University of Southern Indiana

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community

Do you have the next big idea? If you’re creative, business-minded, and willing to take risks, come and live with other students who embrace the same challenges. Students from all majors* are welcome. This LLC may include competitions and workshops, visits to local businesses, and special opportunities to work with USI faculty. Show how Screagles will lead us into the future, one new venture at a time!

LLC Classes: 

Fall Semester:

  • UNIV 101: First Year Experience (Core 39 class, Foundations)
  • CMST 101: Intro to Public Speaking (Core 39 class, Foundations)

Spring Semester:

  • PSY 201: Intro to Psychology (Core 39 class, Social Inquiry or Social Sciences)
  • PHIL 201: Intro to Ethics (Core 39 class, Moral and Ethical Reasoning)

LLC Signature Experiences:

In addition to all the FUN you'll have, your LLC will take field trips to learn about local companies and meet young professionals who can mentor you. You might also have a "Shark Tank"-type competition or join some of USI's entrepreneurship workshops and contests! What else do YOU want to do? We can't wait to hear your ideas and support you with awesome programming. 

LLC Mentor:

Dr. Brett Bueltel is your LLC Mentor!
“Hello future LLC members! I am an Assistant Professor of Accounting at USI and I will be your LLC mentor this year for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship LLC.  What I love about LLCs is they provide a solid academic foundation and a community for new students with a common interest.  Being an alumni of USI, I enjoy coming to work every day to a place that feels like home and I hope to share some of those experiences with you.  I am an avid sports fan (GO CHIEFS!) and my favorite TV shows are The Office and Friends.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young daughters, reading, and volunteering at my church.  I am looking forward to you being a part of our LLC and please let me know if you have any questions!”

You can reach  directly by email or call: 812-228-5172.

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 email

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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