Welcome from Chancellor Elrod
It is my honor to serve as the sixth chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. The campus is a vibrant and integral part of the community and we play a vital role in educational and economic development as well as the arts and civic engagement. As a diverse, caring, student-centered campus, our mission is to empower students to reach their goals so they can advance their own lives and the lives of those around them, and make valuable contributions to the communities, organizations and businesses in our region, state, nation and world.
As a regional campus of Indiana University, students graduate with an IU degree offered right where they live and work, in a small campus environment where students learn from distinguished professors, and all at an affordable price. We have a beautiful campus located along the banks of the St. Joseph River where students also have an opportunity to live in our residence halls. These living environments are just one way for students to engage in the campus and community to extend their learning to the real world. Students may also join faculty in undergraduate research or community-based projects, become part of the honors program, study abroad, work in an internship, or play intercollegiate athletics in one of our 12 sports as part of the Chicagoland Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). We also provide the best technology and facilities to support learning, research, discovery and creative endeavors.
We also offer financial, academic and other support programs to all of our students. We annually award over $43 million in scholarships, jobs on campus, work study programs, and other forms of financial aid to help students earn their degree with little or no debt. Students receive advising and mentoring support from our dedicated faculty and staff, and can seek help outside of class in our tutoring center or by joining study groups. We also have a career center that supports career exploration and job preparation. Our graduates are sought-after by employers in the region and have gone on to great professional and personal success!
Welcome to IU South Bend. We are glad to welcome you to our community and we look forward to playing a role in your educational journey. We are here to help you discover your passions and achieve your dreams. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!