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What is a SIG?

SIGs are another way for OLLI@SCU members to continue lifelong learning beyond the classroom. A SIG is formed by a nucleus of people with a special interest in the same subject, and who are willing to participate as active, rather than as passive, learners. Special Interest Groups are independent and self-directed, with members deciding where and when they will meet and how the group will function.

Meeting regularly, SIGS not only provide new and enriching opportunities to form friendships with other members, they also provide continuity with the OLLI@SCU program over the summer break in the class schedule.

Click here to see a calendar of SIG events for Fall 2014-2015.

How Do I Join a SIG?

1. SIGs are one of the benefits of your OLLI@SCU membership. Make sure your membership is up to date.

2. Go to the individual SIG home page to find the contact information for the group’s facilitator and ask to be put on the email distribution. It’s that simple.

3. Please Note: In order to participate in any SIG activity that meets off campus, you must have a signed copy of the Santa Clara University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Informed Consent, Acceptance of Risk and Release of Liability form on file with that SIG. Please sign both waivers and return to the office.   Only one copy is required for ALL SIGs.  

Please click here to download the Waiver Form, print it out, sign it, and give it to the SIG facilitator.

Please click here to download the NonUniversity Vehicle Drivers Agreement  if you plan to drive and act as a carpool.

Check with the SIG facilitator or  if you have any questions.

Want to Propose Another SIG?

Download and fill out the SIG Proposal Form, and send it to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, 95053. If you propose a SIG you are not committed to being the facilitator, but you must be willing to organize and preside over the organizational meeting. We will post the proposed SIG on the OLLI@SCU home page and in the monthly Newsletter.When 6 or more people have expressed an interest in the proposed topic, the SIG coordinator will put you in touch with one another. Once a SIG has formed we will post an announcement on the program's Home Page with the name and contact information of the Group's facilitator

Santa Clara University OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute
Guadalupe Hall - Lower Level, Room 135
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053
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