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Campus Guide to Resources for Multicultural Students

Campus diversity amongst students has grown considerably over the years and IU vies to maintain an inclusive atmosphere; allowing all students to gain exposure, perceptions, global awareness, and a willingness to collaborate peacefully and freely. Whether serving as a forum for communication, helping students build strong social networks, or simply in pursuit of a welcoming space amongst other students of color; IU undoubtedly has a place where you will find your connections.

Firstly, the Black Student Union proposes to serve as the official voice and meeting place for the black community at IU. Their purpose is to give African American students a close-knit community. The BSU is located at 900 East 7th Street Room 371Bloomington, IN 47405 where all are welcome to socialize, come together to form social networks, study, or simply just a comfortable place to hang out. Feel free to email blbsu@iu.edu for any more questions or concerns or contact the organization.

Among the organizations, clubs, and groups on campus; students may also be interested in joining one of the sororities or fraternities. The following are part of the nine largest historically African American Greek-letter Fraternities and Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity

One thing is for sure, and that’s that it is easy to get involved. The University encourages black student involvement to support and create community. They advocate for the educational, social, and cultural needs of students. Whether serving as a forum for communication amongst diverse students and faculty, to help students build strong social networks, serve as an official voice for the black community, searching for scholarships, or simply in pursuit of a welcoming space amongst other students of color; your college undoubtedly has a place where you will find your connection. IU also provides a variety of resources to help students find black-owned businesses in Bloomington.

Beyond organizations for students, IU is also home to the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. The NMBCC is dedicated to making sure black employees and students have continued development and success throughout there time at IU. The center hosts individual and programmed scheduled tours of the facility Monday-Friday from 8:30 am- 5:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday tours are by appointment only

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