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Indiana University South Bend is a special place and I am proud to be its leader. My tenure begins at an exciting time. There are new facilities, programs and people.  As chancellor, I am committed to continuing the tradition of excellence at IU South Bend.

All it takes is a walk through campus to understand the exceptional value in higher education available at IU South Bend. The renovated Education and Arts Building provides state-of-the-art learning facilities for students and faculty in the School of Education and the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. The Student Activities Center is the hub of student life and the envy of other campuses. Wiekamp Hall and the Franklin D. Schurz Library provide the classrooms, technology, and academic resources needed for academic success and research. And River Crossing student housing allows residential students to live independently, make new friends, and enjoy the full collegiate experience away from home.

The facilities are there to support the excellent faculty at IU South Bend. Distinguished professors are dedicated to their students and provide the personal attention students need to be successful in strong academic programs.  Students and faculty shine in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the College of Health Sciences, the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts and other programs.

Student life can be seen everywhere on campus, and it continues to grow. Activities include NAIA basketball and volleyball, intramural sports,  fraternities and sororities, clubs, the student newspaper, social events and the Student Government Association.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the beauty of the campus with the quad, fountain, sculptures, pedestrian bridge and wonderful landscaping.

IU South Bend is located near downtown South Bend and plays a vital role in the economic development of the region. The campus is connected to the community and leverages its resources to improve the quality of life for everyone.  The university is engaged with the community and seeks to continue to strengthen these vital relationships. 

I invite you to be a part of IU South Bend. Whether you are a prospective student, alumni, donor, or community resident, you are welcome to visit campus and join us in our mission.  I also welcome your comments, suggestions and questions.  Feel free to email me at I look forward to seeing you on campus and in the community.

Chancellor Terry Allison