Commitment to Diversity
If you’ve been offered a recruitment fellowship and you’re thinking about visiting IU Bloomington, you may be eligible for travel reimbursement through one of our diversity recruitment programs. The University Graduate School funds recruitment visits for select underrepresented minority applicants to help carry out our commitment to a building a diverse student body.
To apply for a reimbursement, your department must submit a Request for a Student Recruitment Visit form accompanied by a copy of your fellowship offer letter.
You and your department are responsible for coordinating the visit.
As soon as you are admitted, contact your department or school to schedule your visit.
Getting You into IU
Getting You into IU (GU2IU) is a multi-day recruitment program that brings underrepresented and minority prospective Ph.D. and M.F.A. applicants to Indiana University Bloomington to learn about the programs they are interested in applying and to get a first hand view of the campus and community. IU pays all the costs of the visit, including lodging, transportation, meals, and travel to and from the airport.
The 2014 Getting You into IU program takes place October 12–14, 2014. Apply by the September 5 deadline. You’ll be notified of whether you are accepted by September 19, and we’ll ask for you to respond with your decision by September 23.
The program is open to underrepresented and minority undergraduate seniors and master’s students interested in applying to specific Ph.D. and M.F.A programs.
GU2IU Eligible Programs
GU2IU is open to underrepresented undergraduate seniors and masters students interested in applying to one of the following Ph.D. programs:
- American Studies
- Biology: Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
- Biology: Microbiology
- Biology: Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
- Biology: Plant Biology
- Business (Kelley School of Business)
- Chemical Physics
- Classical Studies
- Communication and Culture
- Computer Science
- Education: Counseling and Educational Psychology
- Education: Curriculum Studies
- Education: Educational Leadership
- Education: Education Policy Studies
- Education: Instructional Systems Technology
- Education: Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
- Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
- Folklore and Ethnomusicology
- French and Italian
- Gender Studies
- Geological Sciences
- Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
- School of Public Health: Environmental Health
- School of Public Health: Epidemiology
- School of Public Health: Health Behavior
- School of Public Health: Leisure Behavior
- School of Public Health: Human Performance
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Informatics and Computing
- Information Science
- Latino Studies
- Mathematical Physics
- Political Science
- Psychological and Brain Sciences
- Religious Studies
- Spanish and Portuguese
- Speech and Hearing Sciences
- Western European Studies
If you are not selected for a GU2IU campus visit, it does not mean that your Ph.D. department or program is not interested in you. You are encouraged to submit an application for PhD admission regardless of GU2IU participation.
We update and finalize eligible disciplines every August. If you do not see your discipline listed above, please check back then.
When you visit IU through the Getting You into IU program, you will:
- Attend sessions on preparing competitive applications for graduate admission and fellowships
- Meet individually and in groups with IU faculty
- Sit in on classes in the school or department which interests you
- Tour departments and research facilities
- Attend formal and informal sessions with current graduate students to talk about degree programs and graduate student life at IU
- Tour the community, including exploration of outdoor recreation in southern Indiana’s beautiful fall weather
The GU2IU Application
You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply. Up to 25 prospective students will be invited for a GU2IU campus visit. A complete GU2IU application has five components.
- Name, email address, and department website of your faculty advisor or mentor.
- A completed online application form which includes a personal statement no more than 600-650 words.
- An academic transcript from where you are currently studying or have completed your studies.
- Your current resume.
- A faculty nomination. The nomination can come from a faculty member at IU, or from a faculty member of another institution.
All applications materials must be received electronically or by U.S. mail by September 5th, 2014.
You’ll be notified of whether you are accepted by September 20. If accepted, you’ll be asked to reserve your spot in the program and submit your travel arrangement requests no later than Tuesday, September 23, 2014, or risk losing your place in the program.