Student Organizations & Activities

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When we say that there is never a dull moment here at HLS, we’re not exaggerating. In addition to HLS 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.

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HLS Student Organizations

Fuel Your Language Mastery and Debate Prowess with IU's Arabic Debate Club! Join a vibrant community dedicated to elevating Arabic language skills through structured preparation for national championships. Represent IU on a national stage, building on our impressive 8th national ranking and individual accolades. Join us to empower your language fluency and enrich your debate finesse, leading towards a future of linguistic excellence and competitive prowess!

Arabic Debate Club

The Eleanor Roosevelt Society is an organization built and centered on the empowerment, inclusion, and promotion of women in the international studies field. In order to establish a more equal and representative environment within the academic and professional communities of foreign affairs, the Eleanor Roosevelt Society aims to provide a platform for women to discuss and debate their interests with peers, professors, and field professionals. Following the examples set by Eleanor Roosevelt, this organization strives to uphold the values of active diplomacy, protection of human rights, respect for globalization, and the adherence to and support of international laws and organizations.

Eleanor Roosevelt Society

Indiana Model United Nations is the 24th ranked Model UN program in North America that aims to educate members about current global issues, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the official United Nations organization. Members role-play as diplomats representing a nation in a simulated session of a (committee) of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Members research a country, take on roles as specific diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and ultimately develop solutions to real-world problems. Members will have the opportunity to travel, meet students from different universities, increase their social networks, and grow as thinkers and global citizens.

Indiana Model UN

Korean Conversation Club meets weekly to hold conversations and discussions on topics of interest provided as well as per the interests of the members. This club aims to facilitate Korean conversation to stimulate cultural and language exchange.

Korean Conversation Club

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

Navruz Student Association is an organization designed to raise awareness for Central Eurasian culture, traditions, and celebrations at IU and around Bloomington. The NSA holds small cultural events throughout the year, but its main event is the celebration of Navruz (also spelled Nawruz, Nauruz, Newruz), a spring new-year festival observed from Turkey and the Caucasus to India and western China. The NSA also strives to reach out to undergraduate students to promote intercultural elements in their academic programs, to include and highlight international students and their home cultures, and to promote diversity and cultural understanding across IU's campus.

Navruz Student Association

Seeking Refuge is a club that creates a space for community, inclusion, and relationship between refugees who are students, refugees in the Bloomington area, and students who aren’t refugees but are interested in hearing their stories, building relationships, and having fun together. This is a club for students to gather and have important conversations, learn from each other, and grow in our understanding of issues related to immigration and international human rights.We also want to reach out and spread awareness, raise money and advocate on behalf of/ and alongside refugees on campus. We host fundraisers, plan educational campaigns, and more!

Seeking Refuge

Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) is the premiere honor society for international affairs and it is open to all HLS 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 HLS activities, hosts events to develop professional skills and networking, and wider global cultural engagement on campus and within the Bloomington area. 

Sigma Iota Rho

The Ukrainian Studies Organization at Indiana University (UkrSO) promotes Ukrainian studies at Indiana University and in the wider Bloomington and Indiana community. In addition, we provide students with opportunities to showcase their work which is related to Ukrainian studies and to interact with scholars who share their interest in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Studies Organization

WiCyS is the only non-profit membership organization with national reach that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring. The initiative was created through an NSF grant by Dr. Ambareen Siraj at Tennessee Tech University in 2012, and has grown into a wonderful alliance among academia, government, and industry. We welcome students from all majors and backgrounds.

Women in Cybersecurity

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