Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:
Doctoral/Research

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Public

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is a public research university in Indianapolis, Indiana. A core campus of Indiana University that also offers Purdue University degrees, it is the result of a merger in 1969 of the Purdue Indianapolis Extension Center (1946) and Indiana University Indianapolis (1916). Located along the White River and Fall Creek, it sits upon a peninsula adjacent to Downtown Indianapolis. IUPUI is one of eight campuses of Indiana University and includes two Purdue University schools. IUPUI is a medical research university campus in an urban setting offering a comprehensive portfolio of professional and arts and sciences degrees supported by experiential learning opportunities. The campus offers 242 degrees provided by 17 different schools. Degree programs (number in each category): Associates (7), Bachelors (97), Masters (95), Specialist (1), Doctoral (42) and also offers Certificate programs (number offered): 98
Among more than 350 academic programs, IUPUI is Indiana’s premier health and life sciences campus, the primary campus for the Indiana University School of Medicine, with more than 2,000 students, the Indiana University School of Dentistry; the only dental school in the state and the Fairbanks School of Public Health. Also represented among the graduate schools, the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is one of the only two law schools operated by Indiana University, with the Indiana University Maurer School of Law being the Bloomington equivalent. The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the world’s first school dedicated solely to the study and teaching of philanthropy. More than 8,000 students in 2018 were enrolled in professional schools. Total IUPUI enrollment of 29,791 was reported in 2018, making it the third largest university in the state. Nearly 87% of the student body is composed of native Hoosiers, with 6% coming from abroad and the remaining from out of state.
The IUPUI Jaguars compete in the NCAA's Division I in the Horizon League. Several athletics venues are located on the campus, including the IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium and Indiana University Natatorium, the largest indoor pool in the United States, with a seating capacity of over 4,700.
IUPUI covers 536 acres with main campus located in downtown Indianapolis along the Cultural Trail just two blocks from the Indiana State Capitol and adjacent to White River State Park (home of the Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Zoo), Downtown Canal Walk and the Indiana Avenue cultural district. The IUPUI campus is located in the 46202 zip code.
Closely affiliated and included in the reporting of IUPUI, Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) was established in 1970 and is located one hour south of Indianapolis in Columbus , Indiana—an area known for its world-class collection of modern architecture with an estimated population of more than 45,000. The growing campus serves more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students who live primarily in south central and southeastern Indiana. IUPUC offers a broad range of undergraduate degree programs in business, biology, communication studies, community health advocacy, criminal justice, elementary education, english, general studies, mechanical engineering, nursing, psychology and sociology, as well as three graduate degree programs – Master of Business Administration, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.

IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus. IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement. By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity (7 time winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award).


Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school Yes Yes
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) Yes Yes
Satellite campus Yes Yes
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares Yes No
Hospital Yes No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

Agriculture Experiment Station: The Edge-of-Field project is a multi-partner collaboration. The Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA developed the program which allows direct management of water quality in associated agricultural fields.

The Starkey Farm Edge of Field Project was the first project to be developed in Indiana. For the next 6 years (2014 – 2020), IUPUI "CEES" (Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences) affiliated scientists and students will be monitoring water quality on Starkey Farms. The EPA, USGS and IGS have also set up monitoring stations along School Branch to track water quality changes as well. The IUPUI Center for Earth and Environmental Science ("CEES") was established by the IUPUI School of Science, Department of Earth Sciences. Starkey Farms is located just west of Eagle Creek Reservoir in Hendricks County and is part of the Eagle Creek Watershed. School Branch is a tributary to Eagle Creek that runs through the property and has a watershed area of about 162 square miles. The reservoir and surrounding areas contribute much of the drinking water for the City of Indianapolis and help with flood control.

Hospital: IU School of Medicine, Nursing and Dental students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from strong partnerships with local area hospitals in the IU Health network, including IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, and the IU Simon Cancer Center. These hospital facilities are located within the IUPUI boundaries, but are financially administered and operated independent of IUPUI, thus not included in STARS reporting.


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