Anti-Racism

A Commitment to Anti-Racism at Indiana University

As the world changes, it requires us to continually reevaluate how we live up to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. For decades, Indiana University has been at the forefront of this work, striving for a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning environment for people from all backgrounds. We invite you to be co-workers in envisioning a just and fair future for all.

We invite you to explore the work of Indiana University faculty and staff whose academic, personal, and professional commitment to anti-racist, diversity, equity, and inclusion work establishes IU as a national leader.

IU’s Anti-Racist Initiatives

Now is the time to stand up for what is good and right. Universities have a special obligation to do everything possible to ensure that campus communities are places where differences of all kinds, whether of race, ethnicity, or belief are respected, valued, and protected and hatred, bigotry, and intolerance powerfully condemned. Learn about Indiana University’s antiracist agenda and approach to address racism.

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James Wimbush

The demonstrations of the last several weeks are a clarion call from our nation’s social justice advocates. The time is now for us to recommit ourselves to the work of racial justice.

James C. Wimbush, IU’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Dean of The University Graduate School, and Johnson Professor for Diversity and Leadership.
Aerial view of student visiting information tables at the OVPDEMA Study Abroad Fair.

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Education and Training

Diversity education takes many forms at Indiana University. Learn more about various educational opportunities across its campuses for staff, faculty, and students to foster an inclusive and respectful environment that encourages dialogue and interaction about issues related to equity, social justice, and intersectional diversity.

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Inclusive Campus Environment Toolkit

Indiana University is unwavering in its commitment to create safe and welcoming learning environments that advocate access, diversity, equity, inclusion, and community for all. We can and will work together to learn from each other, bridge our differences, and treat every individual with respect and civility.

The toolkit is intended to serve as a reference guide to information and resources to support university community members as they address situations, to offer strategies for action, and provide steps you can take to help build safe and inclusive campus communities.

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Fighting Racism in COVID-19 Times

The IU Asian Culture Center in Bloomington and the School of Public Health Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion co-hosted a webinar/panel discussion, "COVID-19 Exposed," on April 8, 2020. Watch the webinar and review responses from Q&A.

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Our Work, Our IU Commitment

Indiana University has prioritized the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, staff, and students, and timely graduation of students, while ensuring that IU maintains a learning environment where people of all backgrounds can thrive, and a commitment to local and national outreach and advocacy kept. This work requires a myriad of innovations in student advocacy, services and programs, and critical faculty partnerships across Indiana University.

IU Bloomington

James Wimbush, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer
Vice President for OVPDEMA
Dean of The University Graduate School
Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership

Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
Bryan Hall 115
107 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405

812-856-5700


IUPUI Indianapolis

Karen L. Dace, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University Hall 4054
301 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

317-278-3820


IU East

Yemi Mahoney, M. Ed.
Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the Chancellor

Springwood Hall 204
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374

765-973-8474


IU Kokomo

Sarah Sarber
Chief of Staff/Chief Diversity and Affirmative Action Officer

Office of the Chancellor
Hunt Hall, Room 212
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, Indiana 46904-9003

765-455-9316


IU Northwest

James W. Wallace Jr., M.L.S.
Director

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
Raintree Hall 236
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408

219-980-6596


IUPD

Wayne James
Assistant Vice President
Deputy Superintendent for Regional Law Enforcement
IUPD Chief Diversity Officer

Indiana University Police Department
Moraine Student Center
Room 116
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408

219-980-6671


IU South Bend

Laura Harlow, CAAP
Director of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Indiana University South Bend
Administration Building 234
1700 E Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46615

574-520-5536

Monica Porter, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students
Student Engagement and Success
Chief Diversity Officer

Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634-7111

574-520-4252


IU Southeast

James J. Wilkerson, J.D.
Director of Staff Equity & Diversity/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equity and Diversity
University Center South 233
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, Indiana 47150

812-941-2599

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Civil Rights Heritage Center at IU South Bend

Born from the efforts of Indiana University South Bend students and professors, the Civil Rights Heritage Center transformed a once-segregated city swimming pool into an active learning center. It explores the civil rights struggles of the past so people can take action in the present and build a better future.

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