report cover with picture of DeGarmo and Fell halls and the ISU logo

The cover of the Campus Climate Task Force Progress Report for 2019

The first progress report of the Campus Climate Task Force is now available. The report highlights University actions and initiatives addressing suggestions made by the task force.

The booklet is also available online as a pdf at the Campus Climate Task Force website.

“This is not a complete list, but does reflect the ongoing commitment to live our core value of diversity and inclusion spelled out in Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State – The Strategic Plan for Illinois’ First Public University 2018-2023,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Levester Johnson, who serves as head of the Campus Climate Task Force Implementation Team along with Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jan Murphy.

President Larry Dietz appointed the Campus Climate Task Force in the summer of 2016 to address the Campus Climate Assessment Report for Illinois State University. The committee gathered faculty, staff members, and students from across campus with the aim of making recommendations based on the diversity and inclusion report.

During the year-long working sessions, the Task Force heard from constituents across campus, and complied a series of short- and long-term suggestions. The Implementation Team began work in 2017, and continues to move forward with diversity and inclusion initiatives.

“We know there is a lot of work yet to be done, and that this is a long-term effort,” said Murphy, who noted semester updates will be made on the Campus Climate Task Force website. “Our champions who lead the Implementation Team initiatives have worked hard, and collaborated with people across campus. All of us will continue this work because it is important to our campus.”

Find more information on the Campus Climate Task Force website.