Physical Facilities

The Office of Physical Facilities’ mission is to plan, execute, and maintain an engaging and sustainable campus.  In doing so, we seek to foster a welcoming and safe environment that is inviting to students, staff, faculty, administration, and the community. With over 43 dedicated full-time staff, the Physical Facilities team works hard to ensure the overall successful operation of the IU Kokomo campus, contributing to the overall quality of teaching, learning, research, and community involvement on our grounds. Our office strives to promote a culture of excellence and inclusivity, not only for its staff but for the campus as a whole. We value each and every employee and encourage them to share their input and ideas.

Our services include:

  • Custodial and grounds services
  • Maintenance and operations of buildings, equipment, and infrastructure
  • Duplicating, shipping, and receiving
  • Event support
  • Havens Auditorium
  • Vehicle fleet management  

An environment of endless curiosity

Campus sets ambitious goal for recycling efforts
Buying new waste bins may not seem like a big deal. But the new containers going in at Indiana University Kokomo represent the first steps towards a bold goal — to have 75 percent of campus waste recycled. Each one contains two options: recycle, or landfill. Additional bins will be placed in the remaining campus buildings within the next year, with the aim of increasing recycling from the current 25 percent, according to John Sarber, director of physical facilities. “When you walk up to it, you make a conscious decision. ‘Do I want to send that to recycling, or do I want to send it to a landfill?’,” Sarber said. “The designations make you think about what you’re doing when you dispose of waste.” Currently, the containers are available in the Kelley Student Center and the Library, with plans to have them campuswide within a year to 18 months.