We are proudly affiliated with centers of research, creative activity, and support that deeply enrich the learning experience of our students. You can choose to take classes, participate in research, attend performances, and form friendships with others who share an abiding interest in the experiences of Black Americans and other people representing the African diaspora.
Resources & Partners
African American Arts Institute
The African American Arts Institute (AAAI) has a long history on the IUB campus. Founded in 1974, it is recognized as one of the premier university performing arts programs in the nation. Comprised of the African American Dance Company, the African American Choral Ensemble, and the IU Soul Revue, AAAI brings the vitality and ingenuity of African American arts traditions to the stage in thrilling, exhilarating performances.
Black Film Center/Archive
The Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A), is a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans. Included are films that have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those that depict some aspect of black experience.
Archives of African American Music and Culture
Established in 1991 in affiliation with the department, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) is a repository of materials covering various musical idioms and cultural expressions from the post-World War II era.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
A division of the Office of Academic Support and Diversity, the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center offers high-quality educational, cultural, and social programs that enhance student development and success. In addition to an auditorium and banquet hall, the center provides space for classes, performances, and exhibits. It is also home to an extensive library.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA) serves as a primary advocate for students of color and works to ensure that their needs are acknowledged, understood, and met. DEMA helps to facilitate the academic life of students of color, to promote an environment for celebrating and sustaining the cultural heritage of various groups, and to develop and encourage programming related to diversity issues.
Hudson and Holland Scholars Programs
The Hudson and Holland Scholars Programs recruit and help retain students with outstanding records of academic achievement, strong leadership experiences, and a commitment to social justice, including students from underrepresented minority backgrounds whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased cultural diversity at Indiana University. The Hudson and Holland Scholars programs are designed to promote academic excellence through innovative merit-based scholarships, personalized academic advising and mentoring, leadership and career development seminars, and a variety of social and cultural activities.