Innovate LLC

Creativity is the power to see things differently.

Who is an innovator? An innovator approaches a problem with creativity and resolve. We practice social entrepreneurship that leads to positive change in the community. We let our compassion drive our curiosity. Join us - be an innovator.

Please note the following housing information on these pages reflects our past practices and we are in the process of determining any possible changes due to COVID-19. We will provide updates as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Innovate LLC students will be housed in the Valley B residence halls. Students living in Valley B enjoy close proximity to Bosley Café and Bosley Fitness Center. This housing area is situated in what students call “The Valley,” which is the largest residential community on campus, and home to first-year students, sophomores, and upperclassmen alike. Please note that Valley B has single and triple rooms. Each floor has a total of 30 residents, with two shared bathrooms, with two shower stalls, two toilets and two sinks in each bathroom. All residents on the floor share these bathrooms, regardless of the room occupancy type. 

For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, Illuminate LLC students will be relocated alongside the Innovate LLC in Valley B, while Camino and Founders Halls will be offline for renovation work as a part of USD's Renaissance Plan.

Begin quote In an ever-changing world full of challenges, innovators are called upon to create and discover new solutions to better their communities and all those around the world. The Innovate LLC aims to foster a community of well-rounded, diverse individuals who can share their experiences and understand many different backgrounds and ideas. With this knowledge, the Changemakers of Innovate can then use this new knowledge to produce inventive ideas in their lives to not only better themselves, but the people around them as well. We know this environment will help our Innovators better both their time at USD, and their lives after college too! – Andrew Bennett, Facilitating Scholastic Assistant for Innovate

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Begin quote To be innovative takes lots of courage, perseverance and determination. Allowing yourself to become open to the world of possibilities, no matter what field of interest, is something that I believe the Innovate LLC targets as it welcomes new students. Being a Changemaker requires one to take an issue or problem and to be able to come up with not only a solution, but to innovate a way to positively change all communities and issues. The Innovate LLC helps students find their own confidence in their abilities to become an innovative Changemaker for their college career and moving forward post-graduation. – Ellie Meck, Coaching Residential Assistant for Innovate