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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 70.03
Liaison Nancy Wilkin
Submission Date May 26, 2014
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STARS v1.1

Royal Roads University
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brie Haley
Team Member
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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:

Indigenous Education and Student Services provides cultural, academic and financial support for students.The Aboriginal Circle is a community open to students, faculty and staff at RRU who have an interest in connecting with one another and provides a virtual space for discussions relevant to the Aboriginal community.

RRU Proud offers services including positive space network workshops. Transgender individuals in the process of gender transition are accommodated appropriately in the services that RRU offers on campus in both residential housing and gender neutral washrooms.

The student body has a wide range of service available to them found through the student services office including counseling, career advising, accessibility and experiential education services.


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

Although no specific program exists, affirmative action in the pursuit of balancing diversity of RRU employees is a directive taken as an overall initiative to increase diversity. This affirmative action directive is applied if all other employee requirements are met and equal amongst all potential employees.

PPC Canada is an employee and family wellness program open to all faculty and staff of the university. While this service is not specific to underrepresented groups, any faculty member may use the services of PPC Canada.

Faculty and associate faculty have access to the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies including information and resources to provide education and teaching using varied approaches to meet different learning styles and bridge language and cultural barriers that may be encountered in the classroom..


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

Although no specific program exists, affirmative action in the pursuit of balancing diversity of RRU employees is a directive taken as an overall initiative to increase diversity. This affirmative action directive is applied if all other employee requirements are met and equal amongst all potential employees.

PPC Canada is a employee and family wellness program open to all faculty and staff of the university. While this service is not specific to underrepresented groups, any employee may use the services of PPC Canada.


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

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