The purpose of the Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) is to prioritize and report the pulse of the institution regarding campus-specific concerns about faculty, administration, staff and student diversity issues. This report also helps to identify systemic approaches toward advancing the broader context of diversity (race, ethnicity, gender, age, geography, social class, religion, sexual orientation, and disability), equity, multiculturalism, and the developing strategic plan by providing data for use in increasing the presence of underrepresented minorities at IU Northwest.
DAC submits its annual report on diversity in compliance with Indiana state law (IC 21-27-4-4). This law requires the Trustees of Indiana University to create a diversity committee on each campus to submit an annual report to the Trustees regarding findings, conclusions, and recommendations relating to each of the statutorily defined areas below.
- Review and recommend faculty employment policies concerning diversity issues.
- Review faculty and administration personnel complaints concerning diversity issues.
- Make recommendations to promote and maintain cultural diversity among faculty members.
- Make recommendations to promote recruitment and retention of minority students.
Its members plan exciting and well received diversity and awareness events for the campus. The mission of DAC is to aid in retaining qualified faculty and staff reflective of the student body at IU Northwest, and to recognize excellence in work performance which promotes diversity.
DAC works to establish a positive record of providing excellence in service leadership on issues of diversity,by promoting best practices for retention and relevant awareness initiatives.
Subcommittees within DAC
Campus Diversity Awards
Every spring the Campus Council on Diversity celebrates diversity in its many forms throughout the IU Northwest campus. This celebration highlights individuals, organizations, and groups, on campus or off campus, which exemplify the purpose of the IU Northwest diversity mission.
There are three categories of awards available. They are:
- Diversity Friend: an individual who contributes creative or unique ideas to support diversity, or is otherwise engaged in supporting diversity programming on campus or in the community.
- Diversity Advocate: a person who serves as a spokesperson or change agent for a particular dimension of diversity raising awareness of issues of concern or interest.
- Diversity Champion: an individual who has demonstrated leadership in diversity related work; acquired and disseminated resources to support diversity related efforts, or developed an innovative program or project related to diversity and inclusion.
The Diversity Award call for nominations will begin March 1 and remain open until March 31 st.
The Diversity Awards and Landmarks Celebration will be on Tuesday, April 25 in LC 105ABC at 11:30 a.m.
***REMINDER*** Applicants are ineligible to win a Diversity Award for two consecutive years.
The IU Northwest Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs is excited to welcome all students, faculty and staff to participate in Diversity Landmarks.
Each fall and spring Landmark signs are displayed throughout the campus yard during the first week of classes with the purpose of reminding the IU Northwest campus of the value in every person.
The IU Northwest campus is welcome to participate. Have your quote included in this empowering display around campus.
A submission should include your favorite quotations that clearly convey the importance of diversity and cross-cultural acceptance and inclusion, the name of the person who inspired the quote, and an explanation of why the quote is important to you.
Create your own quotation and possibly have it included on the Diversity Landmark Wall of Fame!
***REMINDER*** Submitters are ineligible to receive Diversity Landmark recognition for two consecutive years.
*Deadline for submissions is October 20.