Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Esteban Del Rio
Director
Center for Inclusion & Diversity
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

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

The University of San Diego provides counseling, affinity groups and peer support programs for underrepresented groups.
The Rainbow educators program works to build awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues within the campus community, through workshops and other activities in order to create a safe, just and equal environment for all on campus.
The ‘Safe Space Allies’ program trains volunteers among students faculty and staff to become safe space allies that provide peer support and counseling to LGBT students or other students from potentially marginalized groups.
The University offers Diversity “Circle of Excellence” Scholarships for students who have the potential to advance diversity and inclusion in the University community.
There are several campus clubs (such as multicultural clubs) which are affinity groups that provide peer support to minority students and connect them both with others from their community as well as the wider campus community to share their culture and promote diversity. These include the Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, Association of Chicana Activists, Filipino Ugnayan Student Organization, Chinese Language Union, and Muslim Student Association.


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

The safe space ally support service is also available to faculty. They can also be trained as safe space allies.


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

The safe space ally support service is also available to staff. They can also be trained as safe space allies.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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