Student Life

With an eclectic array of shopping, art, music and more; CIP students love downtown Bloomington and nearby Indianapolis!​

What's it like to live in Bloomington, Indiana?

Bloomington has a rich and diverse performance arts culture that is home to several professional and amateur theater companies. The region also features many big city pleasures that include: opera, theater touring Broadway shows and Big Ten-NCAA athletic events.

Nature lovers enjoy the abundance of parks and a national forest. Students also enjoy swimming, hiking, biking, local festivals, musical performances, and bowling. CIP has weekly activity meetings where students are involved in choosing and planning these events.

Fun Local Highlights and Activities

CIP Bloomington students have access to many world-class cultural venues and activities

  • Certifications in Desktop Publishing, Bio-technology & Soft Skills Career Training Program 
  • Beekeeping workshop
  • Sound production workshop
  • Community cooking classes
  • Japanese & Russian language classes
  • Drawing, painting & ceramics classes
  •  Ballroom dancing
  • Yoga classes
  • Piano, guitar, drum & voice classes
  • IU social clubs include: IU Swim Club, IU Psychology Club, IU Cognitive Science Club, IU Informatics Club, IU Anime Club, IU Chess Club, IU Ping Pong Club, IU Martial Arts Club, Hillel Center, Asian Cultural Center
  • Places of worship include: Hillel Center for Jewish Students, Catholic Center, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Baha’i Center, Buddhist Cultural Center, Non-denominational, Evangelical Church, & Campus Crusades for Christ


CIP Bloomington is within walking distance to Indiana University and dozens of galleries and museums. The Bloomington Transit bus system services the majority of Bloomington including both Ivy Tech and IU Bloomington campuses. CIP provides transportation when needed to social activities, college, internships, grocery shopping, and more. Indianapolis International Airport is one hour north of Bloomington and a shuttle is available.

Meet A Few Of Our Students

CIP supports and encourages every one of its students on their path to independence

Social Skills Supports

CIP’s core curriculum includes an emphasis on developing social skills and life management competencies. Learn more about how CIP supports social competency for students with autism, asperger’s, and other learning disabilities.

VIDEO: Spotlight on Success

Hear from CIP Bloomington parents and staff as they share their personal journey, finding CIP, and experiencing success.

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