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Indiana University statement on legislation prohibiting state funding for the Kinsey Institute

Apr 28, 2023

Indiana University President Pamela Whitten issued the following statement following action from the Indiana General Assembly to adopt a budget that includes language prohibiting state funding for the Kinsey Institute:

“As a premier research institution with a 200-year legacy of impact within our state and around the world, IU is firmly committed to academic freedom. The university is concerned that a provision singling out a specific research institute sets a troubling precedent with implications that could limit the ability of public colleges and universities to pursue research and scholarship that benefits people and improves lives.

IU will conduct a thorough legal review to ensure the university follows state law. The university is committed to the ongoing crucial research and robust scholarship conducted by IU faculty and the Kinsey Institute.”


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Amanda Roach

Executive Director of Media Relations & Editorial Content

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