Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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Southern Oregon University
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the student body:

The Student Success Initiatives Program serves students from low-income backgrounds through case management and services offered through the First Year Mentor Program (FYMP), and the Community of Recovery Program (CORPS). Individual students who are struggling with any significant barrier to academic, personal, or social success may be referred for case management through the Student Success Initiatives Program. They may then be referred for participation in the First Year Mentor Program or the Community of Recovery Program at Southern (CORPS) depending on their specific needs. The FYMP serves first-year students who are struggling with making social connections or having difficulty transitioning into university life. Students from low-income backgrounds are specifically invited to participate in FYMP, as it allows them to develop a relationship with a successful upper-class mentor. A special email invitation is sent to students with zero expected family contribution and students who enter the institution in an independent status. Students who are in recovery are encouraged to participate in the CORPS Program, including many students coming to the institution from low-income backgrounds. This provides an intentional community of support, relapse prevention, and recovery protections.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:

SOU holds Professionals of Color Reception open to all staff and faculty of color. The University also practices Target of Opportunity Hires to provide opportunities for growth and advancement to underrepresented groups within the faculty and staff. Faculty Mentorship Programs are also made available for underrepresented groups.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:

SOU holds Professionals of Color Reception open to all staff and faculty of color. The University also practices Target of Opportunity Hires to provide opportunities for growth and advancement to underrepresented groups within the faculty and staff.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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