Get Involved with Campus Activities

Expand your horizons beyond the classroom

There are almost endless opportunities to participate in student clubs, organizations, and activities at IU. Here are a few articles that will help guide you along a path to your own personal experience as you get involved during your time here at IU.

Getting Involved on Campus

Getting involved on a campus as large as Indiana University canbe challenging and sometimes a bit overwhelming. There are so manystudents from all over the world with a variety of interests theyhave chosen to pursue at IU, and it is difficult to pick and choosefrom so many unique student...

Fun at the IU Student Involvement fair

For those of you who attended the Student Involvement fair onWednesday August 29th, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did whilemelting in the hot sun. 

Thanks to Alyssa Andrews for the photo

So many great clubs attended the involvement fair that I foundmyself wishing I could go back to Freshman...

Student Involvement Fair Madness!

Heeey there guys! How's everyone? Good? Great, glad to hear it!It's been a busy week for me, a busy couple of weeksactually, but one of the highlights behind all the stress wasthe Student Involvement Fair at Dunn Meadow! "Wait, what's theStudent Involvement Fair?" you might ask. 

In short, the...

IU Annual Fair: Students of All Kinds Join to Get Involved

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(Wednesday, August 29 @Dunn Meadow from 11-3 P.M.)

Student organizations at Indiana University areso vast. When you constantly hear "If you can think of a club, IUprobably has it," it is completely true. I...

Student Involvement Fair!

Getting involved at IU is very important. For any of youfreshmen out there or for anyone who wants to meet new people whiledoing things you enjoy clubs are a great idea! 

The Student Involvement Fair is tomorrow (Wednesday August 29th)from 11am to 3 pm in Dunn Meadow. Take action because this is...

Student Involvement Fair

Well, one week down and many more to go! Are you busy? Bored?Not enough friends yet? Then come to the Student Involvement Fairtomorrow, Wednesday 8/29/ from 11 a.m to 3 p.m at Dunn Meadow andsign up for clubs!

The only way to meet people is to get out into the world! Wantto learn how to kayak?...

To Get Involved or Not

Hello everyone! We are now starting our fifth week of classesand hopefully you have gotten into some form of a daily routine inorder to deal with all your homework assignments and such. I amhappy to share with you that it's not too late to get involvedon-campus because many campus clubs and...

Start a Club... DO SOMETHING! (read if you want to make a difference)

You always hear... Its easy to start a club WELL I WANNA STARTONE!... 

Have you ever heard of Do Something (also known asdosomething.org), Well I really want to start an IU chapterhere!... Starting a new club involves work!  I am not sure howeasy it is to do as a freshman or if that even matters...

IUDM and FTK: What's it all about?

To all my freshman or other newbies out there, you must bewondering what these four letters means: IUDM, and you also must bewondering why it's accompanied by these other three little letters:FTK. Unless you've been living under a rock, you should be seeingeither signs sporting these letters,...

IU Dance Marathon 2012

On October 26-28, the nation's second larget student runphilanthropy took place in IU's very own tennis center. The IndianaUniversity Dance Marathon raises money to support Riley Children'sHospital in Indianapolis. Riley doesn't turn away any family orpatient based on financial need, and they...

Dancy Dance For the Kids of Riley!

I am finally back and writing about a cause that you may beinterested in joining as a college student on the Bloomingtoncampus. This cause is called IndianaUniversity Dance Marathon (IUDM) and helps financially supportRiley Children's Hospitalin Indianapolis, Indiana. Over 2000 students take...

Say Ah for IU Dance Marathon!
Say Ah 

Cover by Tessa Angermeier

IU Dance Marathon Idol Contest

With the IU Dance Marathon right around the corner, there havebeen many events going on to benefit the organization. This pastweek, Buffalouie's held the IUDM Idol. This is a contest for DanceMarathon participants to sing their...

A Dance Party Like No Other

Imagine a large room filled with thousands of screaming,colorfully-dressed, dancing college students. People were deckedout in face paint, tutus, high socks, bandanas, leis - you name it.You may think you're at a concert or a tailgate, but this pastweekend, this was the scene at the IU Tennis...

Runway Riley

So if you have never heard of IUDM, you are trying to avoid it.Indiana University Dance Marathon is the nation's 2nd largetstudent run philanthropy. Proceeds benefit Riley Children'sHospital. Committees work all year in order to ensure a successfulmarathon. The event itself is a 36 hour dance...

IU Dance Marathon (IUDM) - The Amazing experience

I want to take the time to say the IU Dance Marathon (IUDM) wasamazing! The energy was just undescribable. There were tears shedover inspirational stories, there was laughter and smiles kids withAmazing Talents. There was an amazing line dance taught! All in Allit was an amazing night that I...

Jill Behrman 5K


THE One and only Jill Behrman 5K took place this Saturday herein Bloomington. The SRSC puts on a 5k every year (for almost 13years now I think). This year it was a color run, and it wasfantastic.

