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.

Advising for student orgs

Student Involvement and Leadership offers advising for student organizations by appointment or during walk-in hours. Students can meet one-on-one to discuss issues that arise in thier organization, and can get advice on maximizing their organization’s potential.

Scheduled appointments or meetings during walk-in hours can be used to ask questions about student organizations, ways to get involved on campus, and opportunities within the department. Please see the front desk on the second or third floor of the Student Involvement Tower of the Indiana Memorial Union for walk-in appointments.

Student Involvement and Leadership advisors do not replace your faculty/staff advisor.

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