Precollege Programs

Precollege programs at O’Neill

Are you a middle or high school student interested in leadership, civic engagement, or environmental sustainability? We offer a variety of programs for you to explore public and environmental affairs—and get a sneak peek at college life at O’Neill.

Leadership, policy, and civic engagement

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Rising Leaders Summer Scholars

Explore your leadership potential through the Leadership, Policy, and Civic Engagement summer program.

Who: Rising high school seniors
Where: On campus
When: Summer

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Debate Camp

Join the premier debate camp option in the Midwest.

Who: Middle and high school students
Where: On campus
When: Summer

Delegates shake papers with their country names

Model UN

Bring your high school delegation or compete as an independent at our annual Model United Nations spring conference.

Who: High school students
Where: On campus
When: Spring

Environment and sustainability

Student ponders nature

Youth Environmental Leadership Summit

Engage in real-world environmental problem solving alongside other high school students at the one-day, on-campus Youth Environmental Leadership Summit.

Who: High school students
Where: On campus
When: Fall

Student touches tree bark

Summer Experience in Sustainability and the Environment

Explore sustainability and participate in hands-on activities through this online summer program for high school students.

Who: High school students
Where: Online
When: Summer

Program spotlight: Hoosier Debate Camp

Through this high-impact debate experience, you’ll work with IU faculty—including the coach of IU’s award-winning Hoosier Debate team—to build your self-confidence and public speaking skills. No prior debate experience necessary! 

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