Culture, Unity & Visibility

Opened in April 2007, the FNECC is administered by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OVPDEI). 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.