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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.69
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date July 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colgate University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

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

The ALANA center - provides a home and a meeting place to support students of color and their cultural identities and histories, students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds are always welcome. Through sponsored programming and student organizations they challenge us to explore issues of inclusiveness and multiple identities.

The Counseling Center, the Office of the Chaplains, and Health Services offer confidential support and discussion about LGBTQ-related issues. All members of the Counseling Center are trained to assist students of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Some staff have extensive training and experience working with LGBTQ clients. Additionally, the staff have attended Safe Zone training -- an educational program about the terminology, resources, coming out process, and experiences of those in the LGBTQ community.The LGBTQ Studies minor program also sponsors a number of speakers and invited authors.

The Center for Leadership & Student Involvement (CLSI) staff works closely with the leadership of the Student Government Association (SGA), the Colgate Activities Board (CAB), and more than 100 student organizations to provide numerous campus events, programs, and projects. Rather than plan activities, CLSI advisors instead concentrate on helping student organizations in creating their own social and educational activities.

The office of Academic Support and Disability Services is focused on making programs, facilities, and services accessible to individuals with disabilities and has a strong commitment to opportunities for diversity and growth for the entire campus community.

Queerfest - This annual event provides LGBTQ and ally students an opportunity to network, socialize, and learn with their peers at a conference-style program of speakers, workshops, and social events.

Family Dinner - During classes, every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. the LGBTQ and ally community comes together to connect over a meal at Frank Dining Hall. You and all members of the Colgate and Hamilton communities are welcome!


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

Colgate University is committed to the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational enterprise, and to a learning and living environment where all members of the community feel safe and respected. Acts of discrimination and harassment are serious violations of Colgate community values. This policy aims to promote a Colgate community where all members can study, live, and work together in a community characterized by mutual respect.


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?:
Yes

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

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