Diversity - Events

Select your local campus below for additional information and resources.

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Information coming soon
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie, New Castle)
Feb. 10 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.:  African-American Business Gala.  This will be taking place at the Patterson Block Building in the ballroom.

Feb. 15 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Muncie SGA Presents Ren’a Wagner.  She will be talking about Black Expo and Leadership in the community.  This will be taking place at the Cowan Rd. campus in NIC 532/534.

Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)
Information coming soon
The Office for Student LIfe has planned and will be implementing the following events in celebration of Black History Month

"Not For Sale: End Human Trafficking" program

  • Ivy Tech - Lafayette Campus (Ivy Hall, HCHS Auditorium)
  • Tuesday, February 15, Noon - 1:30 pm

"Preston Jackson and Joyce Owens: Parallel Narratives" exhibit -Ivy Tech student tour

  • Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
  • Tuesday, February 15, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

"The Untold Story of Emmitt Louis Till" documentary screening and discussion

  • Ivy Tech - Lafayette campus (Ivy Hall Room 1114)
  • Thursday, February 24
  • Time: TBD

National Underground Railroad Freedon Center trip

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Friday, March 11, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Entire Month

  • Display case in Grand Hallway of Ivy Hall
  • Campus TV slides with information about famous African Americans
  • Banner in Grand Hallway of Ivy Hall
  • Wrist bracelet giveaway for students
North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)

Contact Doranna Byrd at 574-289-7001, ext. 6371 or dbyrd12@ivytech.edu for more information.

Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Check out the college calendar for upcoming campus events.
Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)

Diversity Events for the Northwest Region

There will be a host of events going on throughout the region for Black History month. Check around campus for the framed posters on display of significant African-American achievements, as well as the following occuring on each campus:


  • African American Art Display - 2nd week of February through the end of the month (sponsored by the Valparaiso Campus SGA)


  • Gary Black History Awareness Giveaway - February 9th from 1:30 to 4:00pm
    SGA members will distribute Black History awareness items (buttons, bracelets, pencils, and bookmarks)
  • Gary Hospitality Club's "A Taste of Black History" - February 21 11:00am to 2:00pm
    The menu consists of fried and baked chicken, mustard and turnip greens, red beans and rice, macaroni and cheese, cornbread and peach cobbler. The cost for a dinner will be $7.00, and desert will be $1.25

East Chicago

  • Gary Black History Awareness Giveaway - February 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm
    SGA members will distribute Black History awareness items (buttons, bracelets, pencils, and bookmarks)
Richmond (Connersville, Richmond)
Information coming soon
Southeast Indiana (Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Madison)
Information coming soon
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)

Ivy Tech Community College is committed to a diverse and inclusive educational environment that extends beyond tolerance to respect and affirms human difference.  Therefore, diversity, as defined by Ivy Tech, includes, but is not limited to, differences in race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, regional and national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, disability, and political affiliation.  By encouraging free and open discourse, providing educational opportunities within and outside its classrooms, and intentionally recruiting and retaining a diverse assembly of students, faculty and staff, the College endeavors to graduate culturally literate individuals who will make positive contributions to a local, national, and global society.


Mary Springer
Ivy Tech Community College
Pfau Hall - Room A3A
(812) 246-3301, Ext. 4116

Southwest (Evansville, Princeton, Tell City)
Information coming soon
Wabash Valley (Greencastle, Terre Haute)
Traveling Exhibit
Gone But Not Forgotten: Photo Poems by O. James Fox
Displayed from January 6, 2011 through February 8, 2011 in the Art Gallery at the Terre Haute main campus, 8000 South Education Drive.

The exhibit is provided by the Indiana Historical Society.  The exhibit features poignant documentary-style photographs capturing the daily life in post World War II times of people at Flanner House of Indianapolis and in nearby neighborhood alleys and streets.  It also includes poems written about the Indianapolis community and its people by the Ohio photographer whose work is featured in this exhibit.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Celebration
Monday, January 17, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Greg Bell
Oakley Auditorium
8000 South Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN, 47802