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Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

Indiana University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. The Office of Affirmative Action works to ensure compliance with federal, state and university equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies and requirements. These procedures guide the Office of Affirmative Action when handling any incident of alleged discrimination related to any of the IU campuses, including IUPUI.

Official Policy: http://policies.iu.edu/policies/categories/administration-operations/equal-opportunity/Equal-Opportunity-Affirmative-Action.shtml

Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications.
As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission. Questions specific to Title IX may be referred to the Office for Civil Rights or the University Title IX Coordinator.

Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans.


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) 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 protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):

• The IUPUI Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) manages the complaint and grievance process. IUPUI is committed to maintaining an employment and learning environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Discrimination or harassment based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other legally prohibited basis is unlawful and undermines the character of our campus. OEO is the campus's neutral unit charged with investigating allegations of discrimination and harassment in the working and learning environment.

OEO helps students, faculty, staff, and community members handle concerns through inquiry, mediation, consultations/coaching, and formal investigations. Report a concern or file a complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity. Use this form to make complaints related to discrimination, retaliation, harassment, or sexual misconduct policy. When submitted, this form will be sent to staff at IUPUI's Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) only. Someone from OEO will reach out to you within three (3) business days. If you have any questions, please contact oeoiupui@iupui.edu. If this is an emergency, call 911 or IUPUI Police: 317-274-4911.

OEO Annual Reports can be found at: https://oeo.iupui.edu/about-us/annual-reports/index.html

• The IUPUI Division of Student Affairs also oversees and provides resources regarding the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, & Conduct: http://studentcode.iu.edu/ which includes B. Right to Freedom from Discrimination. Students who believe that they are victims of discrimination may obtain information concerning the university’s applicable policies and procedures from the campus affirmative action officer, Title IX Coordinator, or the dean of students office.

IU provides electronic Student Report systems for: https://studentaffairs.iupui.edu/student-conduct/submit-report.html or if in immediate danger, Call 911 or IUPUI Police: 317-274-4911

Personal Conduct https://iupui-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid814697?

Sexual Misconduct https://iupui-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid381932?

Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Incidents https://indiana-gme-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid764263?

• Reporting concerning behavior: Are you concerned about the health, well-being, or safety of someone? Connect with the Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT). The Behavioral Consultation Team provides Crisis & Local Resources, List of IUPUI Office contacts and guidance for Faculty & Staff support.
https://bct.iupui.edu/

Get the support you need: Confidential resources, counseling, and crisis support are available to students who have experienced sexual assault and relationship violence.

• The IUPUI Office of Student Advocacy also provides guidance and resources on any type of student need or emergency. See Advocacy & Resources: https://studentaffairs.iupui.edu/advocacy-resources/index.html and the “Help me Roar” website. The R.O.A.R. — or "Registry of Options and Resources" — website is a one-stop shop of information with campus and local community resources within a five-mile radius of IUPUI. https://helpmeroar.iupui.edu/

• DACA @ IU https://daca.iu.edu/
IU's commitment: Indiana University has long recognized the absolute necessity of a diverse and inclusive community to an excellent education. All IU students, regardless of their background or country of origin, are welcome in our community. Each and every one brings perspectives and experiences that, taken together, enrich the educational experience and prepare our students to thrive in the 21st century. Our student body expresses who we are as a community and reflects our foundational commitment to inclusion and diversity.
As a public institution bound by federal and state laws, Indiana University is able to, and will, take several steps to support all IU students, regardless of personal characteristics or background:
o We respect the privacy of all students equally, in their studies, work, and personal lives, and therefore will only inquire into, record, use, or communicate a person’s immigration status when required by law or when necessary to protect a person’s safety; in particular, we protect the privacy of all student records as required by the Federal Educational Records Protection Act (FERPA).
o We provide counseling and support to students on immigration-related concerns.
o We will counsel students about and connect students to available resources for educational and living expenses for which they are legally eligible.
o We vigorously investigate and refer for prosecution anyone who threatens, intimidates, or harasses any member of our community, and make special efforts to protect those who are targeted or at risk for physical harm, threats or intimidation.
o We will continue and intensify IU's long-standing advocacy for expanded access to higher education for all Indiana University students living in the United States, including specifically advocating for the continuation of DACA and for the equal treatment of such students for all educational programs. President McRobbie signed a letter last year in conjunction with many other university presidents and chancellors stating our support of continuing and expanding the DACA program.

