Indiana University South Bend is a special place and I am proud to be its leader. I have witnessed great vision, commitment, and generosity as the campus plans for the future and serves the needs of students.
We are focused on student success. The IU South Bend Strategic Plan and Academic Master Plan have laid out a path to increased retention of students, improved graduation rates, and a direct connection to driving economic development in the region.
All it takes is a walk through campus to understand the exceptional value in higher education at IU South Bend. The 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 Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall is one of the finest venues for small ensembles and chamber music in the Midwest. 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. River Crossing student housing allows residential students to live independently, make new friends, and enjoy the full collegiate experience away from home. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the beauty of the campus with the quad, fountain, sculptures, and pedestrian bridge spanning the St. Joseph River. We even have an observatory and bee hives.
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 Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts and other programs. Our Honors Program is growing and so are study abroad opportunities.
Student life can be seen everywhere on campus. Activities include twelve NAIA sports - men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and competitive cheer. Students can start their own club or join the current activities on campus that include intramural sports, fraternities and sororities, the student newspaper, music and theatre events and the Student Government Association. IU South Bend students engage in significant community projects, internships, leadership and mentoring programs. Regional employers vie for our graduates.
I invite you to be a part of IU South Bend. I also welcome your comments, suggestions and questions. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing you on campus and in the community.
Chancellor Terry L. Allison