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Mission: The Diversity Roundtable of Greater Lafayette works toward inclusion by encouraging access, equity and respect for all.

The Diversity Roundtable is committed to addressing multiple dimensions of human diversity, specifically those that are linked to conditions in our community that result from prejudice and discrimination.

The Diversity Roundtable provides leadership and promotes strategies to achieve a culture that values diversity as evidenced by attitudes, policies and practices within Lafayette, West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Diversity Glossary: Text / Interactive
Meetings: First Thursday each month, 11:30 a.m., YWCA, 605 N. 6th St., Lafayette (map); open to the public.
The Diversity Roundtable is a commmittee of Greater Lafayette Commerce. The YWCA works in collaboration with the Diversity Roundtable.

DRT Group Agreement, March 2014

The Diversity Rountable has been having frequent guest speakers who have been making excellent presentations on diversity issues.
The document "DRT Group Agreements, March 2014" covers how to ensure these presentations are productive.

Diversity Round Table urges GLC to oppose HJR-6

The Diversity Round Table voted unanimously at its Nov. 7 meeting to urge the Greater Lafayette Commerce to oppose HJR-6. The vote came after State Rep. Sheila Klinker and JeanMarie Gossard, in-district organizer for Freedom Indiana spoke to members.

The following week, the GLC's Quality of Life Council approved resolutions to opposes HJR-6 and second encourages GLC to do the same.

Diversity Round Table names 2013 Best Practices winners

The Diversity Round Table recognized winners of the 2013 Best Practices Awards at the Greater Lafayette Commerce annual dinner in September at the Purdue University Memorial Union. The winners are listed below.

Large Business
Voestalpine Rotec, Inc.

Why Ivy Tech is this year's Workforce Diversity Best Practices Award winner

From the speech by Jos Holman, Tippecanoe County Library Director, at the annual Greater Lafayette Commerce dinner September 27, 2011, at the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.

It's my pleasure to be here tonight to present the 2011 Workforce Diversity Best Practices Award, which recognizes a business that promotes the importance of diversity in ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation and age in the workplace.

Given the makeup of this audience with business owners, community leaders and decisions makers, I want to ask you four questions. Do you believe that:

Diversity Summit V Coverage

March 25, 2011

The fifth Diversity Summit, aimed at building a more inclusive community, was held March 24 at at the Holiday Inn Select (across from Lafayette City Hall), 515 South St., Lafayette.
Click the links to see coverage from WLFI TV, WBAA and the Lafayette Journal and Courier.
This summit was organized and sponsored by the Diversity Roundtable, a committee of Greater Lafayette Commerce.
You can complete the survey for attendees here. featured in Journal & Courier and on WBAA

November 5, 2010

As the result of a Diversity Roundtable news conference at the YWCA yesterday, this Web site has been featured in news reports by the Journal & Courier and WBAA. Besides publication in the newspaper and on the radio, they put articles on their Web sites:

Get Involved in the DRT Focus Groups Project

November 3, 2010

LAFAYETTE - The Greater Lafayette Commerce’s Diversity Roundtable (DRT) is seeking community involvement for a project focusing on gathering information on the perceptions and experiences of the local Black/African American, Latino/Latina and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered/Queer (LGBTQ) communities.

Native American Heritage Month in November

November 3, 2010

PURDUE UNIVERSITY - Purdue's Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) celebrates Native American Heritage Month with events in November. Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, the center's director, says programs and events focus this year on the perseverance of Native languages and oral history.

The Supplier Diversity story at Purdue

October 26, 2010

PURDUE UNIVERSITY - Read a Purdue Today interview with Jesse Moore, director of Purdue’s Office of Supplier Diversity, one of this year's two winners of the Workforce Diversity Best Practices Awards. The office puts on an annual event, this year on November 9, that connects diverse firms with buying and contracting staff from Purdue—and from industry.

Caterpillar, Purdue University Office of Supplier Diversity receive Workforce Diversity Best Practices Award

September 2, 2010

LAFAYETTE – The Caterpillar Lafayette Large Engine Center and the Purdue University Office of Supplier Diversity have been named winners of the 2010 Workforce Diversity Best Practices Awards, which is presented by Greater Lafayette Commerce and the Diversity Roundtable.

The award annually recognizes businesses that promote the importance of diversity in the workplace or organizational setting. The awards will be given during the annual Greater Lafayette Commerce annual dinner at Purdue University Sept. 30th.

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About the Diversity Roundtable

Greater Lafayette Commerce new logo
337 Columbia Street
Lafayette, IN 47902-0348
Phone: (765) 742-4044
Fax: (765) 742-6276
Email: , Program Manager of Membership
Listening, Learning, and Acting. Open to All
Meetings are the first Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., YWCA, 605 N. Sixth St., Lafayette (map). Everyone interested is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Meetings include:
  • A short structured program
  • Sub-committee reports
  • General discussion
  • Hot topics
  • Announcements

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Contact Information
Lafayette Human Relations Commission
Lafayette City Hall
20 N. Sixth St.
Lafayette, IN 47901

Please contact Aimee Jacobsen () with the Lafayette Community Development Department at (765) 807-1090 if you have any questions or concerns about the complaint process.

Note: If you click on one of these PDF or DOC files they will open in a new window or tab:
Brochure in English (PDF)
Brochure in Spanish (PDF)
Complaint form in English (PDF) (DOC)
Complaint form in Spanish (PDF)(DOC)

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West Lafayette

Contact Information
West Lafayette Human Relations Commission
West Lafayette City Hall
609 W. Navajo St.
West Lafayette, IN 47906

(765) 775-5100

Note: If you click on one of these PDF files they will open in a new window or tab:
Brochure in English (PDF)
Brochure in Spanish (PDF)
Brochure in Japanese (PDF)
Complaint Form in English (PDF)
Complaint Form in Spanish (PDF)
Complaint Form in Japanese (PDF)

Web site

Tippecanoe County

Contact Information
Tippecanoe Co. Human Relations Commission
Tippecanoe County Office Building
20 N. Third St.
Lafayette, IN 47901-1214

Chair: (765) 423-9215

Note: If you click on one of these PDF files they will open in a new window or tab:
Brochure (PDF)
Complaint form (fill-in PDF)

Web site