• IUPUI Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides counseling and support for IUPUI community members with immigration-related concerns. This office handles immigration-related questions for DACA students at IUPUI, IUPUC, and IU Fort Wayne. More: international.iupui.edu/visas/daca-resources.html

OIA will also work with General Counsel to provide referrals to attorneys on immigration-related legal issues. https://vpgc.iu.edu/our-services/immigration/index.html


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

(1) Students
• IUPUI Division of Enrollment Management has developed a Strategic Enrollment Plan that includes specific Key Performance Indicators on New Student Enrollment and Diversity. A Key Enrollment Strategy is to create a comprehensive diversity plan that coordinates and streamlines initiatives and resources in a complimentary manner, gaining support from Undergraduate Admissions, Academic Schools and the Division of Enrollment Management. For all campuses, the ultimate goal is to enroll students who are of high academic quality, diverse, and committed to their education. More: dem.iupui.edu

• University College - Division of Undergraduate Education provides recruitment and support for underrepresented groups. More: uc.iupui.edu/student-support-programs/index.html):
o The 21st Century Scholars Success Program supports IUPUI 21st Century Scholars with a diverse array of programs and services.
o The Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP) is to enhance the transition and success of IUPUI students from populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education
o The Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program offers students who face significant barriers to educational success an opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree at IUPUI. The program targets lower-income individuals who were either raised in the child welfare system (such as foster care), have physical disabilities, or are returning adults with dependents.
o IUPUI Upward Bound provides low-income, first-generation potential college students quality instruction and academic support to ensure their successful completion of a bachelor’s degree.

• The Center for Research and Learning offers an IUPUI Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP) a performance-based scholarship directed toward academically talented first-time or incoming transfer students. Scholars from racial and ethnic populations who have been historically underrepresented in institutions of higher education and whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at IUPUI are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to incoming high school students. More: crl.iupui.edu/articlesfolder/researchprogramarticlesfolder/dsrparticle.html

• The Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) equips Indiana high school students with the IT and informatics skills they need to succeed. The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI collaborates with communities, industry, and high schools to help high schools offer free iDEW classes to students in urban neighborhoods, rural areas, and everywhere in between. Their goal is to provide a successful and diverse workforce that can power the digital economy. Our workforce development initiative opens opportunities for underrepresented minorities by providing them with skills that meet the needs of tech employers in Indiana and nationwide. Through community partnerships, iDEW is committed to attracting diverse groups of teens to informatics subjects. More: soic.iupui.edu/idew/about/

• Herron School of Art & Design Summer Teen Intensives: Pride Studio! is an intensive course designed to celebrate the long and intertwined history of the LGBTQ+ and arts communities. Students in this course work in a variety of studio disciplines, be introduced to concepts of contemporary art, and the power of voice, all while learning about past and present LGBTQ+ artists. This course is open to all youth identifying as LGBTQ+, or allied.

• The Kelley School of Business
o MeetKelley" immersive camp experiences for students considering a Kelley School degree from under-represented groups. The program is for high school students and all expenses are paid: kelley.iu.edu/Ugrad/PreCollege/MEETKelley/page39079.html
o "UP Next" Program for Indiana High school students from under-represented groups monthly: kelley.iu.edu/Ugrad/PreCollege/UpNext/page45149.html
o Immersive camp for female high-school students from all populations: kelley.iu.edu/Ugrad/PreCollege/YWI/page39078.html

• The President’s Diversity Initiatives seek to broaden participation of underrepresented minority (URM) students pursuing MFA and PhD degrees at Indiana University. The URM designation applies to racial, ethnic, gender, and disability classifications.

• IU Community & School Partnerships (CSP): CSP helps high school students from minority and underrepresented populations take advantage of all the opportunities that a post-secondary education has to offer at any of the IU campuses. Part of this commitment includes connecting pre-college students and their families to various programs on-campus that help make the college transition to IU as smooth as possible. More: precollege.indiana.edu

• IU Balfour Scholars Program: The Balfour Scholars Program – Pre-College Academy is an initiative designed to increase higher education access and success for underrepresented minority high school students.

• The President's Diversity Recruitment Fellowship, the President's Diversity Dissertation Year Fellowship, and the Diversity Doctoral Scholar Program offer awards and fellowships, recruitment support, and mentoring and community building programming for underrepresented groups. More: graduate.indiana.edu/doc/shared/presidents-diversity-initiatives-brochure.pdf

(2) Faculty
• IU Office of Institutional Equity provides guidance on IU’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. The office supports and advises the efforts of officers on all IU campuses in ensuring a diverse and equitable work and academic environment for all members of the university community. More: equity.iu.edu/about/index.html

• The IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs provides direction, guidance and resources for attracting and retain a diverse faculty. More: academicaffairs.iupui.edu/Diversity/Resources-for-Faculty

• Support for Talent Attraction, Retention, and Transition (START) program provides startup funding for successfully recruited faculty who are less represented by race and gender in their departments during their first two years in a tenure line faculty or librarian appointment.

