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Strong social connections are associated with better mental and physical health. We all need social connections to relieve stress, expand our horizons, and discover what inspires and fulfills us. An exciting part of being a member of the USI community is being able to explore the many opportunities to engage and connect with fellow students, staff, and faculty! In this section, you'll find resources about how to make campus connections, have healthy relationships, and engage in our diverse USI community. 

Want to explore off campus? Check out Eagle Perks - a voucher program that gives USI students free or discounted access to Evansville events. 

Making Connections

Campus Programs

Looking for ways to make connections on campus? Check out some of these USI resources:

Volunteer USI - Learn the benefits of volunteering, and explore the many opportunities to volunteer on and off campus. 

Center for Campus Life - The Center for Campus Life promotes student learning by providing leadership education, avenues for involvement, and personal growth opportunities to develop responsible individuals as engaged members of their communities. 

Fraternity and Sorority Life - All the information you need to get involved with fraternity and sorority life at USI. 

Eagle Sync - Search through student organizations, service events, and other campus programs to find opportunities that match your interests. To access EagleSync, log-in to MyUSI and click EagleSync button in the upper left corner. 

Housing and Residence Life - HRL offers a wide range of events and programs to build community on campus. Check out upcoming HRL events here. 

Activities Programming Board (APB) - APB provides fun and free activities to University of Southern Indiana students to further their education and provide entertainment outside of the classroom.

Healthy Relationships

How much do you know about what healthy romantic relationships look like? Dating violence affects people in all walks of life, including college students. If you’ve ever questioned whether your partner’s behavior is abusive, or you aren’t sure how to help a friend who is in an unhealthy relationship, explore the resources below. 

USI Resources: 

Institutional Equity Office 

Additional online resources:

Love is Respect - Support, information and resources for young people who have questions or concerns about dating relationships. 

Cool / Not Cool Quiz - Do you know how to spot healthy and unhealthy behaviors in a relationship? Take this quiz to decide what's cool, and what isn't - and see what others think too. 

One Love Foundation - Founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, One Love works with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence.

Step Up - Learn more about being an active bystander, and how you can help directly and indirectly in a wide range of situations.