Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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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:

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to:

Foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all students, employees, and guests of the university; Provide an environment which is conducive to the free and open exchange of ideas; and Strive to eliminate bias, prejudice, discrimination, and harassment in all forms and manifestations.

Discrimination based on an individual’s age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, membership in the National Guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state, or other protected class status is demeaning to all students, employees, and guests; impairs the process of education; and violates individual rights.

https://www.uwsp.edu/hr/Pages/Nondiscrimination-Statement.aspx


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 Bias/Hate Crime reporting form is an on-line electronic form that is directly connected into the Dean of Students Office to monitor occurrence of Hate Incidents on and off campus. Reports can be anonymous.
After a report is filed regarding a Bias/Hate Crime, the UW-Stevens Point Dean of Students and/or Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) will review the report and determine an appropriate response. Provided is information about bias/hate incidents and the reporting process.
Police and Security Services provides an annual Security Report and an annual Crime Report on their website.

ACTIONS:
- Diversity and College Access Director hired in July 2017 along with student ambassadors and interns
Hired a Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Outreach Services
- Dean of Students Office campaign “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” to get the campus community to report incidents of misconduct and concern.
- Several well-attended Coffee and Culture Talks through Student Involvement
- Round table discussion "Tuning In" where diversity issues were discussed
- Student Government Assocation video campaign to hear people's stories of what life is like at UW-Stevens Point.
- Provide Safe Zone Workshops for UWSP faculty, staff, and students.
- Dean of Students website provides resources for LGBTQ faculty, staff, and students and victims of bias/hate crime or other behavioral misconduct
- Distribute materials to show support for LGBTQ individuals and issues
- Sponsor events and activities related to significant LGBTQ dates.
- Create social opportunities for LGBTQ faculty, staff, and students
- Cooperate with UWSP students’ Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) on organizing public events to discuss LGBTQ issues in a supportive atmosphere
- Bring nationally-recognized speakers to campus to discuss issues relevant to the LGBTQ community
- Sponsor a book club to explore LGBTQ issues
- Continue our LGBTQ film festival “Out on Screen”


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?:
Yes

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

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

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has hosted the Upward Bound Program for over 50 years. It is a pre-college program and part of the Federal TRIO Programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. All participants are underrepresented high school students, grades ninth through twelfth. The Upward Bound Program recruits its student-participants from six target high schools in five counties from Central and Northcentral Wisconsin.

The Human Resources department website contains resources on supporting equity, diversity and inclusivity during a search, along with links to recruiting sources of underrepresented applicants

Currently in progress, the Provost is leading a committee working on strategies to increase the diversity of faculty and staff


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:

Diversity and College Access Office conducts activities and provides services for multi-cultural students, including scholarship information.
The Multicultural Resource Center is designed to meet the specific needs of students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The Native American Center responds to needs of Wisconsin Native American communities.
LGBTQ resources include an outreach coordinator, Rainbow Center, faculty and staff allies, and community resources. Members of LGBTQ will coordinate training sessions (Safe Zone Workshops) in a department, division, unit or group.
Solid Foundations is a successful retention program serving low income/first generation college students.
The Upward Bound Program prepares students who are economically and socially underrepresented in higher education due to their families’ educational background and income level to enter and complete postsecondary education of choice.
Non-traditional student services include career services, child care, activities, financial aid information.
International Student and Scholar Services

Faculty and staff resources include: Center for Inclusive Teaching & Learning which provides training and support; Disability and Assistive Technology; the Diversity Council which advises and recommends policies to Common Council; Faculty Student Gender-Sexuality Alliance


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?:
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Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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