Voter Engagement

What you need to know

Go beyond your vote

All members of the campus community are encouraged to vote and stay engaged in the political process. While in 2021 there are no planned federal or statewide elections, get to know your elected officials and let them know where you stand on issues.  

You have many ways to interact with government officials and community organizations and participate in engaging activities throughout the year.

Some key dates for Indiana and nationwide are:

  • January 3, 2021: The 177th U.S. Congress will be sworn into office
  • January 11, 2021: Indiana General Assembly convenes
  • January 20, 2021: The 59th Presidential Inauguration
  • April 29, 2021: Indiana General Assembly adjourns
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As members of an institution of higher learning, we must periodically reaffirm the fundamental ethics and values that form the framework for our university. This means fostering a climate of acceptance, mutual respect, academic freedom, and civil discourse.

As a university, IUPUI has the unique opportunity to examine its actions and policies, laying bare how the brutality of systemic racism is translated into higher education’s daily practices, expectations, predictions, decision-making and regulations that target Black and other people of Color.

Read more about IUPUI's anti-racism initiatives

Report an incident of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, bias, uncivil discourse, or any potential concern between members of our community

Where to report concerns

IUPUI student voting in 2018

25.3 %increase from student voting in 2014

52.6 %of registered students voted

32.3 %of students between 18 and 21 voted

72.9 %of students were registered

26.4 %more women voted than in 2014

23.9 %more men voted than in 2014

42.4 %of Black students voted

36.1 %of Hispanic students voted

24/24student fields of study increased in voting from 2014

See more information about IUPUI student voting in the 2014/2018 and 2012/2016National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement reports