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An Afternoon with Viola Davis
On January 20, 2020 Indiana University will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and Indiana University’s 200th anniversary. In recognition, Indiana University will host an “Afternoon with Viola Davis”, where she will deliver a keynote lecture. The program will take place at 4:00 p.m. at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall at IU Bloomington. Free general admission tickets to the Davis’ lecture will be issued online at iuauditorium.com. Tickets also may be obtained in person at the IU Auditorium box office, two tickets per person.Learn more
Join us on Thursday, January 23 at Whitenberger Auditorium at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for the annual IUnity Summit, presented by the Cross-Cultural Programming Board. As one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, you will experience an interactive, inspirational, and transformative diversity educational experience. This year we will explore, “Agents of Change,” a film that lays out how young black students fought to free minds – making it not just a movie but a movement.Learn more about IUnity Summit
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
Get career fair ready at the Career Fair Bootcamp on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10 a.m. – Noon, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Room A201 (Auditorium), 2nd Floor. Students will gain tips on ways to make their fair experience successful for networking and searching for internships and jobs. Tools and tips on what to expect from a fair, how to research the employers that will be attending the fair, and how to interact and follow up with employers and representatives will be explored. Sponsored by the Office of the vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, and its participating academic support programs and services units, and the Career Services Council.Find More Career Resources
Join us on Monday, January 27, 2020, 4-7 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union, Alumni Hall for the IU Diversity Career and Internship Fair. Students will have the opportunity to connect and explore internships and full-time employment with local, state, and national recruiters from academic, government, business, and non-profit sectors where they will learn about a variety of jobs and internships, meet with company representatives, and network with other job seekers. For a complete and up-to-date list of employers attending the IU Diversity Career and Internship Fair download the app “The Fairs APP.” Sponsored by the Office of the vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, and its participating academic support programs and services units, and the Career Services Council.Learn More
Deadline to apply: February 5, 2020
The African American Dance Company (AADC) Annual Dance Workshop, hosted at IU Bloomington on March 6 & 7, 2020, exposes students to dance and music from the perspective of African American culture and the African diaspora through master classes, panel discussions, and performances. High school students (grades 9–12) are eligible to apply for scholarships funding the two-day workshop registration fees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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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
The 2019-2020 academic year symbolizes the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) at Indiana University Bloomington. Our 50th anniversary theme: "Power, Progress, and Promise", represents the commitment of the Center to serve as a home for Black students and a resource for Black people in the broader community.Learn more
On November 16 and 17, 2019, Indiana University’s LGBTQ+ Culture Center will be celebrating in grand fashion with food and festivities, a dance party, a presentation by nationally-renowned LGBTQ+ activist Shane Windmeyer, and a retirement party for the outgoing director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center, Doug Bauder.Learn more
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
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La Casa / Latino Cultural Center, 715 E 7th Street
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