Indiana State University. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | Cunningham Memorial Library Special Collections
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Indiana State University (OLLI at ISU) is a non-profit, membership organization open to all adults but geared towards individuals age 50 and older, regardless of academic background. At its center are learning programs designed by its members and tailored to suit their interests. These programs (lectures, courses, and special events) are offered without concern for grades, credits, or prerequisites. Indeed, the only requirement for membership in the Institute is a desire to learn.
The Institute emphasizes collaborative leadership and active member participation. The primary responsibilities for programs are assumed by Institute members, all of whom volunteer their time. However, it is only because of the substantial support of the Bernard Osher Foundation and Indiana State University that the Institute can offer these unique learning opportunities to residents of the Wabash Valley. The Osher Institute is also affiliated with the Exploritas (Elderhostel Information Network).