Office of Community Engagement restrictions

Stay in touch with us

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across our campus community, much of our staff are currently working remotely. But we are still here to work with you.

Please send us an email at, or call our office at 317-274-7400 and a member of our staff will get back to you. To read more about precautions being taken across the IU system due to COVID-19, please visit

The Center for Service and Learning has put together COVID-19 resources for community engagement for students, staff and faculty, and community partners.

The city of Indianapolis has also compiled a list of resources available for the community, including food and financial support. To learn more, visit

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.

Community engagement by the numbers

9,737students enrolled in community-based learning courses in 2015–16

1,000,000+hours of student engagement in the community annually through courses

2,000+middle and high school students served by Indiana Kids in year 3

875 community partners

63%of alumni reported participating in community service or volunteer work while at IUPUI

49%of faculty report engaging in a collaborative research project with a community partner

57%of IUPUI employees live in Marion County

38.3%of students voted in 2018 -- a 25 percentage point increase from 2014

$40,736,173spent by IUPUI with diverse suppliers for products and services

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.

IUPUI has had a longstanding partnership with the John Boner Neighborhood Centers on the Near Eastside, and together we work to address significant challenges, including education, health and community development.

Making an impact in our community

Partnering to contribute to the well-being of the Latino population

IUPUI collaborates with partners in the community to address the challenges and meet the needs of Indiana’s growing Latino population.

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

Charles R. Bantz awardees partner with community on projects

Two projects led by IUPUI faculty members are being recognized for their work with the community and given funding to expand and continue their engaged research.

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Student's work with Indy Urban League puts her on COVID front lines

Kennady Livers stayed close to IUPUI for her summer internship, working at the Indianapolis Urban League, just steps away from campus.

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