Jim and Phyllis RobinsonWhen students enroll at IU Southeast, they gain access to a wide range of exceptional resources. All are aimed at giving students diverse opportunities to explore, to grow, to discover, and to prepare for their futures.

Many of these opportunities exist because of the vision and foresight of IU Southeast supporters who wish to leave a legacy for future generations. For example, Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders sought to create an enduring campus offering that would be a powerful resource for both students and the community at large. Today, the Sanders Speakers Series brings high-profile speakers to IU Southeast for dynamic lectures and discussions. Another tradition of excellence created by the Sanders’ generosity is the Sanders Financial Markets Lab: a high-tech classroom environment—complete with stock tickers, flat-screen televisions, realtime stock quotes, and access to the latest software—that prepares students for the transition from classroom to Wall Street.

Legacy also exists at IU Southeast in the form of meaningful campus landmarks, like the beautiful outdoor study space of the McCullough Plaza Clock Tower or the campus’ signature sculpture, Hope’s Harbor. Sites like these are integral to our mission to serve this region, because they create an inviting campus environment that encourages the personal and intellectual growth of students, faculty, staff, and visitors alike.


Through the Shaping Powerful Futures campaign, you can help make the IU Southeast campus an inviting and enriching resource for our students and the region. Your gift could create a distinctive outdoor art area, a beautifully designed quad, or an art collection for one of our campus buildings. 

We also seek private support to provide annual funding for arts and cultural performances in the Ogle Center.

Other funding opportunities include:

  • The Common Experience Program, which facilitates intellectual conversations and critical thinking about a common theme
  • The annual Student Conference, which showcases the research and creative work of IU Southeast students
  • The First Year Seminar program, which helps first-year students adjust to the demands of college life and acquire essential academic survival skills
  • The Honors Program, designed to serve the needs and interests of highly motivated students