Indiana University: 200 Years in the Making
The Indiana Seminary was founded by the Indiana General Assembly on January 20, 1820. During its inaugural year, the school featured just one teacher who taught Ancient Greek and Latin. The school expanded its curriculum and became Indiana College in 1828 and Indiana University in 1838. January 20, 2020 was Indiana University’s 200th anniversary.
From 2016 through 2020, the IU Office of the Bicentennial engaged with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the public and provided exciting programs that celebrated, chronicled, and explored IU’s history and inspired ideas for Indiana University’s third century.