Events & Dates

  • Summer Session 2 Classes end
    August 10 || Read More »
  • Fall 2015 Classes Begin
    August 24 || Read More »
  • Miracles of Rare Device: Treasures of IUPUI's Center for Ray Bradbury …
    August 27 || Read More »
  • IUPUI Regatta: A Canoe Race on the Downtown Canal
    September 19 || Read More »

[photo]: William Blomquist

A Message from the Dean


I’m glad you’re visiting our site. A lot is happening in Liberal Arts at IUPUI these days, and our web site is one of the best ways to find out what we are doing. Be sure to check out the photo and video galleries as well as the pages that describe our programs and departments. You can also become a fan on Facebook where we keep updated information on our wall.

We are Indiana’s public liberal arts college, established in 1972. In our Strategic Plan, we state our aspiration to become a model 21st century urban liberal arts school and a preferred location for learning and research in the humanities and social sciences. Our school is intentionally intercultural, international, and interdisciplinary. It includes students and scholars who are engaged in communities from the local to the global scales, and many graduate programs in addition to our wide and growing array of undergraduate offerings. As we pursue our work, we take advantage of this dynamic urban environment where we are located, and endeavor to make a contribution to it. We also take advantage of the opportunities afforded by new technologies. Our students and faculty explore the world through the liberal arts.

University education has been built around the liberal arts for centuries—the study of language and literature, philosophy and religion, history and geography and the rest of the social sciences. The essential capabilities of communication and understanding, innovation and expression, analysis and explanation are the skills developed through the liberal arts and also the qualities desired by 21st century employers and needed in 21st century communities.

The Indiana University School of Liberal Arts features tremendous opportunities for students and noteworthy accomplishments by our diverse and talented faculty and staff. The range of topics on which we teach, perform research, and work with communities near and far is enormous, and yet it continues to expand. Here you will find everything from classical literature and archaeology to the study of human communication in a mediated world and geographic information science and internet communication.

So once again, welcome. Take some time to look around and see how much Liberal Arts has to offer.


William Blomquist
Dean, IU School of Liberal Arts