When we say that there is never a dull moment here at SGIS, we’re not exaggerating. In addition to SGIS organizations, there are more than 750 other student-run groups on the Bloomington campus; and that number is always growing. On top of everything, Bloomington is a diverse, lively international community. Can't find the right organization? We can help.
Student Organizations & Activities
SGIS Student Organizations
- The Global Student 7
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.
- Liberty in North Korea
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.
- Sigma Iota Rho (SIR)
- Student Alliance for National Security
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 Ambassadors
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.
- Turkish Flagship Student Association
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.