As the official memory of the University of Indianapolis, the purpose of the Frederick D. Hill Archives is to collect, organize, preserve, and make available for research the official University records that present an historical, legal, fiscal or administrative enduring value. These records include any and all documentation in any form created or received by administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, benefactors, and donors of the University of Indianapolis.
The University Archives also reviews, collects, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research records of individuals and organizations not directly connected with the University of Indianapolis but which are relevant to the interests of the Archives.
In order to achieve its mission, the University Archives is authorized to establish and promulgate standards, policies and procedures for the effective management of university records within the context of state and federal laws. The University Archives is also authorized to develop the general schedules for retention and disposition of university records common to many offices and creates schedules for records unique to campus offices.