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Programs for Students Living Off-Campus


Off-Campus Services provides programs and events specifically to support students living off-campus.


I Am Normal

I Am Normal is a community standards campaign sponsored by Off-Campus Services and the Town of Normal to remind students that they are citizens of Normal in addition to being Illinois State students.  Staff distribute tshirts, magnets, and bags throughout the year with the I Am Normal pledge.


OC101:  An Orientation to Living Off Campus

Before you begin searching for off-campus housing, attend one of the OC101 sessions.  Learn valuable information about apartment searching, finding roommates, paying utilities, budgeting, signing a lease, and more.  Get all your questions about off-campus living answered.

Session Schedule


Check back in August for a list of fall sessions.


Lease Reviews

A lease is a legal document.  When you sign a lease you are legally obligated to abide by all the terms so it is important to understand everything it says.  But sometimes a reading a lease feels like reading a foreign language.  Staff from Student and Community Outreach and the Students' Attorney can review your lease and help you understand what it means before you sign it. You can make an appointment for a lease review by call (309) 438 - 5951. 


Bring it Back to Normal



Join Illinois State student volunteers every year during the fall and spring semesters to thank the community by performing requested acts of service, such as: raking leaves, painting, washing windows, and gardening at local homes and agencies.  For more information about Bring It Back to Normal, visit our event partner's website - Leadership and Service.

Community Partners


Become a Community Partner with Bring It Back to Normal! Register your site to host BIBTN volunteers on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.

In agreeing to serve as a Community Partner, you are asked to :

  • Provide a service location that is either at a residence in Normal that you own OR a non-profit agency in Bloomington-Normal.
  • Provide enough service for 3 hours (10:00AM-1:00PM) for the number of volunteers requested by your agency.
  • Provide all supplies and materials needed to complete the service.
  • Have a minimum of one representative on-site for the duration of the entire project that can hold a brief orientation with volunteers at the beginning of the project to denote the needs of the site.
  • Complete the Job Request Form by March 7, 2014

If you have already registered as a Community Partner and can no longer accommodate volunteers, please contact Student and Community Outreach at (309) 438-5951 as soon as possible.







Student and Community Outreach

Dean of Students Office
142 Bone Student Center
Campus Box 3090
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-3090
Phone: (309) 438-5951
Facsimile: (309) 438-3147

Email: Student and Community Outreach


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