Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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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:

Affirmative Action Statement:

Slippery Rock University is committed to a policy of affirmative action. Slippery Rock University assures an equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, gender or veteran's status in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

For more details, see https://www.sru.edu/offices/human-resources-and-compliance/notice-of-non-discrimination


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:
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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 academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

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

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

Trained DEI specialists are being assigned to work with all hiring search committees to ensure subconscious biases do not inadvertently impact the hiring process.

See https://www.sru.edu/Documents/offices/diversity/FacultySearchProcedures.pdf

for additional details of our programs related to this credit.


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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

The Women's Center of Slippery Rock University addresses contemporary issues that affect women's well-being. The Women's Center's staff is dedicated to addressing social justice issues, including oppression, gender inequality and interpersonal violence.

The Office of Multicultural Development serves as the impetus for positive interactions with all cultures while providing diverse opportunities for SRU students with special interest to those of historically underrepresented groups. See http://www.sru.edu/life-at-sru/diversity/multicultural-development for additional information about the Office of Multicultural Development, and the many programs they offer on campus.

The Frederick Douglass Institute is a university program for advancing multicultural studies across the curriculum and for deepening the intellectual heritage of Frederick Douglass.

Various President's Commissions also sponsor programs for underrepresented groups; for more information see http://www.sru.edu/about/administration/office-of-the-president/presidents-commissions to view information about Commissions on Race and Ethnic Diversity, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, Women, and Disability.
A Safe Zone workshop is also offered by the President's GISO (Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation) Commission to faculty, staff, and students. Safe Zone is a program that identifies and trains pro-diversity faculty, staff and student leaders to provide support and resources for LGBTQI students and peers. Safe Zone provides LGBTQI campus community members with a "safe" place to go for help, advice, or just to speak with someone who is supportive of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Safe Zone training consists of instruction on the effects of oppression, misconceptions of homosexuality, and provides a detailed review of sexual identity development. For more information, see the GISO Commission web page at http://www.sru.edu/about/administration/office-of-the-president/presidents-commissions.


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:

The link below describes the PA State System's (PASSHE) DEI Strategic plan, in which Slippery Rock University is participating:
https://www.passhe.edu/inside/BOG/IE/Pages/default.aspx

Follow the link below to access additional information on faculty training through the President's Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity.
https://www.sru.edu/about/administration/office-of-the-president/presidents-commissions


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

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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