About our resources

Our diverse experiences and perspectives make us a stronger and smarter IT community -- and so does educating ourselves about the varying perspectives of our colleagues.

This page contains resources for members of the IU IT community seeking information and opportunities related to their experiences. It also provides content for members of the IU IT community desiring to learn more about some of the dimensions of diversity within our community–and how we can take action to support it.

We know that we don't have it all figured out. If you have suggestions for added resources, or comments about the existing ones, please contact us.  We would love to hear from you!

Resources from the IT Leadership Community Diversity & Inclusion Action Team

We’ve built the following resources for our community. Feel free to use, share, and remix!

Review our book list

Looking for a new read? We’ve compiled a list of books you might be interested in.

Visit our book list

Start your own D&I bookshelf

ITLC D&I maintains a library in the IU Bloomington Cyberinfrastructure Building with books donated by our team and community. If you’d like to start a bookshelf at your location, we’ve made our materials and photos of our bookshelf available online to get you started.

Access bookshelf materials

Resources from our community and beyond

Trainings are available in the “Trainings and workshops” subheading, not by subject.

Find and attend trainings and workshops from around the university.

A list of resources to help inspire you to take action in your workplace.

Find information about the university's progress toward creating more diverse, inclusive, and equitable campuses.

  • Annual report, Office of Institutional Equity: Our report includes highlights of the year's prevention and compliance efforts, and information on the number, and response to, reports of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct brought to the university’s attention during that academic year.
  • Findings and assessments, IU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: We invite you to explore the state of diversity at Indiana University, via the annual reports compiled by IU’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA)

Review resources intended to ensure that all IU community members are able to engage with university environments.

Community resources

Additional information

  • National Deaf Center: The National Deaf Center’s mission is to close the substantial gaps in education and employment that exist for deaf people in the United States and its territories. We are a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
  • The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD): a resource for local, state, national, and international agencies, organizations, and policy makers concerned about people living with developmental and other disabilities and their families.
  • National Organization on Disability increases employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Our programs and services enable companies to realize the competitive advantages of hiring people with disabilities.

Read about the impacts of appearance bias and how to avoid it.

Learn about body image acceptance and how to promote it.

  • The Body Positive: The Body Positive is a nonprofit organization that teaches people to listen to their bodies, learn and thrive. Our ultimate goal is to end the harmful consequences of negative body image: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, cutting, suicide, substance abuse, and relationship violence.
  • How a Stock Photography Project Is Confronting Fat Bias, YES! Media
  • Adios, Barbie: the first feminist site whose mission was to broaden the concepts of body image to include race, gender, LGBTQ, dis/ability, age, and size. And while that’s a mouthful, we believe that body image, like identity, happens in the mind. In fact, a person’s body image has very little to do with one’s actual body. Rather, it comes from external influences, beliefs, habits and conversations.
  • The Coalition for Overcoming Problem Eating/Exercise (COPE), IU Health Center: a multi-disciplinary, consultive team of professionals at IU who are here to help you build a healthy relationship with food, body, and self.
  • The Opportunity Costs of Weight Bias at Work, MIT Sloan Management Review

Read about different communication styles, their value, and how to support them.

A list of resources related to the concepts of ethnicity and race.

Community resources

Additional information

  • Anti-racism resources, IU Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society
  • Anti-racism initiatives, IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Racialization, Calgary Anti-Racism Education: contains information about the concept of “racialization,” “The act of being “raced” or seen as someone belonging to a particular race.”
  • Harvard Implicit Association Test, Project Implicit: The IAT measures the strength of associations between concepts (e.g., black people, gay people) and evaluations (e.g., good, bad) or stereotypes (e.g., athletic, clumsy). The main idea is that making a response is easier when closely related items share the same response key.

Find information and resources for and about individuals across the gender spectrum.

Community resources

Additional information

Review diversity-focused hiring resources.

Hiring resources

Resources related to supporting those with varying levels of English proficiency.

  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Statement and resources, IU Office of Institutional Equity: In accordance with the prohibition against discrimination on the basis of national origin under Title VI, Indiana University is committed to the accessibility of our programs and activities to those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). To that end, the University will make available appropriate alternative language formats to those with limited English proficiency upon request.

A list of resources related to and for the LGBTQIA+ community. Information for and about transgender community members can be found in the Gender section.

Community resources

Additional information

  • GLAAD: GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Resources for individuals who have served in the military and their supporters.

Find information for international employees.

Review resources for parents, caregivers, and everyone else seeking additional home life support.

A list of resources related to personal health, including chronic illnesses, neurodiversity, and more. Information about accommodations for health conditions are available in the Accessibility section.

Resources to protect the personal safety of IU community members.

Access resources supporting individuals within various religious communities.

Maya Angelou speaking at a podium with her fist raised as to emphasize what she is saying

In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

-Maya Angelou