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This article is about the Indiana University system in the state of Indiana. Some references to "Indiana University" may be referring to the system's founding campus. For that campus, see Indiana University Bloomington. For other uses, see Indiana University (disambiguation).
Indiana University
Indiana University seal.svg
Latin: Indianensis Universitas
Motto Lux et Veritas
(Light and Truth)
Established January 20, 1820
Type Public University system
Endowment $1.735 billion
President Michael McRobbie
Academic staff 8,733 university-wide[1]
Students 110,436 university-wide[1]
Undergraduates 89,176 university-wide[1]
Postgraduates 21,260 university-wide[1]

Bloomington, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana
Campus 3,640 acres (14.7 km2) across 9 campuses[1]
Colors Cream and Crimson
Website www.indiana.edu
Indiana University logotype.svg

Indiana University (IU) is a multi-campus public university system in the state of Indiana, United States.[2] Indiana University has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, including approximately 43,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University Bloomington campus and approximately 31,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.[1]


The "core campuses" of Indiana University are located in Bloomington and Indianapolis.[3]

In addition to its two core campuses, Indiana University comprises six smaller campuses and three centers/extensions spread throughout Indiana. The smaller campuses are:[8]

The centers/extensions are:


According to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the value of the endowment of the Indiana University and affiliated foundations is over $1.57 billion.[9]


Indiana University has three medals to recognize individuals.[10]

  • The University Medal, the only IU medal that requires approval from the Board of Trustees, was created in 1982 by then IU President John W. Ryan and is the highest award bestowed by the University. It honors individuals for singular or noteworthy contributions, including service to the university and achievement in arts, letters, science and law. The first recipient was Thomas T. Solley, former director of the IU Art Museum.[10][11]
  • Indiana University President's Medal for Excellence, a reproduction in fine silver of the symbolic jewel of office worn by the president at ceremonial occasions, is rich in meaning. The first recipients were member of the Beaux Arts Trio on September 20, 1985. It honors individuals for distinction in public service, service to Indiana University, achievement in a profession, and/or extraordinary merit and achievement in the arts, humanities, science, education, and industry.[10]
  • Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion "recognizes individuals who are shining examples of the values of IU and the universal academic community." President Ryan was the first to award this honor. It was first awarded to the president of Nanjing University on July 21, 1986. It honors individuals for distinction in public office or service, a significant relationship to Indiana University or Indiana, significant service to IU programs, students, or faculty, significant contribution to research or support for research.[10]

Indiana University has a number of ways to recognize the accomplishments of faculty.[12]

  • Distinguished Professorships - Indiana University's most prestigious academic appointment
  • University Distinguished Teaching Awards - recognizing "shining examples of dedication and excellence"
  • Thomas Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Service Learning - recognizing excellence in service learning. The recipient is also the IU nominee for the national Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning.


Further reading[edit]

  • Capshew, James H. Herman B Wells: The Promise of the American University (Indiana University Press, 2012) 460 pp excerpt and text search
  • Clark, Thomas D. Indiana University, Midwest Pioneer, Volume I: The Early Years (1970)
  • Clark, Thomas D. Indiana University: Midwestern Pioneer, Vol II In Mid-Pasage (1973)
  • Clark, Thomas D. Indiana University: Midwestern Pioneer: Volume III/ Years of Fulfillment (1977) covers 1938-68 with emphasis on Wells.
  • Gray, Donald J., ed. The Department of English at Indiana University, Bloomington, 1868-1970 (1974)

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External links[edit]

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