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IUPUI builds community

IUPUI works with, for, and in the community as an anchor institution with more than a billion dollars in annual economic impact. You don't have to look far to find Jaguars working and volunteering in and around Indianapolis—IUPUI generates hundreds of thousands of student engagement hours and offers more than 1,200 community-based courses.

IUPUI's economic impact

$1.6 billionbudget

$303 millionin spending on goods & services

8,440full-time faculty and staff

$830 millionIn annual payroll

Spotlight on Jeremy Carter

Director of Criminal Justice and Public Safety at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs Jeremy Carter is working on multiple projects tackling both the pandemic and racial injustice.

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[Words: 2020 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Recipients. IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research]

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Jeremy speaks: My research put simply involves creating evidence-based strategies for policing

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and criminal justice more broadly. And most recently I've been involved with doing spatial temporal data modeling. Especially how can we take data in space and time and use it to help anticipate where problems and

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challenges are going to be in our community? So hopefully we can develop effective interventions.

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So they're, evidence-based. When you work with the police department,

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what you do can impact everyone that lives in that city. But most importantly,

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what we're looking for are, are we making an impact in those communities that most need it? And so when we talk about the intersections of service delivery

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of access to good quality of life outcomes, when we talk about systematic racism and we talk about social unrest around social issues, all those things coincide in different parts of the city.

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And so what we're trying to do is really figure out where in the city can we have the biggest impact on people's lives and that's through using the data

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on those metrics to inform what we do in our field.


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Spotlight on the School of Education and Student Success Corps partnership

Seeing a void in education resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IU School of Education at IUPUI partnered with Student Success Corps, a program based in IUPUI's Office of Community Engagement in which college students provide free tutoring and mentoring for students in grades six through 12, to empower Jaguars and younger students statewide.

Read more about the initiative

Explore the 2020 Community Report

Learn about the milestones we're celebrating