The executive board consists of the President, Vice President of Administration, Vice President of Congress, and Treasurer. This team is the overarching leadership of IUSA’s executive branch. Their responsibilities include meeting regularly with administrators, obtaining student input, and representing the organization externally.
Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff assists executives in the day-to-day operations of the organization and plays a key role in facilitating conversations between committee chiefs, helping to plan events, and offering guidance and support to all IUSA members. This role is flexible; scope and expectations are often uniquly established at the beginning of each new administration.
Chief Information Officer
The Chief of Information (CIO) position was born from the idea that a principle function of IUSA should be to reflect the student will and opinion on subjects of great importance. Pursuing this end, the CIO will oversee collecting, interpreting, and presenting data generated through focus groups, surveys, and other similar mechanisms. Such data can then inform decisions made by IUSA exec leadership and IU administrators and trustees.
IUSA knows how important it is for Indiana representatives to understand what Indiana University students want and need. The D.C. Liaison meets with various Indiana Senators and Representatives throughout the year to discuss the importance of public education policies so that Hoosiers will have a voice at the national level. Specific topics they lobby for are more funding for public education and increasing funding for Indiana PELL Grants, which took a major budget cut in the last year preventing many students from being able to afford to return to school.
The Association of Big Ten Schools is a network of the fourteen schools in the Big Ten coming together to improve our schools through communication and exchanging of information and ideas to our student governments. The ABTS Liaison will be in constant communication with all of the other schools' liaisons throughout the year keeping up with issues and initiatives on their campuses and sharing information and current events happening at IU. Through this network of information exchange, the Big Ten student leaders will be able to communicate and work to improve our universities for our students in unison. This fall, IU students will be competing against the other Big Ten schools to get the most students registered to vote for the midterms in November in the Get Out The Vote Challenge.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are looking for students who are dedicated to building a more inclusive campus by helping to create collaborative student events showcasing the diverse and rich background of all Hoosiers In addition, you will be assigned to various areas of the community to collect data, reports, and incidents. We are looking for a few students who are committed to creating resolutions for the unfortunate events various students and organizations encounter and to engage the community in more diverse subjects, inclusion, and promote cultural events.
The Government Relations Committee focuses on policy at the university, local, state, and federal levels. We advocate for students, work towards changing the policies that aren’t in their best interest, and help to implement the ones that are. This academic year we are committed to working with RPS to change the university’s, “Roommate Responsibility Rule,” as well as the Indiana General Assembly in an effort to implement a state-wide hate crime law.
Health and Wellbeing
The Health and Wellbeing committee will work towards implementing policies and initiatives that will enhance the wellness of students on campus. Initiatives for the upcoming year include sexual violence awareness, expanding health center resources, and making IU a more inclusive place. Any ideas and suggestions for making IU a better place are appreciated and welcomed.
The Student Life committee's main priority is making sure all students, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or religion have a safe and beneficial experience here at Indiana University Bloomington both inside and outside of the classroom. Since academic and student affairs encompass essentially the entirety of the college experience, we are devoted to engaging with campus holistically bringing issues from all IU communities to the table.
The IUSA Sustainability Committee aims to implement policy that will increase campus sustainability and works to promote environmental consciousness among the student body. This year we are focused on hosting large-scale Green Events, enhancing the presence of ‘real’ food on campus, and furthering the conversation on university funding/the environment. Join the team to be an advocate for sustainability and help us implement positive lasting change on IU’s campus and operations.
The Marketing Committee helps spread awareness for IUSA. Our committee has two sides to it, a creative side and a professional side. The Marketing Committee will create content for our social media accounts, making sure the organization has a constant online presence. The committee will also deal with press releases and public relations as we answer questions and make sure the correct information is available to the public.
The outreach committee of IUSA has the primary role of connecting students and organizations to their government on campus. Through working closely with marketing, reaching out to students and organizations, and utilizing social media, outreach hopes to hear as many student voices as possible. Outreach is committed to bridging the gap between students and their government on IU's campus.