Diversity at IU
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
Bryan Hall 115, Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
The Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Support and Retention, formerly known as the Office of the Associate Vice President Pre-Collegiate Initiatives and Academic Support, was established in 1998 to further enhance student success and to create a climate that promotes cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity. In addition to advocating for students, our staff coordinates a broad range of programs and services for students.
Asian Culture Center
807 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47405
The Asian Culture Center supports coalition building and unity among Asian and Asian American students, helping them to recognize their common interests and heritage and acting as a voice for their concerns. You’ll find that the center is committed to listening to the needs of students; building an inclusive, supportive community that celebrates diversity; and advocating for students’ needs and concerns.
First Nations Educational & Cultural Center
Weatherly Hall 203, 400 N. Sunrise Dr., Bloomington, IN 47405
The Mission of the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC) revolves around four central goals:
–to build a Native community within the university;
–to provide educational opportunities that further awareness and recognize contributions of First Nations people;
–to enhance the recognition and reputation of Indiana University in American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian communities: and
–to support and increase Native student recruitment and retention.
La Casa/Latino Cultural Center
715 E. Seventh St. Bloomington, IN 47405
The Latino Cultural Center, La Casa, was established at Indiana University in November of 1973. Its purpose was, and continues to be, to achieve through educational and social programs, a greater historical, political and cultural awareness regarding Latina/os. As an advocacy office, we work closely with other units on campus to assist in the recruitment and retention of Latina/o students.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
Neal-Marshall Education Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) is committed to academic excellence through quality educational, cultural, and social programs that promote public awareness about the Black experience while celebrating the academic and leadership achievements of our students. We are a resource facility that offers educational, cultural and social programs for Black and all other Indiana University students.
Neal-Marshall Center, 275 N. Jordan, Suite A231, Bloomington, IN 47405
The Office of Diversity Education (ODE) at Indiana University Bloomington is a unit in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. The ODE works in cooperation with various support units to consult with, advise, evaluate and develop diversity education programs with teams and individuals in various academic and non-academic units. The ODE also works with student groups on multicultural competencies, leadership development and IU related diversity issues.
Helene G. Simon Hillel Center (Hillel)
730 East 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
The Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University is dedicated to assuring that Jewish college students have opportunities to recognize and develop their leadership potential and to express their Jewishness in many traditional and creative ways.
COMU: Commission On Multicultural Understanding
705 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
COMU uses committees made up of students, staff, and faculty to:
* Enhance the campus climate through education and increased communication on issues of oppression
* Gather information and encourage activities that increase awareness and understanding of racism and other forms of oppression
* Promote greater communication on campus among all persons, regardless of race, age, religion, ability, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status
Office of Multicultural Initiatives
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Room A229, 275 North Jordan Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405
The mission of the OMI is to develop, encourage, and facilitate programming related to diversity issues, and support services to students, faculty, and staff of diverse ethnicities. The units under OMI — the African American Arts Institute, the Asian Culture Center, the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, the Latino Culture Center (LaCasa), and the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center — possess unique individual identities and missions but share the common goal of serving as a resource for creating and promoting a campus climate that emphasizes academic excellence, cultural awareness, and personal development.
The Kinsey Institute
Morrison Hall 302, 1165 E. Third St., IUB Campus, Bloomington Indiana
The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction.