Student Organizations

Join the conversation about the future of teaching and teaching education. Through our student organizations, you can explore new ideas, meet leading educators, and help shape the future of the IU School of Education. Student clubs are also a great way to expand your professional network and find out about new job, fellowship, and internship opportunities.

Dean’s Advisory Council

Represent your fellow undergraduate students as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Your ideas and feedback help shape policies and procedures at the School of Education. We work directly with the Office of Teacher Education.

In addition, the Dean’s Advisory Council takes part in special projects and activities, hosts outreach programs, brings speakers to campus, and publishes a newsletter.

Every undergraduate education student is invited to join us.

Visit the Dean's Advisory Council website »

Education Policy Student Association

Be part of a cross-campus conversation on topics related to education policy. The Education Policy Student Association sponsors speakers and provides opportunities for you to participate in panel discussions. We sponsor an ongoing film series featuring documentaries on topics related to education policy. We also provide career development resources, including internship, fellowship, and job opportunities.

Learn more about the Education Policy Student Association and find out about upcoming events » 

Generating Responsibility, Opportunity, and Wisdom (G.R.O.W.)

GROW is a mentoring and tutoring organization that meets with students at Binford Elementary two times each week. Mentoring takes place each Friday during the students’ lunch and recess as a social outlet for them aside from teachers and family. GROW volunteers typically tutor one afternoon each week, and the students stay after school to complete their homework with assistance from the volunteers.

Please contact the GROW leadership team at iu.grow@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a member.

Indiana Student Education Association

Network with educators, take part in professional development events, and explore pressing issues in education policy. The Indiana Student Education Association is a student group affiliated with the National Education Association, the largest professional employee organization in the United States.

As a dues-paying member, you’ll have access to professional publications, workshops, conferences, and training with local, state, and national educators. You’ll also enjoy discounts on NEA dues and liability coverage once you become a practicing teacher.

For more information, contact Laura Stachowski.

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)

Kappa Delta Pi is the International Honor Society in Education. Students may be invited to join the organization based upon their involvement within the School of Education and maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Kappa Delta Pi holds many service projects within the School of Education and within the community such as the Scholastic Book Fair, Literacy Alive, and raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake. If you would like to receive more information about Kappa Delta Pi, please contact the current President, Katie Letterman (kjletter@umail.iu.edu).

Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)

The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is a nationally recognized student run organization within the School of Education. SCEC members volunteer with organizations in and around the Bloomington area, specifically with the Down Syndrome Family Connection. This organization is relatively new and is looking to grow and expand. If you’d like to get involved or receive more information, email iu.scec@gmail.com. New members and volunteers are always welcome!

Urban Needs in Teacher Education (UNITE)

Urban Needs in Teacher Education is an organization composed of graduate and undergraduate students who have a passion for urban education. Members attend professional development workshops, hear from speakers who have experience in urban schools, and attend yearly trips to Chicago to collaborate with other UNITE chapters and work directly with Chicago Public Schools. UNITE strives to prepare college students to be effective and engaging classroom teachers in urban settings. With UNITE’s guidance and support, members will begin their first day of teaching with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure their students’ success. If interested, please send an email to uniteiub@gmail.com or check out our website http://uniteiub.weebly.com/index.html.