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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
107 S Indiana Ave
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone
(812) 855-9544
Email address
admissions@indiana.edu
School Information
"The ideal college experience: Indiana University students get it all—the storybook experience of what college should be like, and the endless opportunities that come with it. Top-ranked academics. Awe-inspiring faculty. Dynamic campus life. International culture. Phenomenal music and arts events. The excitement of IU Hoosier sports. And a jaw-droppingly beautiful campus. "Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s seven campuses and two regional centers statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts." Indiana University Bloomington is a public research university in Bloomington, Indiana. It is the flagship institution of the Indiana University system and, with over 43,000 students, its largest university. The university also has over 200 academic programs. (Source: http://www.iub.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.indiana.edu/about/ranking-statistics.html) (Source: https://www.indiana.edu/academics/degrees-majors/index.html)
General Information
Indiana University has extended its financial support to anti-racist initiatives. The university launched 25 research grants for faculty studying racial equity and justice. The university urges students to take the IU Diversity Pledge. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • On October 16, 2023, in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action, IU stated that it "will not consider race as a factor among factors in the admission to undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs." IU will "continue to actively recruit students in a way that emphasizes a diverse campus community" which "includes pathway programs that encourage minority student applicants."
  • IU's Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lists several scholarship programs that give preference to applicants from "underrepresented and minority backgrounds," including the "Johnson Underrepresented Student Scholarship" and the "Wilma A. and Charles E. Harry, IV Family Scholarship."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Indiana University Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design and the Jacobs School of Music hosted voluntary virtual workshops on anti-racism, cultural appropriation, and microaggressions.
  • As part of the College of Arts and Sciences 2019-2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report, the "Cultivating Cultural Intelligence Workshop" teaches "concrete strategies for how to orient" teachers' "own and their students’ behavior, language, communications, values, and ethic perceptions to the identities and realities of others who are different from them." In addition, the College Office of Diversity and Inclusion "launched a 5-part diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development series for College faculty and staff."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The College of Arts and Sciences' Collins Living-Learning Center will be "explicitly addressing programming and curricular offerings to address anti-racism."
Disciplinary Measures
  • IU's Bias Incident Reporting webpage "allows IU to support those impacted and take steps to prevent future incidents."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The "Jane Jorgensen Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Internship" allows students to be "recruited to IU as top candidates to further diversify university professional staff."
  • The music school's Strategic Plan calls for "training in diversity, equity, and inclusivity for all faculty and staff, at the direction of Jacobs Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion Offices and the Diversity and Equity Committee, in consultation with other units and relevant campus offices, especially the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs (OVPFAA), and the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion."
Program and Research Funding
  • Launched 25 grants ($15,000 each) for faculty researching racial equity and justice.
  • The university has a Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society. The center "awards small grants to support faculty and graduate students conducting ongoing research on topics around race and ethnicity, with options for both research and travel" and "brings together faculty and students who conduct or have interests in race and ethnicity research to provide opportunities for critical and intellectual engagement."
  • The university funneled $55,000 to "Education Equity: The Role of Schools and Universities in Leveling the Playing Field," a conference which featured featured two prominent critical race theory (CRT) activists, according to media reports.
Resources
  • The Music School's "Inclusion, Equity, Diversity & Justice" page has a link to "Examples of Diversity Statements and Anti-Racism Resources."
  • The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs offers offers "Anti-Racist Agenda, Tools, and Resources."
  • The Department of American Studies at IU's College of Arts and Sciences published its list of faculty members which includes "Critical Race and Postcolonial Studies Affiliate Faculty."
  • IU's Office of Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion links to its school-wide diversity plans and reports which include 15 schools and the IU Libraries.
  • IU's Office of Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion states that "Diversity statements are now the fifth required document of the typical job application" which "help us identify job candidates with the desire, experience, and skill to contribute to IU’s efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion." Additionally, the Office provides tools for assessing diversity statements in job applications to the University.
  • As part of the College of Arts and Sciences 2019-2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report, the "Radical Inclusive Series" is described as follows: "Through a series of presentations, workshops, and 'Tiny Talks' organized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the College invited faculty and instructional staff to reflect upon how they engage with students in the classroom, including how their own embodied social positioning affects not only their students’ learning but the culture and climate of the university. We invited them to consider how their words, actions, and behavior in the classroom affect both learning and culture, potentially reinforcing negative stereotypes, undemocratic practices, and forms of oppression."
  • The College of Arts and Sciences 2019-2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report states that following the Fall 2019 "Inclusive Excellence Summit," then-Dean Van Kooten committed to requesting the following of all College departments: "the formation of a diversity and inclusion committee (by May 15, 2020); a departmental diversity statement (by May 15, 2020); and, an expectation that all TT and NTT applicants for a position in the College include a personal diversity and inclusion statement in their application materials (beginning fall 2020)."
Symbolic Actions
  • The university urged students to take the IU Diversity Pledge, which includes commitments "To be aware of the bias in my language and actions" and "To understand and acknowledge the race, sexuality, gender, religion, age, education, ability, or socioeconomic privileges I have..." The university also lists the people who have taken the pledge.
Last updated April 1st, 2024
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