National Recognition & Awards

1996 to 2005

Honored campus

In 1996, we received the distinct honor of being one of four campuses nationwide selected to participate in the Kellogg Peer Review of Professional Service project.

A model of good practice

In 1998, the American Association of Higher Education, Campus Compact, and the National Society for Experiential Education named IUPUI a Model of Good Practice for the institutionalization of service learning.

Highly committed

In 2001, The American Association of State Colleges and Universities identified IUPUI as a campus that demonstrates a high level of commitment to civic engagement.

Recognized for service learning courses

In 2002, U.S. News & World Report recognized our campus for our service learning programs for the first time, an honor that we’ve earned a total of 14 times since then.

A college with a conscience

In 2005, The Princeton Review and Campus Compact named IUPUI one of 81 “Colleges with a Conscience” because of our commitment to engaging students in the community.

Seal with an eagle with the words President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

In 2006, the Corporation for National and Community Service selected IUPUI as one of three universities to receive the inaugural Presidential Award.

2006 to 2009

A savior of our cities

We were named one of 25 “Saviors of Our Cities” by The New England Board of Higher Education in 2006.

We are the highest-ranked public school on this list of urban colleges and universities that have dramatically strengthened the economy and quality of life of their neighboring communities.

Recognition for service learning programs

In 2007, the inaugural edition of the Guide to Service-Learning Colleges and Universities recognized our service learning programs and the Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program.

Taking community engagement to the web

In 2009, the National Service Learning Clearinghouse selected IUPUI as a “research advisor” to develop web-based resources for service learning research.

A "best neighbor"

IUPUI was recognized as one of the top five “Best Neighbor” colleges and universities in the nation by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in 2009.

Presidential honoree

During this period, we appeared on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction three times; in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

2010 to 2015

Honored for school partnership

In 2010, we received the Outreach Scholarship W. K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award, honoring the campus’s partnership with George Washington Community School.

Civic engagement award

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars awarded IUPUI the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award in 2010.

Presidential honoree

IUPUI was selected for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Two-time NASPA partner

In 2014 and 2015, we were selected as one of 74 campuses to participate in NASPA’s LEAD Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement.

Honored by Carnegie

In 2015, we were reclassified as a Community Engaged Institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

In 2015, Indiana University received the Innovation and Economic Prosperity University designation from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. This designation recognizes institutions for their contributions to regional economic development and resiliency through economic engagement.