differences
• Deconstructing micro-aggressions
• Building consensus and developing allies

The Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs (MADP/Pleasantville Campus) throughout the year provides trainings, programs, and events for faculty, staff, and students to learn, engage, and dialog about a various cultures, customs, and beliefs. Each annual program or training listed below is available and designed to take participants through introspection, and facilitated dialog and discussion about various aspects of identity, both differences and similarities. Highlighted within each activity is the understanding that we all have layered and intersecting identities that we each represent. Understanding the perspective of the constitutive “other” is also a reinforced concept in each of the trainings and programs. Both understanding those we perceive as different and understanding how others may perceive us as different.

Beyond the annual programs, there is regular programming that occurs, often in collaboration with campus cultural student organizations that highlight the various cultures represented on campus including race, religion, ancestry, nationality, and geographical cultural origins. These programs, open to all within the campus community, vary from year to year but often reinforce common things of social justice, understanding, cultural identity and cross-cultural interaction. The Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs advises cultural student organizations and encourages collaborations between groups and with the office to present engagement opportunities, events, and activities to the student population. Below are the lists of annual events, trainings, and programs as well as recurring event topics that occur with cultural student organizations.

Annual Programs:

Orientation Leader Diversity Training
Resident Advisors Diversity Training
Courageous Conversations on Diversity 5-hour Workshops for Staff and Faculty
Urban Male Initiative
UNV 101 Section Lectures
Safe Zone Training (LGBTQ Ally Education and Training)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Keynote Speaker
Courageous Conversations, 5-hour workshop for faculty & staff

Recurring event topics:

Understanding similarities and difference
Oppression and the oppressed
Race and racism
Sexism
Social Justice
Equality
Pluralism
Homophobia
http://www.pace.edu/diversity-programs/


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:

Pace University and the Lienhard School of Nursing have a strong commitment to a diverse faculty that reflects our equally diverse student body. Because of this commitment, the school had created a “Grow our Own” program for a total of six alumni/ae that will be supported to attend a doctoral program in nursing with the intent to become LSN faculty members upon completion of the degree. This program is in its second year. During this period, participants will teach in the School a minimum of 50%; additional workload can be accommodated if desired. The faculty who are chosen will receive tuition expenses up to $25,000 for three years and $10,000 for one year and a laptop computer.


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

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:
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