Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Welcome to the homepage of inclusive excellence. Indiana State University has a long history of increased diversity on its campus. Representing over 65 countries, our campus community recognizes the importance of maintaining an environment that not only recognizes individual differences, but empowers our community to learn and grow from a culture that embodies inclusive excellence in all of its complexities. We hope you find this site to be resourceful as you explore what is taking place across campus and in the community as it relates to inclusive excellence. Unity Strengthens Blue.

With Sycamore Pride,
Dr. Leah Reynolds
Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence

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Contact Us

Dr. Leah Reynolds
Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Rankin Hall 426
(812) 237-8954
leah.reynolds@indstate.edu

Inclusive Excellence

To be inclusively excellent means going beyond diversity as a representativeness exercise to one that also routinely examines and addresses where organizational cultures, structures, policies, and practices impact equity and belonging for the members of a community.

 

Values

We value the individuals and groups that make up and represent Indiana State University and the Terre Haute community. We value a community where all individuals, from all levels, can participate, contribute, and have a voice. We value the power of listening and the opportunity that creates when we are open to hear what others have to offer. We value our charge and the stewardship it represents to all in our community. We value YOU!

 

Vision

We envision a university community that reflects the population of Indiana and the nation with respect to students, faculty, support staff and administration and that transcends social and structural barriers to equality. We also envision a university community that understands what is necessary to achieve such a goal and appreciates why such a goal is beneficial.

Contact Us

Dr. Leah Reynolds
Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Rankin Hall 426
(812) 237-8954
leah.reynolds@indstate.edu

Community Resources

Alumni Associations

Indiana State University's alumni association does an excellent job keeping alumni and friends connected and involved.  Between the variety of events, and selection of clubs, there is always ways to celebrate being a Sycamore.  Please take time to visit the Alumni Associations webpage and stay connected!

Co-Sponsorship Opportunities

Indiana State University's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion welcomes opportunities to co-sponsor events.  If your event or speaker aligns with creating a culture of inclusive excellence, you can request co-sponsorship from our department.  We look forward to collaborating with you.

 

Contact Us

Dr. Leah Reynolds
Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Rankin Hall 426
(812) 237-8954
leah.reynolds@indstate.edu

Faculty and staff are at the core of the academic mission and a resource that requires intensive investment of time with respect to recruitment, hiring, and retention. Our Strategic Plan reinforces this point when it emphasizes the importance of attracting excellent candidates to the institution and providing them an environment of support and growth opportunity. The Plan also emphasizes the importance of a diverse faculty and staff, particularly with respect to race and ethnicity that is more highly reflected in our student body.
Diversity is a form of excellence and we can do more to realize it here at ISU. Research is clear – heterogeneous organizations provide numerous benefits and for both majority and minority communities.

Other Resources

Funding Opportunities

Professional Development Support

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion supports the professional development of faculty and staff.  You can request funding from the department if you plan to attend a professional development activity that relates to inclusive excellence.  To request funding, please complete the funding application below.

Affirm Plus Grant

Diversifying our workforce is essential to the success of our institution.  Every search that university conducts is crucial to this happening.  The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will assist in these efforts.  If a department is looking to extend an offer to a candidate that will either: diversify the department, the university, or assist in fulfilling one of our affirmative action goals, you can request money in an attempt to convert that applicant to a hire.  The maximum money that can be requested is $2000.  The best way to utilize this money is to include it in the following ways: relocation expenses, professional development, or start-up expenses (Faculty positions only).  

Co-Sponorship

​The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion would love to partner with you in educating our campus on inclusive excellence.  Please just complete the proposal form and let us know how we can partner.  

Affinity Groups

  • Black Faculty & Staff Caucus
  • LGBTQ Caucus
  • Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
  • Latin American Caucus

Contact Us

Dr. Leah Reynolds
Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Rankin Hall 426
(812) 237-8954
leah.reynolds@indstate.edu

Students play an intricate part in establishing and maintaining an inclusive excellence environment.  In order to feel empowered to do your part, it's critical you have a sense of belonging to the ISU campus community.  Between student centers, student organizations, programming and funding opportunities, it is our hope that you find your identity as a true sycamore.

Funding Opportunities

There are two (2) types of funding the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides to any undergraduate or graduate student at ISU.  Please use the Internet Explorer browser to apply for either the Together Excellence is Achieve (T.E.A) Funding or the Professional Development Funding.

Together Excellence is Achieve (T.E.A) Funding 
 The T.E.A funding was created to foster collaboration amongst the student body while promoting unity with respect to programming across campus.  In order to receive this funding individual students or student organizations must partner with another fellow student or student organization to create a programming on campus that benefits the entire student body.  The only criteria for the funding is that the individual students or student organizations must meet two of the inclusive excellence categories.  There must be differences in either: (1) race, (2) gender, (3) sexual orientation, (4) citizenship status, or (5) ability status.  The maximum budgetary request is $750.  Applications for the T.E.A. funding can be found below.

 

Professional Development Funding
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion supports the continuous professional development of all undergraduate and graduate students.  We will financially support your professional development in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and inclusive excellence.  Application for funding can be found below. 

Student Centers

Student Organizations

Native American

Education and Training

Contact Us

Dr. Leah Reynolds
Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Rankin Hall 426
(812) 237-8954
leah.reynolds@indstate.edu