University Engagement

The Division of University Engagement connects community and university partners to address the most pressing challenges in the communities we serve, prepare ISU students for rewarding careers and civic leadership, and support lifelong learning throughout west-central Indiana.

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Sycamore Innovation Lab

The Sycamore Innovation Lab uses campus resources to actively work with entrepreneurial start-up businesses, and with existing business owners who need development support.

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    Career Readiness

    The Career Center prepares students and alumni to make career-related decisions, find internships and full-time employment, and and connect directly with employers.

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    Student Employment Options

    Through on-campus employment, students build valuable skills for their future careers, including time management, communication, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, and career management.

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Center for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement coordinates and supports Indiana State’s nationally recognized volunteer and service-learning activities. Programs and services include intensive local and travel-based service programs, drop-in service programs, one-day events, and referrals for individuals who are interested in community service.

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Community School for the Arts

The Community School of the Arts [CSA] provides hands-on arts-learning experiences for infants through senior citizens in the Wabash Valley and surrounding areas. Programs include music camps, art classes, and theater workshops.

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Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability engages campus and community partners to improve the environment and quality of life in the Wabash Valley through education, collaborative projects, and research.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute [OLLI] at Indiana State is a non-profit, membership organization open to all adults but geared toward individuals age 50 and older. The institute features courses, presentations, special events, and travel, for adult learners to learn in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Learn more about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute