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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Drake University is a lifelong learning organization tailored for those who seek stimulating discussion, cultural understanding, and intellectual exploration.



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OLLI at Drake is a membership organization, open to all persons interested in lifelong learning. Learn more about becoming an OLLI at Drake Member by clicking the link below.

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Fall 2023 Catalog

OLLI at Drake provides opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural stimulation and growth.

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To register for classes listed you must be a current member of OLLI at Drake.

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Mission Statement

We are a volunteer-supported program of Drake University open to all persons who seek opportunities for lifelong learning. We offer an environment of sharing and fellowship that provides opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural stimulation and growth.

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OLLI at Drake Featured Course

"Disability History, Heroes and Harkin" | Mondays, September 11,18, 25 2-3:30 PM

Join an interactive three-part series to learn about disability and experience disability culture. Each session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the question of how we define disability.  Participants will have first-hand experience in touring the proactive accessible technological and architectural components of the Harkin Center. The importance of disability history, how history shapes disability culture today, and our individual and societal roles in ensuring that people with disabilities are fully included in all aspects of community will be topics shared during the series. The series will conclude with a discussion on art, accessibility, activism, and inclusion.

Harkin Institute or online via Zoom


I love being an OLLI at Drake member because...

"The RaySociety (now known as OLLI at Drake) is a community treasure. I love the breadth of classes offered, the amazingly talented instructors who offer their expertise, and the ways it connects me to vital issues and perspectives."

—Linda Appelgate, BN'90 GR'90

Contact OLLI at Drake


Tracy Beck

OLLI at Drake Manager
(515) 271-1847

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper

Program Coordinator
(515) 271-3452

Supporters just like you help to make a difference every day.