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Indiana University

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

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.
  • 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.
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."
  • The Ruth Lilly Medical Library offered an "Anti-Racism, Inequity, and Implicit Bias in Health Care" research guide.
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."
Last updated September 19th, 2022
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