IU South Bend: A Campus That Values Diversity
IU South Bend believes students must be given the opportunities and experiences to reach their potential in college. This belief can be seen in a cross-section of programming efforts by administrators, faculty, staff, and others to build an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus. Today, approximately 30.1 percent of the IU South Bend student body is made up of underrepresented students of color.
- Hosting a two-day Symposium on Educational Inclusion for 300 people, which explored reducing barriers for underrepresented populations, with nationally recognized experts on critical race theory.
- Creating a diversity, equity, and inclusion counselor position with the goal of increasing the number of minority students using the Student Counseling Center, thanks to the IU Pandemic Health Disparities Fund.
- Participating in the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) institute offered by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), developing and refining action plans to be integrated into campus strategic priorities.