Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs (ODEMA) takes pride in Indiana University’s longstanding commitment to diversity.  ODEMA strives to remain an essential component for maintaining that commitment, working to create an ever more open and inclusive environment that draws on the widest possible range of talents. Our approach to diversity administration, advances our compelling interest in all forms of diversity. Diversity contributes to educational excellence by enabling outstanding students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds to come together and learn from one another.

ODEMA is committed to assisting IU Northwest in realizing its vision to offer a premier undergraduate and graduate experience; conduct and stimulate world-class research, scholarship and service to its immediate community; and provide an exemplary working and learning environment. We are equally committed to cultivating new levels of learning which challenge, inspire, liberate, and ultimately transforms the hearts, minds, and actions of individuals and units.  Ultimately, we take leadership responsibility for, and envision, the IU Northwest commitment to building a community of excellence through the affirmation of difference as seen in the composition of its leadership, faculty, staff, and students; through its policies, procedures, and practices; within its organizational structures; across its curricula; integrated into its co-curricular services and programs; and woven into the fabric of its interpersonal relationships.

We look forward to working with colleagues at IU Northwest and elsewhere to promote ever greater opportunity for all.

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Monday ‑ Friday: 8:00 a.m. ‑ 5:00 p.m

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Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs 
IU Northwest
3400 Broadway
Hawthorn Hall, Room 234
Gary, Indiana 46408

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