Whether you are interested in student government, advocating for a public health issue you feel passionately about, academic honor societies, or clubs that support your professional interests, participation in student organizations is a key piece of your learning experience at IU School of Public Health—Bloomington.
You will get the most out of your education by building leadership and collaboration skills in student organizations like these:
The Indiana University Bloomington Student Section Chapter promotes the advancement of the safety profession and safety professionals and the development of its members in the central Indiana area. In fulfilling its purposes, the Indiana University Bloomington Student Section shall have the following objectives within the geographical area: (a) To develop and promote educational programs for obtaining the knowledge required to perform the functions of a safety professional; (b) To develop and disseminate locally, information and materials that will carry out the purposes of the Chapter, the Society, and serve the public; (c) To provide and/or support forums for the interchange and acquisition of professional knowledge among its members; (d) To foster liaison with local organizations of related disciplines; (e) To inaugurate and implement programs and projects that are consistent with the purposes of the Chapter and the Society; (f) To conduct Chapter affairs in a manner that will reflect the standards, purposes and objectives of the Society.
Be The Match is a movement that engages a growing community of people inspired to help patients who need a marrow or stem cell transplant. Every year, more than 10,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma and their best option for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Because 70 percent of patients do not have a matching donor in their family, they depend on people like you to help save their life. When you join the Be The Match Registry, you become part of every patient's search for a donor.
The George Taliaferro Sport Association works to maximize diversity and inclusion within all sport communities at Indiana University. Supporting all students while encouraging positive networking and collaboration with others is the mission and focus of the organization. The George Taliaferro Sport Association works to provide equal opportunities for its members within all sport majors on the Indiana University Campus. George Taliaferro Sport Association will work to build community in an environment where all students thrive and work together.
The mission of the GPHBC is to empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities while fostering local cultures. Global brigades at IU (aka IUGB) is a chapter organization of the national 501c3 non-profit, Global Brigades. In its first year of existence in 2009-2010, IUGB took 93 students and 7 professionals to Honduras and Panama to work on public health, medical, business, and clean water projects.
GlobeMed is a part of a national network of university students who partner with grassroots organizations around the world to address health inequities in impoverished communities. Through their involvement today, students commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice. Our chapter is partnered with the Trailblazer Foundation, an NGO working in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Together, we are creating programs that benefit the local farmers and families in nearby villages. In addition, GlobeMed also actively engages the Indiana University Bloomington campus in promoting education about global health issues. We plan a variety of events to support this cause both independently and in conjunction with community groups.
Gift of Life is a national, public, non-profit stem cell and bone marrow registry facilitating transplants for patients in the United States and abroad. At Gift of Life we believe every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life — and we are determined to make it happen. It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.
As part of our organization, students hold tabling events, presentations, and collaborations with other clubs to raise awareness and grow the donor registry. To join the registry it only takes a cheek swab! So far we have 4,800 swabs, 95 matches, and 9 transplants!
If you are interested in:
- joining a national network of students and professionals who are passionate and determined - volunteering for an amazing cause - gaining public speaking skills - saving lives
Health NOW engages in a variety of activities that promote the use of preventative health measures as a means of well-being, all with the understanding that health is comprised of physical, mental, and emotional aspects. From fun, people-centered activities to community health planning, Health NOW's projects aim to transform our community's view of health from one of sickness and disease to one based on prevention and wellness. To accomplish this goal, Health NOW assesses and responds to community needs, empowers individuals to make a difference, provides service opportunities that make a lasting impact, fosters a dynamic forum for discussion, and collaborates with a variety of other organizations. The goals of Health NOW reflect a recent trend in the healthcare field of promoting wellness and viewing health from multiple perspectives. Any IU student interested in the goals of Health NOW is invited to join, regardless of major!
HMPSA is an organization for Healthcare Management and Policy majors or for anyone interested in the current trends of the health care business industry. We welcome anyone!
The objectives of HMPSA are:
To stimulate professional career development and leadership of its members.
To provide the opportunity to assemble with students and faculty whose professional interests are in the healthcare business sector.
To keep members informed of recent trends in healthcare-related areas.
To encourage students to enter the many facets of the healthcare field.
