IU makes its mark across the globe with #RaiseTheFlag campaign

Members of the IU family are encouraged to raise the flag and show that Hoosiers are everywhere, from Indiana to Istanbul.

It's easy to participate: If you have an IU flag, take a photo of yourself with it wherever you might be between now and late August, and post it to social media with the hashtag #RaiseTheFlag.

The goal is for images of people from every IU campus to be displayed on the official #RaiseTheFlag website -- which works best with Twitter and Instagram posts. The photos showing off the most creative ideas or unique locations might even have a chance to win prizes or wind up on official IU social media channels!

If you don't have flags and are interested in buying some affordable ones for your unit or office, contact IU director of social media strategy Kristofer Karol at kkarol@iu.edu.

IU students from The Media School on the Bloomington campus; an IU Kokomo junior and men's basketball standout, and at the Grand Canyon, 8-year-old Matthew Zinkan, raise the IU flag. Photos courtesy of Indiana University

Ernie Pyle Scholars from IU Bloomington; Cynthia Roberts from IU Northwest; and baketball players from IU South Bend raise the flag. Photos courtesy of Indiana University

IUPUI faculty and staff traveling to India; students from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs studying abroad in Poland; and a group of IU College of Arts and Sciences students visiting New York, raise the flag. Photos courtesy of Indiana University