Diversity by the Numbers

See firsthand the progress that OVPDEMA has made at Indiana University in our 2017-2018 annual report. Explore the story of diversity and inclusion at IU through university-wide data, executive summaries and the stories of the students, faculty, and staff making a difference on all of our campuses.

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Women's History Month

Throughout March, celebrate the accomplishments of women at IU and beyond during Women's History Month. At OVPDEMA, we celebrate the stories of all women, honoring their success and efforts to make a change in our community.

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8th Annual Powwow

The Indiana University annual Traditional Powwow attracts hundreds of visitors each year and boasts a line-up of nationally known dancers and singers, along with traditional foods, crafts, and dance clothing. Performers of all ages participate, carrying on the traditions of their people as they represent them through their feathers and beadwork, their dance clothes, the songs they sing, and the styles in which they dance. Event is FREE-everyone welcome!

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Throughout April, join us in celebrating our diversity during Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. For a full schedule of events, visit the Asian Culture Center's website.

Schedule of Events
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Experience the World of Black Dance

The African American Dance Company presents the 21st Annual Dance Workshop on March 22 and March 23, 2019, at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IU Bloomington campus. The Dance Workshop exposes participants to dance from the perspectives of African American culture and the broader African Diaspora through master classes, panel discussions, and enlightening dialogue.

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Academic and Professional Success

Strong and effective mentoring networks are among the most important components of a student’s academic and professional success. When you are matched with a mentor, you will receive one-on-one expert advice, support, and encouragement. In addition, your mentor will provide guidance that connects your present academic experiences with your future life plans.  

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Year End Congratulatory Programs

Celebrate tradition, culture, inclusivity, and achievement at OVPDEMA's year-end celebrations. Stay tuned for more information about events taking place in April.

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A Welcoming Campus

Campus Pride, a national nonprofit network of student leaders and campus groups devoted to improving college life for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and queer students across the U.S., named IU Bloomington in its 2018 list of top LBGTQ-friendly colleges, an accolade the campus received for the sixth time.

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Excelling in Diversity

Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI have once again received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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Gabriel Escobedo, Graduate Assistant at La Casa Latino Cultural Center

Finding a home at La Casa

Gabriel Escobedo, Graduate Assistant at La Casa Latino Cultural Center

“Immediately, the directors treated me like family. I felt like they were my aunts.”

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Grace Shen, 2016 IU Bloomington Commencement Speaker

From barely speaking to Commencement speaker

Grace Shen, 2016 IU Bloomington Commencement Speaker

“When you do start the conversation, you learn a lot from each other.”

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Researching her family's lineage

Alaina Roberts, Ph.D. recipient

“I found out that there had not really been much research done on that at all, so I wanted to tell the story of my ancestors and other people like them.”

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Mark Jallayu, IU Southeast Student Government Association President

Diversity and multiculturalism show the true strength of a campus. In order to tackle broader issues facing us, we must bring together and reconcile our differences, and tap into the wealth of our diversity.

Mark Jallayu, IU Southeast Student Government Association President