Student Organizations

Lead, join, or create a student org

Student organizations are responsible for many of the discussions, activities, and traditions we value at Indiana University Bloomington.

They also are responsible for upholding university policies, taking accountability for their members’ actions, and a whole host of managerial tasks such as finding funding, recruiting members, and promoting events.

Here’s everything you need to know about joining, managing, or creating your own student organization at IU.

Fall 2022 Student Involvement Fair

This year’s Student Involvement Fair will be on Thursday, August 25 from 4:00-7:00pm on Dunn Meadow! There will be student organizations, community partners, and food trucks! The fair is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with student organizations to learn how to find your community here at IU.

Student organizations who are interested in participating can find the link to sign-up in the approval message from their re-registration. Please reach out to if you have questions about the fair.

Student org awards

Each year, we give awards to student organizations who have shown excellence in community engagement, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development. We also award student organizations who hold outstanding events. Tell us which award your student organization deserves.

See award categories
students working at a habitat for humanity site
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Know the rules

Policies and guidelines keep your student organizations operating smoothly and responsibly. Read and understand all policies and guidelines before you begin promoting, assembling, or planning activities for your student organization.

Read policies and guidelines