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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 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Haverford College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 3.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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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:

For Students:
Haverford College does not discriminate in education or employment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy is consistent with relevant governmental statutes and regulations, including those pursuant to Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Inquiries concerning Title IX may be addressed to Steve Watter, Title IX Coordinator (Chase 213, 610-896-4246, swatter@haverford.edu), and other policies of non-discrimination may be referred to the Affirmative Action Officers or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC. Affirmative action questions should be referred to Muriel Brisbon in the Office of Human Resources (610-896-1250).

For Faculty & Staff:
Haverford College is committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination because of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, such as recruitment, selection, training, promotion, salaries, benefits, discipline, terminations, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

In keeping with Haverford College’s long-standing policy of non-discrimination, the Board of Managers of Haverford College has established a program of affirmative action. The goal of this program is to attract and retain staff of high quality and diverse backgrounds and to do so without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. In accordance with the Affirmative Action Policy, the College recruits persons in these protected categories as candidates for Haverford positions that become available. The results of the hiring process are reviewed regularly by the Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) to make certain these goals are being met.

More information is available in the faculty and staff handbooks.


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?:
No

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:

Haverford College's Multicultural Recruitment program is designed to engage and recruit students of color, first-generation students, and other underrepresented communities. Working with a number of community-based organizations and traveling across the county, the Admission office strives to recruit students from underrepresented groups.

Haverford is also a member of the Consortium for Faculty Diversity, which works on increasing the diversity of students, faculty members and curricular offerings at liberal arts colleges with a particular focus on enhancing the diversity of faculty members and of applicants for faculty positions.


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?:
No

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

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

The Office of Multicultural Affairs
"The OMA sustains and carries out Haverford's commitment to diversity by supporting student programs, faculty initiatives and curricular innovations that cultivate a vibrant and multifacted intellectual community"
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.

There are also a host of student-run affinity groups spanning many backgrounds, identities, faiths, and nationalities, through which students find support, programming, and community.


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 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program was designed as part of a long–term commitment by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help remedy, and eventually eradicate, the serious shortage of faculty of color in higher education. Through the comprehensive mentoring and financial support which the MMUF Program provides to selected Fellows, starting at the end of their sophomore year, the Program seeks to provide the requisites for a successful preparation for training for, and entering the professoriate.


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
No

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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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