Working toward a brighter future—together

IU Corps is a network of IU Bloomington students, campus stakeholders, and community partners who have joined forces to create positive social change in local neighborhoods and around the world. This aligns with one of Indiana University’s core missions: to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st-century problems. 

Outreach and Engagement  

  • 21,280+ residents in 65 Indiana communities and 46 counties engaged in 235 projects in the areas of resilience, health, arts, quality of place (Center for Rural Engagement)
  • 4,900+ IU students, 260+ faculty members, and all 16 schools took part in CRE projects 
  • Partnered with all three IU Grand Challenges programs and supported or partnered on more than $11.8M in grants
  • 1,630+ students conducted 80,000+ hours of service through CRE’s Sustaining Hoosier Communities program
  • 3 million+ student volunteer hours provided to Indiana communities since launch of IU Corps service network

Stories to Inspire

While it's important to celebrate Black history and contribution year-round, February is a great time to reflect on how Black students make a difference in their communities. At IU, there are multiple Black organizations finding interesting and exciting ways to give back. Zeta Phi Beta, a Black sorority at IU, recently partnered with Bloomington organization My Sister's Closet on Martin Luther King, Jr. day to support women in need. Zeta Phi Beta hosts events and initiatives centered around service work and uplifting the Black community all year long. Click for a Q&A from president Briana James.

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If you’ve been involved in a community engagement project that you’re excited about, share your experience! Your story could be featured on the IU Corps website.

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Students, find a volunteer opportunity

Step up. Connect with a community. Be a voice that’s heard. As an IU Corps participant, you have the power to make a difference in other people’s lives—and to improve your own, by honing your skills alongside professionals who are working toward positive social change. It all starts with community engagement.

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Community partners, share your needs with us

Login to our Volunteer Central database and post your opportunities and needs with the IU Community. If you have any questions, please contact Cassi Winslow-Edmonson at or call 812-855-7886.

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Step up. Connect with a community. Be a voice that’s heard.

IU Campus Farm: Meet Adam Diersing, a second year student who provides fresh produce to the community.
IU Groups Scholars Program: Meet Keshuann Tompkins-Barnes, a Computer Science freshman who became the president of Groups through IU Corps.
Hoosier to Hoosier Sale: Meet Amanda Keene, an Office of Sustainability intern who found her way to take part in community engagement through the Hoosier to Hoosier Sale.

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

Coretta Scott King