Equity Task Force

With a specific focus on the experience of Black Boilermakers, we are committed to ensuring that all members of the university community can experience everything Purdue has to offer equitably.

The Issue

While we are committed to making the university more diverse and inclusive to all, we recognize that supporting people of color — especially Black students, faculty and staff — is an area that needs greater focus.

The Innovation

Purdue will enact a comprehensive set of initiatives and action plans focusing on representation, experience and success for Black Boilermakers over the next five years.

The Investment

We will create recruitment programs, expand mentoring and community-building initiatives, enhance career development and attract and support the work of Black scholars.

The Impact

Working together with the community, the task force is charged with amplifying Black Boilermaker representation on campus, increasing opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni, and enhancing the lives of all members of the Purdue community.

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Key Initial Investments

  • Robust recruitment of Black undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff through new programs, scholarships and cluster hires
  • New and expanded mentoring and community-building initiatives
  • Enhanced career development opportunities and professional recognition

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Early academic outreach counselors hope to attract more Black and minority Boilermakers

New positions created as part of the Equity Task Force aim to create awareness about programs offered at Purdue

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Explore Purdue’s Next Moves

Each of Purdue’s Next Moves is a natural evolution of the priorities we established for the university in 2013. With the progress we’ve made and the momentum we’ve built, they represent the next phase in this initiative.

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National Security and Technology Initiative
Purdue Applied Research Institute
Transformative Education 2.0
Equity Task Force
Online Education 2.0