|Submission Date||March 27, 2013|
PAE-T2-3: Student Training Opportunities
Director of University Sustainability
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all students?:
A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:
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.
Student training also occurs through the auspices of each of the cultural centers in the division. Additionally, programming is offered in conjunction with Student Affairs for the following areas:
Boiler Gold Rush – 1st year student orientation week
Mortarboard Leadership Conference
Multicultural Leadership Annual Conference
Student Success Office
The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:
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