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Diversity by the Numbers
See firsthand the progress that OVPDEMA has made at Indiana University in our 2018-2019 annual report. Explore the story of diversity and inclusion at IU through university-wide data, executive summaries and the stories of the students, faculty, and staff making a difference on all of our campuses.
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Together, We Commit
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. Learn more about the pledge.
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On Illuminating
On Illuminating: Light and Truth on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is a new bi-weekly podcast produced by the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. Each show features conversations with university faculty, staff, students, and public and business leaders passionate about sharing their experiences and innovative strategies to build communities where all are valued and belong. In addition, each episode strives to provide listeners with learned techniques to apply in their communities.
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Queer Philanthropy Circle
In its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Indiana University has launched the Queer Philanthropy Circle.
This is the second affinity-giving circle established in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. It will use programs, resources, and other services to improve the recruitment, retention and degree attainment for LGBTQ+ students as well as improve the quality of professional life for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff on all IU campuses.
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Gerry Gunnings Stroman Distinguished Inclusive Excellence Award
This award recognizes individuals who actively promote diversity and inclusive excellence, dedicating themselves to making Indiana University a diverse, multicultural academic community that serves as a model for higher education, the state of Indiana, and society at large.
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Diversity Assessments
Indiana University engaged independent consulting firm Halualani & Associates to conduct diversity assessments for each of IU’s campuses. Along with graduation and retention reports, the firm made recommendations for subsequent action steps each campus as IU continues to strive for inclusive excellence.
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Acknowledging Native Space
Indiana University wishes to acknowledge and honor the indigenous communities native to this region, and recognize that Indiana University – Bloomington was built on indigenous homelands and resources. Indiana University recognizes the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee people as past, present, and future caretakers of this land. We are proud to support Native students in their pursuit of community and success at Indiana University.
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Excelling in Diversity
The 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Awardees have been announced! The IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses received the award, as they have a number of times before. It is the only national award honoring U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion through their innovative programs and outreach; hiring practices for faculty and staff; and student recruitment, retention, and completion. In addition, for the fourth year, IU Bloomington has also been named a Diversity Champion, INSIGHT Into Diversity’s highest distinction.
A Welcoming Campus
Campus Pride, a national nonprofit network of student leaders and campus groups devoted to improving college life for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and queer students across the U.S., named IU Bloomington in its 2018 list of top LBGTQ-friendly colleges, an accolade the campus received for the sixth time.
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Resources and Services for Inclusive Campus Environments
We invite university and community members to explore our inclusive campus environments tool kit, an assembly of resources and services designed to educate and support in developing and sustaining living, learning, and working environments that are welcoming and inclusive for all.
IU Student Incident Reporting System
Indiana University does not tolerate acts of hate, harassment, discrimination, acts of retaliation or any other acts that are counter-productive to a safe, civil, and welcoming community―and neither should you.
Kevin Phan
"For this research study, I’m looking at LGBTQ+ and Asian American men and the intersectionality between those two."
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María González-Díaz
"If you come from Latinx backgrounds and feel lost or whatever, you can go there [La Casa] to reclaim yourself and find people with whom you can relate."
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Johnnie Allen Jr.
"A lot of what I’ll be doing there is programming, specifically awareness of certain illnesses or health topics, and different things concerning different people like Black, Asian and Pacific Islander people, or LGBTQ+."
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Diversity and multiculturalism show the true strength of a campus. In order to tackle broader issues facing us, we must bring together and reconcile our differences, and tap into the wealth of our diversity.
Mark Jallayu, IU Southeast Student Government Association President
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