Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Science@IUPUI

Committed to Diversity

Kathryn DelaCruz

IUPUI is committed to offering an intentionally inclusive and accessible campus community, one which inspires educational, personal, social, and professional achievement.

This commitment has paid off. The number of minority freshmen at IUPUI has been steadily rising over the past six years and recently the campus hired an assistant chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion, to ensure continued improvement of the campus diversity climate.

Based on Fall 2011 enrollment, within the School of Science:

  • 71% of undergraduate students are under the age of 25
  • 56% of Science majors are female, 44% are male
  • 20% of Science majors are minorities
  • Our students represent 38 countries, 27 states, and 80 of the 92 Indiana counties
  • Since 2007, the School has seen a 65% increase in international students
  • 200 international students are currently pursuing degrees

Diversity Awards

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching
2013 Reciepient

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology

The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recognizes outstanding faculty members with this teaching award. IUPUI is committed to preparing the next generation of culturally competent, global citizens who value diversity both within and across cultures. Multicultural teaching is recognized as a principal strategy through which the campus' vision, mission and goals related to diversity are realized. The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching acknowledges faculty who integrate culturally relevant content into their curriculum, who employ an inclusive, student-centered pedagogy, and who champion diversity as a value that ensures the academic success of all students.

School of Science Diversity Council

Mission Statement:

The IUPUI School of Science Diversity Council exists to serve its constituents in Science by acting as stewards of diversity and working toward awareness, education, advocacy for and inclusion of all people.  The Council promotes respect and equitable treatment of all, embracing a diversity of gender, cultural, religious, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status, and experiential differences.   The SOS Diversity Council will provide leadership to improve and maintain as inclusive, informed, and diverse an environment in the School as is possible in all aspects of our work and mission. This leadership will extend to interactions with campus and community initiatives.

Current Members: