Commitment to Diversity
IUPUI’s role as Indiana’s urban, public institution of higher education inspires us to seek, value, and cultivate diversity in all of its forms. We’ve become a national model for fostering diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff by providing an environment where all individuals feel welcomed and appreciated, and can achieve their fullest potential.
Expanding the Definition of Diversity With a Supportive Educational Environment for all Students
Graduate Mentoring Center
The center provides mentorship and introduces mentoring skills to graduate students, underrepresented graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through diverse programming. Students and fellows gain access to tools and training to assist in their personal and career goals.
President's Diversity Initiative
In 2014, the President’s Graduate Diversity Fellowship program was developed to bring outstanding underrepresented students to IUPUI to complete their doctoral degree studies. The Initiative provides funding for doctoral student recruitment and dissertation year fellowships, professional development activities, and mentoring on and off campus. This program looks at diversity from a broader perspective by including students who bring different life experiences and backgrounds to our graduate programs within a range of academic programs.
For more information on how the President's Graduate Diversity Fellowship is awarded, see Diversity Fellowship here »
Underrepresented Graduate and Professional Student Organization (UPnGO)
Members of UPnGO at IUPUI aim to promote diversity and improve retention by providing avenues for academic, professional, and social support. UPnGO fosters networks and collaborations, and can keep you informed about fellowships, services, and activism on the IUPUI campus.
Recruitment and Outreach Opportunities
IUPUI Annual Recruitment Events
The IUPUI Graduate Office wants to meet you! We host year-round events for current and prospective students, and talk about everything from how to write a stand-out personal statement to how to engage and build relationships with faculty.
Our annual recruitment events include:
- April: Accelerate Acceptance: The Secrets of Graduate School Admissions Speed Sessions
- September: Grad Expo
- October: Getting You into IUPUI (GU2IUPUI) & Graduate School Admissions Boot Camp
IU's Stem Initiative
The STEM Initiative is an academic and research partnership between Indiana University and multiple Historically Black Colleges and Universities that promotes and develops the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
Bridges to the Doctorate Initiative
This unique program bridges Masters Students from Jackson State University and California State University, Dominguez Hills to the Ph.D. programs offered at IU School of Medicine.
IUPUI Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (IPREP)
The Indiana University-Purdue University Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (IPREP) is designed to help prepare recent college graduates to gain admission to graduate programs in biomedical and behavioral sciences. Bringing diverse students into these fields of research and study is key to the program. IPREP is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and draws on the strengths of our IUPUI faculty and research programs in the health and life sciences. The program provides research experiences for students in biomedical engineering, clinical psychology, human performance and kinesiology, medical neuroscience and addiction neuroscience with a goal of helping trainees gain entry into doctoral degree programs.
Additional Diversity Resources
Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion directs, supports, and monitors the university's progress in diversifying our faculty, our student body, and our staff, and in creating a climate that is welcoming of all individuals regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or disability.
The Office of Student Involvement
The Office of Student Involvement is dedicated to forming a network of allies who create and support a campus environment where all students can feel safe discussing issues that shape and individualize us, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, political perspective, or religious belief.
The Office for Intergroup Dialogue and Civil Community
The Office for Intergroup Dialogue and Civil Community supports IUPUI's vision for an inclusive campus culture where all campus community members feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued by the campus and each other.