CLI offers an opportunity for students to experience a true living-learning community. Students and staff live on a top college campus in an exciting city. In diverse class and residential groups, students form strong bonds with like-minded peers from across the country and around the world. Staff are invested in the success of every student, and help build a safe and supportive environment for growth and self-discovery.
All Civic Leadership Institute participants live in one residence hall on campus, under the supervision of specially trained residential staff. Each resident assistant (RA) is responsible for a group of approximately 15 students. Most students are assigned to double rooms, but on occasion, students are assigned to singles or triples. Bathrooms are shared. The residence hall has defined boundaries for male and female students; cross-hall visitation is not permitted. Students eat with residential staff and other members of the university community in a dining hall on campus. Students also have limited access to other campus facilities, including libraries, computer labs and athletic fields.
Just as the city becomes a classroom, it also becomes a place to experience cultural and recreational opportunities outside of class. Our residential staff plan and facilitate a wide range of engaging activities that suit the varied interests of our students.
An afternoon might be spent playing soccer, exploring the new exhibit at the art museum, checking out the local farmers’ market, or cloud watching at the park. Students also have the option of signing out in pairs or small groups to visit sites around campus, such as local shops, bookstores, and cafes. When students need a break, they can relax in the dorms to unwind and talk with friends.
Weekends are a chance to explore the city and engage in all-campus fun, with dances, talent shows, scavenger hunts and more. Through each unforgettable activity, students connect with new and often lifelong friends.
|7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.||Wake Up & Breakfast|
|9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Class/Service|
|12 p.m. - 1 p.m.||Lunch|
|1 p.m. - 3 p.m.||Class/Service|
|3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Recreation|
|5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.||Dinner|
|7 p.m. - 9 p.m.||Class/Speaker|
|9 p.m. - 10 p.m.||Social Time|
|10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.||Hall Meeting|
|11 p.m.||Lights Out|
You may also view a detailed sample weekly schedule.
Because of the very tight scheduling needs of this program, all students attending the Civic Leadership Institute must attend as residential students.
We expect our students to meet the highest standards of behavior, both in personal conduct and in dedication to academic pursuits. To this end, students must adhere to the Center for Talented Youth Honor Code, which requires them to uphold personal and academic integrity, respect the ideas and property of others, and ensure that those around them do the same.
In addition, students are expected to:
We cannot accommodate students who are unwilling or unable to meet these expectations.
Students and families should note that while the CTY Civic Leadership Institute is designed with the academic and recreational interests of an older age group in mind, the program is highly structured and operates with a strict set of rules regarding campus and community boundaries and appropriate staff supervision.
Students may be dismissed from the program for any of the following reasons:
No tuition refunds will be made to students dismissed from the program. If a student damages property, the cost of repair or replacement is added to the student's account balance.
The following items must not be brought to the sites:
In addition to the above list, we reserve the right to confiscate for the length of the program any items that, in our judgment, demonstrate the potential for distracting students from the goals of the program, or that pose undue risk to property or anyone's safety and wellbeing.