About us

If you are a long-time member of the ISU or Terre Haute community, you may have noticed recent changes to the Office of Diversity & Affirmative Action.  The two different functions of the office have been separated and reorganized under new leadership.  Bonita Odum McGee is the Director of Affirmative Action and Dr. Elonda Ervin is the University Diversity Officer.

The Office of Affirmative Action deals with compliance through developing polices and practices that focus on equal opportunities and access.  You should contact the Office of Affirmative Action regarding violation of the equal opportunity laws and ISU policies.  The Office of Affirmative Action also educates by providing, free, online, 24-hour a day training modules for Sexual Harassment and Preventing Employment Discrimination.  The training modules are self paced and can be accessed at:

The Office of Diversity advocates across units of the university to build ISU into a model of multicultural excellence for all who learn, live, and work here.  We strive to build this sense of an inclusive climate and community and to enhance intercultural competency through training, co-sponsoring programs, and influencing policies and practices.  You can contact the Office of Diversity to arrange for presentations and training, to solicit support for diversity-related events, or discuss diversity in your classes or work place. 

Office of Diversity Goals

Staff Profiles

Diversity Through the Ages