Living-Learning Center

Opportunities for Community Members

Live Together

SPH LLC members live together in the Read Residence Center, located in the Southeast Neighborhood of Campus. Read Hall was renovated between 2016-2018 and now features several lounges, study rooms, music practice rooms, a dining court, and so much more. You'll be an easy 5-minute walk from the heart of campus, including the School of Public Health!

In our community, you will enjoy:

  • Four In-Center Dining Options: Bueno, Crimson Cafe, Erbert & Gerbert's, and Presentation Station
  • Community Kitchen
  • Quiet Study Area
  • Music, Movies, and More
  • Music Practice Rooms
  • Game Room
  • Computer Lab
  • Living options include single, double, and triple rooms with a semi-private ½ bath between them

Build a Community

The SPH LLC offers a large array of programs and activities that focus on community development, professional and personal growth, and academic success. Below are just a few of the opportunities our community provides to our community members.

  • Tailgates before home football games
  • 5K Runs
  • Professional development workshops
  • Off-campus retreats that focus on leadership and community development
  • Alternative breaks
  • Community service and outreach opportunities
  • Behind-the-Scenes career exploration
  • Community dinners

Learning Together

SPH LLC students take specific classes together during the fall and spring semesters. During the fall, you will take a three credit-hour course called Living Well (SPH R-142) that counts towards the general education requirement in Social & Historical Studies. In the spring, you’ll take a two credit hour seminar course called A Multidisciplinary Approach to Wellness. In this course, you will meet weekly with guest speakers from all areas of Public Health, including nonprofit directors, conservationists, and sports professionals. During the spring semester, you will also give back to the community through service projects in Bloomington and surrounding areas.

Beyond the classroom, you will have the opportunity to participate in trips to places like St. Louis and Nashville, attend professional development workshops, attend off-campus leadership retreats, and meet with future employers and IU alumni.

Serve Together

Being a part of the School of Public Health LLC means connecting with others and giving back to the community. Throughout the year, we partner with several local nonprofit agencies including Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Hoosier Hills, the Julian Center, and more.

Residential Community



Location Cost Gender Room Type Air Cond. Bathroom Facilities Annual Program Fee
SPH LLC Standard Split (1) Double or Single Yes Traditional $200

1 - All male or female wings on a floor.

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