Campus-Community Initiatives

Civic engagement at IUPUI doesn’t just happen—it requires collaboration among a variety of university units and community partners.

As an anchor institution, IUPUI takes a leadership role in improving community, economic, and educational outcomes in central Indiana. CSL and other IUPUI units support this civic mission by building relationships with the campus’s neighbors in the Near Westside, West Indianapolis, and other parts of our hometown.

In these partnerships, people at IUPUI and community members work side by side to create ideas to improve quality of life in a neighborhood, and then they put those ideas into action. Everyone shares the work, and everyone learns from and takes pride in the change.