Culture, Unity & Visibility

Opened in April 2007, the FNECC is administered by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA). We are a central part of the diversity initiatives at IU Bloomington, which has a long history of advancing excellence through the transformative power of educational programs, recruitment, and outreach for students from every race and ethnicity. 


The mission of the FNECC encompasses four components: 

  • To build a safe, supportive, and inclusive Native community within IU Bloomington.
  • To actively support the recruitment and retention of Native and Indigenous students at IU Bloomington.
  •  To connect with and provide support to students, faculty, and staff who have historical roots to the land that is present-day Indiana.
  • To provide educational opportunities that further awareness of contemporary issues within Native and Indigenous communities and create a campus environment that welcomes multiple perspectives on these issues.

We offer unique activities designed to preserve and promote Native American culture and heritage. We also partners with some of the country’s most influential and respected tribal leaders and scholars to provide opportunities emphasizing Native American traditions, ceremony, and storytelling.

Learn more about our programming