Standard Diversity Statement
Task Force Recommendation: Create an Inclusive Classroom
Task Force Project: Add a standard diversity statement to all syllabi including resources for seeking information, reporting discrimination or harassment, and establishing ISU as an inclusive campus community.
Champion: Jonathan Rosenthal, Tony Walesby, Brian Beam
Implementation Team Actions
- UMC and Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (OEOA) already working on a diversity and inclusion statement for larger University publications, which includes addresses for contacting OEOA.
The statement is:
Illinois State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and anti-harassment. Illinois State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, order of protection, gender identity and expression, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, unfavorable military discharge, or status as a veteran in employment, educational programs and activities, or admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed by contacting the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access by email at EqualOpportunity@IllinoisState.edu, by calling (309) 438-3383, or by mailing to the office at Illinois State University, Campus Box 1280, Normal, IL 61790.
- UMC will be adding the Equal Opportunity/non-discrimination statement to all university publications that are twenty pages or greater and produced at a quantity of fifty or more individual documents.
- Provost's Office will pursue statement on diversity and inclusion to be added to CTLT syllabus-creation website.