Diversity at the forefront of what we do

Here at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, diversity is grounded in all that we do. From the resources and experiences we provide to students – to the faculty, staff, and students we recruit, it is our priority to ensure a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures are represented and welcomed at our school.

The richest experiences are at the intersection of diversity and inclusion. As a school of public health, we not only believe in equality and equity, we strive to keep them at the forefront of our efforts.

See our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
annual report

Note: We are currently working on an updated diversity, equity and inclusion report for 2024. Stay tuned.

At a glance

43%Students of color

31%of Faculty and Staff Are Minorities

32%of Students are First-Generation College Students

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<p>Description of the video:</p><p>Description of the following video:</p><p>[Video: View of Indianapolis from the sky.]</p><p>[Music]</p><p>Nir: People today are living longer and longer…</p><p>[Words appear: Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Indianapolis]</p><p>Nir: …and yet major chronic diseases are also on the rise. To face these challenges, tomorrow’s leaders need to be fluent in the languages of both business and healthcare.</p><p>[Words appear: Business, Healthcare]</p><p>[Video: People walking through an airport.]</p><p>[Words appear: Dr. Nir Menachemi; Health Policy and Management Department Chair]</p><p>[Video: Man in a shirt and tie speaks while sitting on a sofa, followed by a scene of a classroom, students going up and down escalators, and professors and students during a class.]</p><p>Nir: Our bachelor’s degree program in health services management prepares you for exciting career opportunities in such places as hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes, just to name a few… In each of these settings you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact.</p><p>[Video: Man in a blue shirt begins speaking.]</p><p>[Words appear: Jerry, Student]</p><p>Jerry: Yeah, health services management is a backbone behind the scenes of health care.</p><p>[Video: A female professor talks with students during a class.]</p><p>Colleen: There’s so many things that you can do with this degree and that’s what really drew me into this.</p><p>[Words appear: Colleen, Student]</p><p>[Video: A male professor points to a whiteboard during a class.]</p><p>Abby: I really love the fact that I know health care more at a business level than as a clinical level.</p>

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<p>[Words appear: Abby, BS 2015]</p><p>[Video: A female pulls a book off a shelf in a library setting.]</p><p>Ashley: I wasn’t very good around blood and clinical side so I decided to do the business side instead.</p><p>[Words appear: Ashley, Student]</p><p>[Video: Nir talks with students during a class, followed by woman with light brown hair talking in an office setting.]</p><p>Kara: Not only are you investing in yourself but you’re quickly seeing that you’re making an investment to other people.</p><p>[Video: A man in a gray suit sits in an office setting, followed by a female student talking with a professional in an office.]</p><p>Juan: The health service management degree really helps you prepare for that next step, which might be a graduate degree, which might be an entry level management role within a health care organization where you’ll be viewed as a leader.</p><p>[Words appear: Juan, BS 2014, MHA 2015]</p><p>[Video: A female student with black glasses and curly hair talks while sitting in an office.]</p><p>Jala: It’s making me a better person. It’s making me think other ways I’ve never thought before because I’ve never been this challenged to think that way.</p><p>[Words appear: Jala, Student]</p><p>[Video: Students chat in a classroom, a young lady talks with a professional, and Nir teaches in front of students.]</p><p>Jori: A lot of the classes are more so real life events, applying real-world issues to the classroom.</p><p>[Words appear: Jori, Student]</p><p>p&gt;[Video: Kara speaking.]</p><p>Kara: And my professors that I had, they all were in the workforce.</p><p>p&gt;[Video: Nir teaches students in a class, followed by other professors interacting with students in different environments.]</p><p>Kara: They were part of the everyday trends and things that were going on in the health care industry.</p><p>Juan: They can grant you opportunities outside of the four walls of the school and the program itself.</p><p>[Video: Students chatting in a variety of class environments, followed by the scene where Jala is speaking.]</p><p>Jala: Do you see yourself as a leader? Do you see yourself on the administration side? And if the answer is yes, than I would just recommend Health Services Management because of my experience and how I’ve grown in this program… I would love for someone else to grow the same amount that I’ve grown.</p><p>[Video: A female student, wearing a blue dress, stares into the distance and then walks on campus to different buildings and hospitals.]</p><p>[Words appear: Skyler, Student]</p><p>Kara: Seeing that you get to be a part of something larger than yourself is really rewarding and I think that being a part of this program helped you quickly see that the healthcare industry and all that it has to offer around us, could give that back to you.</p><p>[Video: Kara speaking, followed by Juan speaking]</p><p>Juan: You will be a huge part of what health care looks like 10 to 15 to 20 years from now. If you go into health services management.</p><p>[Video: A collection of scenes where a professor teaches, a student writes in a notebook, a group of students high five each other in a class, and ends with Jala speaking.]</p><p>Jala: I’m excited for my future and to receive that degree in health service management and see what I can do with it because I’m ready.</p><p>[Words appear on white background: Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Indianapolis Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management | PBHEALTH.IUPUI.EDU]</p><p>[Music ends]</p><p>[End of transcript]

One of the best ways they've prepared me is learning how to connect with people.

Naqeeb Rahman, 2018 FSPH alumnus