Inspiration & Culture

At Indiana University, there's inspiration at every turn.

IU is home to countless individuals who show us what it means to "live your best you." Read their stories at our Your Journey page, watch Healthy IU videos to inspire your best, and submit your own inspirational story here.

Live YOUR best YOU. Find support and resources on your campus.

The well-being of employees is the foundation of a productive, thriving university.

From IU’s Strategic Plan (Plan Pillar: Student Success section):

“IU will prioritize the health and well-being of our students and the faculty and staff who directly and indirectly serve them”.

What is this thing called culture? Culture is a combination of an organization’s:

  • Attitudes
  • Behaviors
  • Beliefs
  • Values
  • Ways of doing things
  • Other shared characteristics of a particular group of people

Culture can:

  • Socialize newcomers
  • Define influence
  • Determine values

A strong wellness culture is the result of:

  • Positive workplace attitudes—from the president to the newest hire
  • Involvement and buy-in of all members of the workforce
  • Mutual, meaningful, and measurable improvement goals
  • Policies and procedures that serve as reference tools, rather than obscure rules
  • Personnel training at all levels within the organization
  • Responsibility and accountability throughout the organization

What are the basic elements of safety and health culture?

  • All individuals within the organization believe they have a right to a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Each person accepts personal responsibility for ensuring his or her own safety, health, and well-being.
  • Everyone believes he or she has a duty to protect the safety and health of others.

To that end, IU is creating a culture of well-being. It’s about making the healthy choice the easy choice.

Join the Healthy IU movement! Take a look at how you can bring a culture of well-being to your corner of IU.