Education and Training

The Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence is a leader, a partner and a resource for educating the community and creating dialogues about equal opportunity, affirmative action and inclusive excellence.  We work to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation as well as to assure the provision of reasonable accommodations for disability and religion.

Education is at the heart of Indiana University's mission. IU South Bend believes that education is the best tool for preventing discrimination and harassment, and will serve to enhance the quality of education for all. Through this educational mission IU promotes campus diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action.

The Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence has customized workshops for departments interested in providing education to their staff, faculty, or students on affirmative action, equity, and diversity-related issues.

Request a program here!

Core Programs include:

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Issues

  • This program is designed to familiarize departments with compliance responsibilities and requirements such as physical requirements for space, written material requirements, request for assistance at events and programs, evacuation plans, accommodations for students and staff, and available resources.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

  • This program teaches participants the differences between affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and diversity. It provides legal definitions of discrimination, and identifies groups that are legally protected by laws or university policies.


Preventing Sexual Harassment

  • This program educates participants on the definition of sexual harassment; university policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment; issues of retaliation; how to recognize nonverbal, verbal, and physical harassment; what to do; and university resources.

Recruiting, Interviewing, and Selecting New Employees

  • This program provides information for persons or departments recruiting new employees. Information will include what can and can't be asked in interviews, EEOC regulations, identifying conscious and unconscious bias, how to screen job applicants, and how to be sure candidates have the necessary skills

Other program and workshop offerings include but are not limited to:

  • Legal Compliance for Supervisors
  • BRAVE Bystander Intervention Training for students
  • Inclusive Pedagogy Techniques and Considerations
  • Identity development workshops
  • Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP) assessment tool
  • Responsible Employee training


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LGBTQ Training Resources

Indiana University offers a wealth of different resources to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community! Check out panels, workshops, podcasts, and more - all at the click of a button.

LGBTQ Training Resources from IU

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South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872