|Overall Rating||Reporter - expired|
|Submission Date||Dec. 25, 2013|
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups
Head of Ethnic Diversity
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:
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups
“Diversidad Etnicas” Support program looks for an overall development of the student through academic, social and personal support. The support starts when a prospect student comes in for information about admissions, takes the exam all the way through them joining the work force. Non of the support programs have an extra cost for the students.
Extracurricular activities: ethnic students are motivated to join extracurricular activities such as: concerts, dance, theater, conference among other activities. At the beginning of every year there is an event where students get to meet each other and show their talents as well as reflect on last year’s achievements.
Revolving Fund: This fund helps students that don’t have the means cover for emergency or part of their basic needs that they are not able to pay for themselves: books, food, transportation, doctor’s appointments, medicine, insurance.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:
Personal Counseling: This includes personal or academic counseling, both through a youth counselor and through full time faculty that oversee their academic progress and social wellbeing.
The Learning Center: Students have tutors for different subjects in which they are having trouble. This service is mandatory for students in their first year and who are in conditioned academic standing. The learning center is open for all USFQ’s students; the underlying difference is that tutors are awarded on a one on one form for ethnic minorities.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:
Exchange programs: Ethnic students are presented the opportunity to go on an exchange program as all other students. The program fully supports students economically for them to go on the exchange. Additionally every year 10 of these students are sent to study English through the summer with the support of the United States Embassy.
The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :
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