Indiana University East: Creating Diversity Excellence
Students attending IU East will find that diversity is integral to their college experience. Leaders have thoughtfully and intentionally created a learning and work environment in which students and faculty from all backgrounds listen to each other, support each other, and inspire each other to appreciate the value of differing viewpoints, cultures, and perspectives.
- Establishing a new faculty and staff award called the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award to recognize members of the campus community who have made significant and lasting contributions to creating an environment where diversity is honored and respected on campus and within the broader community. The first recipient selected was Nicole Mann.
- Creating a campus climate survey, scheduled to launch Fall 2022, to help facilitate a better understanding of the campus community’s perspectives and experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Hosting of Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump as the keynote speaker for the MLK Jr. Day celebration.
- Receiving the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Diversity in Nursing Sub-Award grant through the Indiana Center of Nursing to support the school’s efforts to promote health equity, diversity, and mentoring programs.