Indiana University Bloomington

Board of Educational Programming

BOEP is a student group that all Collinsites are welcome to join throughout the semester. We meet bi-weekly and fund educational programs for the community, such as fireside chats and professor dinners. Additionally, BOEP is also in charge of selecting the Collins courses. Since taking a Collins course is a residency requirement, BOEP takes great care in assessing each course that comes through us in a series of interviews and meetings. We make sure that each course meets the needs of incoming students and provides a quality educational experience.

We're looking forward to selecting a whole new set of courses this semester and are always eager to have new members. Student input is very valuable to us, as we strive to put forth the best and most engaging courses out for Collinsites to take.

BOEP is currently accepting course consultations from potential instructors. If you have any BOEP inquiries, please send them along to egummere@umail.iu.edu and jgbraun@umail.iu.edu.

Erica Gummere: BOEP Co-Chair

Heyo! I’m Erica Gummere, one of your friendly neighborhood BOEP co-chairs. I am majoring in Parks and Recreation, as well as minoring in Urban Planning and Environmental and Sustainability Studies. When I’m not studying, I’m one of three places. I could be at Lake Griffy on my paddleboard (his name is Percy) or in my hammock. I can also be found on my couch watching Studio Ghibli movies, usually with some popcorn close at hand. If it’s a Saturday, you’d find me at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market!

I spend most of my time between classes in the coffeehouse, so don’t hesitate to ask me any BOEP questions you may have. Ask me about the time I found a watermelon in the Pamlico Sound if you like funny stories.

Jennifer Braun: BOEP Co-Chair

Hi! My name is Jennifer Braun and I am one of your BoEP Co-Chairs this year. I am a Junior studying Speech and Hearing Sciences and German. I am also minoring in Linguistics and Second Language Studies. When I'm not in class or studying you can usually find me hanging out with dog Apollo or binge watching Criminal Minds or Greys Anatomy. I'm always happy to answer any questions you may have about BoEP!