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Invest in SPEA

The generous support of alumni and friends plays a vital role in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ (SPEA) ability to maintain its status as a nationally top-ranked, preeminent institution with distinguished faculty who produce prominent alumni. Gifts to SPEA provide crucial support that attracts bright students through financial aid, funds critical research on environmental science and public affairs, and facilitates recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty. Gifts to SPEA are an investment toward empowering future leaders to build strong communities through smart policy and sound science.

Gifts to the School of Public and Environmental Affairs will:

Enhance academic facilities where learning, research, and innovation take place, including expanding laboratories and increasing access to technology.

Support SPEA’s world-renowned faculty as they conduct groundbreaking research with the help of student researchers and provide a model for professional collaboration.
  • SPEA is committed to leading innovative research and is home to internationally acclaimed faculty, such as 2009 Nobel Prize laureate and member of TIME magazine’s 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world Dr. Elinor Ostrom.
  • SPEA hosts several major peer-reviewed academic journals under the direction of faculty members, including the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Public Administration Review, Public Budgeting and Finance, Small Business Economics, and Environmental Science and Technology.
Enable students and faculty to engage in international diplomacy through world travel and foreign culture immersion, providing invaluable experiences in today’s increasingly global work environment.

Create student scholarships and fellowships that support our diverse student body.
  • SPEA is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students
  • SPEA students may pursue a diverse array of degrees, concentrations, and majors, from legal studies to energy policy.
Ensure the ongoing excellence of SPEA’s nationally top-ranked programs and academic endeavors
  • According to U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2012 rankings, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ Master of Public Affairs Program is second in the nation. SPEA is now alone in the second position, an improvement from the previous rankings completed in 2008 that showed SPEA tied for second with Harvard University.
  • SPEA continues to be Indiana University’s top-ranked graduate school and is first among all state university public affairs programs. The School’s nonprofit management program and environmental policy program rank first in the nation. Public finance and budgetary and public management and administration rank third.