|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups
|1.83 / 3.00||
Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.
The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to the Director of Human Resources.
Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):
The University Bias Incident Team (UBIT) exists to help bridge this gap by providing an organized response to reported bias incidents, assuring that resources and support are available for those who need it, and serving as a catalyst in identifying patterns of concerns and infusing programming, education, and training to proactively combat obstacles that hinder our campus in providing an inclusive community.
Anyone can report an incident of bias that they have witnessed or experienced by using the online form. UBIT then reviews any reported incidents of bias, gathers information, and recommends a plan of action to ensure that those affected by the incident receive support.
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
UW-Platteville hosts several pre-college recruitment programs targeting minority and low-income students each year. These programs are subsidized through grants and gifts to make them affordable to attendees.
The Pre-College Academy is a two-week residential program at UW-Platteville. This means the students will spend two weeks on UW-Platteville’s campus while participating in fun, challenging and engaging projects. Program is geared toward: 9-11th graders.
This is our academic year program that helps students grades 6-12 learn of the college process and apply to Pre-College Programs.
Full STEAM is our Middle School program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Agricilture, and Mathematics.
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
We have many programs on campus that serve to address these groups:
- International Programs
- Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students
- Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality
- Student Support Services and Services for Students with Disabilities
- Affirmative Action, ADA and Title IX
- Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Further, our Counseling Services is a free service for all students (https://www.uwplatt.edu/counseling-services) and Human Resources provides free counseling and related services to faculty and staff through the Employee Assistance Program (https://www.uwplatt.edu/human-resources/resources).
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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