The Indiana University
system, technically founded in 1820
, includes the main campus in Bloomington, Indiana
, as well as satellite campuses in South Bend
, Fort Wayne
, and New Albany
. The main campus and community offer beautiful limestone architecture and landscaping
, urban legends aplenty (e.g., if a woman is kissed in the Well House--a gazebo--in the old part of campus at midnight, she officially becomes a "co-ed"), a thriving local music scene, excellent restaurants, and many opportunities for outdoors recreation.
Indiana University was one of the first state universities to admit (1867) and to graduate women (1869), and is known for producing everything from controversy (Alfred Kinsey and Bobby Knight) to acclaim (David Baker and Yusef Komunyakaa).
Widely known for its basketball program, Indiana University is also highly respected in many academic areas, including Education, Business, Linguistics and ESL, Public Affairs, Foreign Languages and Literatures, English and Creative Writing, Law, Psychology, Music, and Medicine.
Notable projects, festivals, departments, and events include:
Indiana University at Bloomington
- The Victorian Women Writers Project 
- Religious Studies 
- School of Music 
- Liberal Arts Management Program 
- School of Informatics (new) 
- Cognitive Science Program 
- Kelley School of Business 
- Early Music Festival 
- Kinsey Institute 
's sports teams are called the Hoosiers. They participate in the NCAA
's Division I-A, and in the Big Ten Conference
See also: Indiana University at Bloomington for a lengthier description of IU's main campus.