Diversity Education

Diversity Education

Indiana University offers 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. With a proactive rather than reactive approach to education, we seek to build competencies and understanding among IU community members that honor the true beauty of diversity throughout our university. Diversity education takes many forms at Indiana University, including facilitated discussions, workshops, guest speakers and more.

Monica Johnson

Our university is made of many different ethnicities, cultures, generations, and sexualities, each with their unique perspective. It is my belief that educating ourselves and exploring diverse views helps Indiana University best serve the needs of our students, staff, and faculty.

Monica Johnson, Assistant Vice President Diversity Education and Cross-Cultural Engagement

Upcoming sessions hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and administered programs:

Upcoming session hosted by campus, academic, and auxiliary office’s at Indiana University:

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Requesting a Workshop or Training Session

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs offers interactive and engaging workshops and training aimed to increase self-awareness, cultural competence, sensitivity, and critical thinking. To request a workshop for your department training, class, etc. please fill out the form below.

Available Sessions

Type: Workshop
Undergraduate and graduate students
Duration: 2 hours

A multi-organizational dialogue series. This event will provide space for Black, Latinx, and Afro-Latin students to explore the intersections of cultural identity, cultural salience, and cross-cultural ideologies. This program will include perspective sharing activities and community building dialogue.

Type: Workshop
For faculty and staff
Duration: 1.5 hour workshop 

A deep dive into the characteristics, concerns, and complexities of our newest generation of students. We will discuss the opportunities that faculty and staff members have to influence, support, and challenge the next generation.

Type: Workshop
Audience: Faculty and staff
Duration: 1.5 hours

This workshop will include a comprehensive look at the nature of microaggressions that occur on college campuses. Participants will work collaboratively to outline the ways that faculty and staff members can disrupt/prevent microaggression and provide students with the tools to better navigate oppressive systems.

Type: Workshop
Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students
Duration: 2 hours

This interactive program provides participants with an in-depth look into their identities and allows students to reflect on their privileges and experiences with oppression.

Thank you! I am a new faculty starting in the fall and am very excited to be part of a community that values social justice and has resources like this webinar to help transform our classrooms to shape change.

LGBTQ+ Educational Resources

Creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ people is an ongoing process, and requires a commitment to continue learning from everyone involved. The LGBTQ+ Culture Center is proud to assist in this process by offering a variety of Training Workshops. Each workshop focuses on a different issue or theme within the LGBTQ+ community. They are suitable both for beginners and more advanced learners. Recordings of all topics are available on the Educational Resources catalog after the sessions.

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Workshop Proposals

Indiana University has an entire network of faculty, staff, and students who work on diversity education, shaping important research, conversations, interactions, and opportunities to learn. If this sounds like you, please submit a proposal to facilitate a discussion, training session, or workshop, furthering our shared work of making all areas of Indiana University inclusive and equitable spaces.

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