At the University of Southern Indiana, diversity means embracing and celebrating the many differences that exist among the members of a dynamic, intellectual, and inclusive community that welcomes the full spectrum of human characteristics, ideas, and world views. We strive to create an exciting, energetic living and learning community in which people with different experiences can learn through intellectual engagement, both within and beyond the classroom. Diversity stimulates learning, encourages imagination, and benefits everyone—students, employees, and the community. We believe that intellectual and personal development are best supported in a climate that respects differences and provides a sense of belonging and inclusion.
As members of the University community, we are committed to cultural competency and meaningful intercultural relationships within the University and with our community partners. We seek to develop these capacities in the classroom and through recruitment, orientations, open forums, programming and partnerships. We encourage every member of our University community to embrace this vision and exhibit a strong commitment to attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining students, faculty, administrators, and support staff who mirror the diversity of our global society.
Diversity as Outlined by the USI Strategic Plan
Increase the diversity of faculty, staff, and student body.
- Develop activities and experiences that promote diversity as a value.
- Enhance support networks for faculty, staff, and students of diverse backgrounds, including first-generation status.
- Provide international programming for faculty and students.
To view the USI Strategic Plan in its entirety, click here.