Mission Statement

We strive to create life-changing experiences by building relationships, developing others, and creating a sense of belonging for our students, their families, and the IU community.

Fun facts about us

First year students

First year students occupy 96% of all residence hall and unfurnished apartment beds.

Resident Assistants (RAs)

There are 265 Resident Assistants (RAs).


We employ 700 full time staff members in administration, housekeeping, and maintenance jobs.


How we save energy

  • Calibrated heating/cooling systems
  • Energy-efficient appliances and equipment
  • Fluorescent light fixtures in student rooms
  • LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lighting in public spaces
  • Occupancy sensor lighting in some centers

How we are sustainable

  • HEPA high-efficiency filtration vacuum cleaners
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • LEED Silver certification of new construction and major renovations
  • Rebuild and reupholster furniture
  • Recycle old carpet, draperies, and mattresses

What products we use

  • Flooring and furniture sourced from companies engaged in sustainable manufacturing
  • GOJO, Green Seal-Certified foam hand cleaner
  • Johnson Diversey Green Seal Certified cleaning products
  • Kimberly-Clark 100% recycled JRT tissue paper
  • Water-based epoxy and low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) latex paint

What we recycle

  • Abandoned property sent to the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sales
  • Desk-side office recycling
  • Household battery and printer cartridges
  • Mixed paper, plastic containers #1–7, glass, and metal containers

What you can do

  • Energy Challenge—a semi-annual contest at IU to conserve electricity and water
  • RecycleMania—annual contest to raise awareness of and increase recycling
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)—has student government positions that promote sustainable practices association and programs

Our daily operations and construction projects are managed to conserve energy and reduce waste and chemical use. We also have programs available for residents to get involved.