Guest Writer

Campus strives for Inclusivity

By DAVID BLOM
Assistant Director, Office of Equity and Diversity

The Chancellor has identified Inclusivity as one of his four transitional strategic goals for the future of Purdue Calumet.  Inclusivity is defined, in part, as an “environment in which all individuals perceive that they fit into our campus community.”

Variety of resources in place to assist students with disabilities.

The Office of Disability Resources is the place to go for information about, and assistance in, obtaining academic adjustments and modifications in University courses.  Faculty also can obtain answers to any questions they have about the classroom accommodations process via the Office of Disability Resources.

Website accessibility also available

Disabled students having difficulty accessing information on the University’s website can report the problem to Office of University Relations staff (mailto:univrel@purduecal.edu).

In addition, the Web Accessibility homepage includes the university’s Web Accessibility Policy and other useful information about efforts to ensure that all information on the university’s website is accessible to everyone.  Students encountering physical barriers on campus can report the problem to the University’s ADA Advisory Committee or to the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Purdue Calumet continues mission forward

The university is dedicated to ensuring that each student with a disability has an equal opportunity to thrive and succeed at Purdue Calumet.  If you should encounter any difficulties that cannot be resolved via the above resources, please contact Dave Blom, assistant director of the Office of Equity and Diversity and the University’s Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (219) 989-2163.