The mission of the ISU Office of Diversity is to promote the climate, competencies and connections that enhance the lives of all our students, staff and faculty as well as others who live in the greater Terre Haute community. The ISU Office of Diversity, working in conjunction with the President's Council on Diversity, advocates for practices, programs and policies that model equity and lead to multicultural excellence.
Diversity is understood as the spectrum of human differences including racial identity, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, age, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, ability and spiritual beliefs. A focus on diversity can both spotlight the uniqueness of our identities and create opportunities for interaction, dialogue and analysis that build community.
The vision of ISU's Office of Diversity is the creation of a diverse and just campus where those who learn, live and work can contribute, lead and excel.