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.

Learn more about our goals to create a diverse and inclusive culture at IUPUI »

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.

Find out how you can get involved »

Recruitment and Outreach Opportunities

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:

  • May: Accelerate Acceptance: The Secrets of Graduate School Admissions
  • July: Graduate School Boot Camp
  • September: Grad Expo
  • October: Getting You into IUPUI (GU2IUPUI)

Explore our events calendar to learn more about each »

You may also be interested in learning more about IU's STEM Initiative, which is meant to establish highly interactive relationship between the university and historically black colleges and universities.

Similiarly, the Bridges to the Doctorate initiative represents a formal partnership between IU School of Medicine and Jackson State University, Tuskegee University, and California State University – Dominguez Hills.

Additional Diversity Resources

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 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 of 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.