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Campus life on the Terre Haute campus offers medical students a wide range of personal recreation facilities and extra curricular activities.

Campus Life

Personal Recreation

Medical students at the Terre Haute campus can play indoor basketball, lift weights and use other campus recreation facilities provided by Indiana State University. Group fitness classes and clubs are available through campus recreation as well.

Off-campus, Le Club memberships are available for a fee and provide access to free weights, nautilus equipment, cardiovascular equipment, and group classes. The nearby YMCA facility also offers weights and classes, and Union Hospital’s Center for Fitness and Performance is especially convenient for students doing clinical rotations.

Popular running spots include Heritage Trail, Deming Park, Dobbs Park, the Indiana State University outdoor track, Rea Park (across from Regional Hospital) and Collett Park. Deming Park and Dobbs Park are great places to walk, sit in the sun or just get away from campus for a while.

Extracurricular Activities

Especially while training for a career in medicine, it’s important to engage in fun activities that alleviate stress. Recreation activities, including athletics, civic engagement and hobbies, help students relieve stress and return refreshed to academic work. Students can volunteer at numerous organizations while studying at IU School of Medicine in Terre Haute, and the campus offers a variety of student-focused participation opportunities as well.

A range of Student Interest Groups are also available on this campus, including the Emergency Medicine SIG, Family Medicine SIG, and Technology in Medicine SIG. Medical students also participate in professional organizations such as American Medical Women’s Association.


First-year medical students have courses on the host-campus of Indiana State University. Explore the campus map to navigate this campus. Parking permits are available through Indiana State University Parking Services.