IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
Ivette Cruz, MSW
BSW Student Services Coordinator
Completed a bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.
Ivette Cruz-Vallellanes, MSW, is a native from the island of Puerto Rico where she grew up and completed her Bachelors and Masters Degree in the field of Social Work at the University of Puerto Rico. She was the recipient of the NASW Puerto Rican chapter scholarship to complete her studies. She joined the School of Social Work in January 2009 as the BSW Student Services Coordinator. Prior to her appointment, she taught in the BSW program as an associate faculty. Ivette moved to the city of Indianapolis in 1993 and has worked with the Hispanic/Latino population. She was part of the first task force that developed the Hispanic Health Project at Wishard Hospital. She developed several Hispanic projects and initiatives at other agencies including Healthy Families and Children's Bureau, Inc. She has provided training and presentations at different organizations and agencies on Hispanic/Latino matters and is an active member of the Latino community. She is currently a member of a National group that provide services and educational conferences on DACA and undocumented students in the US.
She became a Student Services Coordinator at IUPUI in 2008 and is very active in NACADA (the Global Community for Academic Advising) since 2010. Ivette was awarded the honor of becoming part of the Emerging Leaders program, class of 2017-2019. She is also a member of the Inclusion and Engagement Committee and the Professional Development Committee for 2018-2020. In March of 2018, she was also elected as a Liaison Representative for Indiana on the NACADA Region 5 and representing the state on academic advising matters.
Ivette was awarded the Chancellors Award for excellence in multicultural teaching in 2020.
Social Work Diversity course and Introduction to Social Work
Practice since 1991 in diverse settings including Mental Health, Addictions, Domestic Violence, Medical Social Work, Children and families and services to Latino families.
NACADA Global community for academic advising, 2018.