Off-Campus Services provides programs and events specifically to support students living off campus.
Off-campus students are encouraged to consider how they can reduce waste by donating unwanted clothing, nonperishable food, or furniture to local community organizations. Information about who to donate will be available in the spring.
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 t-shirts, magnets, and keychains throughout the year with the I Am Normal pledge.
Each August as students are moving in, staff from the Division of Student Affairs and Town of Normal welcome back off-campus students. Staff go door to door in key off-campus housing apartments to let students know they are not forgotten even though they live off campus. Two thousand students receive a goodie bag of items ranging from information about hosting a responsible party and magnets about Town of Normal ordinances to information about campus and town departments and activities.
As a student, you're part of this community. Come meet Town of Normal Council members and staff; discuss what matters to you.
Since 2008, Bring It Back to Normal (BIBTN) has provided opportunities for large groups of students to give back to the community that is home to Illinois State University.
Throughout its history, Bring It Back to Normal has placed nearly 2,000 volunteers, who have completed over 5,000 hours of service. As volunteers, students have the opportunity to work with local residents and nonprofit agencies to help meet the needs of the community. Even though it is a one-day event, Bring It Back to Normal is a great way to get involved and makes a huge difference to the people of Normal (and Bloomington).
Illinois State students give back to Normal every spring semester 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, Bring It Back to Normal—Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning.
Become a community partner with Bring It Back to Normal!
In agreeing to serve as a community partner, you are asked to:
Given the newest guidelines from the CDC on canceling events, we have decided that it is best to cancel Bring It Back To Normal for spring 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience. However, we do not want to put our community at risk! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email.