Committed to Diversity

Kathryn DelaCruz


Since the recent elections, many in our community have expressed feeling threatened and are experiencing feelings of uncertainty of the future. If you or someone you know need help, please know there are many people on campus eager to assist. Please review diversity resources below for campus programs, organizations, policies and complaint procedures.


The IUPUI School of Science demonstrates an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, offering an intentionally inclusive and accessible campus community. 

2016 IUPUI diversity stats

Science beginning freshmen

  • 17% are 21st Century Scholars
  • 30% are minority or International students
  • 57.5% are female
  • 98% are 19 years old or younger

Science student body, according to Fall 2016 enrollment

  • 56% of Science majors are female
  • 35% are minority or international students
  • 29% of Science majors are first generation students
  • Since 2010, the School has seen a 54% increase in international students
  • 980 international students and minorities are currently pursuing degrees

IUPUI diversity stats

Diversity resources

Policies and complaint procedures

Undocumented and DACA students

Karina Garduno (Multicultural Center)
Cindy Gil (Community Engagement)
Monica Medina (School of Education)
Angela Adam (Legal Counsel for IU)

Offices and centers

Diversity resources

Science diversity programs

Diversity faculty and staff councils

IUPUI diversity report

The IUPUI diversity report provides information about the status of individual diverse groups—African American, Latino, American Indian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, international, two or more races, and women— and how they relate to the diversity of campus.

Diversity awards

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 possible in all aspects of our work and mission. This leadership will extend to interactions with campus and community initiatives.

Current Members:

IUPUI Civility Statement

The IUPUI community has dedicated itself to creating an environment where each individual is valued and can succeed. Our institutional ethic compels us to foster the best possible environment for doing our work as educators, learners and supporters of the educational process. When our members are prevented from doing their best, the entire community is diminished.

Our commitment to be a diverse and inclusive campus relies on all community members to do their part. While no set of rules or policies can wholly govern human conduct, civility requires respect and a thoughtful and careful balancing of differing points of view.

As members of an institution of higher learning, we must periodically reaffirm the fundamental ethics and values that form the framework for our university. This means fostering a climate of acceptance, mutual respect, academic freedom and civil discourse. Civil discourse is a form of dialogue that acknowledges and gives voice to one another’s ideas, experiences and beliefs.

Civility and respect should be extended to all persons regardless of their role, status or social identity. We encourage everyone to speak and act thoughtfully and judiciously and with respect for one another. We may not always agree with one another, but when we disagree, we are called to respond with civility.

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