|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Liaison||Karen Eckert, Ph.D.|
|Submission Date||Nov. 30, 2015|
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups
|2.00 / 2.00||
Dean of Students
Office of Student Life
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 of Student Life (OSL) offers many opportunities for students - underrepresented and otherwise - to receive confidential support for any issues that might be affecting them, express concerns, provide feedback, and ensure academic success. There are Resident Councilors in all residential buildings who receive training on how to be effective helpers and supporters to each and every student, whether or not the student resides in their dorm. International students are paired with peer-mentors dedicated to helping them transition to life in the USA and support their academic growth. ESL students receive language training to help ensure a successful college experience.
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:
The Dean of Students has recently revised the college's Harassment, Hazing, Bullying, Bias, and Discrimination Policy/Process. The Policy/Process clearly defines the role of the Office of Student Life (and all campus residents) regarding issues of harassment, hazing, bullying, bias, and/or discrimination. The Dean of Student is responsible for taking action related to the Harassment, Hazing, Bullying, Bias, and Discrimination Policy. Peer-involved mediation processes are available to victims.
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?:
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