Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.32
Liaison Brian Peery
Submission Date March 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Pittsburg State University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jon Bartlow
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Relations
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

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

Pittsburg State University has over 150 clubs and organizations on campus. Clubs supporting student diversity include:
• African Student Association
• Black Student Association
• Brazilian Student Association
• Chinese Culture Club
• French Club
• Hispanics of Today
• Indian Student Association
• International Student Association
• Korean Student Association
• Native American Student Association
• Paraguayan Student Association
• Russian Club
• Saudi Student Association
• Spanish Club
• Taiwanese Cuisine Association
• Vietnamese Student Association

The Office of Student Diversity (OSD) seeks to enrich the academic, cultural, and social development of diverse students and to cultivate a culture of respect, understanding, and awareness among the entire PSU community.

We provide a wide range of services and events including diversity seminars and workshops; support for student organizations; celebration of nationally recognized heritage months; advisement; leadership training; and multimedia resources.

The Office of Student Diversity (OSD) hopes to be your home away from home. If you have time in between classes, stop by, use our computer lab, read a magazine or just hang out with friends and enjoy good conversation. We are here to help you navigate your college experience. We can assist you with finding a tutor, recommending campus workshops and activities and any other dilemmas you may be facing.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

Discrimination Grievance Procedures
Pittsburg State University has established the following Grievance Procedures for Unclassified Personnel, University Support Staff and students to provide a mechanism of due process in situations where there are allegations of discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disabilities, ancestry, veteran status, or political affiliation. The procedures may be found at:
http://www.pittstate.edu/office/eoaa/grievance-procedures/unclassified-grievance-procedures.dot

Threat Management and Behavioral Intervention Team - Workplace and Campus Violence Committee
The Threat Management and Behavioral Intervention Team - Workplace and Campus Violence Committee is an administrative committee through the Office of the President. Some acts of bias may be referred to the University’s Threat Management and Behavioral Intervention Team. This Team’s charge is to review situations of threat, potential violence, or incidents of actual violence on the campus and/or in the workplace that do not involve immediate physical threat. The Team will review situations involving students and employees. More details on the Threat Management and Behavioral Intervention Team with membership may be found at:
http://www.pittstate.edu/office/president/policies/workplace-violence-policy.dot


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?:
No

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:
No

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