A Message on the Social Injustice in our Nation

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.”

Learn About IU's Anti-Racist Agenda

The IU Pandemic Health Disparities Fund for Students

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

If you're an underrepresented Indiana University student in need of emergency funding due to the pandemic or other unexpected circumstances, extra support may be available. You can apply for emergency funds to help pay for your medical bills, rent, utilities, technology, and other necessities.

Learn More and Apply Here

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.

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Diversity by the Numbers

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.

The Indiana University Bloomington Old Crescent is pictured from the air on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Pictured buildings include the IU Student Building, left, and the Indiana Memorial Union, tower at top right.

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

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.

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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Kevin Phan

"For this research study, I’m looking at LGBTQ+ and Asian American men and the intersectionality between those two."

 

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María González-Díaz

"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."

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Johnnie Allen Jr.

"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+."

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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