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Current Member Organizations


Alpha Phi Omega (APO)

Alpha Phi Omega is a National Service Fraternity -- college students gathered together in an organization based on fraternalism and founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. Its aim is to further the freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage. APO, specifically the Mu Chapter at Indiana University Bloomington, is open to any IUB student who would like to join. Given that they do not have a house, members of social fraternities and sororities are welcome as well as anyone who lives in a residence hall or off-campus. APO has partnered with IU’s Volunteers in Sustainability (ViS) on various sustainability-oriented community service projects, including helping out with a trash audit that documented all of the trash put in dumpsters around campus that could actually be recycled (about 50%).

Representative(s): Ben Calvin, Tim Downey
General Email: apo@indiana.edu
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American Cetacean Society Student Coalition (ACS)

Using research and education to promote advocacy for the world's cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and oceans, the student coalition is a chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS), the world's oldest whale conservation organization. After 43 years, ACS continues to be a leader in the field of cetacean education, conservation, policy, and education. In a time where activism is characterized by extreme rhetoric that is often counterproductive, we hope to take back rhetoric and activism as the next generation to effectively protect cetaceans and their habitat. The ACSSC believes that research and advocacy can work in tandem. There is a need for an open dialogue between those that research and those that advocate. ACSSC aims to provide a niche within the world of cetacean conservation, research, education, and policy for students with the full support of the ACS. ACSSC works to provide students with the opportunity to feel inspired, connected, and empowered instead of isolated and helpless in the face of the cruelty that permeates our world.

Representative(s): Sabena SiddiquiJennifer SwilikLizzie TrevizoTamar Brendzel
General Email: acs_students@acsonline.org
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Building Tomorrow (BT)

Member since: 25 April 2011

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Coal Free IU (CFIU)

Coal Free IU is a grassroots student organization committed to transitioning Indiana University off of coal generated power to 100% clean and renewable energy. The group is part of the national Beyond Coal campaign sponsored by the Sierra Student Coalition and the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization.

Representative(s): Lauren Kastner, Novella Shuck
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College Democrats at IU (CDIU)

Member since: 25 April 2011

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Website, Facebook

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Environmental Law Society (ELS)

The specific goals of ELS are to promote the organization, local community awareness and education concerning the environment; to provide an interface between the student body and the legal community, to represent the student body’s interest in environmental law within the law school community, throughout the State of Indiana, and in cooperation with other schools and environmental groups. The ELS seeks to provide a forum for critique and/or support of the legal system, current laws and regulations, and actions undertaken by other groups that concern the environment.

Representative(s): Gerrell Williams, Cara Johnson
General Email: els@indiana.edu
Website, Facebook

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Environmental Management Association (EMA)

EMA's goal is to encourage environmental stewardship, promote careers in environmental management, and assist in career development by sponsoring workshops, presentations, and activities which provide students with relevant information, skills and networking opportunities.

Representative(s): Meredith Dowling
General Email: iuema@indiana.edu
Website, Facebook

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Global Brigades at IU

Representative(s): Sabrina Prodhan, Phillip Bowers

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Graduate Professional Student Organization (GPSO)

The fundamental mission of the Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) is to serve and advocate for the interests of graduate and professional students on the Bloomington campus. Having gained formal recognition as the government of the graduate and professional students at IUB, the GPSO functions as a united voice to express the concerns of this population to the administration, student body, and Bloomington community.

Representative(s): Jacob Bower-Bir
Website, Facebook

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Greeks Go Green (GGG)

The purpose of the organization, Greeks Go Green, is to provide awareness and facilitate the move to a more environmentally friendly Greek community. Greeks Go Green will distribute information to the Greek community on ways to become more sustainable, as well as assist in getting all Greek houses recycling programs. Above all, Greeks Go Green wants to set an example for the campus as a whole.

Representative(s): Chase McVean, Marguerite Huber
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Indiana Public Interest Research Group (INPIRG)

Throughout the 1970s, and now since 1997, students who have been involved with their INPIRG campus chapter have not only learned how to investigate a problem and come up with a practical solution. We've also learned how to convince the media and decision-makers to pay attention and take action. In other words, through INPIRG we gain an educational experience in democratic citizenship. In addition, we get a chance to face up to society's big problems, take action, and win concrete changes that improve the quality of our lives.

Representative(s): Kristina Majchrowicz, Ross Carlson, Abbi Brown
General Email: info@inpirg.org
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IU Student Association (IUSA)

The IU Student Association is a congregation of Indiana University students that work to protect student rights, enrich student life, and improve Indiana University. Students join together to voice common concerns, hopes, grievances, and most importantly, to take action to realize an even stronger University.

