Diversity Initiatives

You belong here, and we support you.

At the Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives (KODI), you will find support at every step of your Kelley journey. You belong in this community. We welcome you.

As we navigate the 21st century’s challenges and opportunities, we encourage you to share your voice and participate in our planned town halls, programs, and more.

What is KODI?

If you don’t know much about KODI, that’s okay—many Kelley students aren’t quite sure what we do or who we support. Simply put, we support all students in the Kelley Undergraduate Program. 

Our mission is to recruit, retain, advise, and support historically underrepresented undergraduate students—including students who identify as African American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. We honor and celebrate cultural diversity, and foster an environment of inclusion and respect throughout the Undergraduate Program.

How to be an ally in a virtual world

Many of our white allies want to support the ongoing movement of Black and Brown liberation, but they may feel unsure of how to become an effective ally. This conversation with Melinda Epler, CEO of Change Catalyst, is a great place to start. Melinda, who works with the tech industry to solve diversity and inclusion issues, shares her thoughts on allyship and leading with empathy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Connect and learn more about diversity at Kelley

  • Diversity at Kelley: Learn how the Kelley School of Business is addressing systemic racism, prejudice, and privilege.
  • Undergraduate Diversity Support: Discover opportunities and support resources for underrepresented minority students in the Undergraduate Program.
  • Follow KODI on Instagram (@_iukodi): Get to know the students leading diversity efforts at Kelley and learn about upcoming events.

Find resources for your needs.

Your Kelley and IU community is committed to helping you thrive. Across campus, a wide variety of skilled professionals provide services that help you navigate student life.

The Kelley Undergraduate Advising Office assists students in exploring their interests, choosing a path of study, and finding success at Kelley and beyond.

Want to make more informed financial decisions? Find workshops, courses, and more from the Office of Financial Wellness and Education.

Thanks to a gift from the Brian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation, IU students can audit an edX course in money management at no cost.

Student Legal Services provides free, confidential legal advice and services for IU Bloomington students.

  • The Asian Culture Center promotes awareness, understanding, and acceptance of Asian American and Pacific Islander students through advocacy, educational support, and community outreach.
  • The First Nations Educational & Cultural Center supports American Indian and indigenous students at IU with a network of resources designed to empower them for success.
  • IU Hillel functions as Jewish students' home away from home, with a warm community that celebrates Judaism and Jewish life in traditional and creative ways.
  • The Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives serves and celebrates the rich diversity of Kelley’s student body through programs and community.
  • La Casa Latino Culture Center supports Latino students through tutoring, cultural activities, and more.
  • The LGBTQ+ Culture Center provides educational programs and social events focused on gender and sexual diversity that promote a climate of understanding and support.
  • The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center encourages the development and success of Black students, faculty, and staff.

The Office of Disability Services for Students (812-855-7578) is dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access and reasonable accommodations. They provide tools, support services, and resources that enable students to be successful at IU.

We stand united in becoming more antiracist in our actions now and in the future—actions we pledge to support with our time, our energy, and our resources so they will be meaningful and long-lasting.

Idalene F. “Idie” Kesner, Dean, Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management, Professor of Management