Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.94
Liaison Robin Frederick
Submission Date July 21, 2022

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Southeast
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 Robin Frederick
Coordinator of STARS Assessment
Administrative Affairs
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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 IUS has an Office of Equity and Diversity
The office maintains a welcoming and inclusive campus climate for all who study, visit, and are employed here, including people of diverse races, cultures, and religions, and with respect for differences in gender, learning, physical ability, age, political views, military service, among others. The office provides support in the following ways:

Diversity Plans are included in the 2021-2026 IUS Strategic Plan- Section II. Diverse, Inclusive, Flexible and Student-Friendly Academic Program- Goals 3 & 4 (page 11)
Additionally, there are Unit Diversity plans for the division of Administrative Affairs and Student Affairs, as well as each School of the university. Those diversity plans can be found here: https://www.ius.edu/diversity/about-us/diversity-plans.php
Diversity is also incorporated into our Faculty Training Manual and can be found on the following pages:
6, 7, 12, 18, 23, 34, 41, and 50
A curriculum on diversity is offered in each school of the university. The lists can be found here:
The office also runs a periodic Campus Climate survey and maintains diversity statistics through Institutional Effectiveness. The findings can be found in our Campus Reports as well as "Fast Facts"on our University Institutional Research and Reporting Page.
Our Chancellor has a dedicated Advisory Council on Diversity

Additional information can be found here:

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:

IU Southeast is committed to making the university a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse environment in and outside the classroom. We serve students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community at IU Southeast through dozens of efforts and programs run by dedicated staff and volunteers. Many of our efforts are listed below with links you can explore:
The IUS Office of Equity and Diversity facilitates classroom techniques and content that promote diversity and discussion through periodic training sessions sponsored by the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence. https://www.ius.edu/ilte/
The office also sponsors student-run, faculty-advised registered student organizations such as the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Veterans Student Organization (VSO), Jewish Student Union, Non-Traditional Student Union, and others, through support and sponsorship in the form of grants to help student organizations create events and programs through Campus Life. Campus Life maintains a list of registered student organizations.

IUS has an Adult Student Center to support non-traditional students, and the office of oversees the operations. https://www.ius.edu/adult-students/
Provides students the opportunity to study abroad through International Programs. https://www.ius.edu/study-abroad/
Annual training for faculty and staff regarding Title IX responsibilities, people with disabilities, gender issues (see Safe Zone training), and more are also provided. https://www.ius.edu/diversity/staff/training-education-programs/safe-zone.php
Faculty have the opportunity to apply for semester-long research, teaching, and service faculty fellowships that include course-release time through the Equity and Diversity Office. https://www.ius.edu/diversity/faculty/diversity-academy.php
Students can earn a certificate in Women and Gender Studies, and attend an undergraduate Women and Gender Studies Conference. https://www.ius.edu/arts-and-letters/certificates/women-and-gender-studies.php

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data for the following questions were confirmed by the Director of Staff Diversity and Equity.

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.


Data for this credit was retrieved from the following sources:
IUS Office of Equity and Diversity website

2021-2026 IUS Strategic Plan- Section II.

Unit Diversity plans

Faculty Training Manual

Course offerings

UIRR Campus Climate survey

Chancellor’s Advisory Council

IUS Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence.

Campus Life


Adult Student Center

IUS International Programs

Annual Training for Faculty and Staff

Diversity Academy for Faculty

Certificate in Women and Gender Studies

Additional Information
IUS Office of Equity and Diversity
The mission and passion of the office is to provide the IU Southeast campus with the means to:
o Create discrimination and harassment-free environment.
o Increase the diversity of our student, staff, and faculty population.
o Encourage the value of diversity through community outreach, education, training, and hiring strategies.
o Act as an information resource and clearing house on campus equity and diversity issues.
o Promote confidential, fair, thorough, and equitable treatment for students, staff, and faculty.

IUS Diversity Statement found in our Faculty Manual

“Diversity is the valuing and respecting of difference, including socio-economic status, race, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, cultural and international origin, and other groups traditionally underrepresented at the university and in society. We grow and evolve as a university through seeing equality and representation as a goal and human right for everybody. Indiana University Southeast is committed to recruiting students from diverse populations and to making the climate and curriculum welcoming and equitable. Students will leave the university with a raised level of awareness of the history of equality and difference and attain international awareness, so that their understanding of academic disciplines, society, and the workplace will be enhanced, and they will be receptive to and promote valuing and respecting difference in their lives and in the workplace.”

Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Diversity
o To advise the Chancellor and the Chancellor’s Cabinet regarding diversity plans and priorities.
o To work with and advise coordinators on the implementation of campus diversity plans.
o To serve as a high-level think tank to make recommendations to the cabinet-level diversity leadership.
o To provide a mechanism for information sharing and programmatic coordination of diversity efforts across the campus.

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