Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.76
Liaison Diane Fout
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Transylvania University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Serenity Wright
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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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:

Student Groups:
*Black Student Alliance, a leadership organization designed to enhance the cultural, intellectual, and personal growth of African American students in the Transylvania community.
* The Diversity Action Council (DAC) is comprised of students and advised by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Designed as a resource for students who are passionate about diversity issues, DAC works to achieve this goal through cultural awareness, community outreach, and community awareness initiatives.
* TUnity, a group dedicated to unifying Transylvania's gay and straight communities
* SAGE (Sexual Assault and Gender Education committee),a group of faculty and staff committed to empowering responsible citizenship around sexual violence, harassment, and gender issues.

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:

We have a hate/bias reporting form that is anonymous that members of the campus community can complete

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?:

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