Opportunities for Residents
- Bond with other students interested in studying the world’s major policy issues (e.g. income inequality, energy, tax, healthcare, promoting the arts) and the organizations that develop and implement them.
- Move in early with your fellow LLCers -- the fun begins with move-in day and a special orientation before the rest of the freshman class arrives.
- Take smaller versions of popular courses that teach you how to think like a policy-maker, advocate, social entrepreneur, and management guru. And get General Education credit while you’re at it!
- Be mentored by a SPEA student or alumni who knows what it takes to rise to leadership positions on campus and take advantage of all IU has to offer.
- Get help –on everything from creating a polished résumé to making professional connections to making sure your four-year goals at IU set you up for job success.
- Meet influential leaders from government, business and the nonprofit world through our speaker series.
- Take trips to Washington, DC and other cities to see civic leadership first-hand.
Who are Civic Leaders?
Our students come from all areas of the Bloomington campus – majors in political science, international studies, economics, sociology, business, journalism and others, including our SPEA majors.
SPEA is offering up to 35 scholarships in its second year to qualified students who choose to live in Civic Leaders LLC. You do not have to be a SPEA student to be eligible. When you apply to be part of the LLC, you are automatically entered for the chance to receive a scholarship.
Click here to learn more about our scholarships!
Meet the history-makers themselves.
Students will have access to prestigious SPEA alums and visitors to the LLC, including lawmakers, business executives and leaders in the public, private and nonprofit worlds. Recent visitors to SPEA have included Paul O’Neill, former Secretary of the Treasury; Lee Hamilton and Dick Lugar, former Indiana Congressmen; Tavis Smiley, host of the Tavis Smiley Show; and representatives from employers like the CIA, the U.S. Dept. of State and Eli Lilly.
Live, Work, Play and Learn Together…
Civic Leaders LLC residents live in the most modern residence hall on campus, just steps from Assembly Hall. The recently-renovated Briscoe Residence Center, in the Northwest neighborhood, is a short walk to the center of campus, and just minutes from SPEA. Residents will find a secure, fun environment with lots of study space, a dedicated classroom for Civic Leaders, lounges, kitchens, air conditioning and even free laundry on every floor!