DiversityWELCOME TO DIVERSITY AT IU SOUTHEAST You are an important part of our quest to build a foundation for a diverse community in this region and the world. We invite you to explore the information, training opportunities, events, and resources that demonstrate our most recent efforts to enhance knowledge of and respect for difference and inclusivity.Decorative Image

Multi-Cultural Students

Student Involvement

Campus Events
  • Forums on racism and social justice
  • Diversity Brown Bag seminars
  • International Festival
  • Cultural trips
  • Student leadership conferences on diversity
  • National Heritage months
  • Musicians, comedians, poetry readings, and socials
  • Ogle Center cultural and arts events
Opportunities for Involvement
  • Diversity Town Hall Meetings
  • Zeta Phi Beta Inc. sorority
  • Phi Beta Sigma fraternity
  • Student African-American Brotherhood
  • Multicultural Student Union
  • International Student Organization
  • Students for Diversity
  • Japanese Pop Culture Club
  • Spanish and French clubs
  • Salsa Club

Financial Aid

Multicultural Scholarship Opportunities

IU Southeast has over 15 different sources of funding for minority or multicultural student scholarships. Apply early, read carefully, meet deadlines, and ask questions so you do not miss special opportunities for multicultural students.

In addition to federal and state grants, loans, and workstudy, scholarship opportunities are available on the Financial Aid Website

If you need help with the FAFSA or have questions, the Office of Financial Aid is here for you. Please contact us at (812) 941- 2246, e-mail us at financialaid@ius.edu, or visit Financial Aid Website

Convenience

Location, Location, Location

IU Southeast is centrally located in New Albany, Ind., just 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, Ky. The campus features 177 acres of state-of-the-art academic buildings, rolling hills, a lake, and a lush, wooded area. There is plenty of parking, plus access to a gym, coffee shops, banks, and dining services.

Live On Campus

IU Southeast Lodges

Living in the lodges at IU Southeast offers a full college experience. Our furnished, apartment-style student housing facilities feature private bathrooms, bedrooms, and huge kitchens! In addition to this, there are other great reasons you will want to live on campus:

  • Living in a lodge offers easy access to the library, the fitness center, and the university center - each full of exciting things that can help you connect to others. When you live on campus you also get a built-in network of neighbors, friends, study partners, and teammates to help you with whatever might arise.
  • Research has shown that students who live on campus earn better grades, graduate in a shorter amount of time, and are more likely to be involved in campus activities than students who choose to live off campus.
  • Each lodge features a central Great Room, a computer lab, laundry facilities, vending machines, mail delivery, hightech security access, and quiet study spaces.
  • All utilities, basic cable television service, high-speed Internet and wireless access are included at no additional charge to lodge residents. Flexible payment plans can be arranged, and financial aid can help cover housing costs.
  • About 20 percent of lodge residents come from diverse, multicultural backgrounds.

Learn more about how living on campus will help you grow and succeed.

Superior Classroom Experience

  • 7,178 students
  • Small class sizes
  • 43 percent have fewer than 20 students
  • 55 percent have 20 to 49 students
  • 2 percent have more than 50 students
  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1
  • Student-to-computer ratio of 8:1
  • Enriching Courses
  • Asian and Latin History
  • African-American History and Literature
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations

Mentoring Program

The Center for Mentoring has programs designed to assist students in succeeding in engaging, navigating, and graduating from Indiana University Southeast.

The Mentoring Program is available to any student enrolled at IU Southeast and will pair students with a faculty, staff, or alumni mentor who will personally guide you from your first year to graduation. The Access to Success Program is geared to serve a select group of first-year students in their transition to college life at IU Southeast.

This student population consists of minority students, adult students 25 years and older, first generation students, and 21st Century Scholar students. A component of the Access to Success Program is the Collegiate Summer Institute, an early awareness summer bridge program. Peer Mentors are paired with the first-year students to connect and assist students in a successful first-year experience.

The IU Southeast Scholar Program is designed for 21st Century Scholar students at IU Southeast. The program consists of two components: Peer Mentoring and Chi Alpha Epsilon, an honor society for underrepresented students.

The Center for Mentoring hosts an annual Fall Reception to welcome minority students to campus and a Minority Graduation Spring Reception.

The Center for Mentoring is located in US-205, phone (812) 941- 2516, or visit the Mentoring Website.

Diversity at IU Southeast

Under the guidance of its strategic goals and objectives, IU Southeast aims to develop an effective coordination mechanism by capitalizing on the rich diversity resources throughout the campus. There are four major layers in this extensive and inclusive coalition for diversity.

1. Leadership: The Chancellor and Vice Chancellors provide direction and strategy.

2. Diversity Advisory Council: A broadly representative thinktank composed of selected volunteers who are committed to a comprehensive concept of diversity and able to bring experience, expertise, or insights to campus-wide planning on diversity initiatives.

3. Diversity Coordinators: Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Equity & Diversity personnel function as a bridge between the central leadership and various task forces and participants. They are responsible for facilitating communication and coordinating diversity-related projects and activities.

4. Diversity Task Forces: Various action teams on campus that work with other individuals and interest groups to implement IU Southeast strategic goals and school/division/unit diversity plans and/or reach out to the community.

Diversity Events Calendar