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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 50.82
Liaison Mary-lee Townsend
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Fanshawe College
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary-Lee Townsend
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and Sustainability
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

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

The First Nations Centre at Fanshawe College provides academic services, social, cultural, and recreational activities as well as a comfortable atmosphere for our First Nations students.

Opportunities and services for International Students through the International Student Centre include:
• Meet a mentor through our Host Program! International students are matched with a Canadian student, staff member or a senior International student to practise English and enjoy their new home
• Assistance with CIC permits – Study Permits, Work Permits and Multiple Entry Visa applications
• Women’s Conversation Circles
• Membership with the Fanshawe International Society
• Events, Activities and Seminars geared towards International students
• Student Success… applicants, students and graduates
• The Homestay Program – living with a Canadian family

Spectrum is a student club that is a social and support group for LGBTQ2+ students at the college. Resources are available as well as a referral systems for student use. The regular events/meetings include discussion of issues pertaining to the LGBTQ2+ community, guest speakers, game nights, movie nights and special community events


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

A Board report that gets submitted in March called the Staff Monitoring Report, Board Interactions with Staff and Employees Monitoring Report - ensures that we don't have any discriminatory practices (look under board policies, reports on organization) are an equal opportunity employer, look for statement on the job page

On all job postings, it is stated that: Fanshawe College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equity, value diversity, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Fanshawe College provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, the hiring manager and the Recruitment Coordinator leading the recruitment will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.

The Positive Space group is dedicated to keeping Fanshawe College a diverse and inclusive environment. We conduct ally training sessions happening throughout the year for faculty and staff, provide ally training to the Residence Assistants, and work with the student group Spectrum to ensure a respectful environment is maintained. The sessions include: LGBT Awareness, Transgeneder Awareness, Cultural Awareness.


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

A Board report that gets submitted in March called the Staff Monitoring Report, Board Interactions with Staff and Employees Monitoring Report - ensures that we don't have any discriminatory practices (look under board policies, reports on organization) are an equal opportunity employer, look for statement on the job page

On all job postings, it is stated that: Fanshawe College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equity, value diversity, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Fanshawe College provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, the hiring manager and the Recruitment Coordinator leading the recruitment will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.

The Positive Space group is dedicated to keeping Fanshawe College a diverse and inclusive environment. We conduct ally training sessions happening throughout the year for faculty and staff, provide ally training to the Residence Assistants, and work with the student group Spectrum to ensure a respectful environment is maintained. The sessions include: LGBT Awareness, Transgeneder Awareness, Cultural Awareness.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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