Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00 Elonda Ervin
University Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

"President's charge

In October of 2016, President Daniel J. Bradley constituted a Diversity Council (now the Council on Inclusive Excellence) and charged them to:

Assist in the development of policy related to diversity issues, the appeal of affirmative action complaints, and dispositions
Develop recommendations to promote and maintain cultural and gender diversity among ISU employees and across positional levels
Develop recommendations to promote recruitment and retention of minority students
Be in compliance with Indiana Statute 21-27-5-4 requirements for such committees at Indiana’s public institutions of higher education
Prepare and submit annual reports of findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the Board of Trustees
The 30 members of the Council represent a broad cross-section of the university community (graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and exempt and non-exempt staff) and representatives from the Terre Haute community."

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

There are online modules that are required for all new hired employees (including student employees) that address diversity and sexual harassment. There are also SafeZone and Bafa Bafa training multiple times a year and at request for groups. Bafa Bafa is an effective cross-cultural simulation that gives participants the opportunity to build cross-cultural awareness. 

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information about the required trainings: http://www.indstate.edu/humres/training/index.htm

Information about our multicultural services and programs office and their resources:

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