|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups
Director of Sustainability
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the student body:
Valencia College has Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups. The Office of Bridges to Success (BTS) is responsible for working with diverse populations to assist with the post-secondary transition from application to enrollment and graduation; assist the college in creating an educational environment that supports the success of these students. In addition, BTS is committed to helping all students become successful in achieving their educational and career goals. In addition to offering skillshops and mentoring, BTS covers the cost of tuition, fees, supplies, and books for students participating in the program
(31 Credit Hours for Academic Year = $5, 204.86).
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:
Valencia College has a diversity and equity committee, entitled the Annual Equity Update Report Taskforce members. Toward our college's objective to have faculty reflect our diverse student body a diversity representative is on each hiring committee. The Diversity & Inclusion Office is available for support.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:
The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :