Indiana University

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Indiana University
Indiana University seal.svg
Latin: Indianensis Universitas
MottoLux et Veritas
(Light and Truth)
TypePublic University system
EstablishedJanuary 20, 1820; 200 years ago (1820-01-20)
Endowment$1.986 billion
PresidentMichael McRobbie
Academic staff
8,733 university-wide[1]
Students110,436 university-wide[1]
Undergraduates89,176 university-wide[1]
Postgraduates21,260 university-wide[1]
Location
39°10′N 86°30′W / 39.167°N 86.500°W / 39.167; -86.500Coordinates: 39°10′N 86°30′W / 39.167°N 86.500°W / 39.167; -86.500
Campus3,640 acres (14.7 km2) across 9 campuses[1]
ColorsCream and Crimson          
Affiliations
MascotReferred to as "The Hoosiers"
Websitewww.iu.edu
Indiana University logotype.svg
A hand-written document
The State Seminary Act, passed by Indiana's General Assembly on January 20, 1820 to establish Indiana University.

Indiana University (IU) is a system of public universities in the state of Indiana.[2] Indiana University has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, which includes approximately 46,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University Bloomington campus.[1]

Campuses

Indiana University has two core campuses and seven regional campuses. Each one of the campuses is an accredited, four-year degree-granting institution.

The flagship campus of Indiana University is located in Bloomington.[3]

In addition to its core campuses, Indiana University comprises seven extensions throughout Indiana:[8]

Endowment

According to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the value of the endowment of the Indiana University and affiliated foundations in 2016 is over $1.986 billion.[9] The annual budget across all campuses totals over $3 Billion.[10]

The Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC) is a not-for-profit agency that assists IU faculty and researchers in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries. Since 1997, university clients have been responsible for more than 1,800 inventions, nearly 500 patents, and 38 start-up companies.[11]

In the 2016 Fiscal Year alone, the IURTC was issued 53 U.S. patents and 112 global patents.[12]

Notable alumni

Suzanne Collins (1985), Author of the Hunger Games series
Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States.

Notable faculty

Athletics

Awards

Indiana University has three medals to recognize individuals.[14]

Indiana University has several ways to recognize the accomplishments of faculty.[16]

Symbols

The Mace, a symbol of authority dating back to medieval times, when it was a studded, club-like weapon that was made of iron and could break armor. It later would be used in processions of city mayors and other dignitaries and became an emblem of order and authority during academic ceremonies. The staff of IU's Mace is 30 inches long and made of polished ebony encircled with four brass, gold-plated collars and entwined by swirled gold bands. Atop the staff is a globe of plated brass with four flat sides. The sides of the globe are embossed with IU's seal, the seal of the state of Indiana, the emblematic initials "IU," and the donor inscription. The Mace was presented to the university by Indiana Alpha of Phi Delta Theta in 1949. Mounted on the globe of the Mace are 12 large synthetic jewels of blue sapphire, ruby, garnet, and topaz. Atop this rests an eagle with outstretched wings.

The Jewel and Chain of Office are worn by the university president at ceremonial occasions. The Jewel of Office is handcrafted of gold-plated sterling silver and precious jewels. Each part of the design has a symbolic meaning that reflects IU's historic origin and educational mission, noting such things as the number of states in the Union when the university was founded in 1820 (22 states), the year Indiana became a state (1816), and the years that mark IU's evolution from a seminary to a university (1820, 1828 and 1838). The jewels in the item include emeralds, sapphires, topaz, rubies, and diamonds. The Jewel of Office was presented to the university in 1946 by the Pi chapter of Beta Theta Pi. The Chain of Office was donated to the university in 1958 by the Lambda chapter of Sigma Chi. The chain is handcrafted of gold-plated sterling silver and contains 44 linked panels, eight of which are engraved with the names of the presidents who have served the university since the Jewel of Office was first worn as the symbol of the presidency.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2011–12 IU Factbook". Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana). Retrieved 2012-06-16.
  2. ^ "CHE: Institutional Missions". Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Campuses: Indiana University". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ "About". Indiana University Bloomington. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Schools". Indiana University Bloomington. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  6. ^ "About IUPUI". Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Schools". Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  8. ^ Regional Campus Agreement
  9. ^ "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2016 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY2015 to FY2016" (PDF). NACUBO and Commonfund Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  10. ^ "Fast Facts about IU".
  11. ^ "The Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC)".
  12. ^ "IU Fast Facts (See: #5)".
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2018-05-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ a b c d "Medals". Indiana University Office of University Ceremonies. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  15. ^ "IU President McRobbie presents University Medal to Elinor and Vincent Ostrom". Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  16. ^ "Medals". Indiana University Office of University Ceremonies. Retrieved 2010-02-20.