Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.54
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date Sept. 21, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Yale University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amber Garrard
Associate Director
Yale Office of Sustainability
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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:

Yale University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds.
http://www.yale.edu/equalopportunity/policies/


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?:
Yes

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

Any student, employee, or applicant for programs or employment at Yale who is concerned about affirmative action, equal opportunity, sexual harassment, racial harassment, or fairness in admissions or employment at Yale, either in a general sense or with respect to his or her own situation, is encouraged to contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs. Talking about a problem with a member of the Office is not a part of any formal grievance procedure. However, the Director can investigate a situation and help to resolve it informally. The Office also informs individuals about the availability of the University's grievance procedures for students and employees. In cases in which the individual is not within a group of persons to which a formal grievance procedure applies, the Office will review a complaint. All inquiries are treated in a confidential manner.
http://www.yale.edu/equalopportunity/complaint/index.html
In response to concerns raised by students in the fall of 2015 about discrimination and harassment, the University established a website. This website outlines the informal and formal processes by which students can report, discuss with an administrator, or file a complaint about discrimination or harassment; describes university policies and federal and state laws; and highlights support resources within the Yale community. Yale is firmly committed to equal opportunity and diversity and to fostering an environment of civility and intellectual discovery in which all students can thrive. The university does not condone racial or sexual harassment or any other act of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.


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:

STUDENTS: The Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity is committed to building and maintaining a supportive Yale community where students from diverse backgrounds and experiences are supported in their professional, social, and intellectual goals and pursuits. Retention efforts to underrepresented groups include: Recruitment Trips, Graduate School Fairs and Conferences, B. Establishing Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, National Consortium and Special Interest Groups Involvement, Yale Campus Visits for traditionally underrepresented minority groups, "Diversity Recruitment Days", and Pipeline Programs for undergraduate students.

STAFF: These initiatives have been taken by the HR staffing team;
o Partner with the Yale affinity groups to promote job opportunities and assist with recruitment
o Have a presence at job fairs, whose primary audience includes underrepresented populations (i.e. Veterans)
o Formulation of a Disability affinity group to assist with recruitment of persons with disabilities
o Solicit speaking engagement opportunities to promote job opportunities at Yale University
o Create partnerships with local organizations that support underrepresented groups (NAACP, National Society of Hispanic MBA’s, National Black Social Workers, Veterans, etc.)
o Creation of a Speakers Bureau – staff willing to go to schools, churches, conferences, meetings to discuss job opportunities at Yale

FACULTY:
The provost's faculty development fund provides matching funds (a supplement of up to half the salary for three years) to support the appointment of faculty targets of opportunity who would enrich diversity or contribute on another dimension of strategic importance to the university.
The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies' Pinchot fellowships were created with the intention of bringing diverse emerging scholars and early-career faculty to the School.


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?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

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

Yale provides a number of groups on campus to support diversity including Cultural Centers, Chaplain's Office, LGBTQ Resources, Yale Women's Center, Yale Veterans, ROTC at Yale, International Students & Scholars, Yale World Fellows, Office for Grad Student Development & Diversity, Minority Student Coordinators, and more.
http://studentlife.yale.edu/diversity
http://www.yale.edu/equalopportunity/resources/docs/Yale_Diversity_EO_Booklet_Web-r1.pdf

Yale's Affinity Groups are open to all employees and provide support and representation to underrepresented groups.
http://www.yale.edu/hronline/diversity/
http://www.yale.edu/equalopportunity/resources/docs/OEOP-Booklet-2015-16.pdf

Diversity is integral to Yale’s academic excellence and global leadership. The Provost’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity provides strategic direction to promote gender and ethnic diversity among Yale’s faculty.
http://www.yale.edu/equalopportunity/resources/docs/Yale_Diversity_EO_Booklet_Web-r1.pdf

Women's Faculty Forum
http://wff.yale.edu/


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

The Edward A. Bouchet Fellowship Program is named in honor of Yale’s first African-American graduate and the first African-American in the United States to earn a PhD. The Bouchet Fellowship is designed to increase the number of minority students and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs and subsequent careers in academia.
http://yalecollege.yale.edu/student-services/funding-opportunities/edward-bouchet-undergraduate-fellowship-program

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program is named after Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, educator, college president, and civil rights activist and underwritten by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This competitive program is designed to increase the number of minority students and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will purse PhDs and subsequent careers in academia in selected core fields in the Arts and Sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
http://yalecollege.yale.edu/student-services/funding-opportunities/mellon-mays-undergraduate-fellowship-program


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?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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