Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the student body:

Yes. PLU has several ways to support various types of students across campus. In addition to the Diversity Center that is discussed in Credit 7, the following programs and organizations are well known across campus:
• Women`s Center
• International Student Services
• Disability Support Services
• Veterans' Affairs
• Campus Ministry
• Wang Center for International Programs
• Counseling Services
• About 10 Student-led groups including:
- QASU- Queer Ally Student Union
- Black Student Union
- Crossroads—Confidential group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex and 2 spirited PLU students, faculty and staff.
- Feminist Student Union
- International Student Club

Additionally, PLU works hard to connect with community resources in the Tacoma and greater Pierce County area such as Centro Latino and the Peace Community Center. The on campus resources are primarily used by students.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:

The same programs are offered to staff as well as students.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:

These same programs apply to staff.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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