Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI

The IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI is located in Indianapolis Indiana.

IUPUI is a core campus of Indiana University which is celebrating its bicentennial during the 2019-20 academic year. IUPUI is Indiana's urban research campus, a recognized national leader in life sciences research, civic engagement, service learning, and first-year experiences. The campus is comprised of 17 schools and two colleges that offer more than 350 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, including programs in medicine, dentistry, nursing, law, business, social work, and the liberal arts. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 14th largest city in the U.S., IUPUI is home to more than 29,000 U.S. and international students and over 2,800 faculty, and is recognized nationally for its contributions in the area of community engagement and translational research. The urban Indianapolis setting creates an academic experience beyond the boundaries of campus and classroom. In recognition of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, IUPUI has received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity for eight consecutive years. For more information about IUPUI, visit .

The IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI focuses on teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences and is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The School comprises 12 academic departments (Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Geography, History, Journalism & Public Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and World Languages & Cultures) as well as 25 academic programs and more than a dozen research centers and institutes. The School has an operating budget of over $25 million; more than 1,800 undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students; over 25,000 alumni; and has 208 full-time faculty (117 tenured/tenure-track, 91 clinical/associate/visiting). The School has recently developed a number of new dual degree pathways, facilitating student opportunities for dual degrees, minors, and concentrations in liberal arts. Opportunities abound for greater interdisciplinary approaches to programming, both within the School and with other units of the University. For more information, visit


Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision

As one of the premier sites of liberal arts education, scholarship, professional service, and civic engagement in the state of Indiana, the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI will contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of the state, and will foster life-long learning that engenders commitment to civil society through an engaged and educated citizenry.

Our Mission

Creating and exchanging knowledge that promotes understanding of the human experience.

Our Core Values

A liberal arts education is rooted in reflection, teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to people across cultures and over time.To promote a better understanding of a complex world, the IU School of Liberal at IUPUI Arts builds on this tradition and reflects it in our core values:

Student learning: We provide an intellectual climate and curriculum that challenges students to think critically, communicate clearly and achieve in their chosen fields.

Diversity: Diversity encompasses the complexities of human beings and includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual preference, age, physical and mental differences, religious identification, and social class. We believe the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn.

Excellence: We seek excellence - quality rather than quantity - in the areas of teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and civic engagement and professional service.

Collaboration with the community: We value civic involvement as a way of enriching the academic environment, engaging citizens and enhancing our constituent communities.

Interdisciplinary, international and multicultural approaches: We take a broad perspective on intellectual questions, civic engagement, and the education of students in order to provide a well-rounded education.

Stewardship: We steward the resources of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI - and measure their impact - in the most effective, efficient, ethical, and timely manner possible.

Collegiality: Students, staff, and faculty are joined in a collaborative partnership characterized by mutual respect to promote the vision and mission of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

Accessibility: As a public institution, we are dedicated to making a high quality education as accessible as possible for all students through flexible scheduling, loans, scholarships and other means.