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Home to diverse archival collections, including the rich historical records of several campus cultural centers.
The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence provides research support, educational seminars, workshops, and experiences that enhance both aspiring and experienced leaders’ understanding and ability to manage today’s complex institutions of various types particularly colleges and universities. The mission of the center is to develop leadership capacity through research, education and collaborations that helps advance and broaden representation in academic decision making.
The Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) promotes and facilitates intercultural learning at Purdue and beyond. They provide opportunities and resources for engaging with, adapting to and bridging across difference, mentor intercultural leaders, support innovative scholarship and encourage best practices in teaching and learning.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides services, resources, and programs to facilitate equal access for disabled students, resulting in their full participation in curricular and co-curricular offerings.
The Diversity Resource Office encourages, develops, administers, and assesses campus programs and activities that foster a climate within Purdue that celebrate the diversity of all members of our university community.
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion provides campuswide leadership to ensure that the diverse, inclusive community is an integral part of the Purdue experience.
The Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) is committed to the internationalization of Purdue University by providing appropriate services and support to international clientele and various University departments and offices.
The Purdue University Latino Cultural Center creates an inclusive environment for the entire campus community, fostering meaningful dialogue and cultural understanding of Latinx communities. They support Latinx faculty and staff while they recruit, retain and empower Latinx students to succeed, giving them a sense of belonging until graduation and beyond.
The NAECC is home to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff representing over 65 Indigenous nations at Purdue University. Established in 2007 through student and campus advocacy, the NAECC is instrumental in nurturing student learning and success and provides educational opportunities for the campus community to learn about Indigenous cultures.
In the fall of 2022, a subcommittee of the Council on Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (the CoEIB) began investigating possible sources that provide definitions for many standard terms associated with diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB). Although there are many such glossaries provided by institutions and organizations throughout the US, it may be difficult to discern which of those resources are most relevant to libraries and information organizations, particularly those within the context of higher education. Language evolves, sometimes very quickly, and the group thought it would be best to avoid pointing to one specific resource, but rather share a few vetted and often-cited ones. This will leave the researcher of said definitions with the flexibility to determine which definition might be most applicable to their context. The spreadsheet provided offers three suggested resources and indicates what terms are defined in each respective glossary. These are, by no means, the only glossaries that are used by people engaged in this work. However we hope this will prove helpful in exploring the vocabulary and concepts of DIB.