Representative(s): Ian Kaelble, Sarah Chowdhury
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IU Student Foundation (IUSF)

Representative(s): Fikke Fulkerson, Amelia Renshaw
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Net Impact: The Sustainable Business Club, Undergraduate Chapter

We are a group of students here at Indiana University striving to learn and share how sustainability can be incorporated into business. We focus on the relationship between social, economic, and environmental concerns. Net Impact Undergrad is an exciting new program started in 2007 through a pilot program with 24 undergraduate programs. A recent Net Impact survey demonstrated a large demand in undergraduate business schools for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. With more than 10,000 members in six continents, Net Impact is a rapidly growing organization that mirrors the growth of these issues in the corporate world. Net Impact's membership has traditionally focused on MBAs, graduate students, and young professionals who wish to leverage their influence for the benefit of society, the economy, and the environment. Due to the huge success of the undergraduate pilot program, the organization created Net Impact Undergrad.

Representative(s): Emmy Fa, Mitchell Beck
General Email: envbus@indiana.edu
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Residence Halls Association (RHA)

Indiana's Residence Halls Association is committed to developing and maintaining a safe, respectful and productive student environment, and to empowering this community of students and protect its interests while contributing to the greater community of IU and beyond. To do this, RHA provides leadership opportunities, programs and social interaction in an academic environment, is an active channel of communication that creates proactive solutions while effectively representing our residents to the university, and exposes the student community to diverse, new ideas and experiences in order to improve and preserve residents’ quality of life. This includes environmentalist and sustainability-themed goals and initiatives.

Representative(s): Will McHenry

General Email: rha@indiana.edu, rhaenvi@indiana.edu

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Revitalizing Animal Well-Being

RAW has two main priorities:

Our first priority is simple: to adore animals and encourage others to do so!

RAW aims to promote healthy, happy lives for all animals (including humans!) in Bloomington and beyond. Of course, we want to stop cruelty and torture whenever and wherever we see it! One of our major goals is to work with IU students and the Bloomington community in developing achievable methods of making a difference in the lives of animals. By advocating for public policies and laws that protect animal well-being, we believe we can honor the profound connections humans have always shared with animals. RAW is an inclusive organization, not an exclusive one; we welcome all students and faculty who are interested in serving as advocates for animals, no matter what their lifestyle or experience. To that end, we plan and sponsor events that enable all animal lovers to enact and celebrate positive changes.

Our second priority is to reshape outdated approaches to animal advocacy.

At RAW, we want to give "activism" - as an approach to change and as a means of education - an entirely new, entirely sexy make-over. Too often, animal rights groups resort to retrograde methods of dissent like picketing or staining fur coats with red paint. Because of their implicit violence, these tactics are, quite frankly, passe and very unappealing - and hence alienate a lot of animal lovers who might otherwise participate in organized movements for animal well-being. Believe us, we are quite serious about stopping animal torture and will be utterly outspoken about our intense opposition to animal fighting, puppy mills, the fur trade, factory farming, and inhumane sport hunting. But we want to find innovative ways to make these senseless activities disappear. It is NOT HOT to hurt animals. Compassion RAWks!

Representative(s): William Bobe, Kathryn Banas, Beth Reinke

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Slow Food on Campus

Representative(s): Sara Swan, Sam Park

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Students Producing Organics Under the Sun (SPROUTS)

SPROUTS' mission is to bring IU students and other Bloomington residents together to learn about the process of organic food production. Whether your dream is to grow modest amounts of non-toxic food for your own table, or larger amounts for local, regional, or national distribution, our sustainable student organization will help you achieve it. In this way, we are the change we wish to see and, we cultivate the land to cultivate ourselves and each other.

Representative(s): 
General Email: sprouts@indiana.edu

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Sustainable Development Association (SDA)

The Sustainable Development Association aims to serve as a resource for prospective students navigating the sustainable development concentration at IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), inform concentration members about career opportunities and field expansion, connect the SPEA community with other sustainability efforts on campus and in Bloomington, and create a forum for discussing policy in the field of sustainable development.

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Volunteers in Sustainability (ViS)

Volunteers in Sustainability is a student organization committed to making IUB a sustainable campus. We offer opportunities for both small and large volunteer projects.

Representative(s): Elisabeth Gawthrop, Rachel Geiger
General Email: vsustain@indiana.edu
Website, Facebook

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