Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.54
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020
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Indiana University South Bend
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Laura Harlow
Staff
Institutional Equity
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:
Yes

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:

The IU South Bend Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence works to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation as well as assure the provision of reasonable accommodations for disability and religion. It is charged with investigating complaints of discrimination or harassment brought by students, faculty, staff, or visitors to the university.

The office serves as a leader, a partner and a resource for educating the community and creating dialogues about equal opportunity, affirmative action and inclusive excellence. Their work focuses on preventing harassment, discrimination and retaliation as well as assuring the provision of reasonable accommodations for disability and religion.

IU South Bend believes that education is the best tool for preventing discrimination and harassment. Through this educational mission IU promotes campus diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action.

The Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence has customized workshops for departments interested in providing education to their staff, faculty, or students on affirmative action, equity, and diversity-related issues.

Core programs include:
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Issues
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Preventing Sexual Harassment
Recruiting, Interviewing, and Selecting New Employees
Legal Compliance for Supervisors
BRAVE Bystander Intervention Training for students
Inclusive Pedagogy Techniques and Considerations
Identity development workshops
Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP) assessment tool
Responsible Employee training


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

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

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

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

• Educational opportunities and professional development for faculty and staff about culturally responsive teaching practices, working with diverse students, and promoting awareness of diversity issues (e.g., race, gender, class, SES) and civility.

• Student Resident Assistants Diversity Training, Inclusion Training, and Institutional Equity & Housing Sexual Misconduct Policy.

• College of Health Professions: Ensuring equitable patient care CHS and CRHC Diversity/Inclusion Students and faculty in the College of Health Professions.

• Multicultural Showcase annual event for students, faculty, staff, and community that features the range of cultures represented in the student body and in the community.

• Titan Success Center Diversity/Inclusion: Tour Guides are trained to address various behavioral situations.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data for this Credit was retrieved from the Department of Institutional Equity, and the Department of Student Affairs.

There is no dedicated website to University-wide campus initiatives. Specific departments and centers post their events individually. They are listed below.

Affirmative Action Office: https://www.iusb.edu/affirmative-action

Civil Rights Heritage Center: https://clas.iusb.edu/centers/civil-rights/index.html

Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts: https://arts.iusb.edu/events-and-community/index.html

Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics: https://business.iusb.edu/events/entrepreneur-lecture-series/index.html

Campus calendar: https://events.iu.edu/southbend/

Titan Success: https://academics.iusb.edu/titan-success-center/index.html

Food Pantry: https://students.iusb.edu/student-support-services/disability-support-services/titans-feeding-titans.html

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