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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.

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Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

UNCG sponsors several programs and organizations which support under-represented groups of students and/or provide avenues for students to work with under-represented groups in the Greensboro community. Students are represented by and participate with the following (those not self-explanatory are described):
-Asian Students Association
-Associated Campus Ministries Center
-Better Days Coalition - To raise awareness, take action and foster debate on issues of social justice both in the Greensboro area and the world, while building ties between the UNCG student body and the greater Greensboro community.
-Black Business Student Association
-The Black Graduate Student Association
-Black Nursing Students Association
-Caribbean Students Association
-Center for New North Carolinians - Aims to build bridges among immigrant populations and existing communities throughout the state of North Carolina by providing:
* Outreach and Educational Programming
* Research and Evaluation
* Information Services
* Technical Support
* Immigrant and Refugee Leadership Development
-Chinese Student Association
-International Programs Center - Helps students negotiate Study Abroad and Exchanges, as well as to help international students discover UNCG. Also serves Visiting Scholars and Faculty to enhance the academic experiences of students and faculty alike.
-International Student Association - Promotes international diversity on campus. Seeks to promote fellowship among the representative nations on the campus of UNCG.
-The Muslim Student Association
-NAACP College Chapter
-Native American Student Association
-Neo Black Society - Strives to make the University community aware and appreciative of African-American culture and achievements. With African-American pride as the dominant theme, the Society serves to develop awareness among people of all races.
-Office of Multicultural Affairs - Promotes cultural awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity and fosters intercultural and cross-cultural understanding. Provides programs and services that support the academic mission of the University by enhancing the educational, personal, cultural, and social development of students. Builds positive advocacy and collaborative relationships with students of color who represent the African American, Hispanic/ Latino, Asian and Asian American, Native American, LGBT and multiracial communities. The Office also strives to build relationships with the general student body. The Office continues to build partnerships with UNCG departments and Greensboro groups and organizations.
-PRIDE! - A gay, lesbian, transgendered, questioning and allied student association which is designed to be an
educational, political awareness and social organization. It mission is to educate members about sexual identification and its place within society. Weekly meetings, social functions and community outreach events are
held regarding the concerns of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning community.
-Race and Gender Institute - Fosters greater inclusion of minority perspectives in the curriculum. Encourages a
critical dialogue about race, gender, and sexual orientation in teaching, research and scholarship, and intellectual discourse at UNCG. Serves as a catalyst for healing old wounds connected to the southern past and a progressive force with respect to social justice, civility, and academic freedom.
-SAFEZONE - A campus group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning individuals supported by student, faculty, and staff allies. Provides resources for students, faculty and staff who want to offer a safe, comfortable environment for anyone who seeks it. Encourages an atmosphere free of homophobia and heterosexism. Provides a setting of appreciation, affirmation, and information for and about the GLBT community.
-Spanish American/Latino Student Association (SALSA)
-Students of Action - Serves the UNCG Community through community and campus activities in conjunction with various organizations.


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

Two academic departments are directly related to under-represented groups, African American Studies and Women's & Gender Studies. Further, four academic units have developed diversity initiatives:
*College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Initiatives
*School of Education Access and Equity Committee
*School of Nursing Community Engagement
*University Libraries Diversity Initiatives.

Finally, faculty sponsor or participate in many of the organizations that work for under-represented groups on
campus as well:
Associated Campus Ministries Center
Better Days Coalition
Center for New North Carolinians
International Programs Center
NAACP College Chapter
Neo Black Society
Office of Multicultural Affairs
PRIDE!
Race and Gender Institute
SAFEZONE


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

Staff sponsor or participate in several of the groups that support under-represented members of the campus, including:

Associated Campus Ministries Center
Better Days Coalition
Center for New North Carolinians
International Programs Center
NAACP College Chapter
Neo Black Society
Office of Multicultural Affairs
PRIDE!
Race and Gender Institute
SAFEZONE


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

Information for this credit was collected in part by Michael Tuso, a former undergraduate student intern with the Office of Sustainability.

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