- IU Bloomington
- Fort Wayne, IN/Mission Viejo, CA
Why did you want to be a CUE?
I wanted to be a CUE because diversity is important in helping us achieve both personally and academically. Conversations about identities can be hard, especially when they are ones we do not hold, so it is very important to learn how we can have those healthy conversations to better understand the role diversity plays in our communities. I want to be a part of this program because it allows me the opportunity to continue learning about social justice while also promoting productive conversations for me and those around me and encourages active learning about identity.
Why do you think the CUE Program is important for IU?
This program is important because our identities often have a major impact on the lens we view the world and as a result, our actions. I think encouraging healthy conversations about intersectionality and identities is what helps to create thriving communities as we can better understand and empathize with others. Coming to a new school, students may feel overwhelmed, but this program provides opportunities to learn and find safe communities within IU. This program provides a unique opportunity to strengthen our understanding of the role of diversity in the world that facilitates the creation of safe, comfortable, and encouraging learning spaces.