Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.19
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Selkirk College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Allison Lutz
Instructor, Geography
School of Environment and Geomatics
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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:

Childcare services at The Children's Centre, located on the Castlegar campus, is accessible to students, staff, and the general public. Children's Centre staff will do everything possible to accommodate Selkirk College students in order to facilitate their studies.

Aboriginal Student Services provides support to all prospective and current Aboriginal students and can help connect students to financial aid advice, community support, career counseling, cultural activities and much more.

Disability Services provides a variety of services to support the educational goals of students with documented disabilities. Disability Services employees work to eliminate physical, instructional and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the college community. In addition to recommending reasonable academic accommodation, eligible students are assisted with access to funding for equipment, adaptive software and other programs and services. Transition information for prospective students is provided and assistance with admissions and registration procedures is offered.

The Selkirk Options for Sexual Health (Opt) Clinic serves Selkirk students as an op-campus drop-in clinic run by nurses and student nurses. Opt is a society that celebrates healthy sexuality, its diversity of expression, and a positive sexual self-image for individuals throughout life.

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 counsellors at Selkirk College are professionals trained to provide a variety of counselling services. Students in crisis or emergency situations are encouraged to contact counseling services for assistance.

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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