Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Iowa State
What is DEI?
Commitment to fostering a climate in all the ways people differ, including primary and secondary characteristics* in a welcoming environment (Measurement for success and opportunities: IPEDS, enrollment data, graduation rates).
*Refer to the diversity wheel (primary is internal and secondary is external), Loden, M.
Commitment to fostering a climate where all individuals have access and opportunity to fully participate in the educational and working environment.
Measurement for success and opportunities: campus climate survey, exit interviews (HR, & Provost/FA), transfers (Athletes & Admissions), reaccreditation (HLC), program outcomes/feedback, bias reports, equity/civil rights reports, reasonable accommodations feedback (services and academic - learning outcomes), advocacy services, counseling & wellness services, benefits, center for teaching and learning opportunities.
Commitment to fostering a climate where all individuals have a sense of belonging* through support and respect to fully participate in the educational and working environment.
Measurement for success and opportunities: Campus climate survey, exit interviews, learning outcomes, program feedback, absenteeism reports, curriculum, student organizations, faculty/staff associations, Greek Life membership, multicultural/identify.
*The construct goes beyond national or cultural identity, instead emphasizing the dynamic processes of emotional attachment. Reviewing the substantial theoretical literature on belonging, we identify four of its key elements: connection, participation, identification, and congruence.
News and Events
The inaugural Ames Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month Celebration was held May 7 in the Memorial Union. Video courtesy of the event steering committee.
Sharon Perry Fantini was named vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, assuming her duties on Jan. 18, 2022.