Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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University of Oregon
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Steve Mital
Office of Sustainability Director
Finance & Administration
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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:

DEI hosts four centers, one of which focuses on Faculty issues and three which focus their programs and services on Student issues. The CMAE (Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence - http://inclusion.uoregon.edu/content/programs-services), with a team of more than 15 professionals and student workers/interns, provides UO underrepresented (and all) Students with access to programming (e.g., culturally appropriate by heritage group celebrations) and services (e.g., academic and career advising). Over 1,800 students visit CMAE for services within any given academic year and during peak periods, CMAE provides services for an average of 100 students per day. You can find some of these events in the DEI website: http://inclusion.uoregon.edu/node/283. The CoDaC (Center on Diversity and Community - http://inclusion.uoregon.edu/content/center-diversity-and-community) focuses services to faculty (all ranks), including professional development, training, counseling, consultations, and representation. DEI central (Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion - http://inclusion.uoregon.edu/node/149) offers services to all staff and administrators in campus, including training and professional development, counseling, and career advice.

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:

DEI Central - Campus and Community Engagement portfolio, which includes:

- Speakers: Monthly guest speakers who are national leaders on issues about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Special attention is given to heritage months: Latino, Black, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Women’s History Month.
- Sponsorships: Collaborative efforts to support ongoing campus-wide and community-wide events, performances, speaking engagements, and organizations focusing on issues addressing underrepresented populations.
- PDACC: President’s Diversity Advisory Community Council, which has representation from all underrepresented groups across the State of Oregon who are business owners, nonprofit leaders, government administrators, and outstanding community members.
- UWDC: University-wide Diversity Committee, which hosts monthly meetings at the UO and has participation from most UO units ranging from executive administrators to direct service providers.
- Events: Monthly (or as necessary) events are led and sponsored by DEI across campus to promote developing capacity about issues addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., vigil for a campus shooting in Oregon)

The CoDaC offers faculty development, research, and equity initiatives opportunities (http://inclusion.uoregon.edu/content/meet-codac-staff).
The CMAE (http://inclusion.uoregon.edu/content/center-multicultural-academic-excellence-cmae) offers:
- Programs and Services: Transition to college, academic engagement/instruction, coaching for faculty and staff, peer education and leadership development (e.g., student leadership team), mentoring, etc.
- Scholarships: Diversity excellence, diversity excellence scholars abroad, Jewel H. Bell Award, Robert J. Erickson Kaiser Permanente, Self Enhancement Inc., Precision Castparts Corp., Graduate Fellowships and grants, etc.
The Longhouse (http://inclusion.uoregon.edu/content/many-nations-longhouse) offers events and programs for students, staff, and community members organized in collaborating with the Native American Law Student Association, Native American faculty and staff, and the local Native American community (including members of the nine federal recognized tribes of Oregon: the Coos Coquille, Grand Ronde, Klamath, Siletz, Siuslaw, Umatilla, Umpqua and warm Springs).
The Multicultural Center (http://inclusion.uoregon.edu/mcc) is a hub of activism, connecting students of all races and backgrounds to encourage collaboration around diversity programming and education. It supports approximately 20 student unions annually.

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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