Community engagement at IU

Generations upon generations of IU students have chosen to serve communities as part of their university experience.

At IU, community engagement means partnering with the public and private sectors to address community-identified needs and strengthen civic responsibility among students.

Examples of community engagement

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Stories from students

Dance marathon display of amount of money raised for Rileys.

IU Dance Marathon raises record total for Riley Hospital for Children

IU Dance Marathon—the second-largest student-run philanthropic organization in the country—raised more than $4.2 million at the 2017 event.

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Student cover photo for study of engagement.

Students intern on set of Ms. White Light

Media School students got the chance to work with IU alumni on the set of a motion picture being filmed in Bloomington.

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Volunteer and children looking at books together.

IU’s Books and Beyond program expanding to provide more opportunities to children in Rwanda

Books and Beyond provides much-needed books to Rwandan students while fostering critical-thinking skills for IU students serving as authors, illustrators, and publishers.

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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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