|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||May 14, 2013|
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups
|2.00 / 2.00||
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:
The African American Student Development program (AASD), formerly the African American Cultural Center (AACC), is an integral part of the university's commitment to serving underrepresented and marginalized populations.
AASD's mission is to support, promote, and enhance the academic, social, and personal development of students of African descent and heritage within a welcoming and nurturing environment.
The Asian Pacific Islander and Latino/a Student Development Program offers events and spearheads initiatives that focus on social, political, and cultural issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Islander and Latino/a communities. The program supports Asian Pacific Islander and Latino/a students’ transition and adjustment to college life by working in close collaboration with individual students and student organizations.
The LGBT Student Development Program strives to create an inclusive and educated campus community where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Ally (LGBTQIA) and all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and sex are welcomed, supported, valued, and engaged. The LGBT Student Development Program fosters community development and empowerment for this population, through leadership development and student organization involvement, professional/career development and internship opportunities, peer mentorship, educational outreach, and programming that explores topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression that speak to dimensions of history, health and wellness, socio-political location, cultural celebration and community development. The LGBT Student Development program also serves the larger Towson University community through programming that fosters educational awareness of the LGBTQIA community and exploration of issues affecting this population, to ultimately empower all students to be more culturally competent and supportive of LGBT students and create a more inclusive campus climate.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:
Affinity Groups- Black Faculty and Staff Association/LGBT Faculty and Staff Committee, Female Affinity Group
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:
Ongoing training and educational programming
The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :