Building for Excellence
Ensure that IU has the new and renovated physical facilities and infrastructure that are essential to achieve the Principles of Excellence, while recognizing the importance of historical stewardship, an environment that reflects IU’s values, and the imperative to meet future needs in accordance with long-term master plans.
New, expanded, and renovated facilities to support IU’s missions of education, research, and the long-term preservation of knowledge, are a central priority of the university. They are critical to recruiting and retaining the best faculty and researchers, to ensuring that IU remains competitive in research and scholarship, and to providing a high quality living and educational environment for IU students on all campuses. Numerous studies have shown that IU had fallen behind its Big Ten and other peers in the quality of its student accommodation and facilities and in the amount and functionality of its research and academic space. IU has also faced a major deferred maintenance problem for its physical facilities, which have a replacement value of over $8 billion.