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IU South Bend Campus Bulletin

Indiana University South Bend


Indiana University South Bend (IU South Bend) offers leading-edge instructional programs and outstanding technological facilities, laboratories, and lecture halls. With over 300 full-time faculty, IU South Bend is proud of its teaching record and works to improve its teaching with ongoing assessment and professional development. IU South Bend develops new academic programs and new strengths in interdisciplinary inquiry, linking disciplines and students with professions that advance research, professional service, and learning.

The campus of IU South Bend borders the St. Joseph River and, like the river, IU South Bend is a focal point for the region. Nearly a dozen north central Indiana and southwestern Michigan counties within a 50-mile radius look to the campus for academic and professional programs and for community services. Academic partnerships are in place with Ivy Tech Community College and other area community colleges to ensure smooth transitions between the two-year institutions and IU South Bend.

IU South Bend is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Individual schools and academic programs are also accredited (see accreditation page).

IU South Bend has over 28,000 alumni and an active alumni relations program to serve IU South Bend’s growing campus. Two-thirds of the alumni live and work in the Michiana area. The rest find their homes in all fifty states and in far-flung places such as Australia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.

Mission Statement

Indiana University South Bend is the comprehensive undergraduate and graduate regional campus of Indiana University that is committed to serving north central Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Its mission is to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. The campus is committed to excellence in teaching, learning, research, and creative activity; to strong liberal arts and sciences programs and professional disciplines; to acclaimed programs in the arts and nursing/health professions; and to diversity, civic engagement, and a global perspective. IU South Bend supports student learning, access and success for a diverse residential and nonresidential student body that includes underrepresented and international students. The campus fosters student-faculty collaboration in research and learning. Committed to the economic development of its region and state, Indiana University South Bend meets the changing educational and research needs of the community and serves as a vibrant cultural resource. 

Approved by the IU Board of Trustees | February 2010