Virtual Tour

Welcome to SPEA

At SPEA, our people and programs will prepare you to lead for the greater good. Join us on the Indiana University campus, one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, in Bloomington, Indiana, a great college town.

Explore life at SPEA

Come on in!

Inside, SPEA is environmentally friendly ...  and friendly friendly. We purchase renewable energy credits to offset our electric consumption, and our Paul H. O’Neill Graduate Center expansion is LEED certified.

A student holds an umbrella by a welcome to SPEA sign.
Welcome to SPEA!
Students walk in front of the O'Neill Center expansion on a cold day.
We’re thrilled to announce that our Paul H. O’Neill Graduate Center, opened in 2017, has expanded our space by 28,000 square feet.
Faculty look at a digital screen kiosk.
We've grown, but we remain helpful. Inside our front door off of Tenth Street, you’ll find a kiosk with maps to help you get where you are going, or just ask a real, live person. 
Students walk from the O'Neill Center expansion into the original SPEA building.
The 2017 O’Neill Center leads right into our original SPEA building. 
Students approach each other on the bricked walkway while the SPEA building looms.
Outside, our plaza remains a popular gathering place for conversation, study, or events during good weather.
Students study at tables in the third floor commons.
Inside, multiple commons areas, such as this one on the third floor, offer beautiful spaces to study and gather for students at all levels.  
The CDO office.
Our second floor is home to offices that serve students, as well as study and meeting spaces. Our Career Development Office (CDO) can point you to the right internship or fellowship.
A group of students at a CDO career trip in Chicago.
Join the CDO on their career exploration trips to Washington, Chicago, Denver, and other cities.
Networking at a career fair.
The CDO will help you with resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, and other career launching tools and connect you with recruiters that come to SPEA specifically to recruit our students.
Work gets done at the UPO front counter.
In the Undergraduate Program Office, advisors help future freshmen and current IU Students find the right degree, program, or class—taught by the same faculty as our top-ranked master’s program and eager to help you succeed.
Students listen to a presentation in the Undergraduate Lounge and study space.
The Undergraduate Student Lounge offers dedicated space to hang out, study, or take in special programming.
Staff and a student shake hands in the Masters Program Office.
Faculty and staff in our Masters Program Office can help you choose among our MPA—ranked number one in the nation— our masters in arts administration,  environmental science, or our unique dual public affairs/environmental science degrees.

Civic Leaders Center

A short walk north from SPEA toward Assembly Hall—home of Hoosier basketball—takes you to the recently renovated Briscoe Residence Hall in the heart of the northwest neighborhood. It is home to the Civic Leaders Center, our living-learning community for freshmen from all IU schools.

The exterior of the Briscoe Residence Hall.
Briscoe Residence Hall, home to the Civic Leaders Center.
Students work together in the Civic Leaders library.
At Civic Leaders, you can take a SPEA class, attend a lecture, or just hang out with students who are interested in making a difference in their communities and in the world.
The lounge area of a civic leaders/Briscoe room.
The rooms are large and modern and the laundry is free.
Students appear to be about to engage in combat in a Civic Leaders orientation game.
Meet your fellow Civic Leaders at orientation.