Community Builder

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 the community—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

$320 millionin spending on goods & services


$864 millionIn annual payroll

One of our most exciting partnerships has led to the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Madam Walker Legacy Center, one of the city's cultural treasures. Working in partnership with the Madam Walker Board and Lilly Endowment, the landmark building will be open to the public in 2020. We look forward to working with the board and others to honor the history and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker as this space fills with community events, workshops, classes, and seminars.

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

Explore the 2019 Community Report

Learn about the milestones we're celebrating