University College is the academic unit at IUPUI that provides a common gateway to the academic programs available to entering students. University College coordinates existing university resources and develops new initiatives to promote academic excellence and to enhance student persistence. It provides a setting where faculty, staff, and students share in the responsibility for making IUPUI a supportive and challenging environment for learning. University College seeks out and emulates national best practices whenever possible for the benefit of students. In addition, the unit is committed to providing an environment that encourages respect for diversity in all initiatives.