Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the IU School of Liberal Arts and the IU Indianapolis institutional mission. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni of our School embody many nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and beliefs. Our liberal arts commitment is to grow together, as we interact, share, and learn from each other to enhance our teaching, research, and scholarship —and create a more thriving, vibrant community.  

The IU School of Liberal Arts is enabling a new generation of scholars who reflect the growing diversity of intellectual perspectives, life experiences, and cultures represented in society today. Our students have unique opportunities to change lives and flourish through holistic experiences and involvement in the community, inside and outside of the classroom.


In our school, we believe that educational excellence is directly tied to our ability to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. We promote inclusive values through scholarship, teaching, service, and community engagement. We are committed to an ongoing inclusive climate based on mutual respect, appreciation of others, open-mindedness, and free inquiry.

The mission and vision of the IU School of Liberal Arts are explicitly based on values which include diversity, community, international and multicultural approaches, collegiality, and accessibility. In this, we are aligned with IU Indianapolis’s overall vision on diversity, inclusion, and equity.


Our vision is to create and uphold models of diversity, inclusion, and equity on our campus and beyond. We are committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity for all.


  • Identify and eliminate the obstacles that lead to the marginalization, minoritization, exclusion, or discrimination of individuals or groups
  • Recruit, retain, advance, and promote diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Acknowledge and reward those who build and promote a culture of inclusion
  • Create an inclusive curriculum, co-curriculum, physical spaces, processes, research agendas, and an overall cultural climate which embrace differences for the benefit of all
  • Assess progress toward the above-mentioned goals periodically


There are many resources across the University to support an environment in which everyone can succeed and develop academically, professionally, and personally.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion at IU Indianapolis

IUAA Declaration Against Racism

Spirit & Place Powerful Conversations on Race