Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:

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:

By mandate of Indiana state law diversity committees were formed on each campus to annually report on findings, conclusions, and recommendations related to each of these statutorily defined areas: faculty employment policies concerning diversity issues; faculty and administration personnel complaints concerning diversity issues; recommendations to promote and maintain cultural diversity among faculty; and recommendations to promote recruitment and retention of minority 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/

IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: https://diversity.iupui.edu/
The mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is to educate, advocate, engage and empower the IUPUI community by cultivating partnerships and resources to create and sustain an environment that is inclusive, equitable and diverse.

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 is a 7 X HEED Award winner. https://diversity.iu.edu/news-events/news/spring-2018/18-heed-award.html

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Diversity Education
Indiana University offers various educational opportunities across its campuses for staff, faculty, and students to foster an inclusive and respectful environment that encourages dialogue and interaction about issues related to equity, social justice, and intersectional diversity. With a proactive rather than reactive approach to education, we seek to build competencies and understanding among IU community members that honor the true beauty of diversity throughout our university. Diversity education takes many forms at Indiana University, including facilitated discussions, workshops, guest speakers and more.

Students: General education courses for Cultural Understanding. Students must have 3 credit hours in cultural understanding courses https://due.iupui.edu/undergraduate-curricula/general-education/iupui-general-education-core/cultural-understanding/index.html

Students: The IUPUI Profiles of Learning Offer a unique education that incorporates campus values such as engaged learning, civic engagement, diversity, global learning, and other initiatives for which our campus is nationally recognized, including innovation, service learning, and civic engagement.
One of the core principle is: Community contributors are active and valued on the campus and in communities locally and globally. They are personally responsible, self-aware, civically engaged, and look outward to understand the needs of society and their environment. They are socially responsible, ethically oriented, and actively engaged in the work of building strong and inclusive communities, both local and global.

All New Employee Orientation includes information & resources on the offices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO), Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), and Public Safety.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action https://oeo.iupui.edu/index.html
As an institution of higher learning, Indiana University strives to teach the value of diversity. University policies and procedures actively seek to ensure that everyone is given equal access and opportunity to IU programs and services in a respectful and supportive environment.
IUPUI’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) envisions a civil campus where all individuals have equal opportunity in their pursuit of excellence. OEO’s mission works to eliminate barriers that inhibit individuals from attaining equal access to employment and education. Thus, OEO supports the campus in the following ways:
• Equal employment opportunity / affirmative action
• Workplace Accommodations / accessibility
• Non-Discrimination / anti-harassment
• Education / partnerships

The Office of Equal Opportunity investigates complaints and/or reports of policy violations with respect to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct. The Office of Equal Opportunity also trains new employees on policies regarding equal opportunity, American's Disability Act, and sexual misconduct.

IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: https://diversity.iupui.edu/
Provides resource that ensures the principles of DEI are embedded in the framework of everything we do and celebrated throughout the campus community
The mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is to educate, advocate, engage and empower the IUPUI community by cultivating partnerships and resources to create and sustain an environment that is inclusive, equitable and diverse.
- Adaptive Educational Services, or AES, coordinates support services and academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Ensuring that these students have equal opportunities to pursue a college education, while also ensuring a high level of academic integrity is maintained.
- The Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement (ILCE) (https://diversity.iupui.edu/offices/ilce/index.html) provides resources for faculty, staff and community partners to support excellence in scholarship, teaching and engagement with diversity, equity and inclusion. Specific Training Provided by ILCE:
• Conflict Resolution and Civil Discourse
• LGBTQ+ Ally Trainings
• Trainings in Cultural Competency
• Trainings for Adaptive Education
- LGBTQ+ CENTER (https://diversity.iupui.edu/offices/lgbtq/index.html) supports a commitment to leadership development, academic inquiry, and local, national, and global engagement with particular respect to sexual, romantic, and gender identities. The LGBTQ+ Center is an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all identities and provides support, resources, and advocacy to IUPUI students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding community. The Center facilitates LGBTQ+ visibility by promoting and enhancing understanding, acceptance, and awareness through collaborative relationships, LGBTQ+ allyship trainings, and educational/programmatic initiatives.
- Multicultural Center (https://diversity.iupui.edu/offices/mc/index.html) is dedicated to promoting student development and support through diversity education and multicultural awareness. They provide Multicultural Leadership Empowerment Program; Social Justice Education and Workshops, Cultural Dinners & events, etc.
Annual Events: Tunnel of Oppression; Social Justice Symposium

Antiracism Initiatives @ IUPUI:
Includes a comprehensive list of initiatives for students, staff, faculty and the community, including a Racial Healing Project and a White Racial Literacy Project.

IUPUI Land Acknowledgment: IUPUI acknowledges our location on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Miami, Potawatomi and Shawnee people. We honor the heritage of Native peoples, what they teach us about the stewardship of the earth and their continuing efforts today to protect the planet. Founded in 1969, IUPUI stands on the historic homelands of Native peoples and, more recently, that of a vibrant Black community, also displaced. As the present stewards of the land, we honor them all as we live, work and study at IUPUI.

IUPUI Institutional Research & Decision Support/Diversity: https://irds.iupui.edu/diversity/index.html
CAMPUS CLIMATE FOR DIVERSITY SURVEY: https://irds.iupui.edu/diversity/campus-climate-for-diversity-survey.html
The IUPUI Climate Survey is collected every four to five years from all full-time faculty and staff and all students at IUPUI. The survey, administered in collaboration with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), is designed to better understand the experiences of all individuals on campus. The survey employs a broad definition of diversity, focusing on race/ethnicity, gender, ability status, religion, political ideology, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status. The data is used by various units on campus as well as DEI for diversity planning and decision making.
Diversity Report https://irds.iupui.edu/_documents/diversity/diversity-report/Diversity%20Report%202018.pdf
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Office of Equal Opportunity
Campus Initiatives - Welcoming Campus Initiative https://irds.iupui.edu/diversity/campus-initiatives.html
Presentations – 2018 Understanding the Diversity of IUPUI Students, Faculty and Staff
See IUPUI 2019 Community Report on Diversity & Inclusivity: https://communityreport.iupui.edu/diversity-inclusivity/index.html

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
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