What to Expect: Getting Involved On Campus

Now that you've dipped your freshmen toes into the Bloomington waters (this includes, but is not limited to, familiarizing yourself with course work, getting a few collegiate parties under your belt and learning that both B-town buses and bikers are ruthless), it's time to start getting involved on campus. IU offers an unlimited amount of opportunities and every Hoosier should take full advantage of them. Here's what to expect when getting involved on campus.

Front Row Seats 

So you love show tunes, live theater and everything in between.Getting involved at the IU Auditorium, IU Cinema and IU Theater are great places to get front row tickets for free.

You could usher at the IU Auditorium for performances like the Blue Man Group and Bare Naked Ladies.

You could usher at the IU Cinema for film showings and guest lecturers
like filmmaker Vadim Abrashitov and Nicolas Winding Refn.

You could usher at the IU Theater for student performances of productions
like Chicago and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Must Love Dogs

If you're an animal lover, the Revitalizing Animal Well-Being organization, among others, is a way to help and interact with animals.RAW members get to participate in on-campus activities (such as Furry Finals) as well as off-campus outings (for example, building turtle pens at Wildcare).

#1 Fan 

If you so desperately want to be involved with a sport at IU but don't have the time to make such a commitment, try getting involved with a sport/recreational clubIU has an incredible amount of sports clubs ranging from dance teams to Quidditch.

Greek & Non-Greek 

Greek life is extremely present on IU's campus. Guys pledge throughout the year and ladies rush during the winter. Greek life is a great way to make lasting friendships, give back to the community and network with future employers; they aren't as stereotypical as everyone makes them out to be.

However, if Greek life isn't what you're looking for there's also a great organization for independent women. The Independent Council doesn't involve competitive recruitment and it doesn't require the commitment a sorority does.


IU offers students so much during their years of studies. Every Hoosier owes it to themselves to get involved with at least one extra curricular activities. Don't know where to start? Try My Involvement and check out all of the bulletin boards and flyer stands around campus and in classrooms.

For other articles about things to do at IU, check these out!

About The Author
Kelsey RoadruckJournalism major, Class of 2016


  • Journalism major
  • Informatics second concentration
  • Class of 2016


  • Contributing writer for HerCampus
  • Contributing columnist for Uloop
  • Writer intern for College Lifestyles
  • Style Guru for CollegeFashionista

On-Campus Activities/Interests:

  • Volunteer usher at the IU Auditorium
  • Proud supporter of Hoosier athletics
  • Loyal Starbucker