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Mission | Values | Beliefs

IUPUC's mission is to be the first choice for those who seek a small university experience in south central Indiana that emphasizes intellectual and personal development, community engagement, and preparation to enter the global workforce.

Our shared values and beliefs  focus on four concepts that guide our actions:

  • Excellence
  • Collaboration and innovation
  • Respect
  • Honesty and integrity

Our purpose is to deliver academic and administrative excellence in higher education, through an orientation toward collaboration and innovation, with respect for all who come to our campus and with honesty and integrity at our core.


Office of the Vice Chancellor & Dean

Thank you for your interest in Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC).

Our academic programs are offered in partnership with Indiana University and Purdue University. Leading to undergraduate degrees in various fields of studies and graduate degrees in business administration (MBA) and mental health counseling, our programs prepare students for today’s highly competitive, dynamic business world.

We take pride in delivering courses and programs developed with input from civic leaders and business executives representing both large and small business enterprises in our service area. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to provide educational solutions that are closely aligned with local and regional workforce and economic development needs.

IUPUC serves traditional and nontraditional students of all ages and backgrounds who, despite their diversity, have deep roots in southern Indiana. Some are admitted to IUPUC directly from high school, take classes on a full-time basis, and are active in student clubs and organizations. Others are working adults with family responsibilities who take classes part-time while juggling a full schedule. They choose our Columbus campus because we are close to their friends, family, homes, and workplaces. They like the personal attention, welcoming campus, the fact that IUPUC offers day, evening, online, and off-campus classes in Seymour and Greensburg, and that our faculty and staff know them by name.

What makes IUPUC students special? They are motivated to succeed, able to excel academically, and have outstanding leadership potential. They are commited to lifelong learning and are open to change and innovation. They enjoy an enriching academic environment featuring current curriculum, hands-on real-world projects, study abroad opportunities, executives in the classroom, case studies, and much more.

If you are considering earning your degree at IUPUC, our pledge is to offer:

  • A qualified faculty committed to excellence and able to translate current theory into practice
  • A curriculum that will fully develop your communication, presentation, interpersonal, and technical skills
  • An environment that will provide you with a professional, intellectually stimulating, challenging, and enjoyable experience

Talk to our Office of Recruitment & Admissions about how we can help you achieve your academic and career goals!

To contact Vice Chancellor & Dean Dr. Marwan Wafa directly, please:

We look forward to hearing from you!