Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
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 following programs are specifically designed for underrepresented student groups:

1. Federal Trio Program Student Support Services – Aspire and Students Support Services Disability. These are two large federal grant programs targeted at supporting the retention and graduation of students who are from first generation families, have limited income and/or have a disability. For more information, see their brochure: http://www.uwstout.edu/services/aspire/academics/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageID=107107

2. Multicultural Student Services – provides support, programs, financial assistance to students who are identify with an American minority group. They run a Summer Bridge program called Stout ward Bound that bring student to campus two weeks early to start classes and become familiar with classes. They operate 4 one-week pre-college programs in the summer, provide support and assistance in helping student overcome barriers to success, and administer the Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant and Advanced Opportunity Grant – to name just a few programs. See their website for more information: http://www.uwstout.edu/services/multicultural/index.cfm

3.Veteran Students – We have a Veteran’s Council that meets regularly to continually assess the needs of veteran students. We have an MOU with the Minneapolis VA to provide access to health care. There is support in the Counseling Center and Disability Services, financial benefit support in the Registrar’s office, and an active Veteran Student Organization. We will survey Veteran students this spring to learn more about their needs. This fall we held the first Veteran’s Fair inviting all enrolled veterans and their families to become familiar with available services and the staff who provide them. See http://www.uwstout.edu/veterans/

4. McNair Scholars Program: A federally funded Department of Education TRIO program. Funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to prepare eligible participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. See website: http://www.uwstout.edu/mcnair/index.cfm

5. The Qube/LGBTQ Coordinator: A resource hub and coordinator for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ) students and allies at UW-Stout.

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:

There are multiple policies in place to respond and support those experiencing discrimination.
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A program known as "Students of Concern Team", is a group of students who have a genuine concern for fellow students and participate as active members of campus who help students in distress.

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?:

Information about support for underrepresented students from the Dean of Students

Information about support for underrepresented staff and faculty from the Minority and Faculty/Staff Leadership Intern

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