About Us

Our Mission

We are a dynamic student group seeking to spread the conservative message on campus, connect like-minded students, and help the next generation of Hoosier leaders find opportunities for political and civic engagement.

Our Constitution

Our guiding document in regards to our mission, policies, and procedures is our constitution. It is regularly reviewed and amended as necessary. It is approved by the University, as well, to make sure we are kept in compliance with their policies for student organizations. It is up to the Executive Board to interpret the constitution when decisions need to be made. In an effort to keep all of our members informed, we are making it available for you to read. If you would like clarification, or have any questions, please contact us.

IUGOP Constitution

The Executive Team

Our executive committee is made up of 9 individuals, elected per the guidelines of our constitution. This committee is elected every November and is what directs the club. Each individual has their own unique responsibilities that they are in charge of, yet they are not completely alone. There is overlap in tasks, and working with committees made up of the general membership is also crucial. The IUGOP is a collaborative group that involves every member whenever possible.

Listed below are our current executives and directors for the 2015-2016 term. Click on a name to see more about them! We also have a list of past executive boards.

Brian Gamache

Brian GamacheBrian is a junior from Indianapolis, Indiana, majoring in economics and history. He got involved with the College Republicans during his sophomore year and is now the club’s Chairman. A summer internship in Washington D.C. solidified his interest in politics and American government, and he now hopes to pursue a career in politics after graduation.

Nicole Keesling
External Vice-Chairman

Nicole Keesling

Steven Aranyi
Internal Vice-Chairman

Steven AranyiSteven is from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. He is a junior studying history, and minoring in political science. He is also studying for a Jewish studies certificate. After college, Aranyi hopes to work in Indiana politics, or in Republican politics in Illinois

Kyle Osting

Kyle Osting

Tim Newton

Tim Newton

Reagan Kurk
Technology Director

Reagan KurkReagan Kurk is a freshman at Indiana University pursuing majors in political science and economics. After getting involved with political organizations in high school, she joined the College Republicans at Indiana University. Kurk is from Georgetown, Indiana, and works at a locally owned and operated running-walking store there, in her hometown. After graduating from IU, Kurk plans to continue her involvement with politics and campaigns.

Graham Parr
Political Director

Graham Parr

Andrianna Hji-Avgoustis
Press Secretary

Andrianna Hji-AvgoustisAndrianna is originally from Indianapolis, IN. Currently, she is a junior studying law and public policy with a minor in political science at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Upon graduation from IU, she hopes to attend law school and work with food regulation and food policy. She can definitely see myself running for an elected position in the future, preferably on the state level. Politics have always been a huge interest of hers because she enjoys the discussion and problem-solving that comes along with it. She has enjoyed meeting and building relationships with multiple politicians and hopes can continue to meet even more!

Carolyn Busse
Events Director

Carolyn Busse