About Us

We ensure you receive equitable treatment, equal access and equal opportunity to participate in any university program or activity by ensuring compliance of university policies consistent with federal and state mandates.

EDI supports the University’s commitment of creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity and diversity through organizational practices in all areas of the University.

We celebrate multiculturalism through a wide range of events, programs, and experiences and encourage you to submit your thoughts and ideas for diversity and inclusion events that you would like to see hosted on campus.

Contact Us


Lawshe Hall, Room 218
Phone: (219) 989-2337


Schwarz Hall, Room 25 D
Phone: (219) 785-5545

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Staff

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Linda Knox

Director Equity and Diversity


(219) 989-3169

Laura Odom

Associate Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


(219) 785-5545

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Melissa Ramos

EDI Compliance Monitoring Coordinator


(219) 989-2337