The mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is to educate, advocate, engage and empower the IUPUI community. A campus that is inclusive, equitable and diverse fosters innovation and improves the culture of the campus.
A gift to the initiative of your choice will support and expand our efforts and positively impact the lives of our students, faculty and staff.
Giving to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Removes barriers to obtain a college degree through scholarship funds
Provides funding for the Multicultural Center, Adaptive Educational Services and the LGBTQ Center
Increases the ability for faculty and staff to participate in professional development training
Generates funds for programs and events that create learning opportunities outside of the classroom
Diversity — a thought, not an afterthought; an action, not a reaction.
All giving accounts
Gifts to this account will be used to support the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to foster an inviting learning environment for faculty, staff, and students who bring varied human characteristics, backgrounds, interests, and points of views that serve to enrich the IUPUI community.
Gifts to this account will be used for the general support of the Multicultural Center at IUPUI. The Multicultural Center exists to provide a voice for equity by connecting students across identities through self-discovery and dialogue. The MC provides an array of programs and services to enhance the value of diversity at IUPUI and the surrounding community.
It is the intent of the Donors, and the Foundation agrees, that this gift be used to provide student support undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships, and emergency student assistance due to financial hardship. Preference will be given to students who are members of affiliate student groups of the Center who have demonstrated a record of academic excellence, as defined by the selection committee, demonstrated leadership and community service. The number, amount and recipients of the support will be determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Your gift will support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Support Services. The LGBTQ+ Center is an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all identities and provides support, resources, and advocacy to IUPUI students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding community.
It is the intent of the Donors, and the Foundation agrees, that these gifts be used to support undergraduate scholarships for outstanding students representing each of the Schools at IUPUI. Recipients will be selected based on academic excellence, peer group leadership, notable academic improvement, and community service. Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. The Donors have a preference for black students. The number, amount(s), and recipient(s) of the Scholarship will be determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Office in consultation with the Black Faculty and Staff Council.
Gifts to this account will be used to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Faculty Staff Council, within the IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Every dollar counts. It counts for professional development, it counts for programming, it counts for scholarship. There are multiple ways you can share your monetary gifts, a one-time donation or become a sustaining supporter.
Gifts will support scholarships for students on the IUPUI campus who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services. Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Preference will be given to students who do not qualify for federal or state-based financial aid because of their citizenship status, such as undocumented and/or specially documented students, refugees, and/or students who have been granted political asylum.
Amber Pratcher was a valued and beloved IUPUI employee from 2007 to her sudden death in 2015. Amber had an outstanding work ethic and used her innovation in technology to benefit diversity initiatives across the campus. Her exemplary leadership and dedication to cultural awareness, as well as to the success of diverse students at IUPUI, helped to elevate the University’s reputation in the Indianapolis Community.
Amber believed in “lifting as she climbed.” By serving as a mentor for the IUPUI Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS), she encouraged students from similar backgrounds to persist and succeed in their educational pursuits.
In 2017, the Amber Curtis Pratcher Memorial Scholarship was established to honor her memory and to continue the support of SAAS members at IUPUI.
Please consider being a part of this important legacy by donating to this scholarship today!