A champion for diversity at IU

Diversity is one of the most powerful gifts a university can offer. The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs ensures that all Indiana University campuses celebrate diversity and empower all students, faculty, staff, and alumni to do their best work.

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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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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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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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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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