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For UIndy students, combining service with fun is not the exception—it’s the rule!

At least that’s the way UIndy FIT likes to do things. The student group, which encourages students to stay active and get in shape, hosted its annual Nearly Naked Mile event earlier this semester. Given its scandalous name, the fun run has generated quite a buzz on campus in recent years, but it’s all for a good cause. Students show up wearing multiple layers of clothing. Once at the starting line, though, runners remove a few layers, then begin a mile-long run through campus. The articles of clothing left behind are collected and donated to Wheeler Mission Ministries, a nonprofit Christian organization that provides food, clothing, and other services for the homeless in Indiana.