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 School of Education faculty co-author book about Latinx Experiences

The Latino presence continues to grow in traditional population enclaves and has tripled in areas that are not traditionally associated with this pan-ethnic group. The dramatic growth of this population in the U.S. requires a considerably deeper understanding of individuals that share this multifaceted identity. This timely book synthesizes new research and its implications for practice that is critical for professionals working with Latinos in educational and counseling contexts. The authors provide insight into identity development, environmental influences, and how these factors influence persistence in higher education.

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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