March 2017

A final word: A future of civic and community engagement

All of these aforementioned honors, achievements and activities represent just a snapshot of outstanding and diverse student success at IU. But they paint a larger picture of what great universities like IU do best. For nearly 200 years, we have broadened the horizons of our students and provided them with opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom that foster a commitment to lifelong learning and helping others. In doing so, we have made major contributions to the continued development of an engaged, productive and public-spirited civil society.

As intelligent, spirited, compassionate and driven as they are, our students cannot do this alone. And this is why we are immensely grateful for the generosity of IU’s numerous alumni and friends, whose philanthropic support allows the university to pursue what it otherwise could not.   

As we celebrate our students’ outstanding achievements, let us also pay tribute to all of those who contribute to ensuring a vibrant academic life at IU, engaging our students’ talents and passions, and preparing them to shape a better future for all of us.

With thanks as always,

Michael A. McRobbie


Indiana University

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