University of Southern Indiana

College of Liberal Arts Theme Living Community

Big thoughts.
Big dreams.
Big opportunities.

Are you interested in the arts, the humanities, or the social sciences? If your major is in the College of Liberal Arts, this is the TLC for you! You'll be surrounded by other students who share your College and some of your interests. 

Curiosity + creativity!

Find big thoughts, big dreams, and big opportunities in the CoLA TLC.

The College of Liberal Arts includes the following departments:

  • Art and Design
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Performing Arts
  • Political Science, Public Admin, Philosophy
  • Professional Studies
  • Psychology 
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • World Languages and Cultures  

Plus the following minor programs: Africana Studies, Applied Vocal Music, Arts & Heritage Administration, Classical Studies, Dognitive Science, Communal Studies, Digital Video, Film Studies, Gender Studies, General Music, Legal Studies, Pre-Law, and Theatre Education Teaching.

Your TLC mentor will be Jenn Horn! 

"Hi Everyone! I am an instructor in the English Department and teach a wide variety of Liberal Arts classes including Composition, Folklore, World and Classical Mythology, Humanities, and Gender Studies. When I’m not teaching or working on research projects, I’m spending time with family, friends, and pets, practicing with Evansville’s Demolition City Roller Derby team where I play a blocker position, or painting along with Bob Ross! As a lifelong learner and liberal arts major, I know how interesting the liberal arts can be and love to see students combine their curiosity and their creativity to better understand and help those around them. I look forward to working with you to create opportunities to get to know the awesome liberal arts faculty and majors a little better!"  

You can reach directly by email or call: 812-461-5205.

TLC Classes: 

Students in the TLC will take your UNIV 101 First Year Experience class together. This is a Core 39 required class. 

TLC Signature Experiences:

In the CoLA TLC, you'll work closely with Jenn Horn and your RA (Resident Assistant) to choose fun experiences. Maybe you'll check out a film series or the USI theatre performances. Maybe you'll explore careers and majors with the LA faculty. Free food is always good, right? And how about visiting the Mesker Park Zoo? Bowling, ice skating, roller skating, biking on the USI trails... This LLC can be whatever you want it to be--and USI will make sure you get the most out of your experience.

How do I apply? 

  1. Apply for Housing, housing applications are available on December 1 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 TLC application. You must complete the TLC application IN ADDITION to the main housing application. On the TLC application, you can choose the CoLA TLC
  4. That's it! :) You'll hear back from us soon!

For general TLC questions, please

If you need more assistance, you can also contact , Director of Theme Living Communities.

Contact Sarah Stevens


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