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.

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

We stand united in becoming more anti-racist 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