02 May 2011

Queer at Purdue Update

For those of you who are interested, I have visited the Office of Institutional Equity about the College of Agriculture awards issue (due in part to the number of you who contacted me). While I am not choosing to report at this time, it is now on record with the university.

I also wanted to make a note here. While I have told many students how to report, and encouraged people to do what I just did which was to talk to the Office of Institutional Equity even if you don't choose to report, I had not done it until today. I was even being somewhat hypocritical as I had not talked about a situation I had felt. I have now gone to the office and talked even though I have not reported. I now feel it even more important to urge people to go talk to the Office of Institutional Equity. It is not difficult, and took me about a half an hour. The person I talked to was really nice, and she merely asked questions. It is not difficult, and once you start it is no longer intimidating. You can find more information on the Office of Institutional Equity at: http://www.purdue.edu/ethics/oie/

I also have to add that it is really cool to see the new Nondiscrimination and Antiharrassment policies laid out in front of you in an official capacity. I was given a booklet and several print-outs because they haven't been able to print the new booklets yet. The Nondiscrimination Policy was such a huge change here, and I am glad I could be a part of it.

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