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.

Scholarships Now Available

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.

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The Indiana University Bloomington Old Crescent is pictured from the air on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Pictured buildings include the IU Student Building, left, and the Indiana Memorial Union, tower at top right.

Acknowledging Native Space

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.

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HEED award 2019

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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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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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, 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