University of Southern Indiana

Outdoor Adventures Living Learning Community

Do you head outside to relax? Do you care about nature and the environment? Whether you love hiking, rock-climbing, fossil-hunting, rafting, caving, sustainable living, or something else, you’re sure to find a kindred spirit in this LLC. Students from all majors* are welcome. Your LLC might include local hikes, canoe trips, rock-climbing, geology excursions, and nearby caves. Explore the world and save the planet with your LLC!

LLC Classes: 

Fall Semester:

  • UNIV 101: First Year Experience (Core 39 class, Foundations)
  • GEOG 112: Earth System Science (Core 39 class, Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry or Natural Science)

Spring Semester:

  • ENG 201: Rhetoric and Composition II: Literacy and the World (Core 39 class, Foundations)
  • KIN 192: Concepts in Wellness and Fitness (Core 39 class, Foundations) - 1 credit, half semester
  • KIN 162: Hiking and Outdoor Education - 1 credit, half semester

LLC Signature Experiences:

There are so many things your LLC could do! Do you want to take a day trip to Garden of the Gods or Marengo Caves? Make and hang up bird feeders around campus? You can go hiking or biking on USI's campus trails or check out our very own rock-climbing wall. There's lots of exploring to do in southern Indiana! You could also come up with sustainable campus initiatives and see how to make USI greener. 

LLC Mentor:

Ms. Carrie Wright is your LLC Mentor! 
"Hi, Everyone! I'm a Geology Instructor here at USI, and the Mentor for the Outdoor Adventures LLC! I love spending time outside exploring and learning about nature. So much of my life involves the outdoors. I teach Geology, so I am intrinsically interested in minerals, rocks, mountains, glaciers, streams, volcanoes, etc. I study minerals and geoscience education, and I am branching out into environmental science. I care deeply about the environment--the preservation of National Parks and other places of natural importance, living sustainably, and environmental policy.  I am a gardener (flowers and vegetables), and enjoy creating habitat for pollinators and other creatures. I have been known to get distracted looking at a cute bumblebee or skink. I love hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. I am also an Austen scholar with a Master of Arts in English, and I enjoy sewing my own historical costumes for events like the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville."

You can reach directly by email or call: 812-465-1145.

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.

Contact Sarah Stevens


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