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Building new solutions for a challenging world takes more than a good idea — it also takes the right kind of people. When people with different skills team up together, they can create a plan that truly makes an impact for good. 

The Petrick Idea Center is where students will come together who want to do more than build a resume. We're building something to help: a state-of-the-art center with fully-equipped makerspaces, an amphitheater, collaboration spaces, and residences where entrepreneurially-minded students can live, learn, and create 24/7. 




Who will you team up with?

Finance + Theater
Music + Neuroscience
Art + Physics
Nursing + Psychology
Computer Science + Entrepreneurship
English + Environmental Studies

Innovation and entrepreneurship is for more than just business or engineering. The best solutions come from collaborative, cross-discipline creativity with a conscience. Plan to start your origin story at The Petrick Idea Center at Illinois Wesleyan University. 


Learn More

To learn more about how you can invest in The Petrick Idea Center project, please contact Director of The Petrick Idea Center John Quarton ( or Vice President for External Relationships Steve Seibring (