Indiana University Bloomington recognized nationally for commitment to LGBTQ+ students
Indiana University Bloomington has been named one of the "Best of the Best LGBTQ+ Friendly Colleges and Universities" in the United States.
Affinity Giving Circles announce a combined total of over $490,857 in grant funding to support diversity and inclusion efforts across Indiana University.
Groups Scholars Program STEM Initiative Receives STEM Award
The Groups Scholars Program STEM Initiative's mission is to promote and enhance first-generation, underrepresented students' academic and professional experiences in the STEM disciplines through research, structured mentoring, and educational support.
IU Continues to Celebrate the LGBTQ+ Community Across all its Campuses
Pride has multiple meanings for Benjamin Liechty, director of alumni relations and co-director of the LGBTQ+ Center on the IU Kokomo campus. "It’s a way to honor those who died of HIV/AIDS and hate crimes and celebrate their memory. Our lives are important, and—contrary to popular belief—we’ve been here for millennia."
To better connect and assist students, the 21st Century Scholars Program has been on Connect & Thrive, a mobile app-supported program designed to provide students with mentorship, community, and support.
First Nations Educational & Cultural Center to Host Virtual Powwow
“I’m really excited that we’re still able to put together a powwow this year, even if it’s virtual,” Nicky Belle, director of the FNECC, said.
Black and Abroad, a virtual event to inspire and educate Black students about study abroad.
IU has a variety of tutoring options available for students during the semester.
Jen Berry Accepted into NACADA Leadership Program
Jen Berry, the lead academic advisor in the IU 21st Century Scholars Program at Indiana University Bloomington, was recently accepted into the NACADA Emerging Leaders Program.
High School Explorers – Expand Your Horizons Through College Pathways
IU Bloomington’s 21st Century Scholars Program and Community & School Partnerships, programs of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, are launching a new college readiness program for rising high school juniors and seniors.
The 21st Century Scholars Program Moves to Improve Scholar Career Success
Indiana University Bloomington and other campuses participated in the pilot program for the 21st Century Scholars Collegiate Scholar Success Program (CSSP) during the 2019-2020 Academic Year.
Alumnus Jim Fielding Returns to IU
Jim Fielding feels like he has come full circle. Initially earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and management from Indiana University, he has returned to IU as a staff member.
IU Pandemic Health Disparities Fund
This semester, the PHDF provided financial support to 437 students across IU's campuses to cover necessities and ease financial burdens resulting from the pandemic allowing continued academic progress.
“We want our students to have a piece of the Neal-Marshall with them,”
PACE Students Discuss the Program and Why Voting Matters
The Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) program is an interdisciplinary certificate program at Indiana University Bloomington, which provides students a unique opportunity during their college experience.
FASE Offers Peer-to-Peer Mentoring for Students
The FASE Mentoring Program—a program under the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs—is an academic and social support system that provides peer-to-peer mentoring for IU freshman, transfer students, and students on academic probation.
Monica Johnson discusses Diversity Education at IU
Johnson hopes that diversity education will “promote and produce diversity education workshops, cross-cultural dialogue, and vital resources for diversity work throughout the university.”
IU Students Receive Gilman Scholarship
Seventeen IU students recently received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. Ten of these students are participants in the Groups Scholars Program, the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program, or the 21st Century Scholars Program, all administered by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA).
National Latinx Heritage Month
At IU, National Latinx Heritage Month continues despite many students and faculty working virtually.
An Update on the Anti-Racist Agenda
Over four months ago, President McRobbie spoke to the Board of Trustees and outlined five diversity initiatives IU would implement. They include the Pandemic Health Disparities Fund, the IU Medical Grant, the Racial Justice Research Fund, the systematic review of named buildings and structures across all IU campuses, and IU’s antiracist agenda.
Student Spotlight: Rebekah Amaya
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.
Students attended Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Conference
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.
Culture Center Directors and Chief Diversity Officers work to build community during COVID-19
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.
Anti-Racist Agenda Concludes Phase IV
On April 30, the Anti-Racist Agenda concluded Phase IV of the project bringing all data together for a holistic picture of the work addressed during the year and the gaps, challenges, and barriers that might prevent the institution and units from moving toward an anti-racist organization.
QPC Invests in LGBTQ+ Mental Health
The Queer Philanthropy Circle (QPC), the nation's first philanthropic giving circle focusing on queer philanthropy, has provided a grant to the Kinsey Institute to assist with their research on LGBTQ+ youth mental health.
IU Diversity and Career Fair Largest Yet
"We are incredibly proud of this year's diversity career and internship fair," said Yolanda Treviño, assistant vice president for strategy, planning, and assessment. "Even during the pandemic, the energy and enthusiasm were palpable..."
Pandemic Health Grant IU Bloomington
“What we need at CAPS is someone on staff who reflects the diversity of students,” Hayes said.
Making a Social Impact: The Jane Jorgensen Student Leadership Internship Program
For decades, Indiana University has been at the forefront of creating learning environments that benefit people from all backgrounds.
Indiana University adamantly believes that the opportunity to live and work in a world that builds upon the contributions of everyone is not just a privilege but a right of life. This belief is the catalyst behind a new initiative called Together, We Commit.
This event will showcase the power and diversity of IU students by encouraging them to engage with one another and share stories that showcase their unique experiences as students at Indiana University.
On January 29, the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center, in partnership with the city of Bloomington, kicked off Black History Month with a virtual event featuring Earth, Wind, and Fire member Verdine White and his wife Shelly Clarke White, formerly of the band Honey Cone.
The Herbert Presidential Scholars (HPS) program offers what is considered one of the most prestigious scholarships at Indiana University. The annual banquet provides an opportunity to invite IU students, faculty, and staff to join in celebrating the newest class of Herbert Presidential Scholars and formally welcome them into the Herbert and IU family.
OVPDEMA is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.
IU Diversity Career and Internship Fair
This year, the 2021 IU Diversity Career Fair Bootcamp will take place on February 22 from 4-6 p.m via Zoom. This bootcamp is open to all IU students and designed to help students make the most out of the upcoming career and internship fair.
IU's 2021 Black History Month celebration includes various programming, such as discussion panels, lectures, musical performances, and much more.
On January 18, Indiana University celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the 35th anniversary of MLK Day as a national holiday in the United States.
The IU antiracist agenda has come a long way since President McRobbie announced the plan at the IU Board of Trustees in June 2020.