Why Support OVPDEMA?

Diversity enriches the educational experience and brings uncompromised quality to the academy and the global community that it serves.  Improving the quality of education at Indiana University creates a heightened challenge to establish new opportunities that promote and embrace the ideas, opinions, beliefs, and perspectives of a global and diverse society. The concept of a diverse Indiana University is an integrated academic, economic, social, and cultural issue for Indiana, the nation, and the world.

Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA)

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs is the cabinet level office broadly responsible for promoting academic excellence through diversity and inclusion. OVPDEMA is guided by the principle of community and institution collaboration and active engagement of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni across racial, ethnic, and institutional boundaries in advocacy for all groups. OVPDEMA serves as a central collaborator, catalyst, and advocate for initiatives, programs, services, and activities that advance academic and societal engagement within and between Indiana University and its constituent communities on the importance of diversity, equity, and multiculturalism as an economic, social, and cultural imperative in university life, community development, and personal growth.

Your gift to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs will have a significant and transformative impact on our ability to:

  • Institutionalize programs that foster a university-wide climate of inclusiveness and support
  • Attract, support, retaining and graduate more first generation and historically underrepresented students
  • Expand the K-16 pipeline of underrepresented students to Indiana University through enhancements to our community and school partnerships
  • Assist academic units in recruiting, hiring, and retaining underrepresented faculty and staff

You can help Indiana University achieve its mission of excellence through promotion of a welcoming and inclusive environment where diversity is expected and valued. Become a Friend of OVPDEMA and contribute to diversity excellence.