Beyond the Classroom
Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Whether students need help editing a paper, understanding a concept, or finding a place to study, dedicated staff are ready to assist. IU also encourages students to take learning beyond the university through community service, undergraduate research, student leadership organizations, and study-abroad opportunities.
Office of Service Learning (OSL)
Promotes university and student engagement with the wider community through coursework that includes community service. OSL courses offer practical, real-life experience that deepens students’ understanding of course content and sense of civic engagement.
Student Academic Centers (SAC)
Provides courses for credit, workshops, supplemental instruction, individualized academic assessment and assistance, outreach services, and support services for faculty and instructors in order to ease the transition from high school to college level academics.
Undergraduate Research and Creativity (URCA)
Provides a range of exciting opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research and creative activity. Whether it be through a one-on-one guided experience under the mentorship of one of our top faculty members, or exposure to research methods and creative expression in the context of a course, we are certain that there is an experience that fits student interests.
Writing Tutorial Services (WTS)
Provides free tutorials and help for all stages of the writing process. Students can drop in to locations around campus with writing questions or make an appointment for a longer tutorial.
Other IU Programs and Resources
Academic Support Centers (ASC)
In centers located in residence halls, ASC provides individual and group tutorials, workshops, study groups, study tables, and advising to students – especially freshmen – to help them meet academic demands.
Indiana University Libraries
One of the leading academic research library systems in North America provides strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The Herman B Wells Library and branch libraries on the IU Bloomington campus offer on-site spaces for students and faculty to study, interact, research, and learn.
Office of Overseas Study
Facilitates study abroad experiences where students earn IU credit by exploring education opportunities throughout the world. Provides scholarships, guidance, and information about a variety of study-abroad programs.
Political and Civic Engagement Program (PACE)
A 25-credit undergraduate certificate program that combines course requirements with hands-on learning and co-curricular activities. PACE includes required core courses, electives, a one-credit decision-making exercise, a mentored internship, a capstone seminar, and participation in various other activities outside the classroom, such as lectures, retreats, and roundtable discussions.
Student Activities Office
Supports student organizations, leadership development, and civic engagement for the IU Bloomington campus. Events include student organization and volunteer fairs, freshman programs, Greek orientations, and community-campus service initiatives.
Many departments and centers offer research opportunities for undergraduates. Undergraduate research scholarships also are available through the Indiana University Cox Research Scholarship Program.
IU Bloomington is a major source of volunteers, and many programs exist on campus that connect students, faculty, and staff to the wider community through volunteer efforts and service opportunities.