IU Student Organizations
There are a number of groups that students can join to become active in SPEA life!
Education Policy Student Association (EDPOSA)
Energy Leaders Students Association (ELSA)
Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Association (EMSDA)
Graduate Student Association (GSA)
International Public Affairs Association (IPAA)
IU Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO)
Nonprofit Management Association (NMA)
Public Finance Association (PFA)
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV)
Student Life Appropriations Committee (SLAC)
Students Taking Active Roles Today (START)
Sustainable Development Association (SDA)
EDPOSA is a cross-campus organization for all students that seeks to faciliate discussion about topics and research surrounding education policy, provide opportunities for interaction between IU students and experts in the field, and serve as an education policy information and resouce hub for the IU Bloomington community.
ELSA encourages students to discuss and learn about current events in the energy industry while helping students take advantage of internship and job opportunities related to energy. Our two goals of career and academic advancement are achieved through career panels, employer presentations, journal reviews, the ELSA membership data base, and our weekly E-newsletter.
The Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Association (EMSDA) is a professional student organization that has been established t; provide a forum for exchange of ideas and information, enhance students’’ career preparation through interaction with professionals and establish a network for potential positions and/or internships related to environmental management or sustainable development, promote environmental and sustainability education, and support awareness of issues and ideas that affect people and the environment.
GSA is SPEA's student government and facilitates communication among students, faculty, and the administration; advocates on behalf of master's students to improve their experiences at SPEA.
The International Public Affairs Association (IPAA) provides a forum for students to engage in international public affairs and policy issues and support students seeking careers in the field.
GPSO is the formal government of graduate and professional students at Indiana University and advocates for student interests and concerns with the administration, student body, and Bloomington community.
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The NMA provies students with the opportunity to share ideas and supplement their education through workshops, seminars, and presentations, and by organizing visits to local nonprofit organizations and other relevant facilities. In these pursuits, the associaiton highlights nonprofit issues and challenges that students will face as future nonprofit managers. The NMA advocates on behalf of its members to enhance the quality of education for all nonprofit students.
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RPCV is a campus-wide organization that brings together all students who previously served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Volunteers share their experiences from countries around the world and guide those interested in serving in the Peace Corps in the future.
PFA assists in the professional, educational, and social development of students interested in all aspects of municipal finance, both public and private sector. PFA provides a structure for interaction between students and the municipal finance community, business executives, and governement finance officials.
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SLAC is a committee comprised of representatives from each of SPEA's student organizations. The goal of the committee is to bring together student peers to select and determine the funding for various organization events/initiatives in collaboration with the Master's Program Office. The committee is chaired by two student delegates who facilitate the funding process and communications among the organizations.
START facilitates student, faculty, and staff involvement in the community through volunteer activities. Volunteers have worked with a variety of organizations like Middle Way House shelter for battered women, the United Way, and Sycamore Land Trust.