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

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IU offering webinar to recruit Latino students - Partners with Indiana Latino Expo

Indiana University is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive university. IU is partnering with the Indiana Latino Expo to offer a series of virtual programs for students and their parents–fully in Spanish.

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OnyxFest 2020 to celebrate Black playwrights, characters and lives Oct. 1-10

The Africana Repertory Theatre of IUPUI (ARTI) co-produces the annual event, which will include recorded performances. The importance of Black lives, Black stories and Black theater is the foundation for ARTI, a campus-to-community initiative.

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Free IU tutoring service to expand as more students at home seek help - Offered Statewide

A free tutoring service offered by Indiana University is growing to fit the expanded need from students forced to learn from home. IUPUI student, Kristina Gill has been a tutor with the program for almost three years. 

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