Goal 2 - Strategy 3
Incorporate inclusive excellence within the curricular and co-curricular experiences
Inclusive Career Readiness Programming
The Alumni Association, the Career Center, and the Division of Student Affairs work collaboratively to develop career programming that reaches all Indiana State students. The alumni edition of the Lunch and Learn series is just one example. Organized by the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center and the Career Center, the program convenes a panel of six highly accomplished alums to share tips and strategies for success after college.
Other workforce inclusion workshops address intergenerational issues in the workplace and employment issues for international students.
Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center
The Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center annually provides more than 50 unique programming events for students. One successful program of the AACC is the Mentoring Assistance for Prospective Scholarship (MAPS) program. MAPS supports more than 50 students each year. Student participants are assigned a faculty mentor, receive a monetary stipend for work they complete with their mentor, and engage in required and recommended campus life activities. During the 2017-18 academic year, MAPS partcipants had a fall to spring retention rate of 95.2% and an average 2.97 cumulative grade point average.
Multicultural Services and Programs
Multicultural Services and Programs (MSP) strives to build a climate of inclusion and community and aims to enhance intercultural competency at Indiana State University. MSP is also home to three student resource centers: International, LGBTQ, and La Casita. The three Student Resource Centers had 4,564 total student visits during 2017-2018. Multicultural Serves and Programs hosted 142 programming events attended by 2,887 members of the University community. Students who attended Multicultural Services and Programs events had an average GPA of 2.99 and an average, semester to semester, retention of 89%.
North American Lighting Student Success Center in College of Technology
The North American Lighting Student Success Center launched in the College of Technology in fall 2018. It bears the name of a university corporate partner and sponsor located in Paris, Illinois that already employs more than fifty Indiana State University graduates. Programs and services in the NAL Student Success Center are designed to help students succeed in college, graduate, and launch successful careers in high-demand, high-tech fields. Center faculty and staff work closely with the Career Center, the Center for Student Success, University College, the Office of Financial Aid, and other campus offices to serve Indiana State students.
To read more about the North American Lighting Student Success Center and its impact on Indiana State students, click here.