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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date June 15, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Cleveland State University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Randy Bowling
Special Projects
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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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:

"Cleveland State University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and education. No person at the university will be denied opportunity for employment or education or be subject to discrimination in any project, program, or activity because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran or other protected veteran status."

https://www.csuohio.edu/institutional-equity/non-discrimination-statement-0


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:

Cleveland State University has hired a faculty fellow for academic diversity recruitment. The fellow undertakes the following actions:
Identifies formal and informal recruitment networks.
Provides guidance to colleges as to how they can engage the networks.
Makes recommendations for long-term improvements in attracting diverse faculty.
Explores and shares best practices for faculty recruitment nationally.

Human Resources maintains a database of diverse candidates for potential faculty and staff recruitment.

CSU's Diversity Plan outlines strategies to "aggressively recruit, attract and retain diverse and underrepresented populations through targeted marketing strategies and intentional student support efforts."


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:

The CSU Counseling Center provides a wide range of services to students, faculty, and staff. We offer academic, career, and personal counseling, consultation and outreach programming, training, group facilitation, and other services aimed at helping individuals and groups who are members of the campus community meet their respective personal and professional goals. Group sessions are offered for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Ally students.
https://www.csuohio.edu/counselingcenter/counselingcenter

The Office of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement offers specific programs and activities that assist students from diverse backgrounds to more effectively connect to resources and support networks on campus that will ensure their academic and social success.

TRIO/Student Support Services Program:
Trio supports over 500 low-income students with specialized advising services, success coaching, tutoring and financial literacy programming.
Student Support Services (SSS) is one of eight TRIO programs and is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for academic development, assistance with basic college requirements and the motivation and support needed to complete a college degree. To be accepted into the program students must be either low income (based of federal guidelines) or a first generation college student.
https://www.csuohio.edu/trio/triostudent-support-services

Navigators are students, coaches and faculty mentors who promote a "Navigation to Graduation" strategy of academic success, retention and degree completion for diverse students. Through the program, first-year students receive peer mentoring assistance. Second-year students receive academic coaching and professional mentors. Continuing students preparing for graduation work closely with participating faculty and other University resources to explore post baccalaureate options including graduate study and/or careers and entry into the workforce.
https://www.csuohio.edu/engagement/navigators

The Mosaic House on 12 provides a unique multipurpose space – located on the 12th floor of Rhodes Tower - that enables students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds in learning to navigate a diverse global society. Through social and academic interactions, students explore differences and strategies for promoting inclusion in a multicultural environment.
http://www.csuohio.edu/engagement/mosaic-house-12-1


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?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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