Fulfilling the Promise

Committed to Indianapolis for more than 100 years

In 1891, we made a commitment to offer courses in Indianapolis that would prepare our neighbors for a lifetime of success.

Later, we promised to provide educational opportunities that transform the lives of our students. And to grow along with the city that surrounds us, evolving to meet the needs of our changing community.

We’re now Indiana’s premier urban public research institution, offering degrees from both Indiana University and Purdue University right here in Indianapolis.

We’re fulfilling the promises we made every day. Read on to find out exactly what that means to us.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

Fulfilling the promise

We are IUPUI. 

We say what we mean and mean what we say.

And when we make a promise, we keep it.

We believe that the wisest among us have an obligation to teach the untested—and that when they do, everyone rises to a higher level.

We believe that learning can happen anywhere and everywhere. So while we expect our students to show up and study hard, we also encourage them to get out in the community and do.

We believe that our community needs us—and that every city, town, and village on the planet is part of our community.

We believe that anyone can achieve great things, if they put in the work and have the support of people who inspire them.

It’s our job to ensure they do.

It’s our job to teach them, to share our wisdom, and to work tirelessly until they have the knowledge and skills they need to fly.

And it’s our job to demand that they stand tall when things get tough. That they try again and again and again until they succeed and the world gains another dreamer, doer, or leader who inspires everyone they meet.

We’ve been preparing these extraordinary people for a lifetime of success for more than 100 years.

We promise to continue to nurture talent, inspire curiosity, and encourage discovery for at least another 100.

We are doubly strong. 

We are IUPUI.

Promises fulfilled

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Scenes from downtown Indianapolis and an aerial shot of the IUPUI campus.

“Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis combines the best of the two great research universities, and offers students of all backgrounds…”

A series of headlines and video clips begins:

“The promise of the dream”

Video of students gathered at a table.

“The promise of a community where you belong”

Video of a faculty member working in a lab.

“The promise of faculty who inspire”

Video of a student painting in a studio.

“The promise of a chance to reinvent yourself”

Video of student taking water samples from a stream and analyzing water.

“The promise of an environment of endless curiosity”

Video of students laughing together.

“The promise of degrees for dreamers, doers, and leaders”

Video of a doctor meeting with a patient.

“The promise of helping Indiana thrive”

Video of the IUPUI Regatta on the Canal.

“The promise of friendships that never fade”

Time-lapse video of the Campus Center interior.

“The promise of a legacy of strength”

Two students walking outside together.

“The promise of a lifetime of success”

Quick clips of students, campus, Indianapolis.

“In 1891, IU made a commitment to the city of Indianapolis: to offer courses that would prepare students for a lifetime of success.”

“We’ve been fulfilling that promise ever since.”

Fulfilling the Promise”

Opportunity is waiting for you at IUPUI