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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 74.63
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date July 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Stanford University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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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:

STAFF
Staff Groups at Stanford University help employees meet new people and provide opportunities for professional, social and personal support.

For a complete listing of affinity groups, please visit:
https://diversityandaccess.stanford.edu/diversity/staff-groups

FACULTY
The intellectual life at Stanford is enhanced by the contributions of a diverse faculty. To build a broad-based academic community, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity supports a number of faculty groups, community events, and programs. The Vice Provost co-convenes the University's Diversity Cabinet along with the Vice Provosts for Graduate Education and Undergraduate Education.

Please visit the following website for more details:
https://facultydevelopment.stanford.edu/diversity-and-community

STUDENTS
Stanford understands that holistic student development happens with support and access both inside and outside the realm of academics. The diversity on Stanford’s campus can be felt through classes, student organizations, residential life, and eight individual community centers. These different venues not only serve as a general resource for the campus community, but more importantly, serve the critical purpose of empowering students to strive to reach their full potential. The community centers include:

Asian American Activities Center
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/a3c/cgi-bin/

Bechtel International Center
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/icenter/

Black Community Services Center
http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/bcsc

Office of Accessible Education
http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/oae

El Centro Chicano
http://elcentro.stanford.edu/

Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Program) Cultural Center
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/nacc/

Women’s Center
http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/wcc

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT) Community Resource Center
http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/lgbtcrc

In addition to these community centers, a list of the hundreds of student-organized affinity groups and clubs can be found online.
http://admission.stanford.edu/student/organizations/


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:

The response/grievance policies are too detailed and role-specific to describe in the available space. Instead, please visit the websites described and listed below.

For details on the reporting procedure/policy, please visit:
https://diversityandaccess.stanford.edu/reporting-concern

For grievances related to staff, please visit:
https://adminguide.stanford.edu/chapter-2/subchapter-1/policy-2-1-11

For grievances related to students, please visit:
http://exploredegrees.stanford.edu/nonacademicregulations/#text

For grievances related to faculty, please visit:
http://facultyhandbook.stanford.edu/ch8.html#grievance


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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