We understand the importance of progress

Under the leadership of Vice President Bill Stephan, the Office of the Vice President for Engagement connects Indiana University’s resources and expertise with key constituencies through collaborative partnerships, strategic communications, and targeted programs, events, and services.

Bill Stephan

As the state’s largest public research university, Indiana University recognizes as a core obligation its responsibility to actively engage in the life of the state to serve and benefit Hoosiers.

Bill Stephan, Indiana University vice president for engagement

Learn about our engagement initiatives

We’re passionate about finding practical ways to meet the needs of real people. We work closely with leaders of industry, community and regional partners, and IU faculty to enhance the economy and quality of life in Indiana. The initiatives we support are part of the commitment to excellence that sets IU apart.

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Statewide Impact

From the number of alumni living in a certain region of the state to the university’s spending by county, the data on the interactive site is designed to provide useful economic information about the university’s reach and its significant investments. The site’s dynamic and intuitive design allows visitors to select a county or region, with associated data appearing alongside a statewide map.

Explore our impact

80%of Hoosiers are within an hour’s drive of an IU campus

$50,000+RED Fund grants awarded since 2011

Learn about the RED Fund

250,000+IU graduates live and work in Indiana