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Intercollegiate Studies Institute


The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is an organization based on reading and discussion, with free texts provided by the ISI national office. ISI fosters ideologically conservative and classically liberal intellect through mentoring, networking, exploring Great Books, and the interpretation of political events.

Membership & Fees

Benefits include: literature from ISI that fosters dialogue regarding the free market, the American founding, and western civilization. Students will have opportunities to attend seminars and conferences, apply for fellowships and have access to distinguished lecturers.

Membership fee: $10

Process: Visit the ISI website and join as a student. Choose ISI at APUS as the organization name and email the confirmation to

Chapter Standing

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has achieved BRONZE standing, per the university's Chapter Standards program. Bronze standing demonstrates a notable level of chapter involvement and denotes excellence in chapter leadership and member engagement.


Bronze Standing

Current Members

If you are currently a member of ISI, your group is active in ClearPath.

To access ClearPath, log into the student ecampus and click the ClearPath link in the top blue menu bar. Then click the Communities tab and Explore Communities to locate your organization’s member community.


If you are a student in good academic standing in any degree field at our university, you are eligible for membership.

For questions or general information, email

Leadership Opportunities

If you are interested in demonstrating campus leadership and assisting with the development of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, check out the current open leadership positions with ISI.

  • Webmaster
  • Chapter Advisors

If you're interested in more information about these positions or would like to apply, email


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