Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Patrick Day
Vice President
Student Life
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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:

There are several initiatives in multiple places throughout Pacific. Within the Student Life Division, programs that relate to students include: Office of Multicultural Affairs, TRiO Student Support Services – called the SUCCESS Program at Pacific, the Community Involvement Program, Pacific Promise Scholars, Office of Services for Students with Disabilities and the STEPs (Students Emerging As Pacificans) Programs.

We are also in the process of creating a position that will support African American students in their success at Pacific.

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 Bias Response Team (BRT) serves as a safe and confidential resource for members of the University community to raise immediate concerns regarding specific incidents of bias or acts of harassment and discrimination that impact the Pacific community.

The BRT contributes to advancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the Pacific community as well as enhancing the learning environment by ensuring that all members have a means to share incidents that negatively affect their sense of belonging and their ability to be successful

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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