Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.51
Liaison Karen Schauwecker
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2016
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Derick Chick
Graduate Asssistant
Sustainability Office
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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:

The Student Multicultural Resource Center at SIU Carbondale serves and supports all students. The Center houses the Black Resource Center, the Hispanic/Latino Resource Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center, and the Women's Resource Center. The Center also offers programming related to Heritage and History Months.

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 following was approved by SIU Chancellor Walter V. Wendler on 8-18-2006, in accordance with provisions set forth in SIU Board of Trustees 2 Policies H.]
Southern Illinois University Carbondale affirms its commitment to non-discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era. Members of the University community who believe they have been discriminated against on any of these bases may file a complaint using the following procedures.
Individuals may seek resolution of complaints through normal supervisory channels informally. Formal complaints are routinely investigated through the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity. Complaints against the Chancellor are referred to the Board of Trustees for investigation, findings, and resolution or action. In the case of complaints against the Vice Chancellors or others who report directly to the Chancellor, the Chancellor will work with the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity to seek/obtain resolution. If the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity is the subject of a complaint, the Chancellor will assign a designee from another department to carry out the Associate Chancellors role as outlined below.

The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2017

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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