News & Events

Diversity news and events

OVPDEMA coordinates and sponsors more than 100 cultural and academic events each year. We invite the entire IU community and surrounding areas to take part in these opportunities to learn and engage.

Student stories

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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Chantel White, Groups Scholar

The first in her family to go to college

CHANTEL WHITE, GROUPS SCHOLAR

“Our parents tried as hard as they could, but they didn’t know the first thing about buying college textbooks.”

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