Student Organizations & Activities

SGIS Student Organizations

The Global Student Seven (GS7) advisory board holds regular meetings with Dean Feinstein to provide student perspectives on school policies, help organize events, and brainstorm about new student and faculty initiatives. The board also liaises with SGIS units regarding student outreach and enrollment matters.

The seven-member board is composed of five undergraduate and two master’s degree students. Applications to join the GS7 board are accepted each fall. Two students from the previous year’s board continue as guides for new members, but the remaining five seats are open.

 Learn more about the GS7   Apply to become a GS7 board member

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) aim is to change perceptions about and raise awareness of issues that pertain to North Korea. The organization hosts regular events about North Korea and it is open to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members.

Liberty in North Korea

Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) is the premiere honor society for international affairs and it is open to all SGIS undergraduate students. SIR promotes and rewards scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international affairs, and global studies and fosters integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs. SIR supports SGIS activities, hosts events to develop professional skills and networking, and wider global cultural engagement on campus and within the Bloomington area. 

Sigma Iota Rho

Student Alliance for National Security (SANS) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting awareness and education on vital national defense and global security issues, engaging students in discussion on security topics, and making sure students have a public voice on those issues. SANS also seeks to provide opportunities for involvement and professional development to Indiana University students who are interested in politics, foreign policy, international relations, and security studies in our increasingly dynamic and globalized world.

Student Alliance for National Security

Student ambassadors share their excitement about the SGIS with prospective and incoming students. Working closely with the SGIS recruitment team, the ambassadors coordinate and lead campus tours and orientation sessions. By helping to organize and staff the lectures, panels, conferences, and other events sponsored weekly by SGIS, student ambassadors gain both a behind-the-scenes and front-row-seat view of the rich intellectual and cultural offerings of our school.

Become a student ambassador

The Turkish Flagship Student Association (TFSA) is open only to members of SGIS’s Turkish Flagship Program. The Association organizes events for students in the program to meet one another and practice their Turkish in a social environment, and offers team-building exercises periodically. 

Turkish Flagship Student Association