- IU Bloomington
- Indianapolis, IN
Why did you want to be a CUE?
I wanted to become a CUE because social justice and advocacy are things that I am very passionate about. Being able to create spaces for others that allow them to grow, learn, and most importantly, be themselves is something that I think is very important and I want to be a part of a program that facilitates it. Coming to college for me was one of my first biggest confrontations with who I was as a person, and I hope to be able to help other students do the same and become comfortable in who they are.
Why do you think the CUE Program is important for IU?
I think the CUE program is important because of its unique dedication to diversity and inclusivity at a more personal level for students at IU. There are very few places that students will have the opportunity to interact with people whose sole purpose is to promote and advocate for spaces catered to them and I think that is something that cannot be understated. Additionally, in a community of predominantly majority identities, programs like the CUE program ensure that diversity and inclusivity are not pushed to the side, but instead are constantly a part of the conversation on how to provide students with the best first year experience possible.