Equity Task Force
The Purdue Board of Trustees authorized at its meeting of Aug. 7, 2020, the creation of the Purdue Equity Task Force. Trustee and Purdue alumnus Don Thompson has been charged with leading the task force and its Steering Committee], which reports directly to the Purdue Board of Trustees.
The Equity Task Force is charged with developing a plan with specific actions to ensure all members of the university community have the opportunity to experience all Purdue has to offer equitably, focusing on structural and environmental barriers to success of students, faculty, and staff of color and specifically the experience of Black Boilermakers.
The charge of the task force is to review the current state of equity on the Purdue West Lafayette Campus and the past and present investments and initiatives designed to support more equitable experiences and opportunities across the campus.
The task force is also charged with ensuring that past initiatives remain the right ones while simultaneously recommending new or alternate strategies if its findings so suggest.