At IU, we denounce all forms of bigotry, hate, and racism. We believe strongly in a society that values the respect and dignity of life for all. Moreover, we feel adamant that the opportunity to live and work in a world that builds upon the contributions of everyone is not just a privilege but a right of life. Read powerful statements issued by President Michael A. McRobbie, Vice President and Dean James C. Wimbush, the Indiana University Black Philanthropy Circle, and the Indiana University Queer Philanthropy Circle denouncing racism and violence, and condemning “those who seek to divide us based on race, ethnicity, national origin, and other areas.”
IU's newly established Pandemic Health Disparities Fund, announced in June by Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, is designed to support vulnerable members of the university community by broadening their access to important health and wellness resources such as mental health counseling and financial assistance to cover basic needs and help them continue their studies and graduate.
Student Financial Assistance
The student financial assistance funding that was established to support underrepresented Indiana University student in need of emergency funding due to the pandemic or other unexpected circumstances is currently closed. All allocated funds have been distributed. If you are still in need of financial support, please visit your IU campus division of student affairs and financial aid office.
Mental Health Grants
IU campuses who are in need of resources may apply for a grant to help reduce the mental-health burden students face. Funds help recruit, train, and retain a diverse and culturally competent mental-healthcare counseling staff, helping students thrive while enrolled at Indiana University. Grant applications are due by December 15, 2020.
Student Financial Assistance - Frequently Asked Questions
See firsthand the progress that OVPDEMA has made at Indiana University in our 2018-2019 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.
Indiana University (IU) has been a proud supporter of the Indiana Latino Expo (ILE) since it’s inception, almost a decade ago. Today, ILE is one of the largest events in the state providing economic development, cultural advancement, and educational opportunities to the Latino/a community. While social distancing keeps us from gathering in person, we remain committed to providing students and their families with the information they need to achieve their educational goals.Learn More
Defending Democracy: Confronting Voter Suppression and White Supremacy in the New Millennium
The fourth in what is now known as the Social Justice in America Series “Defending Democracy: Confronting Voter Suppression and White Supremacy in the New Millennium,” will be held in the fall. The focus this year is on issues of great concern as we move into a major election year in a tense political climate. The Department of History has designed three events to bring together IU and the community for conversations on difficult subjects.Learn more
Indiana University is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff to the fall semester and share what learning, teaching and research will look like. Learn more about changes to the 2020-2021 academic calendar, what life on campus will be like and how the university is working to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. Get all the latest news and answers to your questions at fall2020.iu.edu.Fall 2020
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
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
The 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Awardees have been announced! The IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses received the award, as they have a number of times before. It is the only national award honoring U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion through their innovative programs and outreach; hiring practices for faculty and staff; and student recruitment, retention, and completion. In addition, for the fourth year, IU Bloomington has also been named a Diversity Champion, INSIGHT Into Diversity’s highest distinction.
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.
"For this research study, I’m looking at LGBTQ+ and Asian American men and the intersectionality between those two."
Read Kevin’s story
"If you come from Latinx backgrounds and feel lost or whatever, you can go there [La Casa] to reclaim yourself and find people with whom you can relate."Read María’s story
"A lot of what I’ll be doing there is programming, specifically awareness of certain illnesses or health topics, and different things concerning different people like Black, Asian and Pacific Islander people, or LGBTQ+."Read Johnnie'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