Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
PAE-8: Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Raydora Drummer Francis
Director of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support under-represented groups on campus?:
Yes

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

The programs sponsored by ESF are not limited to but include support to under-represented groups within the student body including counseling, mentoring and academic support:
http://www.esf.edu/evolutions/mentorcourse.htm
http://www.esf.edu/students/counseling/
http://www.esf.edu/students/success/
http://www.esf.edu/students/multicultural/cstep/default.htm


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the faculty:

A program that is sponsored by ESF to support under-represented groups within the faculty is called Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP). This program is primarily focused on the student body, but is open to faculty and staff. CSTEP is a national award-winning program sponsored by SUNY ESF and New York State Department of Education. It is an enrichment program designed to foster students' academic success in preparing for professional licensure or careers in the scientific, technical or health-related fields. CSTEP works to increase the number of historically underrepresented, economically disadvantaged college students that complete pre-professional or professional undergraduate and graduate programs in these fields.
http://www.esf.edu/students/multicultural/cstep/default.htm


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the staff:

A program that is sponsored by ESF to support under-represented groups within the staff is called the Language Bank. Any individual in the ESF community can contact the Language Bank for help with document translation, interpretation, tutoring or social networking. Also, staff can participate in the CSTEP workshops.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :
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An additional program we have that is offered to Women on campus:

ESF Women’s Caucus: The ESF Women's Caucus was formed by a group of ESF students, staff and faculty who wanted an opportunity to work and socialize with other women. The first meeting convened November 17, 1994, as a brown-bag lunch discussion. The Caucus aims to raise consciousness about women's concerns, work for change to improve the climate for women at ESF and create a community that is a respectful forum for diverse ideas. The goals are to increase the number of women students and faculty at ESF, find ways for women to better communicate and coordinate or sponsor activities that benefit them, and improve services for ESF families. Any woman student (undergraduate or graduate), staff member or faculty member, including any woman that is at ESF part-time, can join the Women's Caucus. The Women’s Caucus facilitates numerous environmental lectures on the ESF campus each semester.
http://www.esf.edu/womenscaucus/Speakers.htm

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