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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 Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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STARS v1.1

University of Northern Iowa
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Terry Hogan
Vice President
Division of Student Affairs
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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:

Currently 43 Departments or Units on campus that sponsor a variety of programs ranging from campus wide events that are open to the public, to targeted trainings and seminars, plus a variety of other activities. These activities are directed toward fulfilling targeted University Strategic goals including:
1. Educate all students to ensure that they are prepared to live and work successfully in a diverse world.
2. Enhance the diversity of the student body.
3. Enhance the diversity of the faculty.
4. Enhance the diversity of the P&S staff.
5. Enhance the diversity of the merit staff.
6. Maintain a welcoming and supportive environment for students.
7. Maintain a welcoming and supportive environment for faculty and staff.
8. Promote success for students who are in the minority.
9. Promote success for faculty and staff who are in the minority.
10. Institutionalize planning related to diversity to assure persistent attention to goals.
11. Allocate funding to support diversity efforts.
12. Measure and report progress on diversity-related efforts
13. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with communities and/or community organizations.
14. Provide faculty and/or staff professional development on diversity.
15. Communicate publicly about diversity efforts.
16. Formally reward and/or recognize contributions to achieving diversity-related goals.


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

Below is a list of programs geared toward faculty. Some of these programs overlap with staff programs. Full descriptions of the programs are available online but do require a UNI username and password.

Enhance the diversity of the faculty.
1. Provision of data and statistics to support diversity-related decision making

Maintain a welcoming and supportive environment for faculty and staff.
1. RA Staff Selection and Training

Promote success for faculty and staff who are in the minority.
1. Disability Services for Faculty and Staff

Provide faculty and/or staff professional development on diversity.
1. Faculty/Staff Orientation Presentation
2. Harassment Prevention Training
3. Insights for Effectiveness
4. Iowa's I.D.E.A. Diversity Summit
5. Midwest RA Conference Diversity Sessions
6. National Coalition Building Institute
7. Undoing Racism Training

Formally reward and/or recognize contributions to achieving diversity-related goals.
1. Diversity Matters Awards
2. Multicultural Teachers Reception


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

Below is a list of programs geared toward staff. Some of these programs overlap with faculty programs. Full descriptions of the programs are available online but do require a UNI username and password.

Enhance the diversity of the P&S staff.
1. DOR Professional Staff Selection

Maintain a welcoming and supportive environment for faculty and staff.
1. RA Staff Selection and Training

Promote success for faculty and staff who are in the minority.
1. Disability Services for Faculty and Staff

Provide faculty and/or staff professional development on diversity.
1. Faculty/Staff Orientation Presentation
2. Harassment Prevention Training
3. Insights for Effectiveness
4. Iowa's I.D.E.A. Diversity Summit
5. Midwest RA Conference Diversity Sessions
6. National Coalition Building Institute
7. Undoing Racism Training

Formally reward and/or recognize contributions to achieving diversity-related goals.
1. Diversity Matters Awards
2. Multicultural Teachers Reception


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

This information is free and available to anyone with University of Northern Iowa credentials.

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.