Indiana University Southeast

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Indiana University Southeast
Indiana University Southeast.png
Established 1941
Type public coeducational
Endowment $14.8 million[1]
Chancellor Ray Wallace[2]
Academic staff
Students 6,840[4]
Undergraduates 5,716
Postgraduates 1,124
Location New Albany, IN, USA
38°20′42″N 85°49′09″W / 38.34500°N 85.81917°W / 38.34500; -85.81917Coordinates: 38°20′42″N 85°49′09″W / 38.34500°N 85.81917°W / 38.34500; -85.81917
Campus suburban: 177 acres (0.716 km²)
Colors Crimson and Creme
Athletics NAIAKIAC
Sports 7 varsity teams
(3 men's & 4 women's)
Nickname Grenadiers
Mascot Gus the Grenadier
Affiliations IU System
Kentuckiana Metroversity

Indiana University Southeast is a regional campus in the Indiana University system and is located in New Albany, Indiana, in Floyd County, which is in southern Indiana and part of the metropolitan Louisville, Kentucky, area.


Crestview Hall

The Indiana University Falls City Area Center was established by Floyd McMurray in 1941 as an extension center of Indiana University in New Albany, Indiana, and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Classes were initially held in classrooms at New Albany High School and Hazelwood Junior High School in New Albany, and at Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville. In 1945, IU Southeast moved into its own building in Jeffersonville, named the Indiana University Jeffersonville Extension Center.[5]

As an extension center, IU Southeast's purpose was to permit freshmen and sophomore students to take classes near their residence before transferring to the Indiana University Bloomington main campus. The Indiana University Jeffersonville Extension Center was renamed Indiana University Southeast during 1968. Also, IU Southeast granted its first degrees in 1968.[6]

IU Southeast moved to its current 177-acre (0.72 km2) campus in New Albany, Indiana, during 1973.[7]


IU Southeast is located 15 minutes north of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, in suburban New Albany, Indiana, at the edge of southern Indiana's picturesque "knobs," which is a region of rolling hills that run parallel to the Ohio River. The campus spreads over 180 acres (0.716 km²) just north of I-265 in Southern Indiana.

The Greater Louisville Regional Japanese Saturday School (グレータールイビル日本語補習校 Gurētā Ruibiru Nihongo Hoshūkō), a Japanese weekend supplementary school, is affiliated with IUS's Japan Center.[8] It was established in January 1988 and holds its classes at Hillside Hall; its office is elsewhere in New Albany.[9]



IU Southeast is best known for its bachelor's degree programs in business, nursing, and education. The university offers 54 degrees, including 6 master's, 39 bachelor's, and 9 associate's. IU Southeast is organized into seven schools or divisions: the School of Arts and Letters, School of Business, School of Education, Division of General Studies, School of Natural Sciences, School of Nursing, and the School of Social Sciences.

Several programs on the IU Southeast campus are accredited in specific fields and/or have received regional or national recognition for the work of the students and faculty. All three professional schools are accrediting by the appropriate bodies in their fields; the School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.[10] Additionally, the Biochemistry track is the Chemistry Program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.[11]

Residence halls[edit]

Indiana University Southeast broke ground on its residence halls on June 27, 2007. With the addition of residence halls, IU Southeast is the first full-service public institution in the south-central sector of the state. The five lodge-style residence halls are the first on-campus housing at IU Southeast. The lodges feature one, two, and four bedroom units with each bedroom opening to a central living room.

The buildings opened for the fall 2008 semester and now house more than 400 students. The $20.7 million project is a major economic force both locally and across the region. The total impact to the local economy is approximately $44 million and the regional economy gets a boost of nearly $4 million each year.

Student media[edit]

Indiana University Southeast is served by The Horizon, the student-run multimedia organization at the school. The Horizon is an award-winning publication. The Horizon was chosen as a finalist for the Pacemaker Award in 2015, widely considered to be the Pulitzer Prize for college journalism.[12] Also in 2015, the Horizon was chosen as a finalist for the College Media Association's Pinnacle Award for Best Four-Year Less-Than-Weekly Newspaper [13]

In 2014 and 2015, Horizon student journalists won more awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Louisville Pro Chapter's contests than all other colleges in the metro region combined.[14]

All students are able to join The Horizon staff, though students majoring in journalism at IU Southeast are required to work for at least two semesters on The Horizon staff. IU Southeast is the only university in the Louisville metro area to offer a bachelor's degree in journalism.


Activities Center - Where the IUS GYM is located

Inidana–Southeast (IUS) teams are known as the Grenadiers. The university competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, dance and tennis; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, dance, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

The women's athletic programs became the IU–Southeast's first accredited athletic program when they became affiliated with the AIAW (Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) in 1975-76. In that same year, there was an attempt to affiliate IU–Southeast with the NCAA's Division III. IU–Bloomington did not approve this, however, on the grounds that only one IU campus could be affiliated with the NCAA. Thus, steps were initiated to affiliate with the NAIA. These efforts culminated with active membership being attained in 1978. In 1982, the AIAW folded and the NAIA added women's programs to the organization.

In time for the 1979-80 season, IU–Southeast added an activities building. This facility has a seating capacity of approximately 1,624. There are a number of programs available to students including intramurals, a fitness facility, and classes that focus on fitness.

For the 2006-2007 academic year, 15 IU–Southeast students were named "All Scholar Athletes" by the KIAC.[15] Students who are awarded this honor must have maintained a 3.25 or higher GPA while attending classes full-time and have participated in one or more athletics programs. During the 2005-2006 academic year, 14 IU–Southeast students were awarded this honor as well.

The schools mascot for sporting events is a Grenadier. In the 2007-2008 academic year, IU–Southeast won the KIAC conference championship in the following sports; baseball, basketball, softball, as well as men's and women's tennis. Pat Mrozowski was named KIAC athletic director of the year.

Greek life[edit]



Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. News Best Colleges 2010
  2. ^ IU Southeast Office of the Chancellor
  3. ^ Faculty Personal Homepages
  4. ^ IU Southeast reaches highest enrollment in campus history
  5. ^ Indiana University Southeast History & Traditions
  6. ^ About IUS
  7. ^ Indiana College Network - Indiana University Southeast
  8. ^ "Japan Center" (Archive). Indiana University Southeast. Retrieved on April 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "グレータールイビル日本語補習校概要" (Archive). Greater Louisville Regional Japanese Saturday School. Retrieved on March 31, 2015. "所在地 4201 Grant Line Road, KV-225 New Albany, Indiana 47150 U.S.A." and "グレータールイビル日本語補習校は、校舎として、インディアナ大学サウスイースト校の「ヒルサイド・ホール」を借りています。事務所とは別棟になっています。学校への道順については、この地図を御覧下さい。"
  10. ^ IU Office of University Academic Affairs
  11. ^ IU Office of University Academic Affairs
  12. ^ Associated Collegiate Press. 2015 Newspaper Pacemaker Finalists. Accessed 9/5/15
  13. ^ College Media Association. Organizational Finalists 2014-15: Pinnacle Awards. Accessed 9/5/15
  14. ^ Louisville Society of Professional Journalism Awards
  15. ^ Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics 2006-2007 All Scholar Athletes

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