IU South Bend is not only dedicated to serving our students, but the entire South Bend community. Funds are continually allocated to initiatives that benefit the South Bend community, including providing healthcare to community members in need through our partnership with HealthLinc to expand the IU South Bend Health and Wellness Center, as well as our Dental Hygiene Clinic’s service learning events for free dental care. We also offer academic resources to give students the knowledge and experience to help impact the community through our Centers of Excellence.
The mission of the IU South Bend Alumni Association is to promote the interest of IU South Bend, and to establish and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between IU South Bend, its alumni, and its community.
Each graduate, former student, current student, and friend of IU South Bend has a lifelong connection to Indiana University and the IU South Bend campus. We help forge these connections into ongoing, engaging relationships with IU to help translate your Indiana University degree into an asset to help you achieve professional growth through networking.
Many of our 30,000 alumni have discovered the benefits of being part of the IU South Bend Alumni Association—our mission is to sponsor programs that benefit the campus, our alumni, and the community.Learn About the Alumni Association
Giving to IU South Bend
When you make a donation to IU South Bend, you know it is going to a good cause—the education of future generations, which in turn helps the Michiana region. Your support changes the lives of students and the community. Private support is made up of gifts and grants given to IU South Bend by alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and organizations who are committed to helping IU South Bend fulfill its mission.Ways to give
Centers of Excellence
Students are invited to participate in three academic centers on campus.
- The Center for a Sustainable Future strives to help everyone on campus understand the principles of sustainability and put them into practice.
- The Civil Rights Heritage Center invites students to record and preserve the local civil rights struggle, promote social justice, and improve race relations.
- The American Democracy Project is for students who want to be active, involved citizens in their communities.
Financial Impact on Michiana
Indiana University South Bend directly and indirectly contributes millions of dollars to the economic development of the South Bend region*. The overall financial impact of IU South Bend totaled $141.8 million through:
- Employment impact—1,723 jobs (864 direct jobs and 859 indirect and induced jobs)
- State and local tax revenue ($7.4 million per year)
- Charitable donations and volunteer service by our faculty, staff, and students (more than $9.3 million)
*Statistics are according to a study commissioned by Indiana University and refer to fiscal year 2010-11. The study was conducted by Tripp Umbach, a leading economic development impact analysis firm.
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