The Maternal and Child Health Club (MCH Club), housed within the IU School of Public Health, comprises a diverse team of scholars who focus on improving the health and wellbeing of women and children in Indiana. Expertise and areas of research among current group members include Cultural Anthropology, Social Determinants of Health, Community Action, Maternal Health, Infant Health, refugee and Immigrant Health. Members of the MCH club partake in internships & job opportunities, workshops, grant writing, service projects, and volunteer trips.
The Medical Reserve Corps at Indiana University Student Organization aims to improve the health and safety of the people of Indiana University and Monroe County by collaborating with local organizations and recruiting volunteers, in order to assist in public health education, emergency preparedness, and support during times of disaster. All students, medical or non-medical, are welcome to join. We will be a fully functioning, self-sustaining Medical Reserve Corps unit.
The Middle Way House chapter at IU (MWHC) is the undergraduate channel of communication for student Middle Way House volunteers at IU. At its core, the MWH chapter is an association of students that work alongside the Middle Way House organization to increase visibility and raise awareness of domestic violence, effectively helping to end violence in the lives of women and children.
The National Society of Leadership and Success at IU Bloomington (NSLS), Sigma Alpha Pi, builds leaders who make a better world. The organization helps students discover and achieve their goals by offering life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and by fostering a community where like-minded success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The group also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.
The Occupational Therapy Club, sponsored by the Health Professions and Prelaw Center, provides pre-occupational therapy students, or those who are simply considering occupational, the opportunity to arrange and hold meetings with occupational therapy admissions representatives, guest speakers, students who have been admitted to occupational therapy programs, and others. The club also provides members with the opportunity to network through job shadowing and numerous volunteer opportunities. The group periodically arranges opportunities for members to socialize and get to know one another. (There is a small membership fee each fall and spring semester for all members.)
The Pre-Physician Assistant Club aims to serve as an educational club regarding the physician assistant profession. The Pre-Physician Assistant Club's purpose is to offer pre-professional development for pre-physician assistant students.
The Professional Tourism Management Club (PTMC) is an event planning organization. Each year the group plans unforgettable events for students on the Indiana University Bloomington campus and people in the Bloomington community. Past events include past include: concerts, Butterfly Kisses Dance (for the Boys and Girls Club—a father/daughter dance), and many other events associated with other organizations on campus. In addition, representatives in the hospitality and event planning industry make presentations. PTMC is a great way to meet friends, make connections, and get desired experience in the event planning and hospitality field. In addition, if you are an RPTS major, joining this club will give you hours towards your 320.
The Public Health Student Association aims to empower communities locally and beyond through the exploration and promotion of preventative healthcare practices while encouraging careers in public health.
The Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG) is a student-led, peer education movement designed to promote sexual health on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Through workshops and outreach programs, SHAG aims to promote sex-positive behaviors and attitudes among Indiana University students.
The Indiana University School of Public Health Student Government represents the school's student body, advocates for student's academic interests, and coordinates opportunities for students within the school and the larger Indiana University community. The Student Government seeks to facilitate cooperation among the students, faculty, administration, and departments within the school. In addition, the Student Government fosters peer mentorship and acts as an entity through which students can collaborate and create an active community within the school.
We are an organization designed to help students learn how to network and improve their business skills within sport. The organization strives to further knowledge on creating resumes, enhancing communication skills, as well as how to perform in interviews.
The Sports Analytics and Business Group at Indiana University promotes interest in, and awareness of, the analytical and business aspects of the sports industry and educates students who seek to secure internships and careers within the sports world. Members take part in informational presentations and discussions, attend relevant conferences, hear guest speakers, engage in various types of relevant research, and work with IU athletic teams.
The Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at Indiana University (SAND-IU) strives to give Dietetics and Nutrition Science majors opportunities to broaden their experiences and knowledge in the area of nutrition.
The Wheelchair Basketball Club at Indiana University aims to provide the opportunity for individuals to participate in a truly inclusive environment. We not only offer individuals the opportunity to learn and play the sport of Wheelchair Basketball, but we also create awareness of accessibility to the public through community outreach and demo-days. We welcome all members, with or without disabilities, to participate in the first adaptive sports club at Indiana University. Additionally, we offer School of Public Health students the opportunity to receive volunteer hours towards their degree. If you have any questions please reach out to the club President, Rachel Wilson, at email@example.com or the Vice President, Sean Demshar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.