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 Announces Playwright Selections And Festival Expansion

After receiving a record number of scripts for consideration, organizers of OnyxFest Indianapolis announced today that for the first time, there will be both fall and spring festivals for the state’s only theatrical showcase exclusively for Black playwrights.

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IUPUI BOSS Camp inspires entrepreneurial high school students

The IUPUI Office of Community Engagement and the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI hosted the BOSS (Business Opportunities for Self-Starters) Summer Entrepreneurship camps, which introduce Indianapolis high school students to the foundations of business.

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One-stop-shop for K-12 camps, competitions and classes

IUPUI launched a new website that is a one-stop-shop for camps, classes, and competitions for K-12 students! Explore the opportunities at

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Upcoming Events
Cheralyn & Stacey Stevenson at IUPUI

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Starts at 6 p.m.

Madam Walker Legacy Center


Family equality advocates at the intersection of the Black and LGBTQ+ communities


Wednesday, February 8, 2023

All day

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hall


Away features various artworks and ephemera from Herron's recent 2022 Study Abroad Programs in Southeast Asia and Venice, Italy.

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