|Submission Date||Dec. 26, 2018|
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups
|1.33 / 3.00||
Head of Ethnic Diversity
Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
USFQ has a publicly disclosed honor and co-existence code (Código de Honor y Convivencia), approved by the University Council. The relevant section referring to the non-discrimination policy is referred to below:
The mission of Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ is to form the person, in addition to educate and instruct. The learning system is aimed at students taking responsibility for their learning. With this purpose, USFQ seeks to create and maintain a community in which all its members can work and learn together in an atmosphere of respect and freedom. Hence, all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation
contravene the principles under which the institution is governed. Every member of the University community must be aware that the university is strongly opposed to harassment, sexual or of any kind, that type of behavior is prohibited by USFQ regulations.
b. Other Harassment - Harassment that is not sexual in nature, but rather based on stereotypes of gender or sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or tendency policy, are also prohibited by the University and will be sanctioned when, especially if it in any way affects the ability of a person to participate or benefit from the University academic programs, jobs or services; and in cases in which those attitudes caused a hostile, intimidating or offensive environment for work and educational performance.
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):
The University has the Ombudsperson in charge of mediation and also the Dean of Academic Affairs revising all the cases of discrimination and giving the appropriate sanctions according to the student manual at USFQ. The University`s Code of Honor and Coexistence describes the protocols for cases such as: faults, processes and sanctions in different cases. There is a specific section for cases of sexual and non-sexual harassment.
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
USFQ has an Ethnic Diversity program (Diversidad Étnica) actively looking for students from underrepresented groups to attend USFQ with a full scholarship in collaboration with Admissions department.
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups
“Diversidad Etnica” 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. None 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 to cover for an emergency or part of their basic needs that they are not able to pay for themselves: books, food, transportation, doctor’s appointments, medicine, insurance.
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
All of this information can be found in the USFQ Manual for the Professor. http://www.usfq.edu.ec/sobre_la_usfq/informacion_institucional/politicasinstitucionales/Documents/manual_profesor.pdf