The inspiration for the One Book...One Campus...One Community reading initiative was inspired out a similar program hosted on the IU Northwest campus from 2006 until 2010. Archived information regarding that four-year program can be found here.
Since January 2013, the One Book...One Campus...One Community initiative has introduced a different novel for the campus and community to reflect upon the themes, messages and learning points of one book for a selected period of time.
The selected book for the inaugural program was The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller by Wes Moore. (Spring 2013 semester.)