(3) Staff
• The IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) directs, supports, and monitors IUPUI’s diversity efforts by building a more diverse community through strategic hiring and student recruitment. DEI offers consulting services to IUPUI departments and academic units, develop diversity plans and benchmarks for the university, and administer diversity-related student programs. More: diversity.iupui.edu/offices/index.html

DEI goals include:
o Representational Diversity Goal: Recruit, retain, advance, recognize, and promote a diverse faculty, staff, and administration while creating a campus-wide community that celebrates its own diversity as one of its strengths and as a means of shaping IUPUI's identity as a university.
o Institutional Leadership & Commitment Goal: recruit, retain, advance, recognize, and promote a diverse faculty, staff and administration while creating a campus-wide community that celebrates its own diversity as one of its strengths and as a means of shaping IUPUI's identity as a university.
o IUPUI Diversity Plan (2016-2021) Access and Success includes a specific initiatives to:
 Increase the number of Latina/o staff in all employee classifications to surpass the number of Latina/o residents in Central Indiana
 Place all searches at the director level and above on hold when the on-campus interview pools are not diverse (race and gender) until the search committees can diversify the pool
 Require diverse search committees (more than one person) and reward those individuals required to serve on multiple committees due to the university’s low number of available participants.

• The IUPUI Human Resource Administration (HRA) Talent Management Plan includes a primary focus of Diversity/Inclusion and provides guidance on recruiting, recognizing, rewarding and retaining quality employees.
More: hra.iupui.edu/manager/talent-management.html

• The IUPUI Office of Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) and Human Resources provide Hiring Exemption Waivers for candidates with qualified relevant experience that have additional diversity qualifications. More: oeoweb.sitehost.iu.edu/employment-search-and-screen/no-search-and-search-waivers/index.html

• IU Office of Institutional Equity provides guidance on IU’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. The office thus supports and advises the efforts of officers on all IU campuses in ensuring a diverse and equitable work and academic environment for all members of the university community. More: equity.iu.edu/about/index.html

• IU is dedicated to providing equal access to our employment environment while at the same time taking affirmative actions to recruit and retain outstanding female faculty and staff as well as those historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities in compliance with its Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, Executive Order 11246 (as amended by 11375), Section 402 of the Veterans Readjustment Act, and Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

