Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
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|Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
|Motto||What matters. Where it matters.|
|Established||1969, as a partnership by and between Indiana and Purdue Universities, with IU as the managing partner.|
|Chancellor||Charles R. Bantz|
|Academic staff||2,152 full time, 927 part time.|
|Location||Indianapolis, IN, US
|Campus||urban: 509 acres|
|Colors||Crimson and Gold|
|Athletics||NCAA Division I – The Summit League|
|Sports||14 varsity teams|
|Mascot||Jinx and Jawz|
Purdue University System
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Academics and rankings
- 3 Research
- 4 Campus
- 5 Student life
- 6 IUPUC
- 7 Alumni
- 8 References
- 9 External links
|IUPUI was established via the 1969 merger of:|
|•||Indiana University School of Medicine||Established||1911|
|•||Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law||Acquired||1944||from||Indiana Law School||Established||1894|
|and||Benjamin Harrison Law School||Established||1893|
|•||Indiana University School of Dentistry||Acquired||1925||from||Indiana Dental College||Established||1875|
|•||Indiana University Herron School of Art||Acquired||1967||from||Indiana School of Art||Established||1877|
|Art Association of Indianapolis||Renamed||1883|
|Herron School of Art||Renamed||1902|
|•||Indiana University Indianapolis Extension||Established||1916|
|•||Purdue University Indianapolis Extension||Established||1946|
Founded in 1969, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is an urban campus. In 1968, Dr. Maynard K. Hine, 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 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
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.
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:
- Ranked 5th for "Up and Coming School" by U.S. News & World Report.
- Received the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by Corporation for National and Community Service
- Achieved Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System silver rating by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
- Received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine
- Was named among the 30 best non-Historically Black Colleges and Universities for minorities in the United States by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
- Ranked as “Best for Vets: Colleges 2014” by the Military Times
- Was designated a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victoria Media Inc.
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 through 2022–2023.
IUPUI maintains a full complement of disciplinary accreditations that can be found on the website dedicated to the accreditation process.
Schools and departments
Indiana University programs
- IU Herron School of Art and Design
- Departments of:
- Fine Arts (Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Ceramics, Furniture Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture)
- Visual Communication Design
- Departments of:
- IU Kelley School of Business
- IU School of Dentistry
- Departments of:
- Oral Biology
- Oral Pathology, Medicine, and Radiology
- Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry
- Orthodontics and Oral Facial Genetics
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs (composed of Peridontics, Dental Hygiene, and Dental Assisting)
- Preventive Community Dentistry/Oral Health Research Institute
- Restorative Dentistry (composed of Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, and Dental Biomaterials)
- Departments of:
- IU School of Education
- Departments of: Elementary Education (includes Physical Education and Music Education) • Secondary Education (includes Natural Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Social Sciences, Language Arts, Foreign Languages)
- IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
- IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
- Departments of:
- Health Sciences
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Departments of:
- IU School of Informatics and Computing
- Departments of: Human-Computer Interaction, Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics Administration, Media Arts & Sciences, and Library and Information Science.
- IU School of Journalism
- IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
- IU School of Liberal Arts
- Departments of:
- Communication Studies
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- World Languages and Cultures
- Museum Studies
- Departments of:
- IU School of Medicine
- Departments of:
- Anatomy and Cell Biology
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Cellular and Integrative Physiology
- Family Medicine
- Medical and Molecular Genetics
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- Pharmacology and Toxicology
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Radiation Oncology
- Departments of:
- IU School of Music
- IU School of Nursing
- IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management
- Departments of:
- Exercise Science and Kinesiology (includes Exercise Physiology and Biomechanical Sciences)
- Military Science
- Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management
- Departments of:
- IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
- Departments of:
- IU School of Social Work
- offering a BSW, MSW, and PhD program. MSW concentrations include: school social work; child welfare; leadership; mental health and addictions; children and families; and healthcare social work.
- IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Purdue University programs
- Purdue School of Engineering and Technology
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Interdisciplinary Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Motorsports Engineering
- Computer Engineering Technology
- Computer and Information Technology
- Computer Graphics Technology
- Construction Engineering Management Technology
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Healthcare Engineering Technology Management
- Interior Design Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Music Technology
- Music Therapy
- Organizational Leadership and Supervision
- Technical Communications
- IUPUI School of Science
- Departments of:
- Chemistry and Chemical Biology
- Forensic & Investigative Sciences Program
- Computer and Information Science
- Earth Sciences
- Mathematical Sciences
- Psychology (including Neuroscience)
- Departments of:
IUPUI's strategic research initiatives include:
- Signature Center Initiative
- Translating Research into Practice (TRIP)
- IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute
- IUPUI Imaging Research Institute
- STEM Education Research Institute
- Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute
- Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
- Indiana Physician Scientist Initiative
- Innovation-to-Enterprise Central
- Ideas Solving Social and Economic Challenges Student Competition
- IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy
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.
