University of Southern Indiana

Engineering Living Learning Community

If you’re an Engineering major, this is the LLC for you! No matter what kind of engineering you’re interested in, you’ll find friends and excitement here. You’ll participate in a mentoring program and interact with USI’s faculty. Your LLC might hold engineering challenges, help out with First Lego League and robotics competitions, or tour local companies.

LLC Classes: 

Fall Semester:

  • UNIV 101: First Year Experience (Core 39 class, Foundations)

Spring Semester:

  • ENG 201: Rhetoric and Composition II: Literacy and the World (Core 39 class, Foundations)

LLC Signature Experiences:

Your LLC will participate in an active mentoring program throughout your first year. The Peer Mentoring Program engages in a variety of activities and programs with other students and USI faculty, so you'll find plenty of support AND fun! What else will your LLC do? Do you want to have a Rube Goldberg competition? Help out with First LEGO League or robotics competitions? Tour local engineering companies or meet with the park engineer of Holiday World? Come and make plans!

LLC Co-Mentors:

Dr. Susan Ely and Dr. Jenna Kloosterman are the Co-Mentors for the Engineering LLC! 

Dr. Susan Ely: "Hi! Although I've lived for over 16 years in Indiana, I will always call myself a New Yorker – growing up in NYC meant becoming a foodie, loving to travel and lover of music and theater. My favorite pastimes are hiking, reading, singing and cheering for the Cubs. I travel as often as possible, always happy to taste local cuisine and explore new areas. Walking by my office, you're likely to hear music from Hamilton, Taylor Swift, or any rock band popular in the late nineties. I teach courses in the general engineering curriculum and classes related to Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing. My research interests include barriers to lean implementation, retention of female engineering students and best practices in curriculum design for technical coursework."

Dr. Jenna Kloosterman: "I grew up in southern Indiana before moving west to complete my undergraduate degree in physics and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering. I worked at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA as a postdoc and systems engineer before returning to my southern Indiana roots to join the faculty at USI in a joint position between physics and engineering in the fall of 2017. As part of my official duties in graduate school and as a postdoc I traveled the world installing instruments on telescopes designed to look at star forming regions in our galaxy and other nearby galaxies. When not working, I enjoy yoga, reading, and spending time with my dog."

Dr. Susan Ely and Dr. Jenna Kloosterman are both Assistant Professors of Engineering. You can reach them directly by email or phone: , 812-228-5133; , 812-464-1087.

How do I apply? 

  1. Apply for Housing, housing applications are available on December 2 on myUSI.
  2. Click on the red housing icon on the left and follow the instructions.
  3. After you've completed the main housing application, you will see a link to a special LLC application. You must complete the LLC application IN ADDITION to the main housing application. On the LLC application, you can rank which LLCs you're interested in. 
  4. That's it! :) You'll hear back from us before you come for orientation! We begin processing LLC applications in January! 

For general LLC questions, please .

If you need more assistance, you can also contact , Director of Living Learning Communities.

*Due to accreditation requirements, Engineering students can only live in the Engineering LLC.

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