Peace Corps

Give Peace Corps a chance

Indiana University is proud of our long-standing and significant role in promoting Peace Corps on our campus. Consistently in the top tier, IU ranked 20th in 2020 for alumni volunteers. Since 1961, more than 1,748 Hoosiers have put their education and experience to work around the world in the areas of education, health, environment, community and economic development, agriculture, and youth in development.

Be the change

Peace Corps is an international service organization of the United States. The Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service while at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.

The world has changed quite a lot since the Peace Corps was first established, and the need for Peace Corps Volunteers is more relevant than ever. The Peace Corps continues its original mission based on three simple goals:

  1. Helping people of interested countries in meeting their needs for trained men and women
  2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans

Meet your Peace Corp recruiter

Vicki Runion is Indiana University’s current campus-based Peace Corps Recruiter. She is responsible for providing advice and insight to those interested in Peace Corps service. She is your face-to-face resource to learn about current opportunities with the Peace Corps, the application process, and what the life of a Peace Corps Volunteer entails. The Peace Corps Recruiter is housed within the Walter Center for Career Achievement in Ernie Pyle Hall.

Make an appointment with Vicki

Earn a Global Service and Peace Corps Prep certificate

The Hamilton Lugar School for Global and International studies has a Global Service and Peace Corps Prep certificate that allows you to earn academic credit while preparing yourself for possible Peace Corps service.