Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.41
Liaison Michael Rumfola
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.92 / 3.00 Aaron Bruce
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of the President
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) 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 protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):

There are multiple avenues for a rapid response depending on the individuals in question. For example, an incident involving a student and a faculty would be directed to the Ombuds office or Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities. An incident involving a faculty member and another faculty member would be directed to the Chair, Dean, Provost, Office of Faculty Advancement, etc. An incident involving staff would typically involve Human Resources and Business Affairs, Legal Council in the Center for HR and Compliance.


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

The Harambee Scholars program is designed to recruit and retain African American students. The EY or Elymash Yuchapp program is designed to recruit and retain American Indian or Native American Students. The Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Faculty (RRUF) committee are focused on recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented faculty.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Harambee Scholars Learning community provides support for African Amerian collegians. Along with a counseling center that responds to the needs of multiple identities. Harambee and EY also have peer mentoring programs. The university also has a variety of outlets for faculty and staff including the support students through the Provost's Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PUMP). Individual academic units have created various affinity groups like Women in the STEM to support women. Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) supports African American faculty, students, and staff.


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
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Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
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Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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