Diversity by the Numbers

See firsthand the progress that OVPDEMA has made at Indiana University in our 2017-2018 annual report. Explore the story of diversity and inclusion at IU through university-wide data, executive summaries and the stories of the students, faculty, and staff making a difference on all of our campuses.

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Native American Heritage Month

During Native American Heritage Month, we highlight the stories of indigenous communities with a focus on contemporary narratives. Join the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center and other community organizations to celebrate the cultural traditions of Native American communities and explore the contemporary issues indigenous communities face. Celebrate with us throughout the month of November.​

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Dance Floor Dedication

Thanks to a generous contribution from IU's Black Philanthropy Circle, Indiana University celebrated Professor Emerita Iris Rosa by naming the floor of the dance studio where she spent the last 15 years of her career in her honor.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

This January, join members of the IU and Bloomington communities to celebrate the living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 2019 Leadership Breakfast. This year's breakfast will feature keynote speaker Tamika Catchings, an Olympic medal-winning former basketball player, philanthropist, and Indianapolis small business owner.  

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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 2018 list of top LBGTQ-friendly colleges, an accolade the campus received for the sixth time.

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Excelling in Diversity

Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI have once again received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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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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Researching her family's lineage

Alaina Roberts, Ph.D recipient

“I found out that there had not really been much research done on that at all and so, I wanted to tell the story of my ancestors and other people like them.”

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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