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Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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Haverford College
PAE-8: Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jason McGraw
Director of Student Activities
Student Life
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support under-represented groups on campus?:
Yes

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

The Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is dedicated to implementing educational and cultural programs that improve campus climate and enhance community life at Haverford.
Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
MSP is a student-run networking and mentoring program dedicated to the
goal of academic excellence. Student coordinators, in collaboration
with faculty and deans, plan workshops designed to communicate the
wisdom and experience of upperclassmen to new students. Open to all
students in all disciplines, MSP sponsors workshops, panel
discussions, trips to graduate school fairs, as well as convening
informal gatherings that foster mentoring.

Multicultural Leadership Institute (MLI)
The goals for the Multicultural Leadership Institute are:
To assist students in their transition to college, and enhance
leadership skills.
To encourage personal and social awareness about issues of
difference (race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic class, power, and
privilege) that can serve as a framework for understanding
society-at-large, the campus culture, inter/intra group dynamics and
individual, interpersonal interactions.
To provide support and information that helps students navigate
the college system.

Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS)
The goal of the Alliance of Latin American Students is to raise
awareness of the different Latin American cultures within the
Haverford community and, more importantly, to increase the
appreciation of these various cultures. These goals are exemplified
through the many activities that the club sponsors.

Asian Students Association (ASA)
Asian Students Association (ASA) is an affinity group at Haverford
College whose mission is to represent and promote the Asian and Asian
American student community. We meet once per week to discuss issues
facing the Asian and Asian American community on and off campus, plan
future events, and act as a support group for our members. We strive
to strengthen alliances with other affinity groups at Haverford and
with our counterparts at Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College.

Bi-Co Japanese Culture Club
The purpose of this organization is to explore Japanese culture
through various social and cultural activities and events relating to
Japan.

Bi-College Korean Students Association (Bi-Co KSA)
The purpose of this organization is to act as a resource for the
Bi-College Korean American student community, and to provide a space
for networking through community activism and cultural events. The
organization also strives to raise awareness of Korean and Korean
American culture within the Bi-College student community.

Black Students League (BSL)
The Black Students League is devoted to the enrichment of Haverford's
community. Therefore everyone is invited to join. We pledge to
stimulate dialogue and heighten awareness about issues in the Black
community, within the college and in the wider world of Africa and the
Diaspora. In addition we hope to enlighten the community about the
rich cultural heritage of our people. It is believed that by educating
both ourselves and others around us, we can provoke positive action
and personal development. We have three main goals: make the campus
aware of serious issues afflicting the black community and their
impact on society as a whole, explore Black cultural heritage, and
provide a supportive environment for Black students.

GirlSpot
GirlSpot is an affinity group on campus for Haverford’s gay, bisexual,
and queer women. It is an informal social space for talking, meeting
each other, watching movies, hanging out, etc.

Haverford Hillel
Haverford Hillel is an organization dedicated to hosting a variety of
Jewish religious, cultural, social and education events for the
Haverford College community.

International Students Association (ISA)
ISA aims to provide a support system for international students at
Haverford College, and helps ease their transition to life at
Haverford and in the US. We also plan the International Students'
Orientation along with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For the
current international students at Haverford, ISA organizes regular
outings in the form of educational and cultural trips into the
historic city of Philadelphia and neighboring areas. ISA also acts as
a resource for prospective international students and those who have
gained admission to Haverford College, answering their questions and
addressing their concerns and needs. Meetings are held on alternate
weeks and all are welcome. We wholeheartedly invite all people who are
interested in international issues and wish to spend time with
international students in an informal setting to come join us.

Muslim Students Association (MSA)
No description provided.

Queer Discussion Group (QDG)
Queer Discussion Group QDG is a safe, confidential space for queer
students, gender-queer students, and students who may be questioning
their gender or their sexuality. It gives those students a
confidential, safe, judgment-free space where they can meet other
queer students at Haverford, sit back and listen, or discuss queer
issues.

Remix
The mission of REMIX is to raise awareness and appreciation of
multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multiracial individuals on campus, as
well as to foster discussion of the unique issues of mixed identity
and cross-cultural friendships and relationships. We are an
all-encompassing group that welcomes students from all backgrounds to
join and take part in our activities, which will include regular
meetings and the hosting of events promoting diversity and
multicultural pride on campus.

South Asian Society (SAS)
The South Asian Society is an association of students with origins
from the Indian subcontinent. SAS strives to create a greater
awareness of self-identity to the members of the club as well as
increase awareness of the South Asian presence on campus. SAS consists
of a diverse group of students who celebrate their own heritage and
traditions but also participate in a broader scale of campus-wide and
community events. By means of cultural discussions and events, SAS
intends to create a space of comfort for students of South Asian
descent to ensure their enjoyment and success at Haverford.

Women of Color
Women of Color is an organization funded with the intent of being a
ready support system for women at Haverford College. Women of Color
hopes to provide support mainly in three areas: Academically, socially
and spiritually so that our members can have a group with whom they
may express their individual and collective concerns.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the faculty:

Carebridge provides Work-Life Services and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to employees. The assistance received from Carebridge is completely confidential and there is not cost to employees for using the services.

As part of the EAP benefit, you, and your eligible dependents, have access to three consultations, either face-to-face or scheduled telephonic counseling sessions. On-going coaching and follow-up are also available. This service provide you with one complete resource to address a wide variety of personal and family needs. The following are the types of issues and concerns that can be accessed through Carebridge:

Work Life
Child Care
Eldercare
Personal Financial Concerns
Relocation Guidance
Time Management
Parenting/Schooling Issues
Continuing Education Plan

Employee Assistance
Marital Relationships
Alcohol and Drug Problems
Family/Parenting Relationships
Stress Management
Grief and Loss
Financial Pressures
Difficult Emotional Issues

Counselors are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Carebridge services are available to all full-time and part-time employees by calling 1-800-437-0911, or on the web at http://www.myliferesource.com/. Our company access code for on-line access is TTY4N


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the staff:

Carebridge provides Work-Life Services and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to employees. The assistance received from Carebridge is completely confidential and there is not cost to employees for using the services.

As part of the EAP benefit, you, and your eligible dependents, have access to three consultations, either face-to-face or scheduled telephonic counseling sessions. On-going coaching and follow-up are also available. This service provide you with one complete resource to address a wide variety of personal and family needs. The following are the types of issues and concerns that can be accessed through Carebridge:

Work Life
Child Care
Eldercare
Personal Financial Concerns
Relocation Guidance
Time Management
Parenting/Schooling Issues
Continuing Education Plan

Employee Assistance
Marital Relationships
Alcohol and Drug Problems
Family/Parenting Relationships
Stress Management
Grief and Loss
Financial Pressures
Difficult Emotional Issues

Counselors are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Carebridge services are available to all full-time and part-time employees by calling 1-800-437-0911, or on the web at http://www.myliferesource.com/. Our company access code for on-line access is TTY4N


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

While not specifically geared towards underrepresented groups, faculty and staff have access to Carebridge. This program provides counseling from issues such as stress management, grief and loss, financial pressures and difficult emotional issues. Students have access to many specialized groups on campus. All topics along with website are listed below.

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