Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit

The first O’Neill School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit was held November 6–7, 2020, and highlighted the transformative work O’Neill School students, faculty, staff, and alumni are doing to address the critical challenges of systemic racism. The goal of the annual summit is to move beyond statements and performative displays to spur sustained change. Thank you to all who joined us for this inaugural two-day event.

O'Neill IUPUI: Fall 2020 by the numbers

26%Students of color

55%Women

10%21st Century Scholars

2020–2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives

Based on feedback, discussions, and broad input—from students, alumni, faculty, and staff—this academic year we will implement the following action items:

  • Create a new student-led organization focused on issues of race, equity, and social justice
  • Create an annual award for an O'Neill IUPUI student for exceptional contributions toward social justice
  • Develop and implement an annual survey or assessment of organizational climate and culture
  • Implement a grievance process for students, faculty, and staff
  • Revise our undergraduate criminal justice curriculum to include additional focus on social justice
  • Develop and deliver topics classes focused on racial/ethnic inequality across social service delivery 
  • Develop a speaker series for students to engage with recognized professionals on how race and ethnicity directly and implicitly affect policy choices, public administration, and nonprofit management
  • Create regular opportunities for town hall or Community Conversations where students can share their views
  • Develop a diversity strategic plan in coordination with the IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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