Leadership Development and Civic Engagement

Programs & Seminars
The (IN)Gaged Challenge

The (IN)Gaged Challenge is an on-campus residential-community engagement program for first-year students in any major. Participants will develop as leaders through community service, educational training, experiential trips, and engagement with the campus and city.

The program focuses on understanding the root issues of food insecurity and food deserts, and is open to the first 50 on-campus residents willing to step up to the challenge.

The (IN)Gaged Challenge begins in early September and is intended to be completed within the academic year.

By participating in the (IN)Gaged Challenge, students will:

  • Build relationships on and off campus with other students, faculty, and community partners.
  • Develop a personal leadership style to assist in creating positive social change.
  • Find opportunities to translate their new skills to other experiences on and off campus.

Activities will include:

  • The required program orientation, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Monthly (IN)Gaged seminars.
  • Opportunities to volunteer at Paw's Pantry and Faith, Hope, and Love.
  • Opportunities to participate in city outings and campus connections.

This program is free for participating students and includes:

  • Official gear such as the official (IN)Gaged Challenge T-shirt, water bottle, and notebook.
  • Transportation to and from activities or volunteer sites.
  • Leadership evaluations each semester.
  • Meals for all activities that occur at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Leadership Development and Civic Engagement partners with Housing and Residence Life, the Center for Service and Learning, and Paw's Pantry on campus, as well as Faith, Hope, and Love, which aims to be a catalyst for change by engaging in relationships with food-insecure neighbors in Indianapolis on their path to self-sufficiency.

For more information, please contact lead@iupui.edu.

Are you up for it? Accept the Challenge and Register!