Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.05
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date March 23, 2023

STARS v2.2

Purdue University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tony Gillund
Director of Sustainability
Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability
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Has the institution engaged in a structured assessment process during the previous three years to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:
he Purdue Equity Task Force was charged with developing and implementing a plan with specific actions to ensure all members of the university community have the opportunity to experience all Purdue has to offer equitably, focusing on structural and environmental barriers to success of students, faculty, and staff of color and initially focusing on the specific experience of Black Boilermakers. Past investments, initiatives, and work by many have attempted to help the Purdue system make progress in becoming more diverse and inclusive. That said, this progress has been slow for people of color, and is especially lacking for Black faculty, staff and students. After reviewing the current state of equity and inclusion on the Purdue West Lafayette Campus and the past and present investments and initiatives, the task force made recommendations to the Board of Trustees who, in turn, formulated three measurable pillars to be implemented by an ETF cross-disciplinary implementation team: 1) Representation, 2) Experience, 3) Success

Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:
Purdue is now in the second year of the five-year $75 million Equity Task Force initiative that focuses on the representation, experience, and success of Black Boilermakers. Campus Community ideas, insights and support have been instrumental in helping us through a successful first year. As a reminder, after the initial 150-member task force shared their report and recommendations with the Board of Trustees, an implementation team was assembled to move the work forward. The team continues to meet monthly to implement the strategies, initiatives and recommendations shared through the initial findings of the task force and the Board of Trustees. Shared information on the progress of the Equity Task Force to date is available at https://www.purdue.edu/provost/diversity/equity/updates.html

Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:
Updates are made available at https://www.purdue.edu/provost/diversity/equity/updates.html

Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary (upload):
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Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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