Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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:
The Center for Academic Support and Diversity (http://www.uwosh.edu/acad-supp/index.php) assists the University in the recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation of multicultural and disadvantaged students, through a variety of collaborative programs, services and outreach activities. Multicultural Retention Programs (http://www.uwosh.edu/acad-supp/MRP-index.php) provide academic and student support services to help increase the recruitment, matriculation, enrollment, retention, and graduation of multicultural and disadvantaged students. They provide a number of services and events and activities directly and/or through co-sponsorship or collaboration with other university departments. MRP counselors collaborate with the Multicultural Education Center (MEC; http://www.uwosh.edu/acad-supp/MEC-index.php) and serve as advisors to six student organizations (American Indian Student Association, Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, Hispanic Cultures United, Hmong Student Union, and the MEC Student Board) to develop cultural programs and activities to increase the level of understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity both on campus and in the community. The Women’s Center (http://www.uwosh.edu/womenscenter/) provides programs, resources and education about issues that affect women of the UW Oshkosh community, creates a welcoming place for women to connect and promotes an environment that values diversity. The center includes a computer lab, reading area, a patio and conference rooms. The LGBTQ Resource Center (http://www.uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/) offers a safe, supportive and welcoming environment with high-quality support services that contribute to the academic and personal growth of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning campus community and their allies. The Women and Science Program (http://www.uwosh.edu/wis/) promotes campus & classroom climates that attract and retain women and minority students.

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:
Help make UW Oshkosh a safer and more welcoming place for LGBTQ and Ally people by participating in SAFE Training. Members take part in a 2.5-hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to LGBTQ Culture and some of the issues that many LGBTQ people encountered in their lives. Our training prepares you to become an ally. Trained members will receive our coveted S.A.F.E. Triangle to display as a sign of support. This triangle is noticed by LGBTQ and Allies all across campus as a symbol of support and commitment to our LGBTQ Community.

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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