Office of Community Engagement in person office status

IUPUI faculty and staff largely returned to in person work after August 1, 2021. All students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. Read the full Indiana University policy

The Office of Community Engagement resumed in person office hours on August 2, 2021. However, some staff maintain fully remote or hybrid work status. Our office can be reached at 317-274-7400 or for any questions.

Community engagement is in our DNA

IUPUI is inextricably connected to the world around us. Our campus covers more than 534 acres within the city of Indianapolis but our reach goes deep into the community.

Our commitment to community engagement can be seen in almost everything we do, whether we’re helping students succeed in the classroom or working to increase the well-being of our city, country, and world.

We’re here to facilitate these activities, creating and nurturing partnerships between campus and community in ways that matter.

Visit our performance indicator page to learn more about the performance indicators for Goal 7 of IUPUI's Strategic Plan: Deepen our Commitment to Community Engagement.

Engaging in key community issues

Our students, faculty and staff are engaged with the community in key issues that impact families, such as K-12 education.

Learn more about how we partner with local schools and other community organizations to invest in the success of students long before they ever step foot on campus.

Community Partner Spotlight

Our work in the community is possible through our community partners.

For more than 40 years, IUPUI has been engaged with our neighbors in the Near West, a vibrant and diverse community located just west of downtown and across the White River from campus.

Making an impact in our community

Three people stand in front of a home. Two are holding shovels. One is holding a tree. There is a hole in the ground.

OnyxFest 2022 is Now Streaming

For the third year in a row, OnyxFest – the state’s only live theatre festival for Black playwrights, and partner IndyFringe Theater are collaborating with the Butler Arts and Events Center (BAEC) to stream all six shows of OnyxFest 2022 in Celebration of Black History Month.

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IUPUI’s Effort to Improve the Health of Hoosiers

As the state’s premier urban health and life sciences campus, IUPUI believes that a healthy community is a thriving one. In this newly updated webpage, you can explore the university's effort to improve the health of Hoosiers.

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IU Student Success Corps Tutoring and Mentoring Is Hiring

If you have a passion for helping others succeed, then we are looking for you. This position allows you to get involved in your community, impact the lives of local youth, and gain extraordinary skills and experience serving as a tutor/mentor to students in grades K-12.

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Upcoming Events
June Shelf Indulgence Book Club

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

6 p.m.7:30 p.m.

1125 East Brookside Avenue, Suite 2B


Join the Ray Bradbury Center at Centerpoint Brewing Co. for our June Shelf Indulgence Book Club!

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