47th Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

For more than three decades, Indiana University has been a proud supporter of the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration, one of the largest African American cultural events in the country. As part of the weeklong celebration, please join IU and OVPDEMA at multiple events, including the Indiana University Education Conference, the Pacers Sports and Entertainment Corporate Luncheon, and at the IU booth during the three-day exhibition, featuring IU’s 21st Century Scholars Program.

Attend Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) logo.

Excelling in Diversity

Insight Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused magazine in higher education, recently honored the IU Bloomington campus with a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the second year in a row, while the IUPUI campus won a HEED Award for the fifth consecutive year.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services building on campus

A Welcoming Campus

Campus Pride, a national nonprofit network of student leaders and campus groups devoted to improving college life for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and queer students across the U.S., named IU Bloomington in its 2016 list of top LBGTQ-friendly colleges, an accolade the campus received for the fourth time.

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Gabriel Escobedo, Graduate Assistant at La Casa Latino Cultural Center

Finding a home at La Casa

Gabriel Escobedo, Graduate Assistant at La Casa Latino Cultural Center

“Immediately, the directors treated me like family. I felt like they were my aunts.”

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Grace Shen, 2016 IU Bloomington Commencement Speaker

From barely speaking to Commencement speaker

Grace Shen, 2016 IU Bloomington Commencement Speaker

“When you do start the conversation, you learn a lot from each other.”

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Chantel White, Groups Scholar

The first in her family to go to college

Chantel White, Groups Scholar

“Our parents tried as hard as they could, but they didn’t know the first thing about buying college textbooks.”

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Mark Jallayu, IU Southeast Student Government Association President

Diversity and multiculturalism show the true strength of a campus. In order to tackle broader issues facing us, we must bring together and reconcile our differences, and tap into the wealth of our diversity.

Mark Jallayu, IU Southeast Student Government Association President

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