Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.61
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jacqueline H. (Jackie) Parrill
Vice President for Institutional Planning and Human Resources Development
Human Resources and Planning
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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:

Ohio State does not discriminate on the basis 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 in its programs, activities, employment, and admission.

https://hr.osu.edu/public/documents/policy/resources/110nondiscrimnotice.pdf


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 has an 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), 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.

https://studentlife.osu.edu/bias/report-a-bias-incident.aspx


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:
Office of Access and Engagement hosts Destination College, a parent program built around the college access and offers a Kids College Club component for children K-5. These resources provide excellent platforms for promoting college aspiration, and they dovetail with the specific early awareness outreach occurring in the Newark City Schools, which is made up of nearly two-thirds economically disadvantaged students.

ClemReads - The ClemReads tutoring program matches Ohio State Newark faculty, staff, and student volunteers with an elementary school student to strengthen their reading skills. Tutoring sessions last 30 minutes and the program takes place at John Clem Elementary.

Kids Tech- Kids Tech University is a program that brings students aged 9-12 to college campuses to get hands-on experience in STEM fields. KTU aims to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and math and introduce students and their parents to campus life. While kids participate in Kids Tech activities, their parents are invited to participate in Explore College, a series of college planning workshops designed for Licking County families whose children will be the first to enter college.

Staff/Faculty:
The Newark campus has developed a Faculty Searches Guide. All campus faculty vacancies are posted with Insight into Diversity. https://newark.osu.edu/assets/newark/uploads/HR/Hiring_Guide.pdf


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:
Buckeye Generation Learning Community- The Buckeye Generation Learning Community is for first-generation students who are transitioning from high school to college. Students in the program take classes together and have peer coaches who provide tutoring and social support in order to promote success in the students' first-year. http://u.osu.edu/bglc/
Fresh Image- Two-day workshop for first year African-American students to help socialize, motivate, and inform students.

IMANI- Student Leadership Program- Run by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the purpose of this program is to develop strong leadership, communication and career skills within the student campus community through a series of activities that include presentations, workshops, and mentorships. Students will acquire great study habits through learning assessments, tutoring, and study table sessions. Students will gain a better understanding of their strengths and challenges through goal preparation, outcomes and assessments.

Faculty/Staff:
The campus also hosts a Women’s Caucus whereby women faculty and staff receive information and professional development opportunities targeted to professional women on campus.


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?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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