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Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
(IUPUI)
MottoWhat matters. Where it matters.[1]
Established1969, as a partnership by and between Indiana and Purdue Universities, with IU as the managing partner.
Typepublic coeducational
Endowment$601 million[2]
ChancellorCharles R. Bantz
Academic staff2,152 full time, 927 part time.
Students30,461
Undergraduates22,197
Postgraduates8,264
LocationIndianapolis, IN, US
39°46′27″N 86°10′35″W / 39.7743°N 86.1764°W / 39.7743; -86.1764Coordinates: 39°46′27″N 86°10′35″W / 39.7743°N 86.1764°W / 39.7743; -86.1764
Campusurban: 509 acres[3]
Athletics14 Division I NCAA teams
ColorsCrimson and Gold         
NicknameIUPUI Jaguars
MascotJinx and Jawz
AffiliationsIndiana University
Purdue University System
Websiteiupui.edu
 
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Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
(IUPUI)
MottoWhat matters. Where it matters.[1]
Established1969, as a partnership by and between Indiana and Purdue Universities, with IU as the managing partner.
Typepublic coeducational
Endowment$601 million[2]
ChancellorCharles R. Bantz
Academic staff2,152 full time, 927 part time.
Students30,461
Undergraduates22,197
Postgraduates8,264
LocationIndianapolis, IN, US
39°46′27″N 86°10′35″W / 39.7743°N 86.1764°W / 39.7743; -86.1764Coordinates: 39°46′27″N 86°10′35″W / 39.7743°N 86.1764°W / 39.7743; -86.1764
Campusurban: 509 acres[3]
Athletics14 Division I NCAA teams
ColorsCrimson and Gold         
NicknameIUPUI Jaguars
MascotJinx and Jawz
AffiliationsIndiana University
Purdue University System
Websiteiupui.edu

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is the premier urban campus of Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. IUPUI offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees from both universities.[4]

History[edit]

History at a glance
IUPUI was established via the 1969 merger of:
Indiana University School of MedicineEstablished1911
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of LawAcquired1944fromIndiana Law SchoolEstablished1894
Typeprivate
andBenjamin Harrison Law SchoolEstablished1893
Typeprivate
Indiana University School of DentistryAcquired1925fromIndiana Dental CollegeEstablished1875
Typeprivate
Indiana University Herron School of ArtAcquired1967fromIndiana School of ArtEstablished1877
Typeprivate
Art Association of IndianapolisRenamed1883
Herron School of ArtRenamed1902
Indiana University Indianapolis ExtensionEstablished1916
Purdue University Indianapolis ExtensionEstablished1946

Founded in 1969,[5] Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is an urban campus. In 1968, Dr. Maynard K. Hine,[6] dean of the IU School of Dentistry, began working with then Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar, IU President Joseph L. Sutton, Purdue President Frederick L. Hovde and other forward-thinking community leaders to establish IUPUI in 1969 through the merger of the Indianapolis extension programs of both IU and Purdue. Some schools, however, were established before the merger including the IU School of Medicine, IU School of Dentistry, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, IU School of Liberal Arts and IU Herron School of Art.

As a core campus of Indiana University, IUPUI is governed by the IU Board of Trustees.

Academics and rankings[edit]

IUPUI's University Library

IUPUI is one of seven campuses of Indiana University and includes two Purdue University schools. The campus offers more than 225 degrees provided by 21 different schools.[7]

IUPUI has more students from Indiana than any other campus in the state, the largest number of underrepresented minorities in the Indiana University system and the largest population of graduate and professional students of any university in Indiana. Almost 75 percent of IUPUI classes have 25 or fewer students.

With research expenditures of nearly $275 million in 2013, IUPUI is the second-largest site for research in Indiana.

In 2013, IUPUI:

Accreditation[edit]

IUPUI has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1972. In 2013, IUPUI, including its Columbus regional education center, received reaffirmation of its accreditation [15] through 2022–2023.

