Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.67
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Mansfield
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Donna (PhD) Hight
Assistent Director, Student LIfe and Retention Officer
Ohio State Mansfield
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):

Ohio State Mansfield adheres to the Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity & Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy. This policy not only identifies Ohio State’s commitment to build and maintain a diverse community with equal opportunity, but it also outlines the procedure to make a complaint of discrimination. One such method is through Ohio State’s Bias Assessment Response Team (BART) is a resource for anyone who needs to report an incident of bias or wants to explore and better understand issues like bias and discrimination, and how to effectively respond. BART receives, monitors, refers, and as necessary, coordinates university responses to hate and bias-related incidents that impact all or a significant portion of the university community. Incidents may involve bias or hate as a result of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. BART is not intended to replace or subordinate any existing processes for reporting and addressing acts of discrimination, harassment, or violence, including but not limited to, processes of the Office of Human Resources, OSU Police, and Office of Student Conduct.
Source: http://www.studentaffairs.osu.edu/bias/


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has created a comprehensive webpage to depict the various scholarship and affordability options that the university has to offer to its students and those that are considering becoming fellow Buckeyes. These proactive measures coincide with the Diversity Action Plan that was implemented at The Ohio State University to continue to foster an environment of inclusion and understanding for all walks of life.

Students: Ohio State operates a Cleveland recruiting center to encourage students, especially those in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District- many of whom are minorities, to go to college.

Staff/Faculty:
Hiring Guide – searches for all college positions, including regular faculty positions, must be conducted in accordance with the guidelines established in the hiring guide that includes statements about the College’s commitment to diversity. The college strives to have diversity on search committees and vigorously pursues the development of diverse applicant pools.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

The Diversity Action Plan adopted by the University in 2001 succeeded in many of its objectives during the five-year period of its implementation. Perhaps most notably, the concrete achievements of the efforts called for by the 2001 plan catalyzed a dialogue about diversity throughout the institution, and these achievements demonstrated that concerted efforts in support of diversity yield measurable results.

Students: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides academic support programs targeting underrepresented minorities, first-generation and low-income college students, students with disabilities, single-parent students, LGBTQ students, and students from Appalachian counties in the State of Ohio.

New Generation Scholars (NGS) Learning Community:This path is for incoming first-generation first-year students. The New Generation Scholars (NGS) SMART Learning Community will provide a learning environment in which students can gain knowledge of the university structure and language.

Buckeye Scholars of Color (BSC) Learning Community:The path is for students of color who are looking to successfully transition in an environment that may look different than their high schools and neighborhoods. The BSC program is designed to encourage its participants to actively embrace their uniqueness, with the understanding that a diverse learning environment benefits everyone.

Faculty/Staff: The Women’s Place serves as a catalyst for institutional change to expand opportunities for women’s growth, leadership, and power in an inclusive, supportive, and safe university environment consistent with the goals of the university.

National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning: https://odi.osu.edu/about/conferences/national-conference-on-diversity-race-and-learning/


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Bell National Resource Center, established the Doctoral Bells Fellows program in 2009 for graduate students who were interested in the work of the Center and are interested in academic careers as professors or postdoctoral researchers. This program is designated for Ohio State doctoral students who show much promise of becoming productive scholars on topics related to African American males. More specifically, it includes ongoing professional development and mentorship that will prepare students for the academic rigors of the academy. Individuals selected for the program contribute to current and new research initiatives and writing projects designed by the Bell Resource Center.


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
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Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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