The primary mission of IAHI is to:
- Support individual , groups, and multidisciplinary teams of faculty in their pursuit of research and creative activity in arts and humanities.
- Be a campus-wide leader in facilitating and coordinating research and creative activity, including multidisciplinary initiatives.
- Serve as a locus for the promotion and integration of innovative inquiry-based arts and humanities educational experiences into academic curricula across campus.
- Serve as a liaison between IUPUI and the community in the development and advancement of arts and humanities endeavors.