Center for Student Involvement

  • 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.

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

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.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life is comprised of over 1,100 students, representing 29% of the undergraduate population. Bradley is the home to 30 fraternity and sorority chapters, which are represented by 4 governing councils.

Student Activities Office and Student Organizations

The Student Activities Office provides support and oversight for student organizations including but not limited to: annual registration, creation of new organizations, student organization event approval, advertisement approval, student organization conduct, Student Organization Handbook, Student Activities Budget Review Committee policies and procedures, assists with purchasing and signs contracts on behalf of funded organizations. The Student Activities Office maintains the student organization directory and management portal, BInvolved, which can be found online at

The Lewis J. Burger Center for Leadership and Service

The Lewis J. Burger Center (LJB 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 leadership and service experiences, the Center benefits not only Bradley students, but also the Central Illinois Community and our society. These impactful and experiential learning opportunities provide students the ability to enhance their leadership skills while becoming active citizens. The LJB Center works continually to cultivate and maintain reciprocal partnerships with community partners.

The LJB Center strives to help students develop a greater leadership self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively within diverse settings, and build the confidence to enact social change. Students can participate in leadership workshops, seminars, conferences, become a Bradley Fellows scholar, or join the Braves L.E.A.D. program. The Lewis J. Burger Center also hosts the Campus Life Ambassador program during Welcome Week each fall. By participating in these experiences, students will have the opportunity to engage in activities and discussions that will help them establish their core values, learn ways to build community and a common purpose, as well as strategies for empowering others to lead. Students, faculty, and staff can also check out the Center's volunteer website, Braves Volunteer. Whether it is Service on Saturday, a one-time opportunity, or an on-going commitment, the Center can help anyone find a place to make a difference in the Greater Peoria area.

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Campus Programming

The Student Activities Office provides a number of programming opportunities for students and the campus community including programming by ACBU and Late Night BU.

Student Government

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.

This is the official catalog for the 2023-2024 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.