A champion for diversity at IU

Diversity is one of the most powerful gifts a university can offer. The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs ensures that all Indiana University campuses celebrate diversity and empower all students, faculty, staff, and alumni to do their best work.

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AAAI Spring Auditions

African american arts institute ensembles performing

Join the African American Choral Ensemble, the African American Dance Company, or the IU Soul Revue when Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute (AAAI) holds auditions for the spring semester. These storied ensembles are open to all IU students—just bring your talent, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn under renowned instructors.

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2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

OVPDEMA is leading IU’s tradition of celebrating Dr. King’s living legacy in 2017 by highlighting individuals who have impacted the university through his spirit of compassion and courage. OVPDEMA will also host the annual Leadership Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker John Quinones of the acclaimed ABC TV show “What Would You Do?”

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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 second year in a row, while the IUPUI campus won a HEED Award for the fifth consecutive year.

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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 2016 list of top LBGTQ-friendly colleges, an accolade the campus received for the fourth time.

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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.”

Read Gabriel’s story

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.”

Read Grace’s story

The first in her family to go to college

Chantel White, Groups Scholar

“Our parents tried as hard as they could, but they didn’t know the first thing about buying college textbooks.”

Read Chantel’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


Jan 16

10:00 AM 2:00 PM

Global and Interntaional Studies Building, Room 1112


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