Center for Student Involvement
- Campus Programming
- Campus Recreation and Athletic Facilities
- Event Services
- Student Activities
- Fraternity and Sorority Life
- Lewis J. Burger Center for Leadership and Service
- Student Government
- Student Organizations
Student Involvement provides a cohesive plan of programs, activities, events and services designed to respond to the cultural, social, physical, and recreational needs of all students enrolled at Bradley. Opportunities for leadership and group development are provided for students to learn new skills, broaden their abilities, and manage their organizational activities. Communication between faculty, administration, students, and staff will be encouraged as a means to promote a well-informed campus community regarding student activities and government.
The Student Activities Office provides a number of programming opportunities for students and the campus community including programming by ACBU, Late Night BU and signature events like Family Weekend and Siblings Weekend.
Campus Recreation and Athletic Facilities
Campus Recreation provides a variety of programs to meet the recreational needs of all students. The Markin Family Student Recreation Center is a multi-use indoor facility. The center provides opportunities for intramural events, sports and fitness classes, and unscheduled, informal activity. It has exercise and fitness equipment, an indoor pool, two racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall that stands 46 feet, a bouldering wall, a Multi-Activity Court (MAC court), a 1/8-mile running/walking track, and a juice bar. It has four basketball courts for intramural and recreational games and a championship court, which seats about 300 and will be used for, among other things, hosting championship intramural events. The intramural sports calendar includes 25 different events.
Outdoor recreational opportunities exist at the David Markin Tennis Courts and the Meinen Field outdoor recreation complex, which houses 21/2 basketball courts and a multi-sport field where soccer, softball, flag football, and a variety of other activities occur.
Campus Recreation also offers a variety of club sports students can participate in. Some of the most popular are men's ice hockey, men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, softball, and ultimate frisbee among many others.
Athletic Facilities provides facility management to the Renaissance Coliseum, Markin Tennis Courts, and Meinen Field. With a capacity of 4,200, the Renaissance Coliseum is home to some of Bradley University's largest events, including concerts, women's basketball and volleyball, commencements, and other special events. Past concerts have featured Weezer, Wiz Khalifa, The Band Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Students receive free or discounted tickets to most events.
Event Services is responsible for scheduling and reserving rooms in most buildings on campus, including the Michel Student Center, Global Communications Center, and academic buildings other than the labs.
Student Activities Office (Student Organizations)
The Student Activities Office maintains a master calendar of events, coordinates reservations for campus grounds and the Michel Student Center foyer, and approves fundraising requests. For a complete list of recognized student organizations, please visit bradley.edu/sao.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fraternity and Sorority Life is comprised of over 1400 students, representing 33% of the undergraduate population. Bradley is the home to 27 fraternity and sorority chapters, which are represented by 3 governing councils.
The Lewis J. Burger Center for Leadership and Service
The Burger Center represents the University’s commitment to educate and prepare our students for civic responsibility to become committed leaders for the 21st century. By involving our students in a myriad of service activities and leadership seminars, the Center benefits not only Bradley students, but also the Central Illinois Community and our society. The Center promotes service and leadership among the Bradley student body. It provides opportunities for students to be involved in community service and leadership activities and promotes the incorporation of a service component into the curriculum where appropriate.
The Center has three main services:
1. Volunteer Services: The Center provides students with resources and programs that make volunteering accessible, including volunteer placement, Service on Saturday events
2. Leadership Development Programs: Through the Braves Lead certificate program, LINCS Leadership Trainings, and a variety of leadership-based campus organizations, the Center provides students with a multitude of ways to develop their skills and increase their effectiveness as a leader; and Student Leadership
3. Service Fellows Program: This scholarship-based program accepts 15 incoming freshmen students annually and strives to instill lifelong leadership skills and civic responsibility in its members through a comprehensive four-year experience.
The Lewis J. Burger Center is home to student organizations including Fellows, SERVE, LINCS and facilitates programs such as Service on Saturday, volunteer.bradley.edu, philanthropy drives, and Braves Lead certificate program. In addition, the Center provides information on a wide range of peer advising, service-learning initiatives and leadership opportunities throughout the United States.
Student Government organizations provide leadership opportunities for students to participate in the governing process of the University, particularly as it relates to student concerns and welfare.
The Student Activities Office provides support and oversight for student organizations. Maintains Student Organization Handbook. Advises student organizations on the Student Activities Budget. Review Committee policies, procedures, and assists with purchasing. Signs contracts on behalf of student organizations who receive funding.