University of Southern Indiana

Increase Diversity of Faculty, Staff and Student Body


Key Strategies

  • Develop activities and experiences that promote diversity as a value
  • Enhance support networks for faculty, staff, and students of diverse backgrounds, including first-generation status
  • Provide international programming for faculty and students

Year Four Update:

Goal 5-11

  • The increase in diversity among USI faculty and students has been steady, with the percentage of minority faculty up from 10.9 percent in 2010-2011 to 12.2 percent in 2012-2013, and minority students up from 10 percent to 11.1 percent over the same time period.

  • A new "University Council on Inclusion" is being initiated. The focus of this council will be assisting the University to meet strategic goals of increasing diversity and nurturing the campus community.

  • The Multicultural Center and the Counseling Center have partnered to create a program known as the "Power Hour," a monthly lunchtime event at which students come together to discuss the intersection of their diverse identities, political issues, and their personal experiences at USI.

  • Much is also being done to increase the number of international students at USI, including additional scholarship opportunities for international students, significant expansion in international recruitment strategies as well USI's new self-run intensive English program.

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