Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessa Gagne
Energy Manager
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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:

Supporting a diverse environment is the responsibility of everyone at the College, and our entire community collaborates to provide opportunities for students to engage in education, activism and empowerment. We’ve developed sharing programs, teaching practices and student leadership experiences that create and improve a culture of belonging.

These programs and organizations foster critical thinking, free inquiry, and the interchange of ideas at the intersections of racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, socioeconomic and religious diversity:

ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters (ABS)
Diversity on Campus (D.O.C.)
Diversity Networking Group
Diversity and Inclusion Networking Event (D.I.N.E.)
Exploring Whiteness
Raising Awareness of our Cultural Experiences (R.A.C.E.)
The Intercultural Experience Program (IEP)
La Unidad/The Spanish Club
The Moore Center for Gender Equity
Men of Service, Academia, Integrity, and Character (M.O.S.A.I.C.)
The Office of Intercultural Affairs
Providing a Responsible, Inclusive, and Diverse Environment (PRIDE)
Radiant Inspirational Sisters Empowered (R.I.S.E.)
The Stonehill College chapter of Silent Witness Initiative
Stonehill Asian American Society
Diversity Committee of Student Government Association
Stonehill Alumni of Color Group
Faculty and Staff of Color Group
Multicultural Book Club (“Lunch with 12 Strangers”)

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:

The Bias Response Protocol provides our community with an appropriate, timely and productive response to acts of bias and hate crimes. We believe in the inherent dignity of all people and in the education of the whole person so that each Stonehill graduate thinks, acts, and leads with courage toward creating a more just and compassionate world. To achieve these goals, and to support our community in realizing these goals, we are committed to fostering an environment free of harassment and hostility based on personal identity.

The policy for biased incidences involves immediately notifying Campus Police at x5555 to report the incident. Reports will be filed with Campus Police, regardless of the presence of an alleged perpetrator (e.g., graffiti, etc). Campus Police will respond to the scene, collect evidence, interview witnesses, and file a report that states the situation may be a bias incident. Campus Police has specific protocols for documenting, gathering, and removing of bias-­‐ related graffiti or property damage. For more information about how to get involved with stopping hate on our campus, contact Intercultural Affairs at x1409 or email diversity@stonehill.edu

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?:

· Our cohabitation policy is that if we have a student who is transitioning from Male to Female and is currently assigned to a Male living space, then there would have to be some discussions about how to best support the student when she began to identify as Female. Because we do separate by biological sex, this complicates matters. There are single rooms available for request in various campus dormitories.

· Unisex bathrooms on campus include: Old Student Union (classroom building open to the public), first and second floors of Duffy (classroom building open to the public), first floor of Donahue (admissions building open to public), residence halls (open to students)

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