At the University of Southern Indiana, much of our strength comes from the diversity of our members. The connectivity of our students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni makes us who we are. One of our newly developed strategic goals is to increase the diversity of our students, staff and faculty. Therefore, we find it necessary and essential to continue working to enhance our environment, so that we not only accept human differences, but we also celebrate and embrace them. Our campus will continue this effort by providing rich and unique outreach and engagement opportunities to members of the USI family to nurture and preserve this wonderful community. The University’s Vision of Diversity will not only guide us through our strategic planning process but into the future development of this premier institution.
I invite you to explore the diverse initiatives highlighted within this website and consider how you can contribute with our collective efforts in enhancing and retaining a campus community that works to mirror our domestic and international societies. You will also find information about events and activities sponsored by USI, as well as local resources that support our members both on and off-campus.
I maintain that being an inclusive community member is intellectual and moral responsibility. I believe everyone at USI can contribute to these efforts, and as President, I’m personally committed to holding myself and the members of our campus community accountable for advancing our diversity goals. Together, we will work to ensure that the University remains a great place to work and receive a quality education that prepares our students for a global society. We must remember that diversity not only enhances our University, it also communicates who we are.
Ronald S. Rochon, Ph.D.