Creating meaningful connections for a stronger community

The Office of Community Engagement exists to support, promote, and recognize campus engagement with the community and to develop a strategic approach to community engagement at IUPUI.

We strongly value connections and university–community partnerships that enable IUPUI to understand relevant issues of today, prepare graduates and professionals, have an impact on our communities, and find workable solutions to local and global problems.

Our initiatives and key programs are:

Read our annual report

Since 2006, our campus has held the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching—the gold standard for the field.

Supporting community-engaged research on and off campus

We’re proud to support our faculty doing community-engaged research in the Indianapolis area.

We partner with faculty and researchers working in every aspect of this exciting field—both on and off campus.

See how we support research

Helping our community and campus unite for the benefit of all

We’re working with schools, neighborhoods, and businesses across the city to enhance the quality of life in our city and attracted more than $2 million in external awards.

You'll find members of the IUPUI community:

  • Helping to design community initiatives to revitalize our neighborhoods
  • Partnering with local schools to maximize educational opportunities for area residents
  • Helping budding entrepreneurs create business plans
  • Rehabbing homes to bring new life to areas around the university
Learn more about how we’re creating an impact

Diversity Strategic Plan 2022-2025

The Office of Community Engagement will begin a personal and professional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion awareness campaign for all staff, beginning in October 2023 and continuing through the end of the academic year. Each staff member will be encouraged to participate in assessment and programs to self-evaluate their DEI awareness and share their reflections with staff in a small group setting.

Learn more about the OCE Diversity Strategic Plan

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