HLS Diversity Statement

The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where people from disparate backgrounds are all equally valued and welcomed.

HLS builds on IU’s commitment to the study of the cultures, languages, and societies that shape the world. Our ethos is to celebrate differences and seek mutual understanding.

Our students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in four academic departments and twenty-one institutes spanning the globe. Our faculty is interdisciplinary and international.

Global language learning is one of our strengths, as is overseas study--75% of our students study abroad. These attributes are reflected in our charge to students: to “change the world, first seek to understand it.”