We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as core strengths and essential elements of research, teaching, and service. We are committed to broadening interactions among students, faculty, and staff that allow us to learn from our differences and to reexamine deeply held assumptions about ourselves and the world.
Diversity + Inclusion
Why diversity matters
Diversity is essential to academic excellence and brings many immediate and tangible benefits. There is a kind of learning and problem solving that occurs in heterogeneous groups – people who come from a variety of races, backgrounds, and other dimensions of difference and who have a variety of interests, talents, and perspectives – that cannot occur in groups of people that are the same. Interactions among a diverse department allows (1) everyone to learn from their differences and (2) stimulates the reexamination of our most deeply held assumptions about ourselves and our world. Diverse perspectives enrich the learning environment, which leads to the formulation of cutting-edge innovations, which are disseminated to benefit communities near and far.
Acknowledging Native Space
The First Nations Educational & Cultural Center and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs are proud to support Native students in their pursuit of community and success at Indiana University. One way that campus partners can help promote a welcoming and informed community is by offering a land acknowledgement statement as part of an official welcome at the beginning of public meetings, presentations, and gatherings.
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