Reason #44—March 23, 2015
Deep Diversity on Campus

Jacob King, current student

While IPFW may be located in a quiet corner of Indiana, our campus is bustling with activity when it comes to diversity. The study population is comprised of a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds; black and Hispanic students account for ten percent of the student body, while Asian students are almost three percent. First generation college students—those who are the first members of their families to attend college—make up 51 percent of our students!

IPFW “allows students to share in the rich, diverse cultural backgrounds that are evident at the school,” explains current student Jacob King. The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) encourages this exchange of ideas and heritages through programs, workshops, and outreaches to retain a diverse student population. This in turn encourages students to “reach outside their comfort zones to make associations with people they might not have under other circumstances.”

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