Indiana University offered its first extension class in South Bend during the spring semester of 1916. There were occasional classes from 1922 onward, but an organized extension program began in 1933. Higher education was largely for children of families which could afford the cost of tuition, room and board at a residential college far from home.
Indiana University South Bend is the comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate campus that serves North Central Indiana and is a regional campus of Indiana University. The campus values excellence in teaching, student-faculty interaction, research and creative activity, diversity and inclusivity, a global perspective, and collaboration in life-long learning. IU South Bend develops engaged citizens prepared to build strong communities.
IU South Bend faculty members conduct important research that betters the community, the state, and the world. The Office of Research coordinates a variety of activities in support of this research and creative work of the faculty.
From research grant guidelines to how to manage the risks associated with research using human and animal subjects, the Office of Research is the place to go for the latest research-related information.
Please contact the Office of Research if you have questions about the services offered.
The Career Services Office (CSO) serves students, alumni and employers through a variety of services. We offer students, in all stages of their education, career counseling and assessments, resume and cover letter reviews, job search advice and more. Students and employers can take advantage of our on-line recruiting system, IUSBCareers, for job postings (full-time, part-time, internships) and career fairs.
We are here to assist students, alumni and employers in making connections!
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
The Office of Student Life offers many options and opportunities for campus involvement! There is something for everyone at IU South Bend! Check out the Titan Atlas website to explore the myriad of Registered Student Clubs on campus.
Living on campus allow you to take advantage of the full collegiate experience offered at IU South Bend. You'll have the chance to make life-long friendships and will find many student-centered programs and services to assist with your personal and academic success. Studies show that students who live on campus are more successful in the classroom and more likely to graduate on time. As a member of the River Crossing student housing community, you will get the support you need to make a successful transition to the rigors of college life, live independently, participate in residence life programs and activities, and evolve as a student and person.
Today the Franklin D. Schurz Library serves as a crucial piece of the IU South Bend campus, indeed of the larger IU system and of the community beyond
Student Technology Centers (STC) are available for student, faculty, and staff use, where you'll find the latest software and equipment to make the most of your IU South Bend experience.
NetX (NetExpress) stations are computers for short-term use (checking e-mail, etc.) located in hallways, lounges and other areas outside the traditional computer lab setting. They may be found in all buildings.
The IU South Bend Health and Wellness Center is an all-inclusive facility located in Riverside Hall 1960 Northside Blvd, South Bend, IN, 46615. Inside, you will find a range of services from vaccinations to birth control advice to STI services. We specialize in care for IU South Bend students, faculty and staff as well as the community.
The campus of IU South Bend borders the St. Joseph River and, like the river, IU South Bend is a focal point for the region. Nearly a dozen north central Indiana and southwestern Michigan counties within a 50-mile radius look to the campus for academic and professional programs and for community services. Academic partnerships are in place with Ivy Tech Community College and other area community colleges to ensure smooth transitions between the two-year institutions and IU South Bend.
The Sports Information Director is responsible for the marketing and promotion of Indiana University South Bend varsity athletics. The office strives to increase the exposure and showcase the accomplishments of student-athletes at Indiana University South Bend not only on the court, but also in the classroom.
The goal centers around producing timely results and having the ability to assist others seeking information.Indiana University South Bend offers intercollegiate programs at the varsity level in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, softball, baseball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's tennis.
Students within the College have organized a number of clubs to allow them to further pursue their interests.
IU South Bend is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC reviews colleges and universities every 10 years to ensure that they continue to meet the criteria for accreditation through a peer review process. Accreditation affects many aspects of the university, including financial aid eligibility, course transfers, and the overall value of a degree. IU South Bend will be reviewed for reaffirmation of accreditation during the Fall semester of 2017.
On February 24, 2012, the Commission Board of Trustees adopted new Criteria for Accreditation, Assumed Practices, and Obligations of Affiliation. They are effective for all institutions as of January 1, 2013.