Support Engaged Learning

Donor support enhances active learning opportunities

The Office of Engaged Learning provides funding to increase participation in high impact experiences among historically underserved populations, such as underrepresented minority students, first-generation college students, and students with high financial need.

Students collect water samples while conducting research outdoors.
Claire Thompson and friends pose for a photo on the Great Wall of China while studying abroad in 2019. Claire Thompson
A student paints a fence during an IU Service Day. Liz Kaye

Donor support shapes students’ lives through transformative learning experiences that advance their personal, intellectual, and professional goals. At IU Bloomington, Engaged Learning research programs range from STEM fields to the arts and humanities, from civic engagement to race and ethnicity studies, environmental sustainability and more.

Help us bring transformational experiences to even more students

Each year, the Office of Engaged Learning supports an average of 150 students involved in undergraduate research and community-engaged internships through approximately $170,000 in financial support.

The support provided by OEL aims to increase participation in these high-impact learning experiences among historically underserved populations, such as underrepresented minority students, first-generation college students, and students with high financial need. Research shows that involvement in these high-impact learning experiences leads to increased rates of student retention and engagement, especially among historically underserved students.

Working as an Engagement and Outreach intern gave me hands-on experience with real-world organizing. I created outreach plans to incentivize voting and helped design safe, socially-distanced events to make voting more accessible for college students.

Ky Lewis - Class of 2022, PACE Internship participant

Support Engaged Learning activities today

Generous gifts to the Engaged Learning fund support undergraduate research & supplies, creative activity, internships, global involvement, and costs associated with students presenting their research.

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Director of Development

If you have questions about how you can support the Office of Engaged Learning, IU Bloomington Undergraduate Research, the Women in STEM Living-Learning Center, the Office of National Scholarships & Awards, or work with OVPUE to provide more engaged learning opportunities, contact Kristin Varella, Director of Development for the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

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