National Recognition & Awards

2016 - 2023

Institute for Educational Leadership's Civic Engagement Award

As an exceptional display of leadership, team building, and growth done by our university-assisted community schools, IUPUI received the Civic Engagement Award at the National Community Schools & Family Engagement Conference hosted by the Institute for Educational Leadership.

INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award

Since 2011, IUPUI has received the distinguished INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED award every year. This award honors individual instiutions for being outstanding examples of universities committed to making diversity and inclusion a top priority across their campus.

Plater Award

Kathy Johnson, IUPUI executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, was the 2022 recipient of the William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement. Johnson’s outstanding achievements include championing the creation of the Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success, the Institute for Engaged Learning and the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support.

Engaged Campus of the Year

In 2018, IUPUI was awarded the Engaged Campus of the Year award from Indiana Campus Compact for exemplary commitment to improving the community and educating students for civic and social responsibility.

2010 to 2015

Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

In 2015, Indiana University received the Innovation and Economic Prosperity University designation from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. This designation recognizes institutions for their contributions to regional economic development and resiliency through economic engagement.

Honored by Carnegie

In 2015, we were reclassified as a Community Engaged Institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Two-time NASPA partner

In 2014 and 2015, we were selected as one of 74 campuses to participate in NASPA’s LEAD Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement.

Presidential honoree

IUPUI was selected for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Honored for school partnership

In 2010, we received the Outreach Scholarship W. K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award, honoring the campus’s partnership with George Washington Community School.

Civic engagement award

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars awarded IUPUI the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award in 2010.

2006 to 2009

Presidential honoree

During this period, we appeared on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction three times; in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

A "best neighbor"

IUPUI was recognized as one of the top five “Best Neighbor” colleges and universities in the nation by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in 2009.

Taking community engagement to the web

In 2009, the National Service Learning Clearinghouse selected IUPUI as a “research advisor” to develop web-based resources for service learning research.

Recognition for service learning programs

In 2007, the inaugural edition of the Guide to Service-Learning Colleges and Universities recognized our service learning programs and the Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program.

A savior of our cities

We were named one of 25 “Saviors of Our Cities” by The New England Board of Higher Education in 2006.

We are the highest-ranked public school on this list of urban colleges and universities that have dramatically strengthened the economy and quality of life of their neighboring communities.

Seal with an eagle with the words President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

In 2006, the Corporation for National and Community Service selected IUPUI as one of three universities to receive the inaugural Presidential Award.