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Message from university leadership on SCOTUS decision

June 29, 2023.

Across Indiana University, we have long believed that the strongest learning environments equip students to learn from peers and colleagues with wide-ranging viewpoints and diverse backgrounds that may differ from their own. This is true within academic programs, through extracurricular activities, and in our residential communities.

While we review today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, Indiana University reaffirms our commitment to fostering a learning environment that is enriched by students, faculty, and staff with a broad range of backgrounds and by robust discourse that draws on various perspectives and beliefs.

In creating this experience, we reflect the fullness of our state, nation, and world and prepare IU students for lifelong success as citizens and contributors to a global economy.

In the weeks to come, we will work to understand this ruling and what may be required to ensure that IU follows the law, while also continuing to pursue the principles and values that have shaped the learning environment we seek across IU.

Thank you for all you do to make IU a welcoming institution that ensures all who call our university home can succeed and thrive.

Pamela Whitten, President
James Wimbush, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Jay L. Hess, M.D., Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs and Dean, IU School of Medicine
Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, Incoming Interim Chancellor, IUPUI
Susan Sciame-Giesecke, Vice President for Regional Campuses and Online Education
Rahul Shrivastav, Executive Vice President and Provost, IU Bloomington