Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.65
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cyndi Kernahan
Affirmative Action Officer
Chancellor's Office
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

Black Student Union:
http://uwrf.orgsync.com/org/blackstudentunionrf
BSU is committed to supporting the academic, social, and cultural needs of Black students on campus. We provide educational, political, and cultural programs to enrich the level of understanding about African, Caribbean and African American cultures. We promote an inclusive campus, community involvement, and provide cultural education for all UW - River Falls students. BSU collaborates with other student organizations in order to accomplish this goal. The Black Student Union promotes open and honest discussion on topics of race culture and ethnicity, as well as social interaction with diverse groups to decrease barriers of prejudice and stereotypes.

Student Support Services:
http://www.uwrf.edu/AcademicSuccess/SSS/Index.cfm
Student Support Services is a project designed to help students maximize their academic potential and achieve their academic and personal goals. Our program provides the encouragement, information, and positive support that make our offices a "home away from home" for our students.

A variety of other identity and culturally based student organizations: http://uwrf.orgsync.com/

+ Date Revised: March 23, 2016

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Mission:
To promote student success, including academic, personal and professional development. Identify students involved in disruptive or at-risk behavior and determine appropriate steps to protect the students and the community. Develop proactive approaches to trends that emerge in student behavior.


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?:
Yes

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

http://www.uwrf.edu/Housing/IncomingStudents/IncomingHousing.cfm

Campus map for family restroom designations (Printable Parking Lot Map-found in lower right hand side):
http://www.uwrf.edu/AboutUs/Maps/Index.cfm

The Student Involvement Office offers campus wide programming that is intended to:
-raise awareness about diverse social identity groups
-help students build their cultural competency
-assist students in developing a more comprehensive & synthesized view of their own identity
-assist students in becoming informed citizens about the social, structural and institutional barriers that affect various groups of people through social justice educational efforts

http://uwrf.orgsync.com/
- additional information about the diversity organizations

http://www.uwrf.edu/AcademicSuccess/
-McNair Scholars Program--TRIO
Student Support Services (SSS)--TRIO
Upward Bound Program - TRIO

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