Purdue University

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Purdue University’s Institute for a Sustainable Future affirms its organizational commitment to respecting all people regardless of, but not limited to, race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental/physical ability, religion, age, political affiliation, citizenship, and region of origin. We commit to supporting racial and social justice, confronting equity and rights concerns, and affirm everyone has a right to dignity and life in a safe and healthy environment.

The Institute acknowledges that we are geographically located in the traditional homelands of the Woodland People. We honor and appreciate these Indigenous caretakers which include the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Myaamia (Miami), and Shawnee People. We acknowledge the forced removal of Indigenous Peoples from these lands, and their struggles for survival and recognition. As scholars, we have a responsibility to acknowledge both the Peoples as well as the histories of genocide, dispossession and slavery that have allowed for the growth of institutions, cities and states across the United States.