Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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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 Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion provides mentoring programs to students, staff and faculty to support all groups. The Office also has programs to support the retention of under-represented through minority recruitment and retention initiatives. The university supports the LGBT community through our Safe Zone program.

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:

Selected Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Laws & Regulations
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability status, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or veteran status regarding the administration of educational programs, admission of students, employment actions, athletics or other sponsored activities. The University complies in letter and spirit with appropriate federal and state legislation.

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?:

A transgender student looking for a supportive living arrangement in University Housing should contact the Central Housing Office at (618) 650‑0546 housing@siue.edu. Because of limitations in available housing options, there is no guarantee that all the student’s preferences can be met, but we are committed to working with the student to find the best possibler accommodations. https://www.siue.edu/housing/more-living-options.shtml

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