The reality of the diverse nature of IUPUI’s campus is not completely shown by the statistics alone. Most students would agree that there is great diversity at IUPUI. There is even an International House reserved for students that come from overseas. IUPUI prides itself on diversity and hosts a great number of festivals and celebrations for minority cultures. For example, two of the most popular campus traditions are the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and the MLK Day of Service. These events take place in February as the entire campus is celebrating Black History Month. In addition to these multicultural festivals, IUPUI has several speakers from all walks of life come to the school every year to address different perspectives, races, cultures, and ethnicities.
IUPUI considers the benefits of fostering a diverse campus. The University will grow socially and academically by recruiting, retaining, promoting, and advancing individuals that come from all parts of our world. Students learn more when diversity is available for them. IUPUI has a Web site that discusses their mission, goals, and philosophy when it comes to diversity (www.iupui.edu/diversity), where students can find out more about the diversity of the campus before deciding to attend. Special services offered to certain minorities include English lab, the International Student Center, special counselors and advisors, an ESL (English as a second language) program, special orientation, and many others.