Student Organizations

List of All Organizations

Academic Organizations

Association of Nursing Students

Serves as role models for fellow students as well as community members; strives to serve the community from a health care perspective and by participating in community service projects for Richmond and the surrounding areas. Advisor: Diana Stanforth.

Business Club

This organization provides business students with professional and career development opportunities through a variety of networking activities.. Advisor: Cal Simpson.

Criminal Justice Club

Created with the express purposes of increasing the awareness of the student body in the institutions of Criminal Justice, Political, Public and Environmental Affairs. Advisor: Stephanie Whitehead.

Honors Club

Promotes cultural well-roundedness and citizenship within the Honors community at IU East; to facilitate fellowship among honors program members through extra curricular opportunities that are intellectually and culturally engaging. Advisor: Daron Olson.

Humanities Club

Welcomes students of all majors who have an interest in the arts and humanities. We meet about once a month on-campus in addition to our special events, which include things like going to the Renaissance Festival, attending theater events (both locally and in nearby cities), attending symphonic concerts, going to museums, and organizing poetry readings. Advisor: Rosalie Aldrich.

Informatics Club

The informatics Club is a social club that offers students the opportunity to network with other students, faculty members and potential employers through various activities.     Advisor: April Savoy.

Math Club

Provides an environment for students and faculty to discuss mathematics. The club meets weekly to have fun working problems, and using logic to reason equations. The group takes trips to museums and institutions, and provides a medium for the mathematical community at IU East to collaborate with the larger mathematical community of Indiana and Western Ohio. Advisor: Roberta Roswell.

Psychology Club

Provides opportunities for members to be exposed to the latest scientific knowledge of psychology, meet other students involved in the study of psychology, make known research opportunities and share information about career development in psychology.           Advisor:Eevett Loshek.

Sociology Club

Provides a forum in which members may participate in informative, academic exchange through discussion of interests and experiences in a sociological context. Advisor: Wazir Mohamed.

Student Education Association

To interest capable young men and women in education as a lifelong career; develop among students preparing to be teachers an understanding of the teaching profession; provide these preservice teachers with practical experiences involving both schools and society; present preservice teachers with the history, organization policies, ethics and programs of the profession and the professional teaching associations. Advisor: Brenda Buckner.

Student Social Work Association

Serves students in the fields of Human Services and Social Work. Active membership promotes both the needs and requirements of Social Work majors, participation in the evaluation of policies and programs, when appropriate, and fosters referral and application of its members. Advisor: Sheila Armstead, Advisor: Ed Fitzgerald.

 

Campus Life Sponsored Groups

Student Activity Advisory Team (SAAT)

The Student Activity Advisory Team is a student organization funded through Student Activity Fees.  Their purpose is to advise and assist with planning and presenting entertainment and programs primarily for the student body of IU East. Known for the comedians, hypnotists, social events and movies shown on campus... their events are open to all IU East students and are FREE!  For most programs feel free to bring a friend or family and have a great time! Advisor: Rebeckah Hester.

Student Government Association

Represents the student body on various campus committees, including the IU Board of Trustees. These representatives serve as advocates and resources for students and provide an avenue of communication between the students and the faculty/ administrators on the IU East campus. Advisor: Rebeckah Hester.

Student Newspaper

The "Howler", serves as an information resource on topics pertaining to the academic establishment and serves as an arena for the expression for viewpoints. Contact Hali Cartee.

 

Fellowship and Spiritual Group

Campus Christian Fellowship

Serves Christ and the campus by: Lifting up Christ as the source of eternal life. (John 14:6). Encouraging campus members to mature in their personal relationship with Christ. (COL 1:10-12). Supporting the campus community in prayer. (EPH 6:18). Advisor: Brian Alenskis.

 

Honoraries

Alpha Phi Sigma

Recognizes academic excellence demonstrated by students of Criminal Justice and promotes service, critical thinking, rigorous scholarship and elevates the ethical standards of the Criminal Justice profession. Advisor: Robert Ramsey.

Chi Alpha Epsilon

Recognizes the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges through non-traditional criteria. The purposes are to promote continued high academic standards, to foster increased communication among its members and to honor academic excellence achieved by those students admitted to college via developmental programs. Programs sponsored by the society encourage other students toward this accomplishment.

Delta Mu Delta

A national honor society in the field of Business Administration that promotes higher scholarship in training for business and recognizes and rewards business administration students who have distinguished themselves scholastically. Advisor: Matt Wills.

Phi Alpha

The purposes of Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership, those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. A Master's of Social Work (MSW) committee sets the criteria for excellence.

Psi Chi

Encourages, stimulates and maintains excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.    Advisor: Amanda Kraha.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. The Society strives to:

  • Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
  • Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
  • Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing.
  • Advisor: Steven Petersheim

 

Special Interest Groups

Aspiring Artists Redefining Tradition (AART)

Creates a sense of community among Fine Arts majors and non-Fine Arts majors alike, to reach out into the public and foster the creative being in everyone.  Advisor: Ann Kim.

Enactus

A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

entrepreneurial—having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;

action—the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;

us—a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.

Advisor: Tim Scales.

Environmental Club

To interest men and women in joining with others who share a common interest in environmental issues and to promote awareness of environmental issues on campus, in the community and nationwide. Advisor: Ron Itnyre.

Equestrian Team

This Club Sport competes in the IHSA intercollegiate horse shows and represents IU East in a positive manner. Riders of all levels are invited to participate. Advisor: Jean Harper.

The Foam Dart Society

Promotes fun among students while bringing students together in a team activity.  Also encourages physical activity on campus while having fun. Advisor: Liz Ferris.

LGBTQS Alliance (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer, Straight)

Spreads awareness on campus about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer and straight issues in order to increase diversity awareness. Promotes acceptance of the minority groups that are present at IU East. Advisor: Aimee Prater.

Music Appreciation Club

To promote the understanding and appreciation of music at Indiana University East and the neighboring community, and to encourage and foster participation in musical performance, as well as scholarly and artistic pursuits in music, among its members.                   Advisor: Jessica Raposo.

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)

Strives to promote, educate, and increase awareness of mental health issues on the Indiana University East campus so students may undertand the issures of the mental health community. Advisor: Beth Trammell.

Student Veteran's Organization

The SVO provides an effective and easily accessible organization to assist student service members at Indiana University East in all areas of potential difficulty, particularly those related to academic success, the transition into civilian life and continuing military obligations. Advisor: Dennis Hicks

Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT)

STAT focuses on building leadership skills, promoting student interests and creating a strong bond between IU East and its alumni. Our first major project will be Homecoming of 2010. Advisor: Terry Wiesehan

Whovians of IU East

The Whovians gather a collect mind of students from different academic backgrounds to watch and discuss a show that united people all around the world. Advisor: Carolyn Britt.

World Languages and Cultures Club

Promote the understanding, study and appreciation of the world languages and cultures; promote fellowship and group effort among those interested in world cultures and languages; provide the opportunity for members to participate in cultural events; give members a relaxed environment in which to practice speaking world languages; incorporate languages, histories and cultures not taught on campus; organize activities with local schools, teachers and students to foster interest in world languages and cultures. Advisor: Christine Nemcik.

Writer’s Club

Provides a format in which writers in all areas will be able to gain feedback and insight, be able to share their work with others, and attend creative functions to further expand their minds. In addition, it is also the purpose of the Writer’s Club to edit and publish the annual journal, "Tributaries". Advisor: Tanya Perkins.