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We value student success, advances in innovation, and making vast contributions to our community and world.

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IU Indianapolis vision statement

To be recognized as one of the nation’s premier urban research universities, celebrated for the success of its students, breakthroughs in health and life sciences, innovative research and creativity, as well as its significant intellectual, economic, and cultural contributions to the city of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and beyond.

IU Indianapolis mission statement

IU Indianapolis is the state’s urban research and academic health sciences campus whose mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its residents to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement. By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IU Indianapolis promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.

IU Indianapolis core values

Our core values inform the IU 2030 strategic plan and IU Indianapolis strategic plan:

  • Collaborative and excellent: Prioritizing collaboration and boundary-spanning actions that will achieve the highest levels of performance and prominence across all areas of activity.
  • Equity-minded: Adopting an equity lens when engaging in planning and decision making and striving to eliminate inequities.
  • Future-focused: Forming a sustainable and resilient next-generation urban research campus to meet the needs of students, the city, and the state through talent generation, research, creative activity, and community-engaged service.
  • Inclusive: Fostering inclusion and ensuring the voices and ideas of stakeholders and constituent groups are heard and understood and striving to ensure a sense of belonging.
  • Innovative: Creating conditions under which new, creative, and cutting-edge ideas can flourish.
  • Strengths-based: Leveraging prior investments and sources of distinction and differentiation when identifying strategic priorities.
  • Transparent and evidence-informed: Ensuring that robust data and metrics are widely available to inform strategic decision making.
  • Urban-centric: Recognizing and strengthening the unique context to enhance the quality of life for all citizens through research and creative activity, economic impact, and talent generation.

IU Indianapolis

Office of the Chancellor

University Hall, Suite 5010
301 University Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46202