The aroma of a steaming cup of soup was the first thing to welcome attendees of Indiana University’s November First Thursday event.
The day of Saturday, Nov. 10, was an eventful one for the African American Arts Institute (AAAI). An institute supported by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, the African American Arts Institute spent the weekend welcoming members of the community to two key events: the dedication of the institute’s dance studio floor to Professor Emerita Iris Rosa and the 25th Annual Potpourri of the Arts.
Whether they face challenges adjusting to college or difficulties back home, a variety of factors can stand between students from historically underserved backgrounds and a college degree.
For most students, a Thursday night is a time to catch up on homework or celebrate the weekend a little early. But for several dozen students, the night of Thursday, Nov. 1, involved donning business attire, sitting down in front of a formal table setting and having a professional dinner.
Throughout the year, Indiana University's African American Arts Institute's ensembles travel around the country, entertaining crowds and promoting black music, dance and culture.
For a student her age, Victoria Jones is exceptionally well-traveled
As part of its commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion as a tool to build bridges between communities and cultures, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) will support the OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program in hosting the Embrace Diversity, Share Cultures Study Abroad Fair.
Throughout November, Indiana University Bloomington will highlight the contemporary narratives of Native American communities and the cultural traditions that ground them as the campus celebrates Native American Heritage Month.
As part of its commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion through cross-cultural exchange, Indiana University will host the inaugural IUnity Symposium on the IU Bloomington campus on October 25, 2018.
When she received a text message from the 21st Century Scholars Program about the Indiana University booth at the 2018 Indiana Latino Expo, Carmen Samaniego-Puga knew she would be in attendance.
At first, Caleb King was not sure how many people would actually show up. A sophomore at IU Bloomington from Anchorage, Alaska, and a member of the Sugpiaq Alaska Native people, King had helped organize a march to honor Indigenous Peoples‘ Day in Bloomington. The Facebook event for the march had generated significant community interest, but King was not sure how many people would actually attend.
Without the Groups Scholars Program, Ramir Williams knows that his life would be different. A senior studying sports communication and broadcasting from Indianapolis, IN, Williams joined the 2015 cohort of the program to help make his college experience affordable.
For Akshat Gupta, working with the Asian Culture Center is all about sharing stories. A graduate student in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington, Gupta began volunteering with the Asian Culture Center as a producer on the center’s Hearabouts radio show.
As Indiana University celebrates this year’s Homecoming, three programs and centers supported by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs are marking anniversaries of their own.
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.
While the data of diversity is far from the only commitment Indiana University has to diversity and inclusion, it is the foundation upon which other important efforts can be based.
As a child growing up in San Francisco, Peter Bratt spent countless hours watching the artfully decorated cars cruise past 24th and Mission Street
As part of its efforts to build meaningful bridges with Latino communities, Indiana University will sponsor and host an exhibition booth at the 2018 Indiana Latino Expo.