IU has lots of ways to help you achieve greatness. The IU education encourages success, and IU’s diversity resources and the opportunities below will help you take your IU experience to the next level and prepare for a great career.
- Academic achievement and success
- Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT): Join a community of like-minded women and learn about scholarship and internship opportunities.
- Learning communities: Live with students who share a common interest. The 20+ communities include Women in Science, Technology, Informatics, and Math (STIM) and the Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Center, which emphasizes community service, cultural awareness, and the study of African American history and culture.
- Hudson and Holland Scholars Program: If you have an outstanding academic record, strong leadership experiences, and a commitment to social justice, you may be eligible to apply to this community of scholars and receive scholarship funds, academic support, and guidance in transitioning to college life.
- McNair Scholars Program: Interested in eventually earning a doctorate? If you’re a first-generation college student and you either have limited finances or are an underrepresented minority, you can apply to do research with faculty, get help preparing for graduate school, and possibly qualify for tuition assistance.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Initiative: This partnership among IU and 11 historically black colleges and universities connects students with research opportunities.
- Groups Scholars Program: If you’re the first person in your family to attend college, you have limited finances, and you’re recommended for the program, you may qualify for academic advising, financial aid counseling, and tutoring.
- Student involvement and events
These are just a few of the countless ways you can get involved at IU. Discover other cultural resources, including IU’s culture centers.
- Student involvement: IU has 750+ student organizations—including many for ethnic and cultural groups—plus service and leadership opportunities.
- Commission on Multicultural Understanding: Join COMU and increase understanding about racism and other forms of oppression.
- CultureFest: Celebrate IU’s cultural diversity with food, music, and dancing during Welcome Week, the week before the fall semester begins.
- Disability Services for Students’ Peer Undergraduate Mentor Program: Become a mentor for another undergraduate student—or get a mentor.
- Fraternities and sororities: IU’s 70+ Greek organizations include some for African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos and Latinas.
- GLBT Student Support Services: Volunteer in the GLBT Library, plan social events, and more.
- Multicultural Outreach Recruitment Educators (M.O.R.E.): Recruit underrepresented students to IU and teach middle and high school students about the importance of attending college. For details, contact the Office of Admissions.
- Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development: Participate in peer mentoring and related programs.
- Trading Laces: Walk in someone else’s shoes and learn what their lives are like.
- 21st Century Scholarship Covenant: This IU award covers room, board, and books for students who receive the state of Indiana’s 21st Century Scholarship. It also includes mentoring, academic and professional guidance, and networking opportunities.
- Hudson and Holland Scholarship: If you meet the initial eligibility criteria, you can apply for this scholarship, which is renewable for up to four years.
- GLBT Alumni Association scholarships and mini-grants: IU’s GLBTAA awards academic scholarships, emergency scholarships, and mini-grants to GLBT students and students who support the GLBT community.
- Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs Study Abroad Scholarship: Eligible students can apply for this award, which helps pay for international study.
- Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship: This award goes to students whose accomplishments and goals demonstrate tolerance, understanding, and commitment to service.