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 Professional Studies, College Achievement Program, distance education and service learning.
Business Development - Regional workforce and economic development, training, continuing professional education and noncredit certificate programs.
Community Outreach - Personal development and children noncredit classes, cultural programs and partnerships.
Current Community Programs
Remembering Our Fallen
A nationally touring photo-display honoring Indiana military service members who have died from wounds suffered in a war zone since September 11, 2001, is coming to the University of Southern Indiana. USI will host the “Remembering Our Fallen” war memorial from September 25 to October 1 in the second-floor concourse of the Performance Center. The display will be open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., except for October 1 when the exhibit will only be open 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. A public opening-ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on September 25.
USI is partnering with the 32 counties of the I-69 Innovation Corridor and collaborating on maximizing the impact on our region. Programs like the Technology Commercialization Academy and Eagle Innovation Accelerator build innovation in the region and train future business leaders by providing real experience to USI students.
Fall 2015 noncredit courses
USI's Continuing and Professional Education has released a new schedule of 100+ noncredit continuing education courses designed to provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Courses like SAT Prep, Saturday Art Workshops, Microsoft Office and many more available for registration.
Certificates, Certifications and Credentials
Many professionals prove competency by obtaining alternative credentials, including professional certifications and licenses, or participating in educational certificate programs. USI offers courses to help you study for national certification tests as well as certificate programs that allow you to develop job skills you need today. We require no prerequisites, degrees or admission to the University and most programs can be completed in one semester. Enhance your resume and enroll for a course today.
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. Receive credit for your spring 2016 classes!
Passport to Retirement
USI Outreach and Engagement will offer a Passport to Retirement Seminar on three Wednesdays beginning on October 14. Join investment professionals for this introduction to the concepts and practices that will help make retirement possible and comfortable. Learn how to get the most from guaranteed investments, tax-free income, and estate planning. For those already retired or planning to retire in the next 10 years, the seminar takes a conservative approach to wise money management in addition to identifying lifestyle issues facing mature Americans.
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.
Global Crossroads Culture and Music Festival
University of Southern Indiana/Historic New Harmony and Under the Beams present this daylong festival full of food, art, music and culture. With a focus on Latin culture, Mariachi Flor de Toloache will be in Murphy Auditorium for a 7p.m. concert. Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first and only established all female mariachi band founded in New York in 2008.
Connect with Southern Indiana
This regional leadership program managed by USI's Community Engagement, is now accepting applications for its 2016 class. The annual program is focused on promoting active citizenship for individuals across a nine-county region in southwest Indiana. Faculty from USI’s entrepreneurial initiative will facilitate sessions on divergent and analytical thinking, idea generation, communication and strategic entrepreneurship from a community development perspective. The deadline to apply for the 2016 class is Monday, November 9.