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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Beth McGrew
Submission Date March 11, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Cincinnati
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Claire Sweigart
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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:

An array of programs and services exists to meet the diverse needs of our university community.

The African American Alumni Association is a constituent group of the overall University of Cincinnati Alumni Assocaition that reconnects African American alumni to the university through a variety of activities and events.

The African American Cultural & Resource Center supports the mission of the University by recruiting, retaining, encouraging the successful matriculation and enhancing the growth and development of students at the University of Cincinnati. However, the Center’s major focus is to address the academic, social, spiritual and cultural needs of the African American student population.

The Disability Services Office is dedicated to empowering students with disabilities through the delivery of reasonable accommodations and support services while educating the UC community to see beyond disabilities to the richness of inclusion.

The Emerging Ethnic Engineers (E3) Program is a comprehensive, nationally respected program which seeks to increase the number of African-American, Latino/a, and Native American students in the College of Engineering while helping such students achieve excellence in college and beyond.

The Emerging Ethnic Leaders Initiative works to increase and empower student of color leadership at the University of Cincinnati through community building, networking opportunities, service engagement, and mentoring.

The Office of Ethnic Programs & Services (EPS) embraces the ever-increasing diversity of the University of Cincinnati campus by: providing quality programs and services that enhance cultural, ethnic and racial awareness, supporting the needs of students of color, and building bridges between the university and the Cincinnati community.

The Office of Equal Opportunity reaffirms UC policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment in any of the programs and activities of the university. The Director serves as the Title IX Coordinator and oversees the resolution of faculty, staff, and student inquiries. The Office of Equal Opportunity coordinates support for and resolution of faculty and staff requests for reasonable accommodation.

Just Community is a major initiative to create cohesiveness, appreciation for diversity and a sense of pride among students, faculty and employees at the University of Cincinnati. Just Community can be described as an ideal, a philosophy or a state of mind.

The LGBTQ Center supports students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identify. The office includes a LGBTQ resource library and a common safe space for educational, social and recreational programming related to LGBTQ student issues.

The UC Early Learning Center serves children and families of the University of Cincinnati and community by providing a high quality, educational program sustained through a professional, nurturing staff.

UC International is responsible for the university's international strategy. Its three functional divisions are planning, programs, and services.

UC Women's Center creates equitable and safe environments on campus students through advocacy, research, and education.
Veterans Services are available to address the unique needs of students students re-entering civilian life after deployment.

Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) provides an environment for students to attain their full potential by engaging in activities with faculty and peers to promote their success in the science and engineering professions.


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

The Office of Equal Opportunity reaffirms UC policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment in any of the programs and activities of the university. The Director serves as the Title IX Coordinator and oversees the resolution of faculty, staff, and student inquiries. The Office of Equal Opportunity coordinates support for and resolution of faculty and staff requests for reasonable accommodation.

The Faculty Senate and its standing committees have the responsibility of acting as advisors to the Administration and the Board of Trustees of the University. Thus, the Senate represents faculty perspectives through a “shared governance” model and gives voice to the diversity and expertise that exists across our many colleges and divisions.

Just Community is a major initiative to create cohesiveness, appreciation for diversity and a sense of pride among students, faculty and employees at the University of Cincinnati. Just Community can be described as an ideal, a philosophy or a state of mind.

The UC Early Learning Center serves children and families of the University of Cincinnati and community by providing a high quality, educational program sustained through a professional, nurturing staff.

The Women's Initiatives Network (WIN) was formed in 2001 to advance gender equity at UC.

The Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) is a leadership program designed to prepare mid-career faculty and staff women for higher level positions, particularly within UC. First offered in 2000, the recently revitalized program continues the original program’s intent to assist UC women in advancing to senior academic and administrative positions. The program will include sessions on leadership styles and skills, critical issues in higher education and navigating the university culture.


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

The Office of Equal Opportunity reaffirms UC policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment in any of the programs and activities of the university. The Director serves as the Title IX Coordinator and oversees the resolution of faculty, staff, and student inquiries. The Office of Equal Opportunity coordinates support for and resolution of faculty and staff requests for reasonable accommodation.

Just Community is a major initiative to create cohesiveness, appreciation for diversity and a sense of pride among students, faculty and employees at the University of Cincinnati. Just Community can be described as an ideal, a philosophy or a state of mind.

The UC Early Learning Center serves children and families of the University of Cincinnati and community by providing a high quality, educational program sustained through a professional, nurturing staff.

The Women's Initiatives Network (WIN) was formed in 2001 to advance gender equity at UC.

The Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) is a leadership program designed to prepare mid-career faculty and staff women for higher level positions, particularly within UC. First offered in 2000, the recently revitalized program continues the original program’s intent to assist UC women in advancing to senior academic and administrative positions. The program will include sessions on leadership styles and skills, critical issues in higher education and navigating the university culture.


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.