(1) Students
• The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) strives to foster an inclusive environment that promotes and nurtures diversity, broadly defined on all campuses of Indiana University. This is achieved by strategically focusing on three critical areas: recruiting and retaining faculty and staff, and recruitment, retention, and timely completion of undergraduate and graduate students; promoting a welcoming and positive campus climate; and engaging in outreach and advocacy locally and nationally. https://diversity.iu.edu/
• The Enhanced Mentoring Program with Opportunities for Ways to Excel in Research (EMPOWER) is an initiative designed to stimulate the research productivity and ensure the successful advancement of faculty who are traditionally underrepresented in various disciplines. Participants are provided with mentorship opportunities and financial support for research during one calendar year.
• Student affinity groups
o Student Organizations involved in creating and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion are:
o Africa-American Collegians Taking Initiative Via Engagement (A.C.T.I.V.E)
o African Student Association (ASA)
o Alliance at IUSM
o Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. (Sigma Phi)
o American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - Students United with America’s ToothFairy
o American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)
o American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Student Chapter (ACLU Student Chapter)
o American Medical Women's Association Pre-Medicine Branch at IUPUI
o American Women's Medical Association (AMWA)
o Amigos en Servicio (AeS)
o Amnesty International Law Student Chapter
o Arabic Club at IUPUI
o Asian Law Students Association (ALSA)
o Asian Student Union at IUPUI (ASU)
o Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter at IUPUI (AWM at IUPUI)
o Association of Women Surgeons (AWS-SIG)
o Best Buddies at IUPUI (Best Buddies)
o Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
o Black Student Union (BSU)
o Bollywood Beats @ IUPUI (BB)
o Bridges International (Bridges)
o Capital Warrior Battalion Student Association (Capital Warriors)
o Caregiver Unity Council (S.T.O.R.K)
o CHANGE SELLF: Human Rights Organization (CHANGE SELLF)
o Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society - Eta Alpha Chapter (XAE)
o Child Advocacy Student Interest Group (CA-SIG)
o Children and Adults with Disabilities Student Interest Group (CAD-sig)
o China Philanthropy Leadership Initiative (CPLI)
o Chinese Christian Campus Fellowship (CCCF)
o Chinese Culture Club @ IUPUI (CCCI)
o Chinese Language Club at IUPUI
o Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA)
o College Diabetes Network at IUPUI (CDN at IUPUI)
o College Mentors for Kids at IUPUI (College Mentors)
o Collegiate 100 at IUPUI (C100@IUPUI)
o Coptic Student Association (CSA - Coptic Jags)
o Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. (DST)
o DesiJags: The Indian Students Association (ISA)
o Ethics Student Interest Group (EthicsSIG)
o Feminist Law Society at IU McKinney School of Law (Feminist Law Society)
o Filipino Student Association at IUPUI (FSA)
o Francophone Student Association (FSA)
o Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Incorporated (G Phi O)
o German Club at IUPUI (Deutschklub)
o Hispanic Law Society (HLS)
o Indian Student Cultural Association (ISCA)
o International Club (I-Club)
o Iota Iota Iota National Women's Studies Honor Society - Delta Pi Chapter (Triota)
o Iranian Student Association (ISA)
o Islamic Law Association (ILA)
o Japanese Culture Club
o Jewish Student Association
o Kelley Indianapolis MBA Women's Association (KIMWA)
o Kelley International Club (Kelley I-Club)
o Korean Student Association
o La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. (LUL/ Lambdas)
o Lambda Law Society
o Latino Student Association (LSA)
o LGBTQ Student Alliance (LGBTQSA)
o Malaysian Student Association (MySA)
o Medical Spanish Society of Latinos (MS-SOL)
o Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)
o Military Medicine (MLTMED)
o Minority Science and Technology Club (MSTC)
o Muslim Student Association
o National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
o National Organization of Minority Architecture and Design Students (NOMADS)
o National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
o Native American Student Alliance (NASA)
o Nina Scholars Leadership Organization (NSLO)
o Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)
o Pakistani Student Association
o Paws Pantry
o Physicians for Human Rights
o Pro Bono United Nations Human Rights Reporting Organization (UNHRRO)
o Religious Studies Student Association (RSSA)
o Saudi Students Club
o Second Chance Re-Entry Assistance Program (SCRAP)
o Social Justice Scholars (SJS)
o Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
o Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
o Society of Women Engineers- IUPUI (SWE)
o South Asian Youth Action (SAYA)
o Spanish Conversation Club at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
o Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)
o Student African American Sisterhood
o Student Association of Raas and Garba (SARANG)
o Student Veterans Organization at IUPUI (Veterans@IUPUI)
o Students Against Animal Cruelty (SAAC)
o Students for Justice in Palestine at IUPUI (SJP @ IUPUI)
o Students Organize for Syria at IUPUI (SOS at IUPUI)
o Students Supporting Israel at Indiana University -Purdue University (SSI)
o Students United for America's Tooth Fairy
o Students Who Care
o Taiwanese Student Association at IUPUI (TSA-IUPUI)
o Tau Sigma, Tri-Service Military Dental Club (Tau Sigma)
o The Buddha Cafe' (SGI Student Group)
o The Women's Caucus at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
o To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA IUPUI-Chapter)
o Undergraduate Women in Science Council (UWIS)
o Underrepresented Professional and Graduate Student Organization (UPnGO)
o Women in Business (WIB)
o Women in Science House (WISH)
o Women in Technology (WiT)
o Womens Alliance at IUPUI
• IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: https://diversity.iupui.edu/
o Multicultural Center (MC) provides a voice for equity by connecting students across identities through self-discovery and dialogue. The MC provides an array of programs and services to enhance the value of diversity at IUPUI and the surrounding communities
o LGBTQ+ Center supports a commitment to leadership development, academic inquiry, and local, national and global engagement with particular respect to sexual, romantic, and gender identities
o Adaptive Educational Services (AES) dedicated to working with students with documented disabilities

(2) Faculty/Staff
• The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) strives to foster an inclusive environment that promotes and nurtures diversity, broadly defined on all campuses of Indiana University. This is achieved by strategically focusing on three critical areas: recruiting and retaining faculty and staff, and recruitment, retention, and timely completion of undergraduate and graduate students; promoting a welcoming and positive campus climate; and engaging in outreach and advocacy locally and nationally. https://diversity.iu.edu/

• IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 Program: is an intensive nine-month leadership development program designed to prepare faculty and professional staff who are women and/or members of underrepresented populations for positions of leadership and opportunities for advancement at IUPUI and in higher education. https://academicaffairs.iupui.edu/Strategic-Initiatives/Next-Generation-2/

• IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: diversity.iupui.edu
o The INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. IUPUI has been selected as a HEED Award winner every year since 2012. https://diversity.iu.edu/news-events/news/spring-2018/18-heed-award.html
o Intercultural literacy, Capacity and Engagement (ILCE) provides personalized workshops, discussions, and programming designed to provide the knowledge, skills and tools for individuals to work across differences
o LGBTQ+ Center supports a commitment to leadership development, academic inquiry, and local, national and global engagement with particular respect to sexual, romantic, and gender identities
• Faculty & Staff Councils Affinity Groups
o ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN FACULTY AND STAFF COUNCIL [APAFSC]
o Black Faculty & Staff Council
o Latino Faculty and Staff Council
o LGBTQ+ Faculty Staff Council
o Native American Faculty and Staff Council (NAFSC)
o Veterans Faculty and Staff Council (VFSC)


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

• The IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 program is an initiative that brings together women and/or racially/ethnically-defined faculty and staff to engage in leadership and professional development, with the goal of addressing current disparities in leadership positions and succession planning for the institution.
• The IUPUI Graduate Office offers resources to students for preparing for future faculty. IUPUI Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) engages current IUPUI graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in a full range of career options, responsibilities, and mentoring in academic and non-academic careers through year round programming, including the Annual Pathways Conference. The PFF track provides participants targeted seminars and hands-on activities related to research, teaching and service. http://graduate.iupui.edu/support/pffp/index.shtml
• The Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching offers Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships (FFTF) that enable advanced IU doctoral and MFA students to enhance their career preparation by teaching and experiencing faculty life in a different academic setting. https://facet.indiana.edu/events-programs/future-faculty-teaching-institute.shtml
• The President’s Diversity Initiatives seek to broaden participation of underrepresented minority (URM) students pursuing M.F.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University. The URM designation applies to racial, ethnic, gender, and disability classifications. This initiative includes awards and fellowships, recruitment support, and mentoring and community building programming. Examples include the President's Diversity Recruitment Fellowship, the President's Diversity Dissertation Year Fellowship, and the Diversity Doctoral Scholar Program. The annual Innovators and Trailblazers Seminar Series hosts a speaker whose research highlights different factors that enable or inhibit the success of URM graduate students, and the Compact for Diversity runs an annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring that brings together undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs for workshops and networking with other URM scholars. More: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/shared/presidents-diversity-initiatives-brochure.pdf
• 'Project EPIC at IUPUI' aims to address inequities among women in STEM ranks. Thanks to a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, IUPUI will begin implementing programs to improve the institutional climate and to address inequities in the representation, retention and advancement of women, particularly women of color, in the tenured ranks of science, technology, engineering and mathematical science departments. IUPUI will provide intensive training for both formal and informal school leaders at multiple levels to help them become equity-minded and committed to the goals of furthering women scientists. In addition, this project aims to increase understanding among school leaders of the complex and cumulative way different forms of discrimination -- including racism, sexism and classism -- overlap and affect women scientists of color. The first year of the project will entail quarterly half-day workshops that transition to the development of a STEM leadership learning community across the second and third years. More: news.iu.edu/stories/2019/09/iupui/releases/19-national-leader-hiring-promoting-women-scientists-of-color.html


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Location of gender neutral restrooms can be found here: https://diversity.iupui.edu/resources/gender_restrooms.html

Additional Information Provided regarding Staff Recruitment:

https://equity.iu.edu/about/index.html
IU’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action
Among IU’s core values is the diversity of community and ideas. The university is committed to cultivating an environment where differences are celebrated, and everyone is valued for their unique contributions.
IU is dedicated to providing equal access to our employment environment while at the same time taking affirmative actions to recruit and retain outstanding female faculty and staff as well as those historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities in compliance with its Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, Executive Order 11246 (as amended by 11375), Section 402 of the Veterans Readjustment Act, and Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act.

The Office of OEO and Human Resources also provides the opportunity to Request a Hiring Exemption Waiver for candidates with qualified relevant experience and have additional Diversity Qualifications.

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