Today’s fast-moving, interconnected world demands a degree of creativity and dash of entrepreneurship. Adrian College’s ten, innovative Institutes are designed to develop those instincts. 

Each Institute operates independently, deploying a range of customized resources to move students closer to their personal and professional goals.

At the same time, all our Institutes share a primary goal: to add an additional layer to your course of study. Whether hosting lectures, running workshops, identifying internships, or offering career counseling, each Institute strives to supplement existing curriculum in meaningful ways.

For example, maybe you’re interested in pursuing a career in government. At The George Romney Institute for Law and Public Policy, you’ll find a debate series that offers lively discussions of the real-world issues you’re likely to encounter. 

Or perhaps you sense that sports medicine is the niche for you. Our Institute for Sports Medicine can help you take a deeper dive into the discipline by identifying relevant research and internship opportunities on and off campus.

Whatever your interests, when you access Institute resources, you can expect an experience that allows you to collaborate with faculty, think critically and creatively, and expand your understanding by putting ideas into practice.

And when you complete your degree, you’ll move forward with the confidence and flexibility to adapt to whatever environment you enter.

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Institute for Career Planning

Institute for Career Planning

The Institute for Career Planning provides assistance in all phases of the career development process including self-assessment, decision making, career planning, job search and graduate school preparation.

Institute for Creativity

Institute for Creativity

A process for creative problem solving, based on tenets and techniques of the Creative Education Foundation, will be used to foster creativity across campus.

Institute for Education

Institute for Education

The Institute for Education will support students as they develop to their fullest potential. Developing a collaborative model that brings "best practices" in teaching and learning to the Adrian College campus and community.

Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies will prepare students to commercialize an idea, start their own business, and/or build a foundation of business knowledge.

Institute for Leadership & Ethics

Institute for Leadership & Ethics

The Institute for Ethics was established to promote ethical reflection and conversation throughout the college and into the larger communities of Adrian and Lenawee County.

Institute for Study Abroad

Institute for Study Abroad

Adrian College offers a wide variety of study abroad opportunities. Whether you want to go abroad for as much as a whole academic year, or just for a couple of weeks; we’ll help you figure out what works best for you!

Institute for Cross-Cultural Studies

Institute for Cross-Cultural Studies

The Institute for Cross-Cultural Studies provides opportunities for academic study, programs, and services designed to encourage cultural, academic, social, personal growth and understanding among the Adrian College community.

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