As a first-generation, low-income college student, Amaya’s interest in diversity work began in high school, when she saw college as something that wasn’t the most attainable. However, Amaya was involved in a number of protests, specifically protests that revolved around the repelling of DACA and March for Our Lives.
For the first time, a group of Indiana University students traveled to the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Conference, held this year in Washington, DC, in February 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for physical distancing continue to be one of the most important topic. However, staying inside and keeping yourself distant from others can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Each one of Indiana University's 800 student organizations allows students to engage with and experience a large number of unique ideas and individuals who share a commonality.
The IU Black Philanthropy Circle requested a proclamation designating August as Black Philanthropy Month in Indiana.
In November 2019, Yemi Mahoney became IU East’s chief diversity officer and special assistant to the chancellor. Mahoney’s higher education career spans over two decades, where she worked in a variety of departments such as financial aid, New Student Orientation, sexual assault education, and student union administration.
Typically celebrated across the country during June, many Pride Month events are either canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, Indiana University continues to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community across all its campuses in a variety of ways.
At IU, we denounce all forms of bigotry, hate, and racism, and we will continue to do so.
Indiana University’s 21st Century Scholars and Community and School Partnerships programs have partnered with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) to launch a new initiative.
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) is excited to announce the 2020-2021 recipients of the OVPDEMA scholarships, which recognize student excellence across cultural and academic centers as well as showcase the intersection of philanthropy and student diversity at Indiana University.
Traditionally for OVPDEMA Student Features, we highlight an outstanding senior involved with one of the many culture centers on campus, exploring their work and experience at IU.
During April, Indiana University traditionally celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) with the Asian Culture Center (ACC) hosting a variety of events. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the ACC’s programs were postponed or canceled.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Amrita Myers and the Department of History’s Diversity Committee had planned to host the Social Justice in America Series (SJAS) in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs during the Spring semester.
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) includes a variety of academic units, culture centers, and scholarship groups under its umbrella and provided hundreds of students the opportunity to learn, grow, and find a home at Indiana University.
For our student feature, we’re highlighting Anthony Lee Murdock II, a second-year J.D. student at the IU McKinney School of Law.
Indiana University South Bend has the unique distinction of being home to the Civil Rights Heritage Center. Located off campus in what was once the Engman Public Natatorium, the building housed Indiana’s largest indoor pool when it was constructed in 1922.
Every month, OVPDEMA highlights a graduating student involved with one of the many culture centers on campus, exploring their work and experience at IU. Featured this month is Anna Mach, a senior studying viola performance and music theory at the Jacobs School of Music.