Culture of Care

What is Culture of Care?  Mission:  Culture of Care is a campus wide, student-led and staff-supported initiative focused on creating a campus culture in which members of the Indiana University Bloomington community demonstrate “care” for one another.  Through bystander intervention, the Culture of Care initiative empowers students to support their peers.  The Culture of Care initiative promotes helping one another, behavioral change, and raising awareness about four core areas: Sexual Well-Being, Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Awareness, and Respect.  Vision:  IU students have the Courage to Care.  This initiative began in Spring of 2012 as a week of events and has since expanded to a year-long initiative.  Below is a list of upcoming efforts aimed at supporting the mission of Culture of Care.

Culture of Care Upcoming Events and Initiatives:

Speaker Series:

Jaclyn Friedman – Speaker on Sexual Assault and Consent

This event is a part of the Culture of Care speaker series.  Jaclyn Friedman will be speaking on campus on March 25th at 7 pm and 9 pm in the Whittenberger auditorium.

Judy Shepherd:  The Meaning of Matthew

The event is co-sponsored by several departments and groups on campus.  Judy Shepherd will be speaking about hate-crimes on April 10th in Whittenberger auditorium.  This event is a part of Culture of Care Week and will be on “Respect Day.”

Culture of Care Week:

Culture of Care Week is on April 8th – 11th.  The week will include events aimed at raising awareness and educating students on topics associated with each of the respective days.

Monday – Mental Health Awareness

Tuesday – Respect

Wednesday – Sexual well-being

Thursday – Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Greek Safety and Medical Training Initiative:

IC-EMS (group of certified student first aiders and emergency medical technicians), Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council (IFC), and Culture of Care will be collaborating to train the risk management teams of IFC and Panhellenic sororities and fraternities in first aid and CPR.

Additional Resources and Trainings:

  • Step UP! IU bystander intervention training – request a program at stepupiu@indiana.edu
  • Culture of Care website:  care.indiana.edu

How to Get Involved:

  • Looking for students to serve on committees – can contact iucultureofcare@gmail.com
  • Attend an event, co-sponsor an event, or ask for your event to be publicized by Culture of Care as a Culture of Care supported event.
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