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.
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.
Voestalpine Rotec, Inc.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Six subcommittees, organized in April 2010, are working to support diversity. Their focuses are on:
- Willingness to Serve Database
- Annual Best Practices Award
- Focus Groups
- Community Diversity Class
WBAA Radio has made available the audio recording of this forum. Tippecanoe County Sheriff Tracy Brown, Lafayette Police Captain Kurt Wolf, West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski, and Purdue Police Chief John Cox talk about diversity training, recruitment, retention and community relations in this forum hosted by the Diversity Roundtable of Greater Lafayette at Ivy Tech on January 12, 2010.