Action + Community + Thought
ACT Humanities at Collins LLC, a partnership between Collins LLC, the College of Arts and Sciences, and IU’s Arts and Humanities Council, is a residential program that encourages you to deepen your humanities education through unique academic programming and experiential learning opportunities. Studying the humanities helps you to foster independent thought, develop skills in critical thinking and clear communication, see viewpoints from multiple perspectives, and question assumptions. In our rapidly evolving world, these foundational skills are essential to intellectual development, artistic growth, and an engaged civic life.
ACT Humanities students are members of the Collins Living-Learning Center. As a Collinsite, you’ll participate in LLC activities, including Q-classes, student groups, and our signature events. Additionally, you’ll have access to all of Collins’ resources, including our arts facilities, our Cinema, and our programming spaces.
ACT Humanities students also have access to IU’s Cook Center for Public Arts and Humanities, a multidisciplinary hub for research and creative activity located in Maxwell Hall. Additional benefits include unique behind-the-scenes experiences with campus humanities programs, career workshops with alumni and other experts, and internship and travel opportunities related to their career plans.
Unique program features
- Student-run activities in programming, public projects, and other relevant areas
- Coursework that models and explores our active/public vision for the humanities
- Series of unique and intimate opportunities designed to provide hands-on experiences and knowledge of the arts and humanities in action
ACT Humanities is open to students from all majors and disciplines who want to explore community change, social justice, and professional development in a residential community. ACT Humanities students will live together on the same floor in Collins LLC.
To join ACT Humanities at Collins LLC, you must first complete the Residential Programs and Services (RPS) housing application. Be sure to answer all Collins-specific questions and indicate your interest in the ACT Humanities program. A member of the ACT Humanities staff will reach out to you at your IU email address with the additional Residential Agreement detailing membership requirements. For questions about housing, contact Collins LLC (email@example.com).