Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.66
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Wells College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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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:

Academic support is offered through the Office of Student Success to all students requesting such assistance.

Professional counseling is available to students through the Medical Center to all students requesting such assistance. Professional counseling for employees is available through our Employee Assistance Program.

The Student Committee on Inclusive and Intercultural Excellence consists of a student representative from each class as well as a representative from each of intercultural group including but not limited to: WISA (Wells International students Association), POWER (Praising Our Work, Ethnicity and Race), Sexuality and Gender Activist (SAGA), Sex Collective, Women’s Resource Center (WRC), and a non-traditional student. The committee works cooperatively with other diversity groups on campus to foster respect, interculturalism and pluralism within the Wells College Community. The committee meets at least once per month to address student concerns and consider matters of importance to the student community. The Director of Residence Life and Learning Communities serves as the advisor.

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:

Students, faculty and staff may report a Bias Incident or Hate Crime directly to the Department of Campus Safety, Office of Residence Life & Learning Communities, the Dean of Students Office, or the Office of Human Resources. You can anonymously report a bias-related incident or hate crime by filling out an electronic Incident Report. You can submit the report electronically by e-mailing it to bias-response@wells.edu or sending it through campus mail to the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) mailbox located in the Mail Room (Main Building). Hard copies of these forms are also available outside of the Office of Human Resources (Macmillan Hall), and the Collegiate Cabinet Office (Main Building).

1. All reports of an alleged bias incident or hate crime should be documented in writing. When documenting the incident:
Provide a detailed account of the incident, including date, time and location
Relate to the best of your ability the specific content of the words, gestures, or other behavior
Identify the alleged perpetrator, if known to you and/or provide a detailed description
List all witnesses and contact information
Attach written information (i.e. e-mails, letters or notes); contact the Department of Security to take photographs of visual evidence or information
Include other pertinent information that will assist the college in response
2. All reports of an alleged bias incident or hate crime will be forwarded to the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) who will follow up with all individuals involved and the campus community.

The Bias Incident Response Team members include:
Collegiate Cabinet President
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion: Brad Frazier
Professor of History: Cynthia (CJ) Koepp
Dean of Students: Jennifer Michael
Director of Campus Safety: Dennis Fairchild
Coordinator for Student Achievement: Megan Reidl
Manager of Human Resources: Kit Van Orman

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?:

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