Diversity Transformation Award – Program Initiatives

The Diversity Transformation Award (DTA) program is a new initiative funded by the Office of the Provost, with the goals of enhancing campus diversity by increasing the enrollment and success of students from underrepresented minority populations, increasing the representation of underrepresented minorities within the faculty ranks, and leveraging the research talent on campus to create a nationally recognized center of activity in studying factors affecting inclusiveness and success of underrepresented minority (URM) students and faculty. 

Funded DTA Projects

Strengthening the Purdue Pipeline for Underrepresented Minority Student Matriculation: Addressing Financial Constraints, Improving Retention, and Assessing Student Experiences

Promoting Student Inclusion: An Evidence-Based Program for Transforming Purdue's Climate

Chemistry Diversity Initiative: A Graduate Student Program for Success

Purdue Agriculture Family Programs: A College Experience for Parents

Pathways to Increased Diversity for Grad School and the Professoriate

Four Directions: Building a Foundation for Native Scholars

Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) for Biomedical Sciences

Building a Positive Campus Diversity Climate through the Inclusion of Individuals with Concealable Identities: A Curricular Approach

Building Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Graduate Faculty Diversity Ambassador Program

Funded D&I DTA Projects

Nine awards were funded under the original $1 million DTA program, which required a faculty member to serve as the PI. Three additional DTA awards were funded by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, under a parallel DTA program for Cultural Center Directors.

Pathway to Purdue with Pride

The Purdue Express: A Transformative Recruitment Initiative Targeting African American Undergraduates

Tribal Immersion Program

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