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
Visitor Tours of Historic New Harmony
USI's Historic New Harmony conducts guided tours starting from the Atheneum Visitors Center at 1:00 p.m. daily. Special tours with special pricing can be arranged at any time. Tour tickets may be purchased at the Atheneum Visitors Center, 401 N. Arthur St. (corner of North and Arthur Streets).
Lifelong Learning Noncredit Courses
USI's Lifelong Learning has released a new schedule of 100+ noncredit continuing education courses designed to provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Courses like Management Skills Assessment, Microsoft Office, Golf, SAT Prep, Saturday Art Workshop, Meeting Facilitation and many more available for registration.
Partnering with local startups
USI is partnering with local startups collaborating on launching new ventures. Through programs like the Eagle Innovation Accelerator, entrepreneurs can receive coaching on business/profit models and validation, prototype development and crafting pitches to investors, as well as seed funding and other support.
Professional Development Noncredit Courses
Many professionals prove competency by obtaining alternative credentials, including professional certifications and licenses, or participating in educational certificate programs like the USI Certificate in Leader Excellence or assessments like the Management Skills Assessment. 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 in a course today.
Center for Applied Research
USI's Center for Applied is the front door that connects your needs with university resources. CAR connects individuals, organizations and communities with the appropriate university resources to meet their needs.
Bachelor of Professional Studies
Adult learners, age 25 and older, have the opportunity to return to learn and earn a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree. The BPS program is a customized degree 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.
Summer classes for kids
USI has released a new schedule of summer programs for kids. Programs like athletic camps, Super Summer and Summer Enrichment are now accepting registration.
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 fall 2016 classes!
Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, & Culture
Beginning in summer 2016, the University of Southern Indiana will offer the Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture (MASPC) degree. The new graduate program offers methodological knowledge and skills to teach foreign languages to English speakers and non-English speakers. The degree provides professional knowledge that helps to shape public policy on multilingualism and multiculturalism and offers internship and independent research opportunities. With a combination of online and on-campus courses, the MASPC can be completed in 1.5 years, which includes three summer sessions.