The  
creates more equitable learning and working environments from college to careers.

creates more equitable learning and working environments from college to careers.

who we are

The IU Equity Accelerator

IU Equity Accelerator

(FRO) in the nation to apply social and behavioral science to the challenge of creating—and sustaining— more equitable learning and working environments. This science fosters Cultures of Growth where all can thrive.


what we do

The IU Equity Accelerator is the first focused-research organization

what we do

and teams transform by applying social and behavioral science so that all learners can thrive in school and workplace settings.

who we work with

We are dedicated to helping institutions, organizations, 

that drives our applications and partnerships. We offer a host of publicly available resources as well as opportunities to engage with us directly for professional development, technical assistance, and consulting to build more inclusive Cultures of Growth.

how we work

As a focused-research organization (FRO) we conduct rigorous research

Institutions that are currently gatekeepers to opportunity have the potential to become gateways to equity and inclusion. 

why we are needed

In 2022, the Equity Accelerator acquired the College Transition Collaborative (CTC), a research-practice partnership organization housed at Stanford University and co-founded by Drs. Mary Murphy, Christine Logel, Greg Walton, David Yeager, Shannon Brady, and Omid Fotuhi. CTC creates higher education learning environments that foster equitable student outcomes by bridging research and practice.  

our history

Building on a decade of experience in institutional transformation in higher education and the workplace.

Workplaces

Higher Education 

how can we support you?

learn more about our work in

learn more about our work in

Thank you for your interest in Equity Accelerator. 


INTERESTED IN WORKING TOGETHER?

Fill out our brief form so we can learn more. 

Subscribe to  
our NEwsletter

Let's Connect 

* indicates required

Intuit Mailchimp

Read more in the full press release. 

A new study finds that incoming students who participated in an online belonging exercise completed their first year as full-time college students at a higher rate than their peers, but only when their institution had strong strategies and resources in place to support diverse students’ belonging. Led by the College Transition Collaborative and the IU Equity Accelerator, the research team offered a brief online reading and writing exercise to nearly 27,000 students from 22 diverse colleges and universities across the United States in fall 2015 and 2016, including IU. These results, the country’s largest multi-site randomized controlled trial of this belonging intervention, were published May 5 in Science.

“There are hundreds of thousands of students being left behind and not supported by institutions in the way they need to be supported, said Mary Murphy, IU professor of psychological and brain sciences, Class of 1948 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor and founder of the IU Equity Accelerator. “The Equity Accelerator is helping institutions understand what they can do to help students feel like they belong, that they are supported academically. It is important that students never feel alone, and that the institution offers tangible affordances that are recognized and used by students to help them feel a sense of belonging and to be academically successful in college.”


PARTNER WITH US

Equity Accelerator and Collaborators Publish Powerful New Insights on College Belonging

A new study finds an online belonging exercise offered to incoming college students showed an increased rate at which they completed the first year as full-time students, but only when their institution had strong strategies and resources in place to support diverse students’ belonging. Led by the College Transition Collaborative and the IU Equity Accelerator, the research team offered a brief online reading and writing exercise to nearly 27,000 students from 22 diverse colleges and universities across the United States, including Indiana University. These results from the country’s largest multi-site randomized controlled trial of this belonging intervention were published May 5 in Science