Home to two of Indiana's top universities

It was this commitment that was behind the merger of the Indianapolis campuses of IU and Purdue—some of which are more than 100 years old—that won accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 1969, creating IUPUI.

And it’s what binds us together today. We’re now Indiana’s premier urban research university offering more than 550 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs from Indiana University and Purdue University.

Creating a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible campus

IUPUI established the Welcoming Campus Initiative in 2016, and is committed to listening to the voices and needs of our students and our community. This initiative aims to make our campus a more welcoming place for everyone. Through a series of task forces, town halls, and focus groups, we’ve begun to identify ways we can change our campus for the better—and we’re dedicated to finding even more.

We ask tough, student-centered questions and then work diligently to improve. Our campus aims for total inclusivity and accessibility, and does so through anti-racism initiatives, listening to underrepresented voices, and fostering global consciousness in our community.

Renewing our commitment to sustainability

An IU-wide Climate Action Planning Committee created in April 2022 is engaged in developing comprehensive recommendations to identify short- and long-term opportunities to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from the university's various campuses and units.

Learn more about the plan

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Leading the way in sustainability

IUPUI is dedicated to doing its part to creating a sustainable future. As a result of its initiatives, the campus has received the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's AASHE STARS designation.

Explore our sustainability initiatives
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Taking on a grand challenge

Faculty from the IU School of Medicine are leading a Grand Challenge in precision health medicine. The team will build on IU's legacy of biomedical breakthroughs to transform health through the application of research results.

Learn more about the Grand Challenge
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Gaining recognition for engagement

Community engagement is an important part of the IUPUI curriculum. In 2018, the campus won the Engaged Campus of the Year award from the Indiana Campus Compact in recognition of its efforts and we continue to make engagement a primary focus.

Learn more about our community engagement

Fifty years of growth and change

In 2019 IUPUI celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding. The year long celebration included special events and programs honoring the past and envisioning the future of the campus. 

Look back at the 50th anniversary