Bloomington, IN 47405
Indiana University is a multicultural Institution that is committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of academic and campus life. IU was among the first major universities in this country to admit women and minority students. You can broaden your cultural experience here through participating in the Welcome Festival, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Race Awareness Week, Unity in Diversity Week, the Spring International festival, and the many other opportunities available to you. Her at IU we celebrate the diversity of our community, and we encourage every member to participate to the fullest possible extent.
Our students have an opportunity to select from numerous courses that cover the cultures of the world. The programs in Afro-American, Slavic, Chicano Riqueno, Jewish, African, and Latin American studies are especially noteworthy. Formal study spills over into many culture-based performance groups, festivals, and international gatherings. The Halls of Residence have special courses, programs, and peer counselors to encourage diversity awareness and understanding. IU is trying to make the celebrations of diversity a way of life for its students.
Many students who attend IU Bloomington (IUB) boast about the beautiful university campus with its trees, flowers, lush green spaces, and distinctive limestone buildings. In addition, those same students might tell you that one of IUB's greatest attractions lies just beyond the gates of campus: the city of Bloomington itself.
Students at IU Bloomington find themselves welcome in the vibrant community of 60,000. The large variety of ethnic restaurants (including Thai, Afghan, French, Greek, Irish, Italian, Chines, Japanese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and one of only two Tibetan restaurants in the United States), shopping areas, galleries, cinemas, theatres, and specialty food stores in Bloomington enhances its appeal.