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We offer a variety of programs and initiatives throughout the year across the state of Indiana.

See below for more on our upcoming events, special series, and the Goins Spirit of Diversity Award.

Programs and Initiatives
Upcoming Events Statewide Calendar
Cultural Heritage Months Goins Spirit of Diversity Award
Juneteenth  

Upcoming Events


Statewide Calendar

If you have a diversity-related campus or community event, please use this form to add to this Statewide Calendar of Events for Diversity, Equity and Belonging. You must be signed into your Ivy Tech account to access this form.
Contact diversity@ivytech.edu if you have any questions or concerns.


Cultural Heritage Months

As part of our program offerings to students, we are excited to launch a new Heritage Month Speaker Series in unity with national efforts to recognize national heritage months. Heritage months and special observances were designed for the purpose of providing a period of commemoration on the complexities and richness of heritages and to raise awareness on groups and identities reflective of our diverse societies and citizens. The goal of this series is three-fold:

  1. To recognize and uplift diverse individuals and their contributions to the state of Indiana  
     
  2. To raise awareness on the lived experiences of marginalized people who can connect with our students  
     
  3. To further the colleges mission to "serve the people of our state through accessible and affordable world-class education and adaptive learning"  

 All series speakers are Indiana Hoosiers, chosen to reflect the high level of talent across the state working to promote positive change in our own back yards. 

To register for the series click the link below:

Heritage Month Library Guides 

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Belonging is partnering with various Ivy Tech librarians from across the state to develop Library Guides as educational tools to learn more about National Heritage Months. Visit the website to learn more:  https://library.ivytech.edu/heritage 


Ivy Tech Community College proudly presents the inaugural William R. Goins Spirit of Diversity Award. The award was created to recognize Ivy Tech faculty and staff whose service, inspired by William “Bill” Goins’ dedication to the advancement of diversity, goes above and beyond their regular duties and contributes to the development of a diverse, equitable campus community with a sense of belonging for all. The Spirit of Diversity honoree will also select an Ivy Tech department, student organization, employee affinity group, or campus foundation to receive a $2,500 grant to further the College’s diversity, equity, and belonging initiatives. Up to five awards are made annually.

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Click here for Juneteenth information and resources, including a list o several movies that are free to stream.

Be on the lookout for more Juneteenth event information and helpful resources coming in June 2022!