Bicentennial Medal


Indiana University is searching for a diverse array of nominees for the Bicentennial Medal who represent the best of the university’s rich history. Nominees can be living individuals or organizations that meet the highest standards and the spirit of the Bicentennial Medal. Alumni and non-alumni residing anywhere in the world are eligible. 

Submitting a Nomination

Nominations are submitted online by filling out the form found below. In addition to basic contact information for the nominee and nominator, please include a description of the significant contributions that the nominee has made on behalf of Indiana University. This statement should not exceed 250 words. You may also optionally attach a resume or CV for the nominee. Nominations will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The final deadline for a nomination to be considered will be January 20, 2020.

Submit a nomination

Selection and Awards

The Office of the Bicentennial will review nominations and make recommendations to the President of Indiana University for final approval. The medals will be awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year, at the 200 Festival (September 26-28, 2019), Founders Day (January 20, 2020), the Bicentennial Alumni Reunion (June 1-6, 2020), and other official events.

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