A Message on the Social Injustice in our Nation

At IU, we denounce all forms of bigotry, hate, and racism. We believe strongly in a society that values the respect and dignity of life for all. Moreover, we feel adamant that the opportunity to live and work in a world that builds upon the contributions of everyone is not just a privilege but a right of life. Read powerful statements issued by President Michael A. McRobbie, Vice President and Dean James C. Wimbush, the Indiana University Black Philanthropy Circle, and the Indiana University Queer Philanthropy Circle denouncing racism and violence, and condemning “those who seek to divide us based on race, ethnicity, national origin, and other areas.”

We encourage you to join our movement and donate, retweet, or share our efforts to maximize private support. Your gifts back scholarships for historically underserved, minorities, and first-generation students and enhance academic and career support for students, increasing persistence and completion rates. Your gift will go to work immediately, ensuring that students have the support and services they need
to succeed. 

Together, we can help IU fulfill its promise, one student at a time. 

Your gift at work.

Rose Mays

Unity in diversity—discovering the varieties of generosity

“The diversity of philanthropy across the human experience helps us appreciate the commonality of human generosity as we behold its various expressions.”

Read more from Black Philanthropy Circle Founding Member and Co-Chair, Rose M. Mays and Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Amir Pasic.

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Dance Floor Dedication

Thanks to a generous contribution from IU's Black Philanthropy Circle, Indiana University celebrated Professor Emerita Iris Rosa by naming the floor of the dance studio where she spent the last 15 years of her career in her honor.

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Building Human-Centric Diversity Data

While the data of diversity is far from the only commitment Indiana University has to diversity and inclusion, it is the foundation upon which other important efforts can be based.


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Indiana University's Black Philanthropy Circle

Diverse philanthropy is one of the most powerful tools we have in supporting historically underserved communities. Indiana University's Black Philanthropy Circle, the first of its kind, is the perfect reflection of this spirit. By gathering a group of passionate individuals from across IU, the Black Philanthropy Circle is dedicated to one central goal: helping Black students, faculty, and staff succeed at IU. 

Listen to an interview with founding members of Black Philanthropy Circle on the show Community Connection.


Even the most promising students face challenges after high school. To support these students, OVPDEMA sponsors scholarships and scholars programs for current and incoming IU students, specifically those from underrepresented and minority backgrounds.

Read Marlyatou Sow’s Story

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