IUPUI maintains a full complement of disciplinary accreditations that can be found on the website [16] dedicated to the accreditation process.

Schools and departments[edit]

Indiana University programs[edit]

The Informatics Building on the IUPUI campus

Purdue University programs[edit]

Research[edit]

IUPUI is dedicated to advancing the realization of world-class research and creative activities that address important national and global needs, as well as impact the economic development of Indiana and the nation. The strength of IUPUI's research enterprise can be seen through the creation of several strategic initiatives:

IUPUI's research expenditures for fiscal year 2013 totaled $274,760,316 with the federal government as the largest sponsor of the research at 61 percent of the total.[5]

Campus[edit]

Cavanaugh Hall

The IUPUI campus covers 509 acres and is located in downtown Indianapolis just two blocks from the Indiana State Capitol and adjacent to White River State Park (home of the Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Zoo), Downtown Canal Walk and the Indiana Avenue cultural district. The entire campus is located in the 46202 zip code.

The campus offers several new buildings including:

In 2013, IUPUI celebrated the establishment a School of Public Health named in honor of Richard M. Fairbanks. The Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health will focus on the areas of urban health, health policy, biostatistics and epidemiology. Dr. Paul K. Halverson was named founding dean of the school.[22]

In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved IU's proposal to create what is believed to be the world's first school dedicated to the study and teaching of philanthropy.[23] The school has built on the strengths of the Center of Philanthropy at IU, a pioneer in philanthropy education, research and training. In 2013, the School was named the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy in honor of the Lilly family's philanthropic leadership, as well as their profound contributions to education, research and the well being of society.[24] Dr. Gene Tempel was named founding dean of the school.

The IUPUI campus is home to several nationally renowned hospitals and research entities including Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Eskenazi Health, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

IUPUI also houses five major editorial and research projects in the history of American ideas. The following projects and/or centers are part of the School of Liberal Arts:

More than 20 works of sculpture are located outdoors on the IUPUI campus, and the list of public art at IUPUI currently consists of 31 artworks. Additional sculptures are located on private property adjacent to IUPUI including the Indiana Avenue cultural district, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and the J.F. Miller Foundation.

Sustainability[edit]

Sustainability efforts began at IUPUI in the early 1990s with the development of a paper-recycling program. In 2005, the efforts became more formal through the development of an interdisciplinary campus coalition, with the formation of the IUPUI Office of Sustainability [25] in 2011. The Office of Sustainability was formed to create a culture of campus sustainability and to make IUPUI a place where students, faculty and staff are engaged in research, teaching and learning about urban sustainability and its best practices.

The Office of Sustainability has recycling and waste reduction programs; initiated energy savings projects including LEED Gold Certification achieved by the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute and solar photovoltaic panels on the IU Kelley School of Business; implemented pollution prevention programs; created sustainable transportation on campus including the installation of bike maintenance stations and additional bike racks, supporting the development of a bike hub and establishing a partnership with Zip Cars; and developed an IUPUI Sustainability Certificate for students

In 2012, IUPUI was named a Tree Campus USA for its effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

Student life[edit]

IUPUI offers a plethora of student organizations, fraternities and sororities, cultural heritage month celebrations, Homecoming week festivities, as well as Division I athletics, Jag-A-Palooza and much more including IUPUI's signature event, The Regatta.

With an enrollment of more than 28,000, IUPUI's student body (undergraduate, graduate/professional) consists of 56% female and 44% male students, with 90% of students from Indiana. Demographically, the student body is 71% White, 10% African American, 4% Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 4% Hispanic, 6% International, less than 1% American Indiana/Alaska Native and 4% unknown.[26]

Residential life[edit]

On-campus housing [27] can accommodate approximately 1,900 students and includes Ball Residence Hall, University Tower, The Townhomes at IUPUI, Riverwalk Apartments and Park Place Apartments.

Ball Hall, University Tower and Riverwalk Apartments offer Residential Based Learning Communities, floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area. There are 11 different themes including International House, Living Your Freshman Experience, Women in Science, Purdue House and others.

