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IUPUI Vision, Mission, and Values

The development of Our Commitment to Indiana and Beyond: IUPUI Strategic Plan resulted in the creation of a new institutional vision statement and a reaffirmation of our campus mission, values, and commitment to diversity.

IUPUI Vision Statement (New)

IUPUI’s vision is to be a leading urban research institution recognized for the success of its students, its advances in health and life sciences, and its intellectual, economic, and cultural contributions to the well-being of the citizens of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and beyond.

IUPUI Mission Statement

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a partnership between Indiana and Purdue Universities, is Indiana's urban research and academic health sciences campus. IUPUI's mission is to advance the State of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens 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, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.

In pursuing its mission and vision, IUPUI provides for its constituents excellence in:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
  • Civic Engagement, Locally, Nationally, and Globally

With each of these core activities characterized by:

  • Collaboration within and across disciplines and with the community,
  • A commitment to ensuring diversity, and
  • Pursuit of best practices

Statement of Values

IUPUI values the commitment of students to learning; of faculty to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service; and of staff to the highest standards of service.

IUPUI recognizes students as partners in learning. We value the opportunities afforded by our location in Indiana's capital city and are committed to serving the needs of our community. Our students, faculty, and staff are involved in the community, providing educational programs, working with a wide array of community partners who serve Indianapolis and Central Indiana, offering expert care and assistance to patients and clients, and engaging in field research spanning virtually every academic discipline.

As a leader in fostering collaborative relationships, IUPUI values collegiality, cooperation, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship as well as honesty, integrity, and support for open inquiry and dissemination of findings. IUPUI is committed to the personal and professional development of a diverse campus community of students, faculty, and staff; to continuous improvement of its programs and services; and to building a strong, welcoming campus community for all.


IUPUI, as educators and advocates, provides student-centered services, consulting, facilities, learning experiences and programs for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.

Guided by theoretical frameworks of student development, the university contributes to an intentionally inclusive, accessible campus community and inspires educational, personal, social and professional achievement.

IUPUI Campus Strategy

The IUPUI campus strategy focuses on three urgent priorities, each of them crucial to the success of our institution, our city, and our state: (1) the success of our students; (2) advances in health and life sciences; and (3) contributions to the well-being of the citizens of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and beyond. This strategy builds on our existing sources of strength, honors our prior investments, and reflects widespread stakeholder input into the planning process. Within the three priorities, ten strategic goals have been identified to support implementation of the campus strategy; these goals are aligned with, derived from, and organized around elements of the IUPUI Vision Statement:

The Success of our Students

  • Promote Undergraduate Student Learning and Success
  • Increase Capacity for Graduate Education
  • Transform Online Education
  • Optimize our Enrollment Management

Advances in Health and Life Sciences

  • Leverage our Strengths in Health and Life Sciences

Contributions to the Well-being of the Citizens of Indianapolis, the State of Indiana, and Beyond

  • Accelerate Innovation and Discovery through Research and Creative Activity
  • Deepen our Commitment to Community Engagement
  • Strengthen Internationalization Efforts
  • Promote an Inclusive Campus Climate
  • Develop our Faculty and Staff