IUPUI 20th Anniversary
The origins of IUPUI began when the academic programs of Indiana University and Purdue University were combined to bring their renowned schools into one campus in downtown metropolitan Indianapolis. In 1969, this vision was brought to fruition and IUPUI opened, awarding 1,535 degrees in the first year. By the 20th anniversary in 1989, campus had spread and included more schools and degrees available for students.
IUPUI's 20th Anniversary Resolution
"...And whereas the joint operation that was thus established as 'Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis' has completed 20 successful years of growth and achievement, contributing significantly to the intellectual, professional, cultural, and economic resources of the state and its capital city through diverse programs of teaching, research, and public service;..."
By 1989, IUPUI had established sports teams as "The Metros" to reflect the location of campus in Indianapolis and even hosted the Pan American Games on campus. Initiatives like the POLIS Center were founded to help facilitate research about campus and the surrounding area and the newspaper, The Sagamore, was published to update students on news and events around campus.