IU South Bend Elkhart Center

IU South Bend Elkhart Center

Since 2007, the Elkhart Center has opened its door to the greater Michiana community, serving as a home-away-from home for many IUSB graduate students. Today, it houses the IUSB Elkhart Speech-Language Clinic and the School of Rehabilitation Sciences; advanced health sciences Masters programs in Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology.

Focusing on the graduate education of much-needed healthcare providers in these necessary fields, the Elkhart Center promotes collaboration, collegiality and professional development. This vital foundation, and these highly-trained professionals, is key to fostering life-long learning, improving patient/family outcomes in the field of healthcare, and supporting the Michiana region.

The Elkhart Center also currently hosts Beacon Health System classes, supported by the Elkhart General Hospital.

Location and Hours of Operation

The Elkhart Center is currently open 7:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. As part of IUSB, we observe all academic breaks and federal holidays

Faculty and Staff

Doug McMillen
Doug McMillen

Building Director & Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs 
☏: 574-520-4222
✉: dmcmille@iusb.edu
Office: AI 246G


Sheila Sieradzki
Sheila Sieradzki

Director of Elkhart Community Partnerships
☏: 574-520-4180
✉: ssieradz@iusb.edu
Office: AI 247

Jennifer Essig

Jennifer Essig

Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology
☏: 574-520-4008
✉: jessig@iu.edu
Office: A108 


Sharon Pape
Sharon Pape

Program Director, Occupational Therapy
☏: 574-520-4017
✉: shbpape@iu.edu
Office: A110


Caitlin Vlaeminck
Caitlin Vlaeminck

Program Director, MSN (Nursing)
☏: 574-520-4167
✉: cwendelb@iusb.edu



Security Office
A104 | 574-520-4239
There is an IUSB Officer at the Elkhart Center during hours of operation.

No Smoking Policy
The Elkhart Center adheres to the IU South Bend tobacco-free policy.

Student Lounge & Atrium
A213 & A215
On the second floor of the Elkhart Center there is a private student lounge, complete with kitchenette, and an open atrium where students can study quietly. The atrium hosts 8 computers (2 of which are Macs), 2 printers, and a non-circulating library.

Events & Reservations
The Elkhart Center is available for your use. Whether your conference requirements large classrooms with AV setups, you're looking to host a holiday brunch, or you'd like to use our parking lot, please see the IUSB Special Events Manual.

Updates to the Space
The IUSB Elkhart Center is discussing the alteration and/or renovation of several spaces in the building. If you have concerns about the accessibility of a room or area in the building, please feel free to reach out and discuss the status of our projects.

There are no Admissions, Financial Aid, Bursar, IT/Helpdesk, or General Education services in the building.

Take a Virtual Tour

Center for Online Education

The Center for Online Education is for students who want to earn college credit towards a university degree, but do not have the time to attend classes on campus.

Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872