Indiana University Bloomington

Office of Multicultural Initiatives


Weekly Dance Workshop
Every Sunday at 6:00PM

Cultural Lens
3rd Wednesday of each month

Nature shot on Bloomington campus


Programs & Activities:

The Office of Multicultural Initiatives proudly sponsors and co-sponsors a wide variety of campus and community events. We are always looking forward to partnership with student organization programs. For funding request or more information, please send an e-mail to

Ongoing Programs:

Weekly Dance Workshop
Date/Time: Every Sunday at 6:00pm
Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
Currently, we are sponsoring a traditional Indian dance workshop for community children aged 7-12 years. This dance group meets for an hour once a week, and practices throughout the semester. At the end of the semester, kids perform in various programs that are well attended by Bloomington and IU community members. Performance dates will be posted early on Spring semester.

Cultural Lens
Date/Time: Third Wednesday of every other month
OMI is an active member of the newly established Community TV show, Cultural Lens, which offers programs focusing on diversity-related events and issues. Whether you're interested in festivals, lively conversations with warm-hearted people, or how to avoid stumbling blocks in intercultural communication, you will want to tune-in to Cultural Lens. For more information please contact:

Past Programs:

  • MOSAIC, Diversity Film Festival, in conjunction with the City of Bloomington and Diversity Theater, April 09
  • IU Asian American Alumni Association Student Scholarship Co-Ed Quad Volleyball Tournament with AAA
  • Diwali: Hindu Festival (co-sponsored with the Mathers Museum)
  • Asian Culture Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: "Sones De Mexico" and speaker Marga Gomez events
  • Culture Fest with First Year College Experience
  • The Ateneo Chamber Singers, Filipino touring group
  • Native American PowWow trip to Chicago, IL with First Nations Educational and Cultural Center
  • Archeology Ethics: Three-day workshop in relations to indigeneous people and concerns organized by Department of Anthropology
  • "Partnership in Education" with Templeton Elementary School, Bloomington, IN