The Indiana Promise

Fulfill the promise that defines what it means to be a Hoosier

Indiana University is a community built on the foundations of academic excellence, personal development, and social responsibility. The expectations of this community include: Engaging in rigorous intellectual inquiry and artistic creativity, recognizing each individual’s accountability for his or her own behavior, and appreciating the contributions made by all community members.

The Indiana Promise expresses the student’s commitment to these values and acknowledges the importance of the student’s active participation in the IU experience. This promise is made by students both to Indiana University and to themselves.

Fulfilling the Promise

Rob Gassert | Class of 2014

"When I received my IU promise pin in 2010 during the Freshman Induction Ceremony, I kept the pin in the packaging on my desk and looked at it often for all 4 years of my undergraduate work.  After staying true to the promise, it was that much more gratifying to open the wrapping and place the pin on the lapel of my white coat in 2014."