As the world changes, it requires us to constantly reevaluate how we live up to the principles of diversity and inclusion. For decades, Indiana University has been at the forefront of this work, striving for a more diverse and inclusive learning environment for people from all backgrounds. As we approach IU’s 2020 Bicentennial, this is not only the time to celebrate this legacy of excellence. It is also the time to reaffirm our commitment to an even more diverse and welcoming future, and the time to celebrate the work, both old and new, that makes it possible.
OVPDEMA celebrates 20 years of excellence in 2019, but we recognize that the work of diversity and inclusion at IU extends back decades. We are honored to be the inheritors of this rich legacy, just as we are committed to carrying it forth for generations to come.James C. Wimbush is Indiana University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
Diverse and Inclusive
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Groups Scholars ProgramLearn More
Hudson & Holland Scholars Program
The premiere scholarship for underserved minority students at IU, the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program celebrated 30 years of excellence in Spring 2018. To recognize this anniversary, the program awarded the Hudson & Holland Legacy Award to Professor Emerita Charlie Nelms and Professor Kevin Brown for their contributions to the program.Learn More about the Program
Potpourri of the Arts Performance
For 25 years, the African American Arts Institute’s Potpourri of the Arts has featured the best in African American song, dance, and performance that IU has to offer. Attend this year’s 25th anniversary concert, held on November 10th, to enjoy moving performances from the African American Dance Company, the African American Choral Ensemble, and IU Soul Revue. The university will dedicate the African American Dance Company’s dance floor to founding director Iris Rosa during the same weekend. Visit the AAAI site to enter to win free tickets.Enter to Win Tickets Today
Researching Our Heritage
In recognition of the 2020 Bicentennial, OVPDEMA is working with Senior Research Fellow Mark McPhail to document the history of diversity and inclusion at Indiana University. McPhail’s research will ultimately be published as a book chronicling the rich legacy of diversity and inclusion at IU. If you know of any historical highlights that should be a part of this research, we would love to hear from you.