Engaged Campus of the Year Award

The Engaged Campus of the Year award will now be a triennial award. The next round of nominations for the Engaged Campus of the Year award will be available January 2022 and due May 16, 2022 to be given at the 2023 Awards Ceremony.

This award recognizes Indiana institutions of higher education for exemplary commitment to advancing the civic purposes of higher education.

These institutions demonstrate their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. Service engagement is part of their campus culture and their faculty, staff, and students are connected to their community in meaningful, lasting ways. These institutions support the work of faculty and staff who are helping students become well-informed, engaged and productive members of society, who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities.


  • 2019 Ball State University, President Geoffrey Mearns
  • 2018 IUPUI, Chancellor Nasser Paydar
  • 2017 University of Notre Dame, President Father John Jenkins
  • 2016 Indiana State University, President Daniel Bradley