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.

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Marine Corps Leadership Seminar Workshop

The United States Marine Corps is known worldwide for developing leadership, courage, tenacity, and teamwork— skills that can help you stand out from the competition anywhere you go. We welcome IU administrators, faculty, and students to this FREE Workshop!

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OVPDEMA Distinguished Inclusive Excellence Award

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.

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Study Abroad Fair

Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs in conjunction with IU International Education Week hosts the Embrace Diversity, Explore Cultures Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. in the IMU Solarium.

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Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center’s 50th Anniversary

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.

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LGBTQ+ Culture Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

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.

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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