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. 

Each year, I hope that the recipient of the Joon Park Student Leadership Experience Fund will gain valuable real-world insights during their internship and apply their knowledge to give back to the IUB community through advocacy and leadership.

Joon Park


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

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