Programs are designed to create success through community-based and culturally responsive approaches. They adhere to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that ensure that we do no harm, embrace difference, and invite dialogue. All programs fit within one or more of the following five tenets: Balance, Community, Culture, Mentorship, and Scholarship.
Together these five tenets and the programs offered through them form five holistic strands for understanding graduate student experiences and assisting, postdoctoral fellows, staff, faculty, and alumni to create and sustain viable mentoring relationships and communities during and after Indiana University. Programs that meet one or more of the objectives of the tenets also offer graduate students a path towards deeper self-awareness, decreased stress, long-lasting cultural understanding, increased productivity, and innovative research that can lead to a successfully completed dissertation and fulfilling careers within and outside of the professoriate.