Did You Know Series Resources

These resources are compiled from the panel sessions in the 2018-2019 Did You Know? series. See resources listed under each topic.

Topic 1: Graduate and Undergraduate Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

Tuesday, Aug 28 12:00-1:30 pm STEW 302

Speakers: Linda Mason, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Entomology ; Katherine Sermersheim; Dean of Students; Jeff Stefancic, Associate Dean, Student Rights and Responsibilities; Steven Yeagley, Associate Dean of Students Speakers will cover the rights and responsibilities of undergraduate and graduate students including information about Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). Will address issues that may be concerning regarding a student (all students: graduate, undergraduate, international, domestic, study abroad, West Lafayette campus, etc.).


Topic 2: Human Relations Commission

Friday, Sept 14 12:00-1:30 pm West Faculty Lounge, PMU

Speakers: Vidhya Iyer & Charlie Shook, Co-Chairs West Lafayette Human Relations Commission and Patrick Jones, Withered Burns LLP (represents West Lafayette in HRC matters) Speakers will talk about the purpose and history of the HRC, how it interacts with other HRC’s and the relationship it has with Purdue University.


Topic 3: Resources From, Office of Institutional Equity

Friday, Oct 26 12:00-1:30 pm West Faculty Lounge, PMU

Speaker: Erin Oliver, Director The Office of Institutional Equity works with the Purdue University community in implementing and upholding policies and practices that are consistent with federal and state mandates as well as existing University policies regarding equal access, equal employment and educational opportunity for all persons. OIE addresses informal and formal complaints of harassment and discrimination, and as Director of OIE, Erin Oliver also serves as the campus Title IX Coordinator and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Coordinator. She will speak about these policies and practices.


Topic 4: Cultural Centers as Resources

Tuesday, Nov 13 12:00-1:30 pm West Faculty Lounge, PMU

Speakers: Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, NAECC; Lowell Kane, LGBTQ; Florence Adibu, CILMAR Cultural Centers – NAECC, LGBTQ, and CILMAR – are deeply involved in facilitating mentoring and inclusion of students, staff, and faculty on campus especially under-represented minorities and enable intercultural learning opportunities for all Boilermakers. Each Center will provide an overview of what they do and the resources they provide. For instance, CILMAR mentors intercultural leaders, supports innovative scholarship and encourages best practices in teaching and learning and offer students mentorship, workshops and grant money for study abroad.


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