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:
- Science and Engineering Lab Building (dedicated November 2013 with estimated completion Spring 2014) – The first nonmedical science building to open on the IUPUI campus in 20 years contains more than 35,000 assignable square feet for research and teaching spaces. The first phase will include space for biomedical engineering, psychobiology, renewable energy research programs, and biology and chemistry labs. The second phase will provide space for teaching labs, meeting rooms, additional expansions, additional research laboratories and administrative offices for the School of Science administration.
- Eskenazi Fine Arts Center at Herron School of Art and Design (opened May 2013) – An expansion of a 12-year-old facility formerly known as the Herron Sculpture and Ceramics Building, the facility includes a large multi-purpose studio for the creation of public arts projects, as well as graduate studios, classrooms, galleries and a computer lab.
- Hine Hall (opened Jan. 2013) and University Tower and Tower Dining (opened Aug. 2013) – The former University Place Conference Center and Hotel was transformed into a multi-use facility designed to provide student housing, residential and campus dining and additional classroom space. The conversion of the facility began after nearly a yearlong study of the complex's viability by campus and Indiana University officials. Hine Hall offers 15 additional classrooms, University Tower offers residential space for 560 students and Tower Dining can seat 470 simultaneously.
- Campus Center (opened spring 2008) – The Campus Center boasts a 179-foot bellow tower made of limestone and glass and is the hub of student life and serves as a one-stop destination for students, faculty and staff. The Campus Center houses Enrollment Services and the Offices of Financial Aid and Student Scholarship, as well as a Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Cultural Arts Gallery, game room, movie theater, bank, food court, coffee shop, meetings rooms, study spaces and more.
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.
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. 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. 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:
- The Peirce Edition Project, which is preparing a critical chronological edition of the writings of the American polymath Charles Sanders Peirce.
- The Santayana Edition, which is preparing a critical edition of the works of the Spanish-born American philosopher and man of letters George Santayana.
- The Josiah Royce Papers, which is preparing a critical edition of the works of the American idealist philosopher.
- The Frederick Douglass Edition, which is preparing a critical edition of the writings of the 19th century journalist, orator, abolitionist, and African-American leader.
- The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, which is preparing a critical edition of Bradbury's short stories.
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 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 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.
IUPUI offers student organizations, fraternities and sororities, cultural heritage month celebrations, Homecoming week festivities, as well as Division I athletics, Jag-A-Palooza and 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.
On-campus housing 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 and University Tower are traditional co-ed halls that house 324 students and 560 students, respectively, in single, double and triple rooms and are dedicated to the housing and development of first-year students.
- The Townhomes house 60 residents in one- or two-bedroom fully furnished units averaging between 650-800 square feet and feature private individual residences.
- Riverwalk Apartments feature one-, two-, and four-bedroom fully furnished units and house 750 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
- Park Place offers over 200 additional residence spaces after all other on-campus housing options have been filled, and has one-, two- and three-bedroom units.
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.
IUPUI offers more than 300 organizations in which students can get involved. 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 that contains a comprehensive list of student organizations, events, FAQs and grant information.
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.
|Fraternity/Sorority||National Pan-Hellenic Council||Interfraternity Council||Panhellenic Association|
|Fraternity||Alpha Phi Alpha|
|Fraternity||Delta Sigma Phi|
|Fraternity||La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda|
|Fraternity||Omega Psi Phi|
|Fraternity||Phi Beta Sigma|
|Fraternity||Phi Delta Theta|
|Fraternity||Phi Gamma Delta FIJI|
|Fraternity||Phi Kappa Psi|
|Fraternity||Sigma Alpha Epsilon|
|Fraternity||Tau Kappa Epsilon|
|Sorority||Alpha Kappa Alpha|
|Sorority||Alpha Sigma Alpha|
|Sorority||Delta Sigma Theta|
|Sorority||Gamma Phi Omega|
|Sorority||Sigma Gamma Rho|
|Sorority||Zeta Phi Beta|
|Sorority||Zeta Tau Alpha|
Through the Center for Service & Learning and Office of Student Involvement, 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.
Campus Recreation 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, dodgeball, flag football, golf, inner tube water polo, kickball, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee and volleyball.
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, 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.
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.
- Norman Bridwell (Herron 1950) – author and illustrator of Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Julia Carson (Law 1963) – former Indiana congresswoman
- Vija Celmins (Herron 1961) – fine art painter and printmaker
- Dan Coats (Law 1971) – member of United States Senate and former member of United States House of Representatives, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany
- George Hill – Professional NBA basketball player, point guard for the Indiana Pacers
- Samuel D. Jackson (Law 1917) – former member of United States Senate
- Dan Quayle (Law 1974) – former Vice President of the United States
- Arthur Raymond Robinson (Law 1910) – former member of United States Senate
- Frederick Van Nuys (Law 1900) – former member of United States Senate
- Dr. David Wolf (Medicine 1982) – NASA astronaut; Purdue University Engineering Graduate
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