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.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “For the Culture,” which symbolizes the contributions of Black people from around the world and here at Indiana University. The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) chose this theme as a way to honor and celebrate the culture, beauty, creativity, intellect, and resilience of Black people everywhere. As one of the oldest Black culture centers in the nation, the NMBCC is proud to celebrate 50 years of power, progress, and promise. Join us in celebrating Black History Month 2020.Learn more about events and activities
In its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Indiana University has launched the Queer Philanthropy Circle.
This is the second affinity-giving circle established in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. It will use programs, resources, and other services to improve the recruitment, retention and degree attainment for LGBTQ+ students as well as improve the quality of professional life for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff on all IU campuses.Read the Full Story
This award recognizes individuals who actively promote diversity and inclusive excellence, dedicating themselves to making Indiana University a diverse, multicultural academic community that serves as a model for higher education, the state of Indiana, and society at large.View Award Recipients
We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants may be students from any discipline or department on the Bloomington campus, and in some instances where indicated, applications may also be accepted from graduate or professional students. There are also select opportunities for IU students currently enrolled at any of the 7 IU campuses or 2 IU centers. All applicants must be enrolled as full-time students. US citizenship is not required, except where noted. You can apply here by March 10, 2020.Apply Today
Indiana University engaged independent consulting firm Halualani & Associates to conduct diversity assessments for each of IU’s campuses. Along with graduation and retention reports, the firm made recommendations for subsequent action steps each campus as IU continues to strive for inclusive excellence.
Indiana University wishes to acknowledge and honor the indigenous communities native to this region, and recognize that Indiana University – Bloomington was built on indigenous homelands and resources. Indiana University recognizes the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee people as past, present, and future caretakers of this land. We are proud to support Native students in their pursuit of community and success at Indiana University.Visit the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center
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.Read more about the award
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.Read more about the ranking
We invite university and community members to explore our inclusive campus environments tool kit, an assembly of resources and services designed to educate and support in developing and sustaining living, learning, and working environments that are welcoming and inclusive for all.
Gabriel Escobedo, Graduate Assistant at La Casa Latino Cultural Center
“Immediately, the directors treated me like family. I felt like they were my aunts.”Read Gabriel’s story
Grace Shen, 2016 IU Bloomington Commencement Speaker
“When you do start the conversation, you learn a lot from each other.”Read Grace’s story
Alaina Roberts, Ph.D. recipient
“I found out that there had not really been much research done on that at all, so I wanted to tell the story of my ancestors and other people like them.”Read Alaina's story
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
La Casa/Latino Cultural Center
Indiana Memorial Union (Union Building)
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center