The Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion for Distinguished Achievement is awarded to those who have shown meritorious national or international service to the university or made exceptional achievements that reflect the central values and principles of Indiana University and contribute to the betterment of humanity.
Medal recipients include friends of IU who serve the university by expanding our reach and improve our programs.
The medal is made of bronze and features scenes from the famous Thomas Hart Benton murals in the Indiana University Auditorium. It hangs from a white ribbon and is accompanied by a rosette. It is presented with a formal parchment.