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
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. An information session, free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, August 4, 5-7 p.m. at Innovation Pointe (downtown Evansville), 318 Main Street, Evansville, IN 47712.
Mid-America Institute on Aging
The MAIA, co-sponsored by SWIRCA & More, is a two-day gerontology conference for lay persons, nurses, social workers, older adults and professionals working in the field of gerontology. Dan Buttoner, opening speaker, will share a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live longer, healthier and happier. August 13-14, 2015 at USI University Center.
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.
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.