Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

State University of New York at Cortland
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Beth Klein
Campus Sustainability Coordinato
Early Childhood Education
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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 principal mission of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SUNY Cortland is to provide access and support to students with strong academic and personal potential, students who would otherwise be excluded from higher education due to circumstances of academic under preparation and economic disadvantage.

Once enrolled, the EOP family at SUNY Cortland share in the student’s dedication to success. This is accomplished by being a full member in our community, enjoying the benefit of the full resources available including academic support, counseling, and pmonetary aid, and affirming that achievement for us transcends maintaining just passing grades.

ASAP: The Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP) helps students learn how they learn best. The staff provides academic support to students (undergraduate and graduate) of all ability and achievement levels, through tutoring in writing, reading, math, time management and study skills.
Students can receive academic support through ASAP in three ways:
professional staff and professionally trained tutors deliver one-on-one instruction, small-group instruction, workshops and presentations;
certified Peer Tutors offer in-person and online subject-specific sessions; and
trained student leaders provide Supplemental Instruction for historically challenging courses.

Socially numerous clubs fraternities, sororities and other organizations exist to support under-represented student groups, e.g., La Familia Latina, Caribbean Student Union, American Sign Language, Women of Color, French Circle, AIDS and HIV Awareness, etc. (See www2.cortland.edu.student-life/clubs-and-organizations/index.dot)

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:

SUNY Cortland complies with this through few venues; the Title IX Coordinator and Committee. The campus has adopted a SUNY wide Policy to comply with the requirements. The Office of Human resources , the Affirmative actions officer also oversees, the searches as well as employees inequity. The third is the office of Multicultural Life Diversity also insures equality both for employees and students. The Office Students with Disability also provides assistant fro physically challenged students.

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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SUNY Cortland provides Programs such as ;
Wellness Wednesdays, SafeZone, Unity Celebration, It's on Us, etc.

SUNY Cortland provides Programs such as ;
Wellness Wednesdays, SafeZone, Unity Celebration, It's on Us, etc.

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