Tunnel of Oppression

Tunnel Of Oppression

Tunnel of Oppression is an event that invites participation from ALL people. If you need information regarding accessibility or have questions regarding access, please email Social Justice Education at sojoedu@iupui.edu or call 317-274-2815. If you are in need of a translator, please also contact our office prior to your anticipated date of participation. 


Spring 2021 - Date to be announced soon

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive production created by the Social Justice Scholars, Resident Assistants, and other dedicated staff and students. The Tunnel aims to highlight contemporary social justice issues and to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, microaggressions, and the “isms” faced by numerous communities in today’s society. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think critically about issues of oppression. At the end of the tour, participants are provided with the opportunity to discuss their experiences with each other through guided facilitation led by a faculty or staff member. 

Curriculum Guide

Tunnel Of Oppression Curriculum Guide 2019


Tunnel Of Oppression Curriculum Guide 2018


Tunnel of Oppression is a collaborative effort between Housing and Residence Life, Sapphire Theatre Company and other dedicated faculty, staff and students. Below are the links to Volunteer Sign Ups and Group Reservations. Please note, these positions are on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be changed. If you have questions, please contact sojoedu@iupui.edu.



No, unless you have already preregistered your group and received a confirmation email.

Allocate an hour for the entire experience. This will give you plenty of time to register and go through Tunnel.

No, each tour is guided by a trained tour guide for the safety of our actors and ease of experience.

You are more than welcome to take photos in the waiting room or the lobby but you are not able to take photos inside the exhibit for the safety of our actors.

Tours run every 30 minutes on the 4th floor of the IUPUI Campus Center It is highly encouraged that individuals plan to attend on the half hour mark (10:30 vs 10:00) because all of the group tours have been reserved for the top of the hours.

Whenever you have an hour of time to dedicate to the experience! Tunnel runs Monday/Wednesday 9am-5pm and Tuesday/Thursday 12:00pm-7:00pm during November 18-21st. The last tour runs a half hour before closing on each day.

Questions about Tunnel Of Oppression?

Please contact the Social Justice Education team at sojoedu@iupui.edu.