Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sewanee - The University of the South
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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:

Sewanee has a number of programs aimed at supporting underrepresented groups on campus. The overseeing governing body is the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Programming includes:
Faculty Mentor Program
Freshman Achievement Program
The Sewanee Conference on Women
Bridge Program in Math and Science
Ayres Multicultural Center
Black History Month
Performing Arts Series
How Then Shall We Live?
Posse Plus Retreat
DJ Dance Parties
Fashion Show
Jazz Coffee House Performances


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:

In order to file a discrimination complain, Sewanee faculty, staff, and students can go through either a formal or informal resolution procedure.

They are as follows:
INFORMAL RESOLUTION
In many instances, informal discussion and mediation can be helpful in resolving perceived instances of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation. Problems are sometimes easier to resolve when an informal atmosphere encourages people to identify the problem, talk about it, and agree on how to deal with it. Merely discussing a complaint does not commit one to making a formal charge. Informal resolution may be stopped at any time in order to pursue the formal complaint process. Complaints of sexual violence will not be subject to mediation.
FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
Any person who believes himself or herself to be the object of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation involving a member of the faculty, staff, student body or other person affiliated with the University may choose, either initially or after having sought an informal resolution, to bring a complaint through the University’s formal procedures. Complaints of sexual misconduct, including sexual violence, against College students normally will be handled according to the Sexual Misconduct Policy located at http://life.sewanee.edu/support/consent


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?:
Yes

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

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