Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.16
Liaison Michael Gulich
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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Purdue University
PAE-T2-2: Employee Training Opportunities

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Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Michael Gulich
Director of University Sustainability
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all employees?:

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Cultural competence training and activities are available through numerous venues on the campus for faculty, staff and students. Key to all of the initiatives is the utilization of effective assessment measures.

The Diversity Resource Office (DRO) encourages, develops, administers, and assesses programs and activities that foster a climate celebrating the rich diversity of our university community. DRO, home of the DiversiKey Certificate Program and the L.E.A.D. Peer Mentor Program, offers training for diversity competencies in both the workplace and learning environments. Other diversity initiatives include the Connections Institute on Leadership and Diversity, Diversity in the Global Experience, the Intersections Student Diversity Conference, the annual Diversity Summit, and publication of the Religious, Ethnic, and Civic Observances Calendar.

The Office of Institutional Equity supports Purdue University’s mission to promote human and intellectual diversity by providing equal access and opportunity through fostering an inclusive environment for all members of the University community. The office develops and directs the affirmative action program for the West Lafayette campus and serves as a resource and coordinator of Purdue University’s system-wide affirmative action activities, including the Calumet, Fort Wayne, and North Central campuses. The Office of Institutional Equity works with the Purdue University community in implementing and upholding policies and practices that are consistent with federal and state mandates as well as existing University policies regarding equal access, equal employment and educational opportunity for all persons, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

The mission of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence is to develop leadership capacity through research, education and collaborations that help advance inclusion and broaden representation in academic administration. The Butler Center provides research support, educational seminars, workshops and experiences that enhance both aspiring and experienced leaders’ understanding and ability to manage today’s complex institutions of various types, particularly colleges and universities. Hallmark programs, such as Purdue Women Lead, the Women’s Resource Network and the Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women, support, with collaboration from other University units and organizations, the preeminence of Purdue University as a leader, as well as a university that is welcoming and inclusive of its diversity of women students, staff and faculty while recognizing the achievements and relevance of women in all its aspects.

The Division provides on-going cultural programming for the campus. For a comprehensive listing of programs visit diversity.purdue.edu. Two new offerings in the 2012-13 programs have included:

One Community – A series of eight conversations which have highlighted the lived experienced a number of identity groups including: LGBT, Native American, Latino, Internationals, Asian Americans, People with Disabilities, Women, African Americans, and People with Religious Differences. During the sessions, panels from the respective groups share their story and engage the audience in discussion. This has been a widely successful series.

Safezone training – provides an understanding of the unique challenges facing LGBTQ students, faculty and staff in higher education. There has been strong demand for these programs.

The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:

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