|Submission Date||June 13, 2016|
The University of Texas at Dallas
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
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 Department of Institutional Diversity Initiatives (DIDI) has the responsibility to support and enhance the communication infrastructure within the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (ODCE). DIDI's website is designed to provide a forum to improve public awareness of UT Dallas' institutional diversity initiatives through various activities during the year such as the diversity lecture series, diversity awareness training and other diversity educational initiatives. It is our hope to create heightened awareness of UT Dallas diversity achievement among various stakeholders with an annual recognition program highlighting achievements of faculty, staff and students.
The Multicultural Center is committed to providing a variety of quality cultural programs, education resources, leadership opportunities and support services that enhance the ability of UT Dallas students to achieve success in their academic, personal and work lives.
The Galerstein Women’s Center (GWC) has been in existence since 1996, representing gender issues in our campus and community. The Center actively promotes a prosperous and successful environment through mentoring, advising and professional counseling, equitable policy review, climate assessment, lectures addressing gender diversity and social justice, leadership development, community engagement, advocacy for the LGBTQ community, and development of child care resources.
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 University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. An environment that is free of discrimination and harassment allows members of the university community to excel in their academic and professional careers. To that end, to the extent provided by applicable federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity.
A person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination or harassment in violation of this policy should report the incident to any university official, administrator or supervisor. A faculty member is not an "official, administrator, or supervisor" for this purpose unless that faculty member holds an administrative position. Students are encouraged to report such incidents to the Office of the Dean of Students; employees and campus visitors are encouraged to report to the Office of Human Resources, Institutional Equity/EEO. Incidents should be reported as soon as possible after the time of their occurrence, in most cases this will be within thirty (30) calendar days. No person is required to report discrimination or harassment to the alleged offender.
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?:
There are existing gender neutral restrooms located on-campus.
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