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Overall Score 45.27
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date July 12, 2016
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University of Texas at Arlington
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

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Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Meghna Tare
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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:

The University of Texas at Arlington will participate in a national mentoring program dedicated to helping military veterans make the transition from the battlefield to the business world.

American Corporate Partners joins military men and women with corporate and higher education mentors. The partnership with IBM, Campbell Soup, General Electric, The Home Depot, URS Corporation, Verizon Communications and The University of Oklahoma was announced Thursday by UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo.

ACP is a competitive program. It can only accept about 20 UT Arlington mentors annually who will assume a number of roles, including communicator, coach, navigator, developer and adviser to their assigned veteran protégé.

The program targets all veterans who have served on active duty since 2001, including those returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Spouses of severely wounded or deceased veterans may also apply as protégés.

The initiative is part of UT Arlington's commitment to aiding military men and women returning to college. Military veteran enrollment is up more than 20 percent since fall 2008. UT Arlington's Veterans Benefits Office works daily to assist veterans as they transition to college life.

As higher education ACP role models, UT Arlington mentors will be able to provide a unique and important community service to veterans. If you are interested in participating in the ACP program, please apply by Oct. 15, 2009.

Here's how it works:

* Mentors are chosen by ACP staff. The ideal mentor is 35 or older than 35 and has had significant career experience.
* Mentors and protégés are matched one-on-one by their city of residence and according to their mentoring preferences.
* ACP encourages mentors and protégés to meet monthly, engaging in the activities of their choice. (If you can't meet in person, a phone conversation may be suitable on occasion.)
* The mentoring commitment is for one year, but parties may decide to maintain the relationship for a greater period of time.
* Once matched, ACP staff will be in contact regularly to track the progress of the relationship.

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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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