HHS Diversity Statement
Diversity is an essential asset for the College of Health and Human Sciences to create, foster, and sustain an inclusive environment that integrates diverse perspectives among students, faculty, and staff. Our learning, research, and engagement must occur without prejudice, intimidation, intolerance, or discrimination. We value and embrace inclusion that provides equal opportunities for all who learn, work, and come in contact with the College to actively participate in a vibrant and intellectual community with a broad range of ideas and viewpoints.
Diversity Transformation Award Initiatives
The Diversity Transformation Award (DTA) was created by the Office of the Provost to enhance recruitment, enrollment, and retention of underrepresented minority (URM) students, faculty and staff, and to study factors affecting inclusiveness and success of URM students and faculty. Sixty-six faculty teams responded and $1 million in funding will support the DTA initiatives. After two rounds of presentations to faculty panelists, nine initiatives were selected by Purdue's Diversity Leadership Team to receive the Diversity Transformation Award. Of the nine selected initiatives, two were from the College of Health and Human Sciences. For details on these initiatives, please see the links below.
- Purdue Identities Project (PIP) PI: Deborah Rupp, Professor and William C. Byham Chair in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Promoting Student Inclusion: An Evidence-Based Program for Transforming Purdue's Climate PI: Margo Monteith, Professor of Psychological Sciences
Campus Cultural Centers & Events
- Black Cultural Center
- Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center
- Latino Culture Center
- LGBTQ Center
- Native American Education & Cultural Center