Collegiate Build

Habitat McLean County is fortunate to be supported by collegiate chapters at both Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University. The 2019-2020 build season was our 26th Collegiate Build! We are currently working on reestablishing the collegiate chapters following a hiatus due to COVID-19.


Read the article "Building Monuments to Civic Engagement" and see a video from the original Collegiate Build here.


The Collegiate Chapter is beneficial to engage young adult leaders early. It plugs them into the Bloomington-Normal community, connecting them with other volunteers, donors, and especially the partner family and their neighbors. An experience with the Habitat Collegiate Chapter often sparks a life-long commitment to serving those in need and gives students the chance to examine their own privilege and consider how they will continue to give back after college.


Students from all campuses are welcome to help build a house constructed by a mostly-student crew. Opportunities are also available to help with fundraising efforts for the Collegiate Build. The family for this year's build is in the final stages of their application process and should be named soon. If you'd like to support the efforts of ISU & IWU students, click the button below.


Donate to the Collegiate Build