The U.S. is witnessing a civil rights movement on a scale not seen since the 1960's, if ever. There have been peaceful protests in all 50 states and many cities, including Bloomington.
To assist our international students and scholars in understanding the context of current events in the U.S., we've compiled a set of resources provided by Indiana University and the local Bloomington community. These resources provide more information on what IU Bloomington is doing to create a safe and welcoming environment for all people.
Diversity within our institution remains one of our cardinal virtues. For our collaborative academic environment to truly be enriched, we must listen to and learn from the voices of our students of color. We firmly believe that equity and inclusion are critical foundations of our institution.
We provide this context not to scare you away, but instead to be open and honest about where we are as a nation. We cannot tell you that Bloomington is free from racism or bigotry. We cannot tell you that you will never experience a bias incident. But we can promise that our office and IU fully supports you, and we will do whatever we can to make sure you are welcomed into our community.