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Groups Program



The Groups Program is a program here to help specially selected students every step of the way--from the time they complete their application to attend IU until they accept their diploma on graduation day.

Eligible students are the first in their family to attend college, those with limited financial resources, and students with disabilities from all racial and economic backgrounds

A proven program of information, support, and guidance helps provide Groups students with the academic and emotional support necessary to excel in the classroom and beyond.


Groups was established in 1968 to address low college attendance rates among first-generation, low-income, and physically challenged students at Indiana University.  Funded by the Higher Education Act of 1965, and supported by the university's strong commitment of additional resources and services, Groups admits more than 200 students each year and has an alumni roster of close to 11,000.  The program is now fully funded by Indiana Unviersity.

Groups Students marching in IU's Homecoming Parade

Groups Staff

Groups Staff at Summer Awards Banquet 2009



Groups is committed to supporting each student in the program, to seeing that they remain in college, and to giving them the tools necessary to earn their degrees.  Through financial aid counseling, academic mentoring services, and self exploration, Groups helps students realize their full potential.

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Groups Program
Maxwell Hall 200
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone: 812.855.0507
Fax: 812.856.5235
E-mail comments to: groups @

Last updated February, 2011
Maintained by Jana Cox

A division of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Multicultral Affairs
Bryan Hall 115, 107 S. Indiana Ave. Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Phone: (812) 856-5700

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