Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.05
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.83 / 3.00 John Arendt
Director of EMBI
Environmental Management and Business Institute
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, disability, use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours, declining to attend a meeting or participate in any communication about religious matters or political matters, or any other category protected by law. Harassment or discrimination based upon protected status is illegal and will not be tolerated. This policy is applicable to employment practices and all programs within the University. This commitment to all employment and educational practices includes, but is not limited to, recruitment and hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, terminations, layoffs, access to facilities, as well as social and recreational programs.

UW-Green Bay’s affirmative action hiring practices aim to recruit a diverse pool of applicants for every job vacancy and to remove all forms of bias (intentional and unintentional) from the evaluation of applicants to ensure that no individual receives advantage or disadvantage based upon a protected status.

Implicit to our equal employment opportunity efforts is a work environment free of harassment based upon any protected class noted above. UW-Green Bay is committed to prompt, impartial examination and resolution of complaints and grievances to maintain a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. This commitment to all employment and educational practices includes, but is not limited to, recruitment and hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, terminations, layoffs, access to facilities, as well as social and recreational programs. Please see the Policy and Procedures Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination for further information.

https://www.uwgb.edu/human-resources/workforce-diversity/aa-eeo/

UW-Green Bay is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Title IX public institution. UW-Green Bay does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment policies.

https://www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/atuwgb/


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):

The purpose of the Bias Motivated Incident Form is to track the nature of bias motivated incidents on and off the UW-Green Bay campus in an effort to prevent future behaviors and to help maintain a positive learning, living and working environment within our community.

Examples may include but are not limited to the use of degrading language or slurs, spoken or written directed at women, men, gays, lesbian, racist, anti-semitic, etc.

Incidents that rise to the level of a crime should also be reported to University Police. This form does not substitute for reporting violations pursuant to existing policies regarding sexual harassment, or discrimination.


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Phuture Phoenix Program

Phuture Phoenix provides an opportunity for students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds to believe post-secondary education is important, attainable, and available.

Goals and Objectives
•To encourage disadvantaged and underrepresented students, starting at the fifth-grade level, to complete high school and attend college, thus boosting the percentage of Northeast Wisconsin graduates who continue onto college
•To provide positive role models for disadvantaged and underrepresented students and allow UW-Green Bay students the opportunity to perform community service
•To create a relationship between the community, university and area youth
•To provide fifth graders an opportunity to visit and experience their public university/li>
•To increase the number of pre-teens and young teens who view education as a path to a brighter future
•To provide scholarships for Phuture Phoenix students who graduate from high school and attend UW-Green Bay

http://www.uwgb.edu/phuture-phoenix/about-us/program-history/


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Underrepresented Students

All of the organizations that call the American Intercultural Center "home" offer opportunities to affirm and share their own culture, learn about other cultures, gain skills that can be developed through co-curricular activities, and get involved in the campus at-large in the context of a supportive environment. Members typically are represented every year among students who win campus-wide University Leadership Awards. Student organzations include: Black Student Union; Intertribal Student Council; La Organizacion Latino Amercana; Sexuality and Gender Alliance - Fair Wisconsin; Southeast Asian Student Union; and, Women of Color.

Underrepresented Faculty and Staff

Ethnically Diverse Group of Employees (EDGE)

EDGE is open to all UW-Green Bay employees. Many of the members have ancestry that includes Asian, Latino, African, First Nations and Middle Eastern heritage along with many other nationalities.
Mission: This group works to ensure that UW-Green Bay’s ethnic minorities achieve their full potential as valued employees with its commitment to creating an environment that recognizes, values and respects the differences we all bring to the workplace, allowing everyone to do their best work.
Focus: EDGE helps to promote the heritage of each ethnicity of their members by sharing their culture and through their offerings of educational opportunities, networking, cultural events, and social gatherings.

For more information contact:
Mai J. Lo Lee, Interim Director, MultiEthnic Student Affairs (MESA) Office, lom@uwgb.edu – 920-465-2522

Pride Center Employee Resource Group

Mission: to provide social/support to employees who support the mission of the UWGB Pride Center
Focus: employees gather one time per month during academic year for one to two hours, in employee homes, for social activity and support as needed. Typically employees gather for a potluck, conversation and to perhaps play board games.

For more information contact:
1. Stacie Christian, Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center; lecturer for Human Development/Psychology and Adult Program at christis@uwgb.edu or at 920-465-2167
2. Joanie Dovekas, Assistant Director, Residence Life at dovekasj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2844

Veterans Employee Resource Group
Mission: to provide social/support to employees who support the mission of Veterans on campus
Focus: employees gather one time per month during academic year for one to two hours, in employee homes, for social activity and support as needed. This group provides support for employees who are Veterans and for support of students who are Veterans.

For more information contact:
1. Elaina Koltz, Senior Advisor, Financial Aid, at koltze@uwgb.edu or at 920-465-2065
2. Ronald Kottnitz, IS Supervisor, Academic Technology Services at kottnitr@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2792

http://www.uwgb.edu/inclusive-excellence/employee-resource-groups/


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
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Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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