Research Opportunities & Initiatives


George Washington Community High School

Commitment. Collaboration. Success. IUPUI’s long-term relationship with George Washington Community High School (GWCHS) has been locally and nationally recognized as a model for community-university partnerships.

George Washington Community High School

This mutually beneficial partnership has significantly contributed to IUPUI’s ability to be an engaged campus and to the academic achievement of GWCHS students. Research into this partnership found that across race, gender, and ethnicity the GWCHS students who participated in community-sponsored services, particularly extracurricular activities, earned higher grade point averages than the students who did not.

Please contact Starla Officer at for more information on IUPUI’s partnership with GWCHS.