BLOOMINGTON – Students, faculty and staff attended the second annual Celebrate Diversity event on Thursday, September 7 to learn about cultural organizations on campus and in the community. The event was hosted as part of fall welcoming activities for students.

The event featured several musical performances. Song and dance performers included Dr. Iman Alramadan and students from Indiana University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Dr. Betty Sibongile Dlamini and students from Indiana University’s African Studies Program, and Scottish Country Dancers, and All About Bellydance. Angus Martin performed Scottish smallpipes and Great Highland bagpipes.

Cultural organizations included:
City of Bloomington Community and Family Resource Department
City of Bloomington Human Rights Commission
Indiana University LaCasa
Indiana University GLBT Community
Veteran County Service Office
Bloomington Rotary
Kiwanis Club of Bloomington
Bloomington Refugee Support Network
Indiana University IAUNRC
Chi Alpha Christian Group
Barnabas Christian Ministry
Baha’i Faith
Islamic Center of Bloomington
Indiana University School of Global International Studies
Indiana University African Studies
Indiana University Arabic Studies


Ivy Tech cultural clubs included:
I Need Help, a student assistance organization
International Student Club
Spanish Club
Phi Theta Kappa
Ivy Tech Veteran Club
Campus Pride

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.