Skip page navigation

Vision, Mission and Goals of the University

IUPUI Diversity Vision

Diversity at IUPUI is a process of inclusion that will allow our university to increasingly strengthen its leadership role in the 21st century. Through the complete integration of diversity into all of the university's core activities we will unleash the dynamic potential of the entire community. In essence, new ideas and concepts that flow from diversity are vital to our quest of being considered a premiere top-tier world-class institution.

IUPUI Diversity Mission

The Diversity Mission lists our organization's primary purpose in advancing diversity.

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is to foster an inviting learning environment for faculty, staff, and students who bring varied human characteristics, backgrounds, interests, and points of views that serve to enrich the IUPUI community.

IUPUI Diversity Values

To advance diversity we believe in...

  • Accountability
  • Civility
  • Collaboration
  • Engagement
  • Equity
  • Ideas
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Openness
  • Respect
  • Trust

IUPUI Diversity Goals

For each of the four dimensions of diversity and equity, identify campus-specific goals, action strategies, and measurable objectives addressing each of the following:

Four Dimensions of Diversity and Equity

  1. Representational Diversity – The degree to which the campus attracts, retains, and develops students, faculty, and staff of color, commensurate with the campus mission and service region;
  2. Curricular and Co-Curricular Transformation – The extent to which principles of multiculturalism, pluralism, equity and diversity are currently incorporated into the curriculum and co-curriculum, as well as ongoing efforts to further infuse them into same;
  3. Campus Climate – The degree to which the events, messages, symbols, values, etc., of the campus make it a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, staff, and members of the broader community; and
  4. Institutional Leadership and Commitment – The clarity of expectations, investment of human and fiscal resources, and accountability as demonstrated through the words and actions of campus leadership at all levels.

IUPUI Campus Diversity Goals

The IUPUI Campus Diversity Goals reflect a campus wide planning process. The Campus Goals provide direction to the Schools and Administrative Units of IUPUI. Click here for specific School and Administrative plans.

Representational Diversity

  1. Goal: Recruitment, academic achievement, persistence and graduation of a diverse student body.

    Objectives:
    1. Ensure that the entire student population is at least proportionate to Indiana’s in accord with the service mission of each academic unit; those units with statewide missions will have goals reflective of the state whereas other units will have goals reflective of Central Indiana.
    2. Create an internationally diverse community by enrolling and graduating students from other nations, providing a variety of opportunities for IUPUI students to study abroad.
  2. Goal: Recruit, retain, advance, recognize, and promote a diverse faculty, staff and administration while creating a campus-wide community that celebrates its own diversity as one of its strengths and as a means of shaping IUPUI's identity as a university.

    Objectives:
    1. Increase the diversity within the senior leadership.
    2. Increase the diversity within the faculty and staff to become more reflective of the desired student population.
    3. Provide a civil learning and working environment free from discrimination so that each member of the IUPUI community can reach his/her highest potential.
    4. Establish high expectations for achievement and reward individuals for achieving these high expectations.
    5. Enhance faculty and staff programs and activities that increase the sense of diversity.

Curricular and Co-Curricular Transformation

  1. Goal: Make diversity a strategic priority touching all aspects of the campus mission.

    Objectives:
    1. Ensure curriculum content and pedagogical strategies reflect a commitment to diversity.
    2. Engage in research, scholarship and creative activity that is mindful of the human condition.
    3. Maintain and enhance the library collections that reflect the full diversity of the human experience and commentary on it, and resist censorship or restriction of access to scholarly materials.
    4. Ensure that civic engagement activities are experienced in a culturally relevant context.
    5. Promote culturally competent practices.
    6. Enhance programs and activities that increase the understanding of diversity.
    7. Provide curricular, co-curricular and interdisciplinary activities that increase the ability of students to recognize their own cultural traditions and to understand and appreciate the diversity of the human experience, both within the United States and internatinoally.

Campus Climate

  1. Goal: Make diversity a strategic priority touching all aspects of the campus mission.

    Objectives:
    1. Provide a civil learning and working environment free from discrimination so that each member of the IUPUI community can reach his/her highest potential.
    2. Offer a physical environment that is inviting and accessible for all students, faculty, staff and visitors which allows for full participations in the life and work of the IUPUI community.

Institutional Leadership & Commitment

  1. Goal: Recruit, retain, advance, recognize, and promote a diverse faculty, staff and administration while creating a campus-wide community that celebrates its own diversity as one of its strengths and as a means of shaping IUPUI's identity as a university.

    Objectives:
    1. Increase the diversity within the campus leadership.
  2. Goal: Regularly assess, evaluate, improve, and communicate diversity efforts of IUPUI.

    Objectives:
    1. Establish appropriate measures and means to assess institutional progress in meeting these goals and objectives.
    2. Report publicly on progress.
    3. Revise objectives, strategies, and goals as necessary to achieve the campus vision.

» 2011 Diversity Report

» Download the 2010 Diversity Report

» DEI 2010 goals and highlights