Our Future Starts Now: IUPUI is transitioning to IU Indianapolis

As the university as a whole excitedly begins its transition to IU Indianapolis, The Office of Community Engagement will begin to refer to itself as the IUI Office of Community Engagement!

Learn more about this exciting new chapter.

Community engagement is in our DNA

IUPUI is inextricably connected to the world around us. Our campus covers more than 534 acres within the city of Indianapolis but our reach goes deep into the community.

Our commitment to community engagement can be seen in almost everything we do, whether we’re helping students succeed in the classroom or working to increase the well-being of our city, country, and world.

We’re here to facilitate these activities, creating and nurturing partnerships between campus and community in ways that matter.

Visit our performance indicator page to learn more about the performance indicators for Goal 7 of IUPUI's Strategic Plan: Deepen our Commitment to Community Engagement.

Engaging in key community issues

Our students, faculty and staff are engaged with the community in key issues that impact families, such as K-12 education.

Learn more about how we partner with local schools and other community organizations to invest in the success of students long before they ever step foot on campus.

Community Partner Spotlight

Our work in the community is possible through our community partners.

For more than 40 years, IUPUI has been engaged with our neighbors in the Near West, a vibrant and diverse community located just west of downtown and across the White River from campus.

Making an impact in our community

Use What You’ve Got Prison Ministry’s long-standing partnership with IUPUI enhances their ability to provide transportation and non-violence services

Cecelia Whitfield, CEO and founder of Use What You’ve Got Keeping Families Connected, Inc. Prison Ministry (UWYGM), attributes her long-standing relationship with IUPUI as one of the contributing factors in her organization’s continued success.

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POSTPONED! Theater production the focus of university-community conference

The board of the Africana Repertory Theatre of IU Indianapolis (A.R.T.I.) has decided to postpone the CenterStage Theater Conference due to unforeseen venue accessibility conflicts and the resulting logistical issues.

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IU Student Success Corps is hiring IUPUI Students for tutoring & mentoring program

The IU Student Success Corps is hiring college students for the statewide K-12 tutoring and mentoring program. This free program offers virtual and in-person opportunities.


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