Pride & Traditions


Established on a "fast track" over a six month period beginning in 1968, IUPUI was created out of the vision of then-mayor and future U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, IU President Joseph L. Sutton, Purdue President Frederick L. Hovde, inaugural IUPUI Chancellor Maynard K. Hine, and other visionary leaders in the community.

In 1969, IUPUI was formed as a partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University, an effort to bring together all of the Indiana University and Purdue University schools existing in Indianapolis.

By 2005, all IUPUI schools had moved to what is now the IUPUI campus, just two blocks west of the Indiana State Capitol.

Since 1969, IUPUI has truly come into its own, becoming what Richard Lugar called for, "a great state university in Indianapolis."

More information about IUPUI’s history can be found here.