The reason there is a JB5k is because a while ago Jill Behrmanleft for a solo bike ride and never...

Movement Exchange at IU: December 2012 Trip and Spring 2013 Activity

Forthe past three years, Movement Exchange at IU has partnered with anorganization called Movement Exchange. Each year, a small group ofstudent volunteers has travelled to Panama during winter break toteach dance to orphans and at-risk youth. This experience fosterscross-cultural understanding,...

Walk to End Alzheimers'

This weekend I participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's here inBtown. It was held at Bryan Park, which is kind of a hidden gem inmy opinion. The event was to raise money for the Alzheimer'sAssociation, which is conducting research to find a cure forAlzheimer's disease. There are a ton of...

Ways to Give Back to the Btown Community

Hey you-- yeah you, there-- do you want to volunteer for a causeyou're passionate about? Don't know where to start? Well, I'vecompiled some links for you here to make exploring the options alittle easier. There are so many great organizations and events tovolunteer with here in town, so I can...

Clubs and Groups from tchotchkes to quaffles: We've got it all here at IU!

Not a day of New Student Orientation goes by without someoneasking, "Linden, how in the world will I be able to find thingsto get involved in on campus?" or "How am I supposed tomeet people in this sea of 42,731 students?"

Well, my response would be, "How could you possibly you notdo either one...

My Picks For IU Student Organizations

As you may or may not already know, there are plenty of studentorganizations to join at IU and in the community. The tricky partis picking just a few of them. As much as we may want to do it all,our time is much better focused being a solid part of two or threeactivities rather than a...

Nice Jobs, Runners! My Experience Volunteering For The IU Mini Marathon

It was a great honor to be was selected as a volunteer at the IUMini Marathon. This is my second time volunteering at the IU MiniMarathon and the experience of it is really delightful.

Runners include IU students, faculty, staff, and Bloomingtoncitizens, of which the ages range from 20 to 60.

Here...

IU Student Media

Whether you're in the Journalism School or not, come and joinone of IU's many media outlets! Published daily, including a longWEEKEND version on Thursday, the IDS or the Indiana Daily Student,is the school's award-winning newspaper. If you decide you want towrite for the IDS, the process of...

Find Your Place In Student Media

During my four years of working at IU student media, I can sayI’ve done it all. I’ve written stories, taken photos, created video, designed pages,copy edited and helped in a redesign of the entire newspaper. It’skept me busy, but it was always worth the experience.

Even though it isn’t required...

Making the Most Out of Your Spring Break - The Jamaican Field Service Project

Spring Break. Most people spend it relaxing with family orhanging out with friends at home or in tropical locations. Thisyear, my spring break was spent in Jamaica. No, I was not onvacation with my friends. I was volunteering with the schools allover the St. Elizabeth Parish with the Jamaican...

Be A Nerd With Student Organizations

I have to admit that I’m a journalism nerd. I love news andtalking about the media with other nerds. One of the great ways toget involved with other people that are excited about journalism isby joining a student organization. During my sophomore year Ijoined the IU chapter of the Society of...

A Sisters' Circle - An Excellent IU Organization

IndianaUniversity-Bloomington has over 750 student organizations! Suchorganizations include interests in sports, academics, politics,arts, and religion to name a few. Guess what! To start your ownorganization, all you need is yourself, a friend, and a facultymember. That's it! It's just that...

The Many Sports Clubs of Indiana University

As the year slowly dwindles to a close, my friends and I begindoing what everyone is else... looking into the to summer and thenext school year. Plans of eight hour long car rides are beingformed, goals of summer activities are written down, and of coursereturning back to B-Town in August!

Neglect...

Full Frontal Comedy at College Improv Tournament

So I already told you about my awesome improvtroupe, Full FrontalComedy. Here's something even more awesome: a few weeks ago wecompeted in the national College Improv Tournament (CIT), and weplaced!

Although Full Frontal has been around for 17 years now, we'venever actually placed in a...

Women in Science Symposium

About a week ago I had the pleasure of presenting a posterpresentation at my first conference!  It was through theOffice of Women's Affairs' Women in Science program(WISP), http://www.indiana.edu/~owa/wisp/and it was a really great opportunity.  As part of theconference, we were to present to...

Students for a Cause: Red Light Campaign

One of the best things about IU is that people here arepassionate about changing things they don’t agree with and makingan actual difference in the world, not just talking about doingso.

This February, I’ve had the opportunity to attend a couple ofevents put on by the Red LightCampaign, which is...
Let's get involved...ya ya ya.

So here's my little plug for my student organization. As I saidin my introduction, I am on the Steering Committee for the IndianaUniversity Student Foundation. What's that you ask? Well IUSF is an organization started byHowdy Wilcox in 1950. He saw the need for making students activealumnae...