UIndy celebrates campaign milestone and homecoming 2021

INDIANAPOLIS— The University of Indianapolis announced a significant milestone as the Campaign for the University of Indianapolis surpassed the $100 million mark. Coinciding with 2021 Homecoming festivities, the campaign celebration was held in front of the recently-restored four pillars of Good Hall, which represent the four pillars of the Campaign: Students, Faculty, Community, and Future. The celebration, which provided a current total for the Campaign of $103,503,843, featured speakers representative of each pillar as well as President Robert L. Manuel.

In total, the Campaign has raised $37.4 for students, $10.3 million for faculty, $15.1 million for community initiatives, and $40.7 million for the University’s future. 

“We have been extraordinarily fortunate to have the support of more than 20,000 donors on our way to this milestone,” University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel said. “That far-reaching support is evidence of the impact we are having on our students and the community. The generosity of our UIndy family, including the leadership of our Board of Trustees, especially our Campaign chair, Yvonne Shaheen, is what allows us to continue our mission to provide transformational educational opportunities for our students.”

The Campaign is supporting scholarships for our students, new academic initiatives like the Strain Honors College and R.B. Annis School of Engineering, investments in our liberal arts tradition through the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences, along with physical improvements to almost every building on campus and more.

This past weekend, several programs and spaces to support UIndy students were opened or dedicated thanks to the generosity of the supporters of the Campaign.

The Murvin S. Enders, Jr. Student Engagement Space

The Murvin S. Enders, Jr. Student Engagement Space and the programming provided within it will exist to support the inclusion and feeling of belonging of students on campus. The space, which is on the second floor of the Schwitzer Student Center, will be utilized by offices all across campus, including Student Affairs, Ecumenical & Interfaith, Inclusion & Equity, the Success Center, and Professional Edge. It will be a multi-use space that spans the entire student population and actively engages them in the UIndy experience.

The Center for Applied Health and Performance

This new space, on the second floor of Schwitzer Student Center, will allow students, faculty, and staff to identify their health and wellness goals, and then tap into University resources to achieve them. The Center will have state-of-the-art fitness equipment for anyone in the UIndy community, along with classes, hands-on learning experiences, and research opportunities.

The Phil and Janet Terry Center for Campus Connections

This “one-stop-shop” will act as a concierge service for any student who needs access to resources at the University. Multiple offices from across campus will have a presence in the Center and will ensure ease of access for students seeking financial, academic, and social support as they work to complete their degree at UIndy. Our Campus Connectors will place a high priority on understanding the aspirations of our UIndy students and make sure that no concern goes unaddressed. 

The Stephen F. Fry Professional Edge Center

The Stephen F. Fry Professional Edge Center empowers students to become confident, competitive, career-ready, and connected. The Stephen F. Fry Professional Edge Center team proactively and strategically equips, exposes, and encourages students to define and achieve their first destination goals.