Susan Elrod"IU South Bend’s mission centers on providing access to high quality, affordable post-secondary educational programs for community members in Northcentral Indiana. This goes beyond providing courses and credentials. It means our programs are designed to help people in our community advance their lives and the lives of those around them. It means we build relationships with neighbors, organizations, and businesses. It means we add voice, value, and vitality to the community we serve as an important hub of dialog, discovery, and direction."

Susan Elrod, Chancellor, IU South Bend


Community Partner Spotlight: La Casa de Amistad

La Casa de Amistad is a local non-profit whose mission is to “empower the Latino/ Hispanic community within Michiana by providing educational, cultural and advocacy services in a welcoming, bilingual environment.” La Casa was founded in 1973 to serve, empower, and advocate for the Latinx community and the West side of South Bend.

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Faculty Spotlight: Dean Marvin Curtis

For the last twelve years, Dr. Marvin Curtis, Dean of the Ernestine Raclin School of the Arts, has been a leader in community engagement and outreach. Working in collaboration with the South Bend Symphony, the South Bend Museum of Art, the Center for the Homeless, and the South Bend Community School Corporation (to name just a few), Dean Curtis has helped to promote the arts in our community and to provide students with impactful educational experiences.

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Student Spotlight: Honors Program

At IU South Bend, the Honors Program is a community for high-achieving students. In addition to excelling in their courses, these students make an impact on campus and within the broader community. Among their core values is service, which the students demonstrate on more than one occasion throughout the year.

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