With student organizations at SPEA and Indiana University, you can get more involved in your field of interest, our School, and our community. Gain work-related experience and network with your peers and potential employers—while advancing your leadership skills. We have organizations for every degree level. Can’t find your niche? Get together a group and consider creating your own organization—we can help.
- Open to all SPEA students
AmeriCorps Alumni Association
Networking, service projects, and social opportunities for alumni of AmeriCorps NCCC, VISTA, Teach for America, City Year, and all other AmeriCorps programs.
Chinese Nonprofit Study Association
Open to all IU Bloomington Students, the CNSA promotes knowledge of nonprofit concepts, philanthropy, and volunteerism with a special focus for Chinese and other international students.
Education Policy Student Association
A cross-campus organization for all students that facilitates discussion on education policy topics and research, provides opportunities for peer and expert interaction, and serves as an education policy resource for the IU Bloomington Community.
International Public Affairs Association
A forum for students to engage in international public affairs and policy issues, IPAA also supports students seeking careers in the field.Contact IPA IPAA on Facebook
Local Government Management Association
LGMA fosters the understanding, education, and involvement in the local government profession through the coordination of exploration trips, informational panels, and educational discussions.
Public Finance Association
Professional, educational, and social development for students interested in all aspects of municipal finance, both public and private sector. PFA provides a structure for interaction between students, the municipal finance community, business executives, and government officials.
- Open to undergraduate students only
Healthcare Management & Policy Student Association
HMPSA is for any undergraduates interested in the current trends of the healthcare industry.
Human Resource Association Indiana University
Open to all undergraduate students interested in human resources, HRA-IU provides networking and recruiting events, social events and meetings about opportunities in the HR world.
Indiana University Debate Program
For undergraduate students interested in in advancing their skills in research, argumentation, public speaking, critical thinking and listening.
Indiana University Mock Trial Organization
The premiere legal activity campus, providing a framework for members to gain a better understanding of the practice of law.Learn more about IU Mock Trial Contact IU Mock Trial
Sponsored by SPEA, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Model UN students travel to intercollegiate conferences to discuss international policy challenges in the role of professional diplomats Travel to one conference or join the team for your entire college career. Not just for future ambassadors, it provides career skills applicable across many fields.
Indiana University Model United Nations
Learn more about IU Model UN Contact IU Model UN
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
A community of students dedicated to professional development through diverse service and educational opportunities and local and national networking to become leaders in the nonprofit sector.
Undergraduate Policy Student Organization
UPSO is a nonpartisan group dedicated to giving students experience and knowledge and the opportunity to discuss issues they care about outside of class.
Undergraduate Student Organization
SPEA—USO works to bring together the SPEA undergraduate student body to collectively improve the SPEA undergraduate student experience.
- Open to graduate students only
Energy Leaders Student Association
ELSA is for all students that seek a career in the diverse and expanding energy industry.Contact ELSA ELSA on Facebook
Environmental Management & Sustainable Development Association
A professional student organization for the exchange of ideas and information related to environmental management and sustainable development.Visit EMSDA EMSDA on Facebook EMSDA on Twitter
Members of Global Partners, presented by SPEA's Volunteer and International Student Coordinators (VISC), work to support and welcome first-year international students and make SPEA an even more inclusive environment.Global Partners website Contact VISC
SPEA Graduate Student Association
The student government for the SPEA graduate student population, advocating on behalf of the students to improve their SPEA experience.Contact SPEA–GSA SPEA–GSA on Facebook
Nonprofit Management Association
A professional membership association, NMA fosters a network of SPEA graduate students, faculty, and professionals interested in the nonprofit sector by providing professional development opportunities.Contact NMA
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
A campus-wide organization for all students who previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer.Contact RPCV RPCV on Facebook
Student Economic Development Association
SEDA provides its members with opportunities to develop their professional networks in the field of economic development.SEDA on Facebook
SPEA Auction & Gala Committee
Work to plan, organize, and execute the SPEA Auction and Gala to raise funds for SPEA graduate students for professional development scholarships and summer internship stipends.Contact SPEA Gala
- Open to doctoral students only
Association of SPEA PhD Students
Share your research and get writing support amidst a supportive, professional community of peers and faculty and participate in the group's annual conference.Visit ASPS
Outside of the classroom, there are many ways to get involved in SPEA. Also, take advantage of the many service opportunities by supporting food drives, book drives, and other community-centered activities.—Liza Bartlett, Healthcare Management and Policy student