The Diversity Council was created in 1994. At the time, the Council’s charge was to organize activities and initiatives in support of the IPFW diversity mission, which stated that IPFW “seeks to demonstrate through curriculum, support systems, and policies that it values individual differences, strives to create and maintain a campus environment that welcomes diverse characteristics, backgrounds, and experiences, and to identify such diversity as a vital source of the intellectual, social, and personal growth essential to a university education” (1994). These goals were later formalized and incorporated into the IPFW Strategic Plan.
The Diversity Council’s charge was redefined in 2003 as follows:
To monitor and report on progress toward all the diversity-related goals of the IPFW Strategic Plan, and to make recommendations for improvement. To this end, the Council, with staff support through the chair and the new Assessment Director, will:
The first Annual Accomplishments Report, for the 2004 calendar year, was published in 2005.