The University is actively engaged in developing economic, cultural, and educational opportunities in southern Indiana. Many faculty and staff extend their expertise to activities throughout the region.
Academic Resources - ROTC, Bachelor of General Studies, College Achievement Program, distance education, and service learning.
Business Development - Regional workforce and economic development, training, and continuing education.
Community Outreach - Personal development and children non credit classes, cultural programs and partnerships.
Current Community Programs
Summer noncredit courses
USI's Department of Continuing and Professional Education has released a new schedule of noncredit continuing education courses designed to provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Courses covering academic enrichment, arts, fitness, family, leisure and personal development are included on the schedule.
Summer classes for kids
USI's Department of Continuing and Professional Education has released a new schedule of summer programs for kids. Programs like athletic camps, Super Summer, and Summer Enrichment are now accepting registration
Faculty Flashback Exhibit
The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art will feature a “Flashback” exhibit of its first USI faculty exhibition after the University took management of Historic New Harmony in 1985. Work by current and emeritus USI Art Department faculty Michael Aakhus, Lenny Dowhie, William Leth, John McNaughton, Carolyn Roth and Kathryn Waters will be on display in the “Faculty Flashback” exhibit; these same artist showed their work in a 1986 exhibition at the gallery. The exhibit runs through Friday, May 29
Technology Commercialization Academy
The University of Southern Indiana’s Technology Commercialization Academy (TCA) began its fourth annual session of development through technology transfer in May 2015. The program is an initiative to build innovation in the region and train future business leaders by providing real experience to USI students. Final presentations will be given in July 2015.
College Achievement Program
A cooperative program between USI and participating high schools that allows juniors and seniors to take college courses in their school for both high school and college credit.
Bachelor of Professional Studies
Adult learners, age 25 and older, have the opportunity to return to college studies and earn a USI Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree. The BPS program is a customized degree program for working adults who have prior college experience, career limitations due to the absence of a bachelor's degree, and a desire to complete courses that will meet degree requirements while impacting their career goals.
Norwegian Foot March
USI's Department of Individuals looking for an intense physical challenge can register to participate in the University of Southern Indiana’s 14th Annual Norwegian Foot March on Saturday, November 7. The 18.6-mile event will require individuals to march on a trail that covers a variety of terrain while dressed in military attire and carrying a 25-pound rucksack and frame.