About the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is Indiana University’s governing board, its legal owner, and its final authority. The nine-member board holds the university’s financial, physical, and human assets and operations in trust for future generations. The board has responsibility for Indiana University’s mission and role.
The board was created in 1820 by the General Assembly at the same time as the Indiana Seminary, predecessor to Indiana University. Its membership, terms of office, responsibilities, powers, and electoral procedures are governed by Indiana law.
The board meets six times a year on various IU campuses around the state. Meetings are open to the public, and anyone with an interest in the governance of the university is welcome to attend.