Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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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:

Selkirk College is committed to providing a learning and working environment which respects the dignity, diversity and fair treatment of all members of the College community and which ensures freedom from discrimination, bullying, and harassment. Discrimination, bullying, and harassment violate fundamental rights and human dignity.

https://policies.selkirk.ca/media/policiesselkirkca/college/Policy-6010-Human-Rights,-Harassment,-&-Discrimination-2016.pdf


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):
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Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
No

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?:
No

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

For students:
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 on-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.

Selkirk College envisions campuses and a society free of anti-LGBTQ prejudice, bigotry and hate. The vision is to create a fully equitable community of all genders and sexualities that is free of discrimination and strives for knowledge, challenges barriers, and seeks to empower agents of social change. The College's Healthy Campus Department and Counselling Department offer support services for those who identify as LGBTQ+.
http://selkirk.ca/services/student-support-services/healthy-campus-initiatives/gender-diversity-and-inclusion

For students, staff and faculty:
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.

For staff and faculty:
Selkirk offers an Employee and Family Assistance Program through Homewood Health to all staff and faculty. Counselling, coaching and support services are available for a large variety of topics and are provided in confidence.
Support is available on topics including:
- Career Development - ex. respect in the workplace, topics of discrimination
- Communication - ex. finding and giving support for transgender people
- Management - ex. resources for leading multi generational teams
- Transition - ex. guide for trans and gender-diverse people


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?:
No

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
No

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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Selkirk has a number of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, however, we have yet to post an inventory.

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