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IUPUI Core: Vision, Mission, Values & Diversity

Vision of IUPUI

The vision of IUPUI is to be one of the best urban universities – recognized locally, nationally and internationally for its achievements.

Mission of IUPUI

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University, is Indiana's premier urban research and academic health sciences campus. IUPUI's mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement. By offering a distinctive range of bachelor's, master's, professional and doctoral degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships and a strong commitment to diversity.

In pursuing its mission and vision, IUPUI provides for its constituents excellence in:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Research, scholarship, and creative activity
  • Civic engagement, locally, nationally, and globally

With each of these core activities characterized by:

  • Collaboration across disciplines and with the community
  • A commitment to ensuring diversity
  • Pursuit of best practices

Statement of Values

IUPUI values the commitment of students to learning; of faculty to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service; and of staff to the highest standards of service.

IUPUI recognizes students as partners in learning. We value the opportunities afforded by our location in Indiana's capital city and are committed to serving the needs of our community. Our students, faculty and staff are involved in the community—providing educational programs, working with a wide array of community partners who serve Indianapolis and central Indiana, offering expert care and assistance to patients and clients, and engaging in field research spanning virtually every academic discipline.

As a leader in fostering collaborative relationships, IUPUI values collegiality, cooperation, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as honesty, integrity and support for open inquiry and dissemination of findings. IUPUI is committed to the personal and professional development of a diverse campus community of students, faculty and staff; to continuous improvement of its programs and services; and to building a strong, welcoming campus community for all.


The IUPUI community, as educators and advocates, provides student-centered services, consulting, facilities, learning experiences and programs for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.

Guided by theoretical frameworks of student development, the university contributes to an intentionally inclusive, accessible campus community and inspires educational, personal, social and professional achievement. 

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