|Submission Date||Oct. 11, 2019|
Southern New Hampshire University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups
|1.25 / 3.00|
Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
Southern New Hampshire University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in, its programs and activities. The following department has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Office of Human Resources and Development, Southern New Hampshire University,
2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106-1045.
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):
The bias response team covers discrimination, harassment, and all other hate crimes and strives to create and maintain a community in which people are treated with dignity, decency, respect, and mutual trust. The University will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind.
The University supports those who have witnessed a bias incident, an act of discrimination or hate crime by providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints and will handle all complaints swiftly and confidentially to the extent possible in light of the need to take appropriate corrective action.
In most cases, the first response is provided by filing a report in person with the Office of Public Safety or by filing an online Incident Form. A staff member from the Office of Community Standards or Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer will be in touch once a report is filed. https://www.snhu.edu/consumer-information/non-discrimination-equal-access-and-equal-opportunity-statement
Students who have witnessed or been a victim to a hate crime, sexual harassment, or sexual discrimination follow the Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policy and are handled by the Title IX Coordinator/Equity Officer. Complaints of disability discrimination should follow the ADA/504 Grievance Procedure. Due to the damaging nature of discrimination and harassment to the victim, aggrieved individuals are encouraged to utilize this protocol. Interim measures may be available during the investigation of the Last Updated: October 2018 Complaint. The complaint process will vary depending on whether the complaint is being handled by University College (UC), Global Campus (GC), or Human Resources (HR).
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
Various resources are provided to support students, staff, and faculty from underrepresented groups through health and counseling as well as student services.
The Wellness Center is licensed by the State of New Hampshire as an Educational Health Facility and all full-time undergraduate day students (enrolled in 12 credit hours per term), and all international students (undergraduate and graduate) SNHU student are offered free and confidential access to health care professionals including a full staff of nurses and trained psychology professionals. Our health services staff members include two full-time Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), and a full-time Registered Nurse (RN). Health Services offers treatment of common acute problems (e.g., colds, flu, and burns), personal health counseling, education on preventative medicine, information on birth control, referral for sexually transmitted infections testing and assistance processing insurance claims. Health Services is a licensed facility and must follow guidelines established by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The university offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) program before enrolling in courses at Southern New Hampshire University. SNHU’s Institute for Language Education (ILE) offers 3 programs that can help you advance your speaking, reading and writing skills.
The Office of Diversity Programs is committed to building a supportive community for underrepresented students as expressed through ethnicity, gender/gender identity, race, culture, and sexual orientation. Students can: Connect, Find resources on and off-campus, Get support - academic and social, Make connections on and off-campus, and Feel at home.
The university supports a variety of student groups on campus that promote and encourage diversity in its various forms, including, but not limited to:
The Beloved Community: Seeks to be the voice for students of color and diversity allies on campus and to build a community that is diverse welcoming, supportive and inclusive firstname.lastname@example.org
Generation Equality: Advocates, builds and supports a culture of equality within the campus community for Lesbians, Gays, Transgender, Questioning and their Straight Allies (LGBTQA) email@example.com
International Student Association: Promotes and embraces diversity among students, both international and domestic, by sharing cultural knowledge and experiences firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Advising "Support faculty and staff advisors campus-wide through resources and education that aim to inspire excellent advising"
Campus Accessibility Center (CAC) was developed to address disability-related subjects such as academic assistance, personal services, and aids (PCA), special housing requests, and meal plan accommodations.
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.