Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.43
Liaison Daimon Eklund
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Washington, Seattle
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Betty Schmitz
Diversity Council
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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:

OMA&D Counseling Services

Promotes academic success and graduation for underrepresented minority, economically disadvantaged and first-generation college students at UW through a comprehensive academic support program of services. Acts as the umbrella organization for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), College Assistance Migrant Program and Student Support Services. OMA&D Counseling Services also administers several programs including the Mentor Power for Success Program, an autumn quarter partnership between incoming OMA&D students and continuing UW student mentors to help them make a successful transition to University life. The Diversity Scholars program was created in 2000 to recruit and support high-achieving underrepresented minority students. The Reach Out and Reconnect (ROAR) Re-entry Program is a service for UW students who are not currently enrolled and would like to return. The Summer Transition Program provides opportunities for students to prepare for the new academic,
personal, and social challenges they will encounter at the UW. The Ethnic Cultural Center provides programming and resources to students including student advising, organizational development, personal growth, and referrals to different departments and programs.

OMA&D also continues to work with the College Success Foundation and the Achiever’s Program, focusing primarily on student retention and graduation.

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:

In the course of their education, employment, or use of University services, individuals may have complaints about the behavior of University employees, including complaints alleging that the behavior of University employees may have violated the University’s non-discrimination and non-retaliation policies. Various offices and services exist to assist these individuals with resolution of their complaints, including local investigation and resolution; University Ombud Services; or University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO).

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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