Student organizations[edit]

IUPUI offers more than 300 organizations in which students can get involved.[28] The Office of Student Involvement helps students find matching activities outside of the classroom to their coursework, as well as to their academic and career goals. Student Involvement created a one-stop-shop portal [29] that contains a comprehensive list of student organizations, events, FAQs and grant information.

Greek life[edit]

IUPUI is home to 20 nationally recognized fraternities and sororities across three governing councils with more than 600 students. Student membership in IUPUI's fraternities and sororities has tripled since fall 2010.[30]

Fraternity/SororityNational Pan-Hellenic CouncilInterfraternity CouncilPanhellenic Association
FraternityAlpha Phi Alpha
FraternityDelta Sigma Phi
FraternityLa Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda
FraternityOmega Psi Phi
FraternityPhi Beta Sigma
FraternityPhi Delta Theta
FraternityPhi Gamma Delta FIJI
FraternityPhi Kappa Psi
FraternitySigma Alpha Epsilon
FraternityTau Kappa Epsilon
SororityAlpha Kappa Alpha
SororityAlpha Sigma Alpha
SororityDelta Sigma Theta
SororityDelta Zeta
SororityGamma Phi Omega
SororityPhi Mu
SororitySigma Gamma Rho
SororitySigma Kappa
SororityZeta Phi Beta
SororityZeta Tau Alpha

Service learning[edit]

Through the Center for Service & Learning [31] and Office of Student Involvement,[32] IUPUI gives students the opportunity to volunteer on campus and in the Indianapolis community through numerous campus-wide service and civic engagement events. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Community Service and Engagement staff sponsored more than 70 events, engaging 3,444 students, faculty, staff and community members in 15,620 hours of service to more than 162 community partners.[33]

Campus Recreation[edit]

Campus Recreation[34] provides activities that facilitate healthy lifestyles for a diverse population of students, faculty and staff at IUPUI. Membership provides access to swimming at the world-class IU Natatorium, fitness classes, three weight and fitness rooms, recreational open gym, access to the new IUPUI Outdoor Recreational Complex (outdoor basketball courts) and participation in the intramural program, which includes basketball, broomball, dodge ball, flag football, golf, inner tube water polo, kickball, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee and volleyball.

Athletics[edit]

The IUPUI Jaguars compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Summit League in 16 men's (7) and women's (9) sports. The Jaguars have earned NCAA Tournament bids in volleyball,[35] NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship, women's soccer, men's golf, NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship and women's tennis, as well as The Summit League championship in volleyball, men's tennis and women's soccer. Nine athletes have been recognized as Summit League Athletes of the Year, with seven coaches earning Coach of the Year honors. Prior to 1995, IUPUI athletic teams were known as the Metros and were in Division II (NCAA).

IUPUI is home to the Indiana University Natatorium, host of numerous national swimming championships including the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Diving, and the IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium, host of the 1987 Pan American Games, 2006 & 2007 USA Track & Field Championships and several NCAA Championships. Additionally, the stadium will serve as the home field for the newly formed Indy Eleven soccer team of the North American Soccer League, with the team's debut scheduled for 2014.

IUPUC[edit]

Closely affiliated with IUPUI, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus was established in 1970 and is located one hour south of Indianapolis in Columbus, Indiana an area with an estimated population of more than 45,000. In 2012, IUPUC served more than 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students and also offers off-campus community learning centers in Greensburg and Seymour. Currently, IUPUC offers undergraduate degree programs in business, education, mechanical engineering, general studies, liberal arts, nursing, and psychology, as well as two graduate degree programs - Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.

IUPUC is one of the first academic institutions to innovate a cross-institutional and cross-discipline tutoring program through partnerships with Ivy Tech Community College and the Purdue Statewide Technology program. The Academic Resource Center offers tutoring operation for math, science, writing, public speaking, Spanish, and basic technology.

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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