|Submission Date||Dec. 5, 2012|
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups
Assistant Director of the Cross Cultural Center and Diversity programs
Cross Cultural Center
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the student body:
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) mission: “The ACLU seeks to create on Stetsons campus a safe and good community where the worth of each individual is recognized; to promote the well-being of each student, faculty, and staff member; to work towards a campus and community that is free of prejudice, hatred, or malice toward other persons, especially as these pertain to bigotry based in undue privilege; to protect the ability of people to flourish by protecting the rights, freedoms, and capabilities inherent and inalienable to them as human beings; to fight against injustices and wrongs that act against our most cherished beliefs; and to ensure that in every case the actions taken by the university are consistent with its proclaimed values.” Association of Disability Advocates (ADA) mission: “Our mission is to enrich the Stetson community by raising awareness about the culture and issues that surround people with disabilities, while serving as a support group for people with disabilities.” Black Student Association (BSA) mission: “Our purpose is to create an atmosphere in which members are able to learn, understand, participate in, and share the Black academic, cultural and social experience within the Stetson Community.” Caribbean Student Organization (CSO) mission: “This is an organization that recognizes the different Caribbean people represented and will strive to maintain equality within each cultures. It will provide for the Caribbean students, a network of support that fosters a Caribbean family in the goal of improving cultural diversity on campus. The organization will seek to provide awareness, among its community, of the rich history of our islands' cultures. This organization serves to create a home away from home.” Hillel (Jewish Student Organization) mission: “The purpose of the Jewish Student Organization/Hillel of Stetson University is to provide Jewish cultural and religious experiences to members of the Stetson community.” Hispanic Organization for Latin Awareness (HOLA) mission: “The mission of H.O.L.A. is to serve as an intercultural resource center on campus. Dedicated towards integrating all Latinos and NON-LATINOS, we strive to enrich the intercultural experiences within Stetsons community.” Kaleidoscope (Gay Straight Alliance) mission: “Kaleidoscope, Stetson's Gay/Straight Alliance, is a community based organization that actively pursues opportunities to promote acceptance, friendship, and partnership of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Straight communities. We work to create a supportive atmosphere for GLBTQ and allied students to discuss their feelings and thoughts about sexual orientation and gender identity. Through education and awareness initiatives, we hope to reduce anti-gay violence, harassment, and discrimination by promoting a greater understanding between students, school administration, and the local Deland community.” Muslim Student Association (MSA) mission: “This organization’s purpose educates people about the Muslim culture and religion.” National Organization for Women (NOW) mission: “The mission of Stetson's NOW is to bring gender equality to the Stetson campus by upholding feminist values, and to actively seek the end of gender based discrimination.” Student Homeless Coalition (SHC) mission: “The Student Homeless Coalition strives to accomplish five goals. Our first goal is to assist the organizations that already help the homeless to deliver their services, whether this is through fundraising or volunteering. Second, we will form partnerships with other service providers, encouraging collaboration and communication in order to better consolidate limited resources. Our third goal is to identify the needs of the homeless community that are not being met through other organizations and fill those gaps wherever possible, such as through the Life Empowerment Toward Success (LETS) program. Fourthly, we will raise awareness in both the student body and surrounding community about homelessness, hunger and poverty. Education is one of the most effective weapons in creating lasting change. Our last pledge is to advocacy; the Student Coalition vows to take a proactive approach to ending homelessness by striving to change the institutions that propagate it. Our commitment to advocacy may manifest in presenting policy initiatives and lobbying government officials. By accomplishing these goals, we draw closer to achieving the end to homelessness after which we are named.” STAND mission: “STAND, the student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network, envisions a world in which the international community protects civilians from genocidal violence. At its core, our mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.”
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:
ALANA- talk about policies, issues, concerns that affect each other, campus, departments, etc.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:
The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :
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