Diversity Support

The Office of Diversity Initiatives is more than an office. It's a community.

The Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives (KODI) serves and celebrates the rich diversity of Kelley’s student body. We provide programs and a community for students to come together and feel supported, welcomed, and affirmed. 

Support and Opportunities for Current Students

The Kelley Office of Diversity supports underrepresented minority students, including students who identify as African American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

The dedicated staff members are your mentors. They are eager to listen, to help you solve challenges, and to enable you to achieve your goals.

Programs for current students include:

Academic advising is available to assist students with degree planning, graduation checks, enrollment planning/troubleshooting, major changes, and career advice. Walk-ins and appointments are available daily. Students may access availability using the online scheduler.

Kelley Prep Academy (KPA) is a one-year program available for students applying to Kelley through the Standard Admissions Process. The program includes professional and academic development events, social events, study tables/tutors for rigorous first year courses, an academic pledge of excellence, admissions and academic guidance from Kelley Admissions staff, and opportunities to interact with Kelley faculty outside of the classroom. Special consideration is given to underrepresented minority students. If you have any questions regarding Kelley Prep Academy, email kodi@indiana.edu

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The Kelley FUTURES Mentoring Initiative is the dynamic rebrand of KODI's mentoring program. FUTURES is an acronym: Fostering Underrepresented Talent Using Resources Educators & Scholars.

Kelley FUTURES will create a community where underrepresented minority students, both those who are directly admitted as well as prebusiness freshmen, are supported, encouraged, and mentored by Kelley undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students as they achieve academically in pursuit of a business career.

Current IU undergraduates can apply here: Kelley FUTURES Application

For more information, contact Maqubè Reese at kodi@indiana.edu.

KODI Student Advisory Board (KSAB) is charged with being the “student voice” of the KODI office and assists in the planning and implementation of diversity-related events in the Kelley School.

Scholarships for Underrepresented Minority Students

Three of Kelley’s scholarships give special consideration to underrepresented minority students:

  • The William R. Fry Scholars Program includes a support system to enable you to find your path to success and covers standard tuition, fees, and room and board.
  • The Dean’s Council Scholarship was created out of a shared aspiration of the Kelley School’s dean and its Dean’s Council to sustain and enhance diversity at Kelley.
  • The Conrad Prebys Scholars Program enables talented students to build a foundation for success at the Kelley School of Business.

To be considered for any of them, you must submit the Selective Scholarship Application, which will be provided by the IU Office of Scholarships to eligible applicants.

Programs for High School Students

Up-Next Business Academy

The Kelley Up-Next Business Academy brings together high school students from underrepresented populations at the Kelley School of Business to expose them to opportunities within the business world and educate them on the college admissions process.

MEET Kelley

MEET Kelley: Meet-Educate-Experience-Transition to Kelley is a unique pre-college summer program for high-ability underrepresented minority high school students to get introduced to the Kelley School of Business, learn the opportunities available, experience a professional business case competition, and ultimately consider transitioning to Kelley after high school.

Supporting a Diverse Student Body

At the Kelley School of Business, students from underrepresented populations find this support and more. They learn to tackle real-world challenges alongside faculty, staff, and fellow students who share their experiences and value their perspective.

National Diversity Case Competition

Hosted each year by the Kelley School, the National Diversity Case Competition brings together underrepresented minority business students from across the nation to showcase their talent and network with corporate recruiters.

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Explore diversity-focused student groups at Kelley.

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Diversity at IU

Visit the IU Office for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs.

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