Established in 2005, Purdue Calumet has created a strong Multicultural Campus Council (MCC) that has responsibility for programming and strengthening the campus climate in relation to diversity. As change agents we seek to educate and engage the campus community on the value of respecting and embracing cultural difference while promoting inclusion.
Statement of Principles and Values
Purdue University Calumet is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life. (Taken from the Nondiscrimination Policy Statement in Purdue University’s “Fostering Respect, Creating Community”)
The Council will provide leadership and serve as a resource to support and nurture campus-wide efforts and activities that enhance greater understanding of the value of an engaged multicultural campus. The Council’s role is to encourage and influence training and professional development decisions that will support Purdue University’s nondiscrimination policy.
As change agents we seek to educate and engage the campus community on the value of respecting and embracing cultural difference while promoting inclusion.