IU Southeast: Opening New Doors of Opportunity
An emphasis on student success for all has translated into new programs and events highlighting social justice and equity at IU Southeast, interventions targeting at-risk students, and enhanced academic supports. These and other efforts are designed to empower students and provide the tools and connections they need to thrive in college and beyond.
- Forming the Diversity Hiring Group, a subcommittee of the Chancellor's Diversity Council, to ensure search committee processes are bias free and prioritize diversity. Over the past year, this group has worked diligently to create a search committee DEI checklist and to include a diversity advocate on every search committee.
- Unveiling a new social justice and diversity collection in the IU Southeast Library. The project is dedicated to the memory of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT nurse from Louisville whom law enforcement officers killed in 2020. The collection also contains books designed to honor a range of diverse identities and ethnicities.
- Incorporating a Spanish accessibility option to the IU Southeast website. The move demonstrates a responsiveness to the realities of the Louisville metro area, where 4.5 percent of the population identifies as “Hispanic.”