Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Peter Barker
Submission Date March 14, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

St. John's University, New York
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joanna Shields
STARS Research Analyst
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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:

We envision a more welcoming and affirming community where individuals are afforded opportunities to participate in and explore their own cultural and special interests and still feel comfortable and accepted as an integral part of the University and each distinctive campus community. To that end, we will design programs and initiatives that address globally inclusive topics as well as various issues of intolerance in an effort to engage all members in the process of community development.

Programs and Services

Cultural Awareness – To increase awareness of various cultures and the issues they face through:
• Campus-wide Diversity and Social Justice Programming
• Cultural Heritage Celebrations

Diversity Education – To educate members of our campus communities by creating opportunities for open discussion about differences and other relevant issues.
• Intercultural Dialogues
• Diversity Education Training
•_ General classroom diversity workshops
•_ Training for student staff
•_ Sensitivity training as part of judicial student cases

Global Awareness Project – We seek to reshape the way students think and behave in an effort to prepare them to become more responsible global citizens
• Lectures and Dialogues
• United Nations Global Leadership Programs (UN Headquarters)
• Global Leadership Development workshops

Retention Programs and Services – We seek to retain, prepare and graduate more students of underrepresented and underprivileged groups.
• Peer Mentoring Programs
• Ron Brown Summer Pre-Law Prep Program

Student Organization Advising – To ensure diverse and quality student-initiated programming for our entire student body.

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:

Consistent with the University's mission as a Catholic, Vincentian, and metropolitan institution of higher education, the University abides by all applicable federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination (as defined below) in any educational or employment program, policy, or practice of St. John's University, New York. In accordance with these laws, the University also prohibits retaliation against anyone who has complained about discrimination or discrimination-related harassment, or otherwise exercised rights guaranteed by these laws. All University policies, practices, and procedures are administered in a manner that preserves its rights and identity as a Catholic and Vincentian institution of higher education. All members of the University Community have an obligation to cooperate in the application of this policy and the investigation of complaints of violations to this policy.

More information about what constitutes discrimination on campus and consequences can be found under the "Rights and Responsibilities" tab via the link http://www.stjohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/human-resources/employee-handbook#discrimination

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?:

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