Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Houston
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The University of Houston has a wide variety of support programs for underrepresented groups. A brief sample includes: The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, The Urban Experience Program, The LGBT Resource Center, The Language and Culture Center, The Office of International Scholar Services, The Women and Gender Resource Center, and the Center for Students with Disabilities. Each of these centers provides academic and counseling support for their respective groups in addition to taking on members for volunteer, internship, student worker positions. A full list with descriptions can be found on the "Campus Resources" page on the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's website, linked below.

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:

The Office of Equal Opportunity Services is charged with the processing and investigations of all complaints regarding protected classes and the Title IX protocols.
If an individual feels that they have been discriminated against on the basis of their race or color, national origin, religion, age over 40, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status, they are encouraged to contact EOS.

Students, staff, or faculty, may inquire with Equal Opportunity Services to ask for advice, seek counseling, and/or file a formal complaint. No person inquiring or filing a complaint will be subject to retaliation.

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?:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.