Village Benefits

ILV Volleyball

Living in Bowen makes popping out to the Beach for volleyball a breeze for ILV members.

Competitive Housing Assignment

We are excited you are interested in living on campus with the Impact Leadership Village in Bowen Hall at NC State. The Impact Leadership Village (ILV) is home to approximately 100 primarily first-year students with a passion for strengthening their leadership skills and impacting their community. Bowen is conveniently located in the heart of central campus (view 360°)–the hub of student life on campus. Bowen is within a short walk to prime locations such as Talley Student Union, Carmichael Gym, and the Free Expression Tunnel, which provides quick access to many academic buildings for first-year courses. Bowen is a suite-style hall located on central campus. You can find more detailed information including virtual tours on University Housing’s website. Should you have questions related to the building and Bowen Hall specifically, please contact the Bowen Residence Director or the University Housing assignments office.

Early Move-In and Orientation

Early Move in at the Belltower

Villagers enjoy early move-in activities like special Belltower tours

One benefit of village membership is getting to move in ahead of the crowd on the main move-in day for the remainder of the campus. Move-in and the following orientation days are critical to transitioning into the village, so please keep these dates in mind as you apply.

  • Thursday:  ILV member move-in day is the day before general campus move-in. In addition to move-in assistance, undergraduate staff members (community leaders) will be available this day to assist you with getting acclimated to the building and answering any village-related questions you may have. Village members are strongly encouraged to move in this day to be able to participate in the orientation activities taking place the remainder of the weekend.
  • Friday:  While the rest of campus is moving in, ILV members get out of the hustle and bustle by participating in our annual village orientation day of service through projects like Adopt-a-Highway. The rest of the day is filled with community building opportunities organized by the community leaders.
  • Saturday:  Saturday is a critical day for attendance and participation as this is a full day of experiential team-building designed to build connections between suite-mates, floors, and the village as a whole. ILV move-in and orientation culminate with an official village orientation program where village members receive detailed information about the class, Impact Leadership Council, and involvement expectations. Village members are expected to attend this session.

Hands-On Leadership Opportunities

SLC 101 FA19 Portfolio Presentations

Current Villagers present their Service Action Portfolios to Village alumni for the final meeting of SLC 101

On a campus as large as NC State, it can be overwhelming as a first-year student to know where to start your Wolfpack journey. With so many options, getting involved on campus can be a daunting task without a clear first step. This is where the Impact Leadership Village can maximize your transition to campus. ILV provides a solid foundation of hands-on leadership roles, responsibilities, and opportunities designed right into the place where you live. From move-in to class to council, there is no awkward or uncertain pause of ‘what do I do now?’ From day one on campus, you will be connected with opportunities to practice and grow your own leadership in a supportive community of like-minded student leaders. Whether you have a passion for designing community service opportunities or want to flex your social media and marketing skills, ILV offers avenues for you to achieve your leadership with purpose and community.

Trips and Special Events

Villagers attend the annual Spring Leadership Retreat to Ocean Isle Beach, NC. This trip is planned by the Leadership Development Committee!

Being a member of ILV also includes opportunities to travel and attend special events–both for further leadership development as well as team bonding and fun. Some trips occur annually while others are planned and implemented yearly based on student interest. Annual trips include a Fall Retreat Day at Lake Wheeler, October Trip to SCarowinds Haunted Amusement Park, and a Spring Retreat weekend at Ocean Isle Beach, NC. These trips are chances to build deeper relationships with your fellow villagers, get away from campus for a break from the stress of collegiate life and have fun. The vIllage also offers special events to make even more memories with the village such as hilariously competitive games of Broomball, meaningful days of service, and inspirational leadership speakers. If you are looking for a place to call your home away from home and build your family on campus, ILV is the place to do just that through our trips and special events.

ILV @ SCarowinds 2019

Current Villagers during the annual fall trip to SCarowinds haunted amusement park in Charlotte. This trip is planned by our Event Planning Committee.

Campus Involvement Networking

ILV is the ideal starting point for your campus involvement goals. Through our year-long focus on intentional leadership development as well as deep connections with other campus programs, villagers are equipped to serve in a variety of campus leadership roles.

ILV NSP Orientation Leaders

Eli Whitley (Lt., ILV ’17-’18) and Adam Johnson (Rt., ILV ’17-’18, ’18-’19) welcome a second generation of ILV members selected to serve as Orientation Leaders with New Student Programs.

For example, village alumni have served as Orientation Leaders, Resident Advisors, University and College Ambassadors, Fraternity and Sorority Life leaders, as well as campus club and organization presidents. Village members are also part of some of the most prestigious scholarship groups on campus including the Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program, Caldwell Fellows, Goodnight Scholars, Oaks Leadership Scholars, and Leader of the Pack. By joining ILV, you are joining a robust network of others who have made the most of their time at State by getting involved as campus leaders who can model the way for your own leadership development process.

ILV @ Home Football

When you join ILV, you have a family to join you for everything from home football games to First-Year Engineering Design Day.


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