How to Apply

Apply to participate in The Institute to build community with fellow Illinois students and cultivate valuable leadership skills. 

About 65 Illinois students are selected each year to participate in The Institute. Students are selected and sponsored financially by their respective colleges, departments, or units. This sponsorship includes transportation to and from the Allerton Park Retreat Center and the Urbana-Champaign campus, room and board, and six days of dialogue and self-discovery in a supportive learning community.

To learn more about The Institute, we recommend you register for and attend one of our information sessions. Dates and locations for these sessions will be posted by August 2019.