Peace Corps

Contact your campus Peace Corps Recruiter, Vicki Runion, vrunion@iu.edu  (812) 855-9257 

Indiana University is proud of our long-standing and significant role in promoting Peace Corps on our campus. Consistently in the top tier, IU ranked 21st in 2017 for alumni volunteers. Since 1961, more than 1,695 Hoosiers have put their education and experience to work around the world in the areas of education, health, environment, community and economic development, agriculture, and youth in development.

Peace Corps is an international service organization of the United States. The Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service while at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.

The world has changed quite a lot since the Peace Corps was first established, and the need for Peace Corps Volunteers is more relevant than ever. The Peace Corps continues its original mission based on three simple goals:

1. Helping people of interested countries in meeting their needs for trained men and women.
2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans.

Indiana University employs a campus-based Peace Corps Recruiter who is responsible for providing advice and insight to those interested in Peace Corps service. The Recruiter is your face-to-face resource to learn about opportunities with the Peace Corps, the application process, and what the life of a Peace Corps Volunteer entails. The Peace Corps Recruiter is housed within the Walter Center for Career Achievement in the Ernie Pyle Hall.

Check out current Volunteer Openings;   https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/

And Peace Corps Prep:    IU Peace Corps Prep Program 

Upcoming Events:

First Tuesday of each month!  Information Session,  EPH 252  6:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m.

November 8,  Panel Session.  6--7:00 p.m.  Ballantine Hall 217.  Hosted by 21st Century Scholars Program.

November 12, Tabling at Wendell W. Wright Education Building, Atrium,  10:30 a.m.--1:00 p.m.

November 28,  Meet & Greet.  Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Invitees, and interested students gathering for great conversation and food!  7:00--8:00 p.m. Location SPEA, O'Neil Commons.

December 4, Application Workshop:  Make your application stand out from the rest!  Learn valuable tips to guide you through the application process, including how to tailor your resume.  EPH  252  6:00--7:00 p.m.


Office Hours

By Appointment and Fridays 12:00 a.m.--2:00 p.m.

 Ernie Pyle Hall, Second Floor

940 E. 7th Street