Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Shane Stennes
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Barb Chapin
Sustainability Coordinator
OED
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence develops and fosters inclusive, coherent learning for underrepresented undergraduates through educational support programs, community engagement and cultural activities. It promotes a culture of achievement that values equity, diversity, excellence, and social justice. https://diversity.umn.edu/multicultural/

The Women's Center advances equity for women students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities. The Center offers leadership programs, events, workshops and consultations; connects women to information, scholarships, organizations and colleagues; and advocates for organizational change in policies and practices. https://diversity.umn.edu/women/

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office improves the campus climate for all University students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors by developing and supporting more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality. It does this by bridging and building communities that create affirming and welcoming environments in which people can be their whole selves and which honor all identities and experiences. https://diversity.umn.edu/glbta/


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

The University of Minnesota's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) was founded in 1972 to ensure that all University community members uphold federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, as well as University equal opportunity policies.

The University of Minnesota is committed to providing an equitable work and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. The Board of Regents’ Equity, Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Policy prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Board of Regents Equity, Diversity, Equal Opportunity and Affirmation Action
http://regents.umn.edu/sites/regents.umn.edu/files/policies/Equity_Diversity_EO_AA.pdf

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Relationship Violence (including Title IX)
http://policy.umn.edu/operations/sexualassault

Nepotism
http://regents.umn.edu/sites/regents.umn.edu/files/policies/Nepotism%26Personal.pdf


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?:
Yes

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

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