|Submission Date||Dec. 15, 2017|
The American College of Greece
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups
|1.83 / 3.00||
Office of Public Affairs
Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
Deree - The American College of Greece, a non-profit institution, admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin and does not discriminate in its programs.
Policy of Equal Opportunities
The College is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, colour, race, nationality, ethnicity, faith, disability, sex, marital status, or sexual orientation. The College strives to maximize valuable talent and potential, and eliminate unconscious bias, prejudice and stereotyping in the workplace.
Job applicants are assessed according to criteria such as suitable qualifications for the positions(s) available, experience, personal skills, ability, potential, and performance in interviews and on employment tests, and receive impartial treatment regardless of age, gender, color, race, nationality, ethnicity, faith, disability, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.
Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) 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 protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):
ACG has developed a documented policy (Nondiscrimination Policy P0001) concerning discrimination issues in a holistic way. In this approach, guidelines are provided for equally preventing as well as dealing with discrimination incidents.
This policy applies to all students, faculty, and staff, including but not limited to non- supervisory staff, supervisors, managers, directors, and leadership. It is the responsibility of every student, faculty, and staff member to follow this policy conscientiously. ACG proactively prevents such issues through education programs carried out by the office of Student Affairs.
Matters concerning discrimination, hate-crime and bias are dealt with through the Student Affairs Committee chaired by the Dean of Student Affairs (for Students) and through a Human Resources committee chaired by the Vice President of Human Resources. So far we can proudly assert that there have been no incidents of bias, hate-crime, discriminatory acts raised to the committees and/or Student Support Services.
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
The Financial Assistance Program at ACG provides various levels of financial assistance based on need and/or academic achievement
Deree participates in “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus” An academic scholarship program for young refugees in Greece
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
The LGBTQ+ and Awareness Club has created and fostered an environment conducive to supporting LGBTQ+ students, encouraging personal growth and outreach, as well as exploration of one's identity, among the campus community. The club aims to raise awareness of both local and global LGBT issues, as well as support expression, communication and constructive dialogue of LGBT issues within and beyond the campus community.
Cultures & Languages Club
The Cultures and Languages Club at ACG organizes events on campus related to foreign cultures and languages, increases awareness of events taking place in Athens related to foreign cultures and languages and encourages students from various countries to meet and communicate.
For Students , Faculty and Staff
Health & Social Awareness Club
The Health and Social Awareness Club was established to inform the student body on matters concerning their health through educational material, to encourage them to participate in health related conferences and seminars and to strengthen awareness about healthy living on campus, while fostering a sense of community among students. The HSA Club organizes lectures and events on campus, including the ACG blood drives of both semesters.
In addition to the above, there is a wide coverage of psychological and consultation support available to students, faculty and staff through the Department of Psychology and its counseling programs. Furthermore all divisions of the institution are served through appointed individual counselors.
Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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