Diversity Programs

Exclusive opportunities to experience IU Bloomington

You can read all about our culturally rich community, spirited student life, and academic opportunities, but the best way to learn about IU is by connecting with us, at one of the virtual diversity programs below. These events also present a variety of opportunities to talk with current Hoosiers, meet other prospective students, or engage with staff like Khala Granville from the Office of Admissions.

All these events are by invitation only and require a reservation. Questions? Please call 812-855-0661 or email Khala Granville at kgranvil@indiana.edu.

Ways to connect

Until we can host you on campus, take advantage of these tour options if you happen to be in Bloomington:

    • Take a driving tour and see campus from the passenger seat.
    • Go on a self-guided walking tour of campus. Each location has additional photos and info for your learning enjoyment.

We also encourage you to explore our many opportunities to learn more about the academic programs IU has to offer, engage with our beautiful campus from wherever you are, and more:

  • Attend a virtual visit and get to know IU from a distance.
  • Take our virtual tour to experience key spots on campus without leaving home.
  • Learn about your school of interest and reach out to them for more information.
  • Research your major  to learn about the academic opportunities waiting for you at IU Bloomington.
  • Contact your personal admission counselor, who is here to answer any questions you have about the college search process, applying, or enrolling.

Explore IU

October 20, 2020

Explore IU is a unique visit day program for historically underrepresented juniors and seniors to interact with faculty, staff and students at IU. This program features several workshops aimed at showcasing support services and lifting up URM student experiences in and out of the classroom. For Fall 2020, this workshop will be held virtually and feature some pre-workshop resources to connect prospective students to faculty and academic resources.

Ready IU

December 2020–January 2021

Students in grades 9–11 are invited to use this new, online college preparation curriculum. Ready IU features courses on application and scholarship essay writing, college application tips, and preparing for a successful start to your college planning.

Learn more

Reach IU

February 8, 2021

Students in grades 8–10 are invited to attend Reach IU. This program introduces students and their parents to the many academic, social, and cultural opportunities at IU Bloomington. Scheduled activities include a career exploration workshop, parent workshop, and resource fair. For the 2020–2021 academic year, Reach IU will be held as a virtual curriculum for students.

IU Family Receptions

February 2021

Held in northwest Indiana, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, these events are for admitted students and their families. You’ll have an informal meal with IU alumni, students, faculty, and staff—a great chance to ask questions and get advice on preparing for and succeeding at IU.

Red Carpet Day Luncheons

Spring 2021

Admitted students and their guests are invited to lunch as part of the Red Carpet Day experience. Campus partners, Office of Admissions staff, and current IU students will be available to answer your questions as you finalize your college plans! More information will be available soon.

Choose IU

Spring 2021

This program is for admitted minority students. You’ll hang out with current IU students, meet potential classmates, and find out about orientation. You’ll also learn about academics, culture, student organizations, and other aspects of IU life. More information will be available soon.

Level Up

Summer 2021

This monthly series of virtual workshops for parents and families of admitted underrepresented students provides ways to learn more about what IU has to offer—without leaving your home. Learn how to support your student, help them manage finances, interact with faculty as a parent, and get your student involved on campus. Join us starting in May.

IU Precollege Day

Fall 2021

IU offers dozens of precollege programs for middle school and high school students. Join us for IU Precollege Day to learn more about our range of offerings, from summer camps to year-round programs.