Diversity council

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

IUPUC strives to maintain a welcoming community through an ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion. We define Equity and inclusion as:

  • Equity in the institution at its heart is about fairness; it is about equal access – to education, to employment – and equal opportunity to succeed in these domains. Promoting and achieving equity requires that institutions, such as universities, reflectively examine their policies and practices related to such areas as hiring and promotion of faculty and staff, admission of students, measurements of success, curricula and climate. University of British Columbia
  • Equity in the classroom is raising the achievement of all students while: narrowing the gaps between the highest- and lowest-performing students; and eliminating the racial/socioeconomic/gender predictability and disproportionality of which student groups occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories. Adapted From Courageous Conversations, Glenn Singleton and Curtis Linton
  • Inclusion is defined as, “The active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities (intellectual, social, cultural, geographical) with which individuals might connect—in ways that increase one’s awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions” (AAC&U, 2009, ¶ 3). University of Arizona

To this end, we provide a variety of opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the local community to learn from and engage with a broad array of topics. A few of our ongoing initiatives are listed below:

  • Annual MLK Celebratory Lunch
  • Annual Hunger Banquet
  • Pride Pantry - Campus Food Pantry
  • IUPUC Diversity Circles
  • Excellence in Leadership Initiative - Speaker Series
    • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Through Pictures - Featuring Jose Galvez
    • A Girl Like Me: Transgender and Proud - Featuring Geena Rocero
    • A Course in Happiness - Featuring Tashi Kyil Buddhist Monks
    • Preserving Native American Basket-Making Traditions - Featuring Dr. Darren Ranco
    • The Intersection of Gender and (Dis)Ability - Featuring Tuyet Le
    • No More Blues - Featuring Cendino Teme
    • Is America “Post-Racial”? What Would Dr. King Say? - Featuring Joan Morgan

Contact the Vice Chancellor's Office

Phone: 812.348.7226
E-mail: iupuc@iupuc.edu
Office: CC 255