Make Learning a Lifetime Experience


To provide, at a modest cost, learning experiences for retired and semi-retired persons, regardless of previous educational background.

The Pursuit of Learning in Society (POLIS) organization, sponsored by Quincy University, allows active, retired adults to continue a lifetime of learning while relaxing in a comfortable academic setting with those your own age. No tests are required.

Take a Class without Taking Tests

Choose from a dozen or more courses that are attended by retirees and taught by university professors, field experts, religious leaders, and researchers that are designed to open your mind and stimulate thinking about a variety of subjects.   These subjects can include history, music, art, literature, biology, political science, philosophy, theology, criminal justice, law and business.



POLIS offers courses for the Fall Semester and Spring Semester concurrent with Quincy University degree courses. Most classes are held at Quincy University’s North Campus (North 18th Street and Seminary Road) from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with alternate locations and times for field classes.


You can register by mail or  in person during a scheduled registration day in the Center for Science lobby located at the North Campus. Click the POLIS Patter link for more registration information.


Membership for one semester is $15. Each session of a class costs only $5. Anyone who has never taken a POLIS course can come and audit one class for no charge.

Contact Info

Quincy University North Campus, Room 122-D
(217) 228-5594
Board President: Dr. Mary Ann Klein

Quincy University POLIS Director: Dr. Mary Ann Klein, Room 122-D
217-228-5432 ext. 3193