2019 Report

The IUPUI Effect

Welcome to the 2019 Community Report web archive, where you can learn about the IUPUI Effect—the ways in which our campus develops talent, produces knowledge, and builds community to impact the city of Indianapolis and beyond.

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Voiceover speaks: What is the IUPUI effect?

[Video: Orientation leaders dance.]

Voiceover speaks: It’s the fierce pride and determination at a first-time roar, and the world of possibilities you see when standing at the heart of campus; you get a breathtaking view of downtown Indianapolis, where you can see your future.

[Video: A student sits in a race car ready to drive.]

Voiceover speaks: It’s the revving of engines at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, singing in tune with the IUPUI Motorsports engineering program, and it’s the pulse of a human heart you can feel is as your train in one of the country’s largest schools of nursing.

[Words appear: 200,000 graduates.]

Voiceover speaks: Above all, it’s the impact of more than 200,000 graduates from all over the world, many of whom, stay right here in Indiana after graduation.

[Video: Students dance with glow sticks.]

Voiceover speaks: It’s all of this and more.

[Video: Student stands in business professional clothing in a hallway.]

Voiceover speaks: The IUPUI effect is the talent developed to fuel the Indianapolis and Hoosier economy to the tune of more than 1 billion dollars.

[Words appear: 1 billion dollars.]

Voiceover speaks: It’s the knowledge produced by our skilled researchers looking for solutions to some of the biggest problems affecting our state, our nation, and our world.

[Video: Students row in a canoe during the IUPUI Regatta.]

Voiceover speaks: It’s the community built and supported by a campus of students, staff, and faculty, who dedicate countless hours working to make Indianapolis a better place for all.

[Video: Students raise up signs for the final amount of money raised for Riley Children’s Hospital during 2019 Jagathon, totaling $605,178.24 for the kids.]

Voiceover speaks: It’s being a part of something bigger than yourself.

[Video: Students dance in colorful saris.]

Voiceover speaks: A global community. A 50-year legacy.

[Video: Students cheer at the 50th Anniversary Jaguar spirit fest.]

Voiceover speaks: A beacon of innovation.

[Video: An aerial view of IUPUI’s University Library.]

Voiceover speaks: This is the IUPUI effect.

[Video: A series of students smiles.]

Voiceover speaks: And it’s leading us into a future of limitless opportunities.

[Video: A student looks confident with the Indianapolis skyline behind him.]

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Welcome from Chancellor Paydar

Read the chancellor's greeting

Talent Developer: Spotlight on Khrisma McMurray

Khrisma McMurray's journey to becoming an IUPUI student started well before high school through programs like the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) in Indianapolis. IUPUI's longstanding partnership with CLD helps a number of African-American students gain the leadership and academic skills they need to succeed in higher education.

Read Khrisma's story

A student speaks with a professor after a Graduate Mentoring Center event.

Knowledge Producer: Spotlight on the IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center

Gradute students are key collaborators with faculty, driving the innovative research that is underway across IUPUI. See how the Graduate Mentoring Center helps build relationships between graduate students and mentors to foster collaboration.

Learn more about the center

Community Builder: Spotlight on Indy Achieves

Indy Achieves helps ensure that all Marion County residents have the opportunity and ability to pursue postsecondary education. IUPUI has partnered with the city of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College on the Indy Achieves program to reinforce IUPUI's commitment to all Indianapolis and Marion County residents.

See more about Indy Achieves


IUPUI honored two major milestones in 2020 -- the bicentennials of Indiana University and the city of Indianapolis. Learn more about each bicentennial celebration below.

The Student Building clock tower at Indiana University Bloomington.

IU Bicentennial

What do you get the school that has everything? You honor the Hoosiers who have worked since 1820 to achieve excellence in education and research. What began in Bloomington with a single teacher and 12 students has blossomed into a statewide network of more than 94,000 students. IUPUI is proud to be part of a celebration that chronicled and explored IU's rich history.

Visit IU's Bicentennial website
The 200 mark for the Indianapolis Bicentennial 2020 through 2021.

Indianapolis turns 200

Triumph, growth, diversity, innovation: Indianapolis has experienced it all since 1820. We've gone from log cabins on the White River to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. From horse-drawn carts to The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. It's time to celebrate and reflect on the Circle City's unique journey. There's no other city like our city. Here's to 200 more years of excellence.

Visit the Indy Bicentennial website

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