Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.79
Liaison William Ghrist
Submission Date May 23, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Washtenaw Community College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Bill Ghrist
Manager of Energy and System Integration
Energy 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:

"Washtenaw Community College does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other protected status as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal statutes in the educational programs and related activities which it offers. Further, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the educational programs and related activities which it offers.

http://www.wccnet.edu/trustees/policies/2005/"


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):
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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:

WCC has several initiatives involving minority outreach programs for underrepresented students. This includes a minority plan for students in underserved school districts. Human Resources strategically advertises in publications and online hiring portals that focuses on underrepresented staff/faculty.


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?:
No

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

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

Currently, WCC has programs to support women in STEM, English as a Second Language Students, mentoring and support program for students of color.


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?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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WCC has one gender-neutral bathroom in each building. Locations are available at the following website: http://diversity.wccnet.edu/files/2016/03/restrooms.png

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