National Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Indiana University will collaborate with student organizations, campus partners, and community groups to host a variety of events for students, faculty, staff, and local residents. OVPDEMA encourages people of all backgrounds to learn more about the contributions and culture of the Latino American community through this programming.

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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 2017 list of top LBGTQ-friendly colleges, an accolade the campus received for the fifth time.

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Excelling in Diversity

INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused magazine in higher education, recently honored the IU Bloomington campus with a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the third year in a row, while the IUPUI campus won a HEED Award for the sixth consecutive year.

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IU Student Incident Reporting System

Indiana University is committed to creating a welcoming, safe and inclusive community.

Indiana University does not tolerate acts of hate, harassment, discrimination, acts of retaliation or any other acts that are counter-productive to a safe, civil, and welcoming community―and neither should you.

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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

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