Getting Involved on Campus

Getting involved on a campus as large as Indiana University can be challenging and sometimes a bit overwhelming. There are so many students from all over the world with a variety of interests they have chosen to pursue at IU, and it is difficult to pick and choose from so many unique student organizations, intermural sports, and other activities. Thankfully there is a program called My INvolvement where you can search for registered student organizations by name or category and connect to a group's webpage or contact information.

Another fantastic way to learn about clubs on campus is by going to the student involvement fair, hosted by The Office of First Year Experience Programs. Last year I discovered a bunch of wonderful organizations and ended up joining a volunteer group called Movement Exchange at IU and traveled to Panama over winter break! Even just passing by each table and picking up a few flyers, I was able to find out more about opportunities available around campus and choose what interested me the most.

It's hard to balance extracurriculars and classwork, but once you find your best fit you'll be able to enjoy IU so much more! There are so many activity options and organizations open to students that there's no excuse to be bored. Take advantage of your time in Bloomington and live a fulfilled college experience by getting involved!

About The Author
Lindsay StoneIU Class of 2015

IU sophomore studying speech and hearing sciences and psychology. Movement Exchange at IU marketing director, PALS therapeutic riding volunteer, VIDA Spanish theater participant, and club member of the IU Equestrian Team. Future speech-language pathologist.