Racism is in direct and deep conflict with the fundamental work we do as a division and as an institution. Yet, systemic racism continues to present significant obstacles to the success of our students, staff, and faculty of color.
As a division, we must wholly and vehemently condemn racism. Individual and structural racism have no place in our community.
Words and statements alone will not do, however. Each of us must commit ourselves to anti-racist work. We must identify and eradicate racism where it exists. This is a process, and it requires us to understand the issues at hand, to challenge oppressive and unjust forces, and to restore justice where our work has faltered.
Anti-racism work cannot exist solely in one meeting, as an agenda item, or through an annual retreat. It must be embedded in everything we do, from our programs and services to our policies and processes. As a division, we resolve to dismantle racism within all aspects of our division, university, and society.
Appointments and services are continuing virtually due to efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our campus population.
You can check our program and office websites to find out more information about adjusted services and to learn how to make virtual appointments. Please contact us by email if you would like to get in touch with a staff member or have any questions.
For more information on COVID-19 and the university’s plan, visit coronavirus.iu.edu.
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