Are you interested in student government? Do you love the idea of making a difference, or at least being around other people who try their hardest to do so? Great! The Graduate & Professional Student Organization (GPSO) may be for you! This organization is the governing body of IU grad students, and the various committees and officers serve as our voice to the administration and campus at large. Each department gets one representative (or more, if it’s a big department) and that person votes on behalf of their student constituents. That person also serves on one of many committees (the Diversity committee, Sustainability, Programming, etc.), and those committees work to pass resolutions which help let the administration know the issues that graduate students are thinking about. Check out the website for more information!
No matter how long you plan to be here, knowing everything that is available to you can only be beneficial to you in the long-run. Before I arrived, I asked (the same) recruiters who encouraged me to pick IUB what I should know when I arrive (i.e. such as places to buy cheap apartment stuff, suggestions for late night eateries, or where to go if I actually wanted to study). After I arrived Continue reading