Multicultural Leadership Empowerment Program

The IUPUI Multicultural Center proudly presents the Multicultural Leadership Empowerment Program (MLEP). The MLEP cultivates leaders to engage in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; developing knowledge, awareness, skills, and practices that respond to the challenges and possibilities of learning, working, and living in a diverse world.

 Who is this For?

The MLEP is a free, noncredit program provided to IUPUI students. All current IUPUI students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or above are eligible to apply. If you have questions about the program or your eligibility, please contact Dr. Dennis Rudnick at

                                        APPLY FOR SPRING 2018

 Why should I do This? Benefits and Outcomes

  • Supplement and enhance your resume, in any major, in any field, showing prospective graduate schools and employers that you have made a serious commitment to understanding diversity-related issues.

  • Become a member of a professional network of Multicultural Leaders.

  • Receive access to multicultural leadership resources.

  • Receive an official Certificate of Completion in Multicultural Leadership.

  • Fulfill the IUPUI Record of Experiential and Applied Learning (REAL) Diversity requirement.
  • Learn multicultural and diversity concepts and issues.

  • Examine self and others in the context of larger social systems.

  • Develop communication tools and facilitation strategies to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures, ideas, and social groups.

  • Identify and plan actions that contribute toward more inclusive and just communities.

 What will I Do? MLEP Requirements

Participants will complete the following within an academic semester:

  • Workshops: Participate in the 5 core interactive workshops. Participate>>>

  • Multicultural Programming: Attend 2 IUPUI Multicultural Center programs or events.

  • Multicultural Leadership Portfolio: (Journals and Reflection Paper) Engage in self-reflection by maintaining a Portfolio. Journal prompts will be given after each workshop, asking you to further reflect upon what you have learned about each theme and to further explore questions, observations and learning outcomes from the program experience. A culminating Reflection Paper will also be included in the Portfolio.

  • Recognition Ceremony