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Life at IU Kokomo

IU Kokomo is a small, close-knit campus with all the advantages of a large university—a wide variety of programs, unique real-world learning opportunities, and countless ways to get involved.

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Picture yourself at IU Kokomo

Whether you love to help people, you’re interested in scientific research, you wonder what it’s like to work in a large corporation, or you have another passion, IU Kokomo offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere to explore your interests and gain the skills you need to be successful.

Current students tell us that the family feel of IU Kokomo is an important part of their college experience—they feel supported and known by caring faculty members who make personal connections, and students are able to get involved in student groups and activities that match their academic and personal interests.

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Supporting your mental health

Life can be stressful, whether it’s relationship issues, food insecurity, or school/life balance. However you’re feeling, IU has mental health resources to help.

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  • All statistics current as of fall 2023.

It’s like the professors know you personally. I feel very comfortable with a lot of the psychology professors. I’m in the psychology suite all the time. They’re like family. I always know I can go up there and just ask any questions, get help with grad school stuff, anything. And I think that’s a really comforting fact of IU Kokomo.

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Live near the IU Kokomo campus

While IU Kokomo does not provide housing, there is a wide variety of housing near campus, including apartments designed for college students, more traditional apartment complexes, and rental homes.

Explore off-campus housing options at IU Kokomo
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Kokomo Experience and You

With the Kokomo Experience and You (KEY) program, IU Kokomo gives you a chance to take what you’re learning in the classroom out into the real world. Unique to IU Kokomo, KEY includes opportunities for travel, research, and experiential learning, all available at no or low cost. You might study conservation at a national park, take a trip to a raptor rehabilitation center, or explore how Disney magic happens during a behind-the-scenes trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Every experience is a chance to build deeper relationships with classmates, faculty, and the community while gaining real-world insights and experience.

For students who would like a head start, the KEY Summer Institute is a free, one-week program with informative, interactive learning about campus and academic success, offered the summer before you begin your studies at IU Kokomo.

Find out more about the Kokomo Experience and You
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Student organizations for more than 30 different interests

From academic-based groups to religious, cultural, athletic, and service-based organizations, IU Kokomo offers numerous ways to get to know your fellow students and get involved. Check out eSports, Greek life, dance troupes, drama club, and more.
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Cougar Advocates for Diversity

IU Kokomo is continually building and strengthening activities, services, and organizations for students of color. The Cougar Advocates for Diversity organization brings together all university diversity-based programs, supports foreign and international educational programs, and promotes unity and understanding among cultures with the goal of empowering students to succeed in a cross-cultural global society.
Learn more about diversity at IU Kokomo
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Cheer on the Cougars at games, meets, and matches

As part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, IU Kokomo has 15 men’s and women’s teams that compete in the River States Conference. Cheer on the Cougars in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, volleyball, track, soccer, and more.
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Join us in Kokomo

One-of-a-kind events are happening daily at IU Kokomo, for students and the community at large. Join us to root for our Cougars on the court, listen to engaging guest speakers, or take part in a KEY Academy event and expand your knowledge.
See the Cougar events schedule

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