Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Matt Werderitch
Graduate Student
Office of Sustainability
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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:

A comprehensive group of student services are available for many underrepresented groups on campus.

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:

UWM is committed to building and maintaining a campus environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person, fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding,and mutual respect, and encourages the members of its community to strive to reach their full potential. The university has a Discriminatory Conduct Policy to address all forms of discrimination that may occur on campus. UWM prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or retaliation, and has established procedures to investigate and resolve misconduct.

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?:

The UWM Reasonable Accommodation Policy & Procedures: Inclusive Facilities for All Buildings places requirements that any new building will have at least one lockable, single occupancy, wheelchair accessible, gender neutral bathroom. This policy establishes guidelines for the development , adaptation, and implementation of inclusive facilities for the health and safety of all individuals. The policy seeks to bring all UWM buildings in alignment with adherence to the UWM nondiscrimination policy and institutional principles of inclusive excellence.

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