The Impact on Community
Community spirit contributes greatly to life at IUPUI. It's not just an integral part of our mission, but part of what—and how—students learn.
Civic engagement permeates every facet of life at IUPUI, from RISE experiential learning courses to the AMPATH program actively improving health care for AIDS patients in Kenya, from food drives to the Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program.
Service learning and civic engagement programs have earned IUPUI national acclaim, including three U.S. Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service designations, a "Savior of Our Cities" award and other honors. Because they offer experience with actual civic issues, these programs give IUPUI students a head start into the real world—the world in which they will become the experts.
Most importantly, though, our commitment to civic engagement helps students learn how to improve civic life in the communities they will call home, at the same time helping IUPUI improve life in Indianapolis.Centers at IUPUI
The Center for Service & Learning is the catalyst for civic engagement initiatives at IUPUI. The center is comprised of four offices:
Office of Community Service, Office of Community Work Study, Office of Neighborhood Partnerships, and the Office of Service Learning.
IUPUI is home to many units which, in coordination with the Solution Center, are ready to assist the Indiana business and non-profit community.
The Solution Center has access to a wealth of faculty and student resources to meet the needs of growing small to medium-sized companies in
Information Technology, Health and Life Sciences, Logistics, Arts, culture and entertainment, and Non-Profits.
Other engaged centers at IUPUI
In cooperation with industry, governmental organizations, nonprofits, and other educational institutions, these centers are engaged in and ready to make a critical difference in our community.
- The Center for Earth and Environmental Science
- Lilly Family School Philanthropy
- The Center for Urban and Multicultural Education
- Public Policy Institute
- IUPUI Community Learning Network
- William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health
- Indiana Business Research Center
- Indiana Campus Compact
- Indiana University Center for Aging Research
- Indiana University Center for Bioethics
- Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI
- Pervasive Technology Labs at Indiana University
- The Polis Center
- The Regenstrief Institute, Inc.