Student Organizations

Explore our student organizations

One of the oldest active student organizations on campus, the Amateur Radio Club uses radio communications to talk to others around the world, competes in contests and trains in emergency preparedness communications.

Advisor: Matt Pierce

Learn more about the Amateur Radio Club

Collaborate with other students to develop and produce NPR-style stories. Listen to the shows on Soundcloud.

Advisor: Elaine Monaghan

Learn more about American Student Radio

Work as a photographer, writer, designer or peer manager to produce the annual 300-page publication. For more than 110 years, the yearbook has captured the history of IU from a student's perspective, covering personal stories, news events, athletics and campus controversies.

Advisor: Jim Rodenbush

Visit the Arbutus website

Network with professional and student journalists around the country, and learn writing and reporting techniques.

Advisor: Jim Rodenbush

Learn more about APSE at IU

Create student-run television productions of IU games of all sports. These programs stream live on BTN2Go, and are often rebroadcast on BTN TV.

Advisor: Galen Clavio

Learn more about BTN Student U

GameDev@IU is IU’s game development community, bringing together students of all skill levels, interests and identities to form a supportive and productive learning environment. Members work, share ideas and learn new techniques in an open and collaborative environment. Individuals can form or join teams to create full games.

Advisor: Will Emigh

Visit GameDev@IU’s website

Get hands-on experience in reporting, management, sales, advertising, special projects and design with IU’s nationally acclaimed, student-run newspaper.

The IDS is financially and editorially independent, and chronicles both campus and community affairs while competing with regional media for breaking news.

Advisor: Jim Rodenbush

Read the IDS

Produce professional work, expand your portfolio and participate in national advertising contests with the IU chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Advisors: Joe Glennon and Kelly King (Kelley School of Business)

Learn more about the IU Ad Club

Help produce news, sports, and entertainment shows via hands-on opportunities utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Gain experience as a reporter, editor, writer, production crew member, on-air talent, podcaster, and much more. Run entirely by students, IUSTV gives you the opportunity to create high-quality, award-winning programming for the IU campus and Bloomington communities.

Advisors: Andrew Behringer and Jim Rodenbush 


The IU chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association lends support, education and networking opportunities along with other journalism resources to its members. The group is open to any student interested in pursuing a career in media, or interested in coverage of or discussion on LGBT issues. The student chapter holds weekly meetings during the spring and fall semesters.

The IU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists advocates on behalf of black journalists around the world. The club provides professional development opportunities, including networking with guest speakers and attending the national conference.

Advisor: Mike Wells

Learn more about NABJ

The IU chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists advocates on behalf of Hispanic journalists around the world. The club connects members to national scholarships and internships, and offers networking opportunities with alumni and professionals in the industry.

Advisor: Gerry Lanosga

Learn more about NAHJ at IU

Connect with peers involved in journalism, technology and innovation. ONA at IU defines “online” loosely.

Advisor: Bonnie Layton

Learn more about ONA at IU

The IU Beth Wood chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America provides practical opportunities to explore and prepare for careers in public relations. The chapter hosts monthly meetings, offers networking opportunities, provides public relations services for clients and competes in the national Bateman Case Study Competition.

Advisor: Dave Groobert

Visit IU PRSSA’s website

Report the World at IU is part of the worldwide nonprofit news service News-Decoder, a global forum for millennials. It offers opportunities for members to publish stories on global issues and collaborate with professional journalists.

Advisor: Elaine Monaghan

Learn more about Report the World at IU

IU’s chapter of Reporters Without Borders raises awareness of press freedom and freedom of information issues all around the world. The club engages in human rights activities and takes part in local and international initiatives related to freedom of speech.

Advisor: Tony Fargo

Visit Reporters Without Borders at IU’s website

Season magazine is IU's only student-produced fashion magazine, highlighting both national and local trends in fashion, beauty and art. Season is entirely inclusive and wants to showcase the diversity of IU and the Bloomington community.

Advisor: Lesa Major

Read Season magazine

Develop expertise about freedom of information and diversity. Get support finding internships and jobs. IU’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is open to any student interested in news reporting, writing, editing and production in all forms of media, from broadcast and print to digital and design.

Advisor: Joe Coleman

Learn more about SPJ

The Student Cinema Guild brings student filmmakers together to produce and enjoy film, and gain the experience and preparation they need to work in the entertainment industry. Students write, direct, produce and showcase their films. SCG provides support, equipment, monthly workshops and networking sessions for members. The club also partners with IU Cinema for its annual Crimson Film Festival and helps bring Campus MovieFest, the largest student film festival in the world, to IU each spring.

Advisor: Craig Erpelding

Learn more about SCG

SND at IU is the student chapter of the Society for News Design, an international organization for visual communicators and news media experts. SND hosts an annual conference, as well as a Best of News Design competition for newspapers and magazines across the globe.

Advisor: Steve Layton

Learn more about SND at IU

IU’s student-run radio station broadcasts on 99.1 FM and online. It airs music, covers news and sports, and provides a learning experience for its members. You can work as a DJ, in sports, in the station’s news department or behind the scenes in departments such as public relations and underwriting.

Advisor: Kate Crum

Visit WIUX’s website

Women in Media will aid in the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning members at the forefront of the evolving communications era through the use of networking and education.

Advisor: Lesa Major

Learn more about Women in Media

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