Student Organizations & The CUBE

Who says preparing for the future can’t be fun?

There are plenty of things you can do in your off hours, but none pay off quite so well as getting involved in student organizations on campus. And with more than 400 organizations, it’s easy to find activities that interest you.

There’s no limit to what you can do.

Find the right student organization for you

Take the lead and start a new student organization

Got a passion that’s not already represented by an existing student organization? Start your own. The process is simple—and once your organization is approved, you can begin recruiting members and broadening the horizons of the IU Indianapolis community.

Follow the requirements and application process below to start your new org. If you get stuck, email with any questions.

You should meet all the requirements below to start your new organization. Once you do, you can complete the steps of the application process.

  • A new student organization cannot duplicate or mimic an existing registered student organization (RSO). To verify that your organization serves a unique purpose, visit The Spot and see what else IU Indianapolis has to offer.
  • You must be a student currently enrolled at IU Indianapolis.
  • Five (5) students must be interested in becoming members of your organization before it starts.
  • Some of these members must also be interested in serving on an executive board composed of a president, vice president, treasurer, reservationist, risk manager, and an optional Undergraduate Student Government senator.
  • In addition to student members, all registered student organizations must have one full-time faculty or staff advisor (which is someone who works at IU Indianapolis).

To become a new student organization on IU Indianapolis’s campus, student representatives must go through our three-step application process. This application process is open all year long.

  • Step 1: Apply utilizing the application on The Spot. This will ask you basic information about the new organization, its mission, the executive team, and your advisor.
  • Step 2: Once the application has been approved, the student organization representative will be added to a short Canvas course to learn more about the policies, procedures, and benefits of being a registered student organization.
  • Step 3: After completing the course, the student organization representative will schedule a 30-minute consultation to discuss next steps.
    • After the consultation, a Spot page for the organization will be created and the organization can operate fully on IU Indianapolis’s campus.

Find funding for your organization’s activities

Whether you need resources to put on an event or funding for a special program, we may be able to help.

We offer three grant opportunities for student organizations:  the Student Organization Grant, the Undergraduate Educational Enhancement Grant, and the Graduate and Professional Education Grant.

Learn more about these funding opportunities