Water Resources

Water Conservation

Water bottle refill stations and other low-flow infrastructure are helping to increase campus water efficiency and reduce our impacts on local water resources.You can help by using your own refillable water bottle rather than drinks that come in single-use plastic bottles.


Portions of the IUN campus lie within the Little Calumet River floodplain and increased flooding events are a predicted consequence of future climate change. IUN is working to combat flooding through green infrastructure improvements, increasing our campus water-use efficiency, and monitoring our stormwater outfalls.

Little Calumet River

Stormwater drains near IUN empty directly into the Little Calumet River. Keeping these drains clear of non-point source pollutants like garbage, debris, and contaminants like car oil or road salt can help protect local water quality.

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[Music] college is a time for learning exploring and growing it's when you get to shape the person you want to be and the life you want to live and at indiana university northwest it's a journey you won't take alone our award-winning faculty caring staff and encouraging support teams are here for you every step of the way we care about your future we care about your success and it shows this year many of our students have persevered in the face of the pandemic and have done their best to thrive in their own way i didn't really know what to expect when i transitioned from high school to college especially in the middle of coven 19. in high school my online classes were very different than they are here the technology here is better the classes are more engaging and i'm learning so much more some of my classes are online and some of my classes are in person it all just depends on your course of study my professors have been very supportive and understanding and they work really hard to make sure that i'm doing well in school and in life many of the hands-on learning opportunities students enjoy are still available they just look a little differently one of the cool things about being a student here is a strong interaction between faculty and staff we're a pretty small campus so there are a lot of opportunities at iu northwest you won't find anywhere else for example i'm conducting research alongside my biology professor we're studying antibiotic resistant bacteria and ways to stay one step ahead of superbugs the pandemic hasn't slowed down our research we've been taking extra safety precautions like wearing masks and sanitizing the lab very thoroughly efforts like these as well as an ambitious testing program have led to low rates of covet 19 on campus iu researchers recently found that infection risk was not higher among students attending more in-person courses making iu northwest one of the safest campuses in the state the fact that everyone worked so hard on campus to keep us safe means a lot to me it shows me that people care and it feels good to know that my professors and friends have my back when i doubt myself i think about all the love and support and remember why i am in school in the first place to help me achieve my dream it encourages me to keep going at iu northwest we want students to succeed because we know that the payoff is tremendous college degree holders earn more money and have more job stability with the recent study showing that the average bachelor's degree holder from iu northwest sees an increase of more than twenty thousand dollars in earnings each year compared to someone with a high school diploma working in indiana but perhaps more importantly the adversity we are all facing now is leading to new ways of doing things and teaching us to overcome any obstacles in our way the silver lining is that these reimagined experiences are preparing students to enter a world where innovation and resilience is needed more than ever if you're wondering if you can still have fun in college while dealing with a pandemic the answer is definitely yes with 70 student-led clubs on our campus our student volunteer leaders have been working around the clock to make sure we stay connected to each other we've hosted drive-in movie nights food drives and giveaways philanthropy week zoom games sporting events and so much more we're all in this together so why not have some fun together yeah it's been great if you're thinking about putting off college don't i've really pushed myself this semester and i am so glad i did because it's worth it to learn more about how you too can thrive at iu northwest visit iun.edu today [Music] you English (auto-generated)]

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