Campus Strategic Plan

A campus transformed

Indiana University Bloomington will enter our third century in 2020 as a campus transformed.

By addressing the challenges and opportunities set forth in the Bicentennial Strategic Plan for Indiana University Bloomington, we are more involved, more inclusive, and more innovative than ever before.


More involved

Through the Center for Rural Engagement, we have connected our campus resources with communities throughout Indiana, launching projects that range from creating robust arts programming to tackling the scourge of opioid addiction, which also aligns with IU’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge. Through the CRE, more than 1400 community members in 27 communities thus far have built enduring collaborations with our campus.

The center’s Sustaining Hoosier Communities initiative forges durable, robust partnerships with local communities to explore challenges and identify opportunities that will enhance their unique economic, natural, physical, human, and cultural assets.

Our new IU Corps network provides agencies seeking to connect with IU students with a front door to the university while offering a central place for IU students to learn about service projects in our community and throughout the state, across the nation, and around the world. In fall of 2018 alone, our students contributed nearly 250,000 (measured) hours of service and volunteerism in Indiana.

The Arts and Humanities Council has brought the world to Bloomington through its annual Global Remixed Festival series. With the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the council and arts and humanities faculty have helped our campus secure more than $2.3 million in external arts and humanities funding in 2018, including major grants from the Mellon Foundation, the Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Awards for arts and humanities on our campus have soared to $30 million since 2016.

The IU Academic Health Sciences Building will be part of the new 700,000-square foot IU Health Regional Academic Health Center, which will include a cancer center, surgical services, a women's center, neonatal intensive care, physician offices and a trauma center. The 64,000 square-foot IU Academic Health Sciences space will include a health care simulation center, where students and clinicians can train on new patient care techniques. This innovative center will help address the shortage of health care services in our region and will be a space where IU students in varying health professions can work together.