Building Bridges

Recognizing the Heroes Among Us

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is proud to invite students, faculty, staff, alums, and community partners throughout Indiana to submit nominations for the 2025 Building Bridges Award. A committee of IU representatives will select recipients from across the state. Nominees can be a group or individuals who promote equality, diversity, inclusion, and respect. Maybe you know someone who demonstrates a passion for empowering others. Perhaps you are that person.

The 2025 Building Bridges Award recipients will be honored in January 2025 as we gather to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy. The deadline to submit a nomination is Wednesday, December 18, 2024. One student and one additional community member (faculty, staff, local organization, etc.) from each campus and IU’s School of Medicine will be recognized.

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James C. Wimbush

The Building Bridges Award recognizes those organizations and people who capture Dr. King's vision, spirit, and leadership in ways big and small — at IU and within communities across Indiana.

James C. Wimbush, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion; Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership