Critical Race Training in Education

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis


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Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
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School Information
"As Indiana’s premier urban public research university, IUPUI believes in the power of transformation. We are committed to providing educational opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, and the changing world around us... "It was this commitment that was behind the merger of the Indianapolis campuses and programs of IUPUI—some of which are more than 100 years old—that won accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 1969, creating IUPUI. "And it’s what binds us together today. We’re now Indiana’s premier urban research university offering more than 450 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs from Indiana University and Purdue University." The university enrolls over 30,300 students and employs over 2,500 faculty. (Source: (Source:'s%20premier%20urban,the%20largest%20in%20the%20nation.)
General Information
IUPUI has not only taken symbolic steps to support advocates of critical race theory, by placing a Black Lives Matter mural on campus, but it also has extended its financial support. The university established a "Center for Africana Studies and Culture". Additional actions may come, especially as the center commences its work. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:


  • Resources

    IUPUI expanded its “White Literacy Project,” started in 2018.

  • Symbolic Actions

    Black Lives Matter Mural and banner placed on campus.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The university is establishing a "Center for Africana Studies and Culture" through its School of Liberal Arts. The university also launched the "Through Their Own Eyes" scholarship program.

Last updated July 31st, 2021