Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Virginia Commonwealth University
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jacek Ghosh
Director of Sustainability
VCU Sustainability
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

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

OMSA sponsors two mentoring programs designed to support the academic, professional and cultural needs of VCU’s freshmen and first year transfer students of color to increase retention and graduation rates. OMSA also offers students who need counseling, career and academic advising, and financial assistance direction to appropriate university services.


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

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Services works to recruit a diverse faculty.


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

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Services develops and enforces policies which ensure equal opportunity and access to education and employment to all members of the University community.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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