Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging
Welcome to Ivy Tech Community College. My name is Doneisha Posey and I am the Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Belonging. Here at Ivy Tech, we serve over 150,000 students, we have over 7,000 employees and we are there in your local community. This means our students, faculty, and staff come from different life experiences, diverse backgrounds and everyone brings their own unique perspective.
We are excited for a new academic year, which brings new possibilities. Please explore our diversity website and meet your local diversity lead or director on your campus. You will notice on our statewide calendar of events that there’s a lot of activity in the office of diversity both locally on your campus and also via Zoom statewide.
Our office is always striving for transparency and creating an institutional culture where diversity is celebrated, equity is ingrained and belonging is what we do. This year, we are excited about the new programs and policies we are implementing to continue to push our institution to create better access and opportunity for everyone. Please join us with our Cultural Heritage Month Speaker Series, student campus climate assessment, town halls, and other opportunities to engage in dialogue around bias, privilege and oppression.
To ensure transparency and accountability around issues related to diversity, we release annual reports, analyze and centralize data, and perform research for strategic and institutional improvement. We want issues that affect the Ivy Tech community and all the communities we identify with and serve to influence and shape the way we take action, the initiatives and programs we create, and the activities we support.
Whether you are the first person in your family to go to college or you are attending Ivy Tech to clear a path for a better future, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Belonging is here for you! Please take advantage of our trainings, events, and resources to make Ivy Tech a better place. We look forward to getting to know you.
For new students, we are eager to meet you and for returning students, we are excited to reconnect with you! Please feel free to reach out to any member of our dedicated staff about the programs, services, and activities provided by our Office both statewide and at your local campus.
You belong here!
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