Mission, Vision & Goals

DEI Mission

The mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is to educate, advocate, engage and empower the IUPUI community by cultivating partnerships and resources to create and sustain an environment that is inclusive, equitable and diverse.

DEI Vision

The vision of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is to be the IUPUI resource that ensures the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded in the framework of everything we do and celebrated throughout the campus community.

DEI Goals

The goals of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are to identify campus-specific goals, action strategies, and measurable objectives addressing each of four dimensions of diversity and equity.

  • Representational Diversity

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

    Objectives:

    • 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.
    • Create an internationally diverse community by enrolling and graduating students from other nations, providing a variety of opportunities for IUPUI students to study abroad.

    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:

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

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

    Objectives:

    • Ensure curriculum content and pedagogical strategies reflect a commitment to diversity.

    • Engage in research, scholarship and creative activity that is mindful of the human condition.

    • 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.

    • Ensure that civic engagement activities are experienced in a culturally relevant context.

    • Promote culturally competent practices.

    • Enhance programs and activities that increase the understanding of diversity.

    • 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

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

    Objectives:

    • Provide a civil learning and working environment free from discrimination so that each member of the IUPUI community can reach his/her highest potential.
    • 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

    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:

    • Increase the diversity within the campus leadership.

    Goal: Regularly assess, evaluate, improve, and communicate diversity efforts of IUPUI. 
    Objectives:

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