Info for Current Students

Experiential Learning Initiative

The Experiential learning Initiative (ELI) is a six year program of participation in activities that promote professionalism, lifelong learning, commitment to community and the profession of physical therapy. Beginning freshman year, these activities will increase progressively in scope, level of commitment, and specificity to the profession of physical therapy.  The ELI is designed to build on experiential learning opportunities currently being offered within the structure of the PT Department, the School of HSHP, and the College.

Specifically, the School of HSHP’s Office of Experiential Learning supports learning opportunities that are designed to provide students with an experience in which they are required to be active and intentional learners, with the ultimate goal that students transfer this knowledge and experience from the core curriculum to situations outside the traditional classroom.

All students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the rich and varied experiential learning opportunities that become available throughout your Ithaca College career!

ELI Service Opportunities

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is committed to creating service and experiential learning which foster a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility; strengthen university-community relations; and provide educational and leadership opportunities for active learning through collaboration.

We serve as the campus clearinghouse for volunteerism and provide quality programs by focusing on service, collaboration, networking, and awareness to educate and socially develop members of the college community. We strive to support service efforts and initiatives in an accessible, consistent way while promoting diversity, developing leadership and fostering life-long learning.

To stay current with all our volunteer opportunities, please sign up for the weekly e-newsletter by sending an e-mail to

Link: /sacl/osema/service/

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a world-wide organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing through building, educating, fundraising, and advocating for affordable housing. The Ithaca College chapter allows students to get involved with this mission on-campus, in the local community, and around the country.


IC Bell People

The purpose of this organization is to encourage performers with little or no musical experience to get involved in the musical community, and to serve as an outreach program in the community of Ithaca by playing concerts for local nursing homes, churches, hospitals and community centers.

Email Link:

 Colleges Against Cancer

A national campus-wide organization that is recognized by American Cancer Society, Colleges Against Cancer helps fight against cancer through grassroots advocacy, prevention and early detection education, Relay for Life and many other activities honoring cancer survivors. CAC promotes the Great American Smoke out (quitting smoking), breast cancer awareness, sun safety, and healthy lifestyle choices within our community. WILLIAMS 225 Mondays 7pm!


 Responsibility, Education, and Action for Campus Health (REACH)

REACH is a student-based organization committed to encouraging healthy and responsible behaviors among students particularly regarding alcohol, other drugs and sexuality.

Contact: Priscilla Quirk Coordinator HPSA Prevention Program, Counseling Center                  

 For more info on all volunteer (college and community) opportunities for IC students ...

 To view the entire list of 2009-10 registered student organizations ...

More ELI activities...

• Presentations at Longview: There has been an ongoing faculty speaker series at Longview since the beginning of the partnership in Spring 1999. Staff members have also given presentations. These are informal talks and the topics can be academic in nature, related to areas of personal interest, or travel experiences. Poetry readings, slide shows and musical and/or theatrical performances are also welcome. An appreciative audience is guaranteed! These monthly presentations generally take place on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Longview auditorium. Speakers are currently needed for October (the only available date is Thursday, October 30) and December, and for the spring 2009 semester.

• Course-related projects at Longview: Faculty members can involve their students at Longview through course-related and/or service-learning projects. Intergenerational discussion groups, tours of Longview, recreational and social activities planned by students, and student presentations or performances held at Longview are all possibilities. Chris Pogorzala will work with faculty to identify options and to facilitate scheduling, promotion of programs, recruitment of Longview participants, etc.

• Volunteer at Longview: Students, staff, and faculty are always welcome to volunteer in any capacity at Longview. This might involve assisting in existing recreation programs, creating new ongoing activities, offering a "short course" on a particular subject, providing theater or music performances, planning a social event or dance, or visiting individual residents.

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