Archive of Initiatives
We are currently curating a list of past IUSA activities. For more information, please reach out to the IUSA historian.
Share driving costs with fellow Hoosiers
IUSA and Zimrideworked together to offer Hoosiers a multitude of travel options, providing access to convenient and affordable transportation. Sponsored by IUSA and parking operations, Zimride was a carpool coordination website tool where students could offer or request rides to and from campus and other locations. The partnership was terminated in Fall 2015 due to lack of student interest.
Zimride currently supplies Zipcars at seven car station locations on campus and recently added two locations in the Park on Morton apartment complex. Aiming to expand this program in the future, IUSA consistently analyzes transportation arrangements.
Increasing awareness of the LifeLine Law
By promoting the LifeLine Law, we hope to empower and encourage students to call 911 in case of an emergency without fear of repercussions for certain minor offenses.
Expanding mental health services
We are working closely with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the IU Health Center to make it easier for students in need to receive help. It is our goal to make every student aware of the services offered through CAPS and Crimson Corps.
Bringing food trucks to campus
While enjoying tailgate season, students would benefit from having access to the food they love. Inviting the Bloomington food truck community to the tailgate fields is just one more way we can strengthen the relationship between the campus and community.
Bridging divides for international students
Every student at IU should feel a part of the diverse community here in Bloomington. By collaborating with the Office of International Services, we can share more programming and policy ideas with international students while working to promote events such as International Education Week to the entire student body.
Encouraging mid-semester course evaluations
Students benefit when they can provide honest feedback for their professors. Currently, students complete end of class evaluations. By implementing this halfway through the semester, we hope professors can take what they hear from students and improve their teaching during that same semester so students get the academic value they deserve from any class.
Integrating bystander intervention training
Your safety is a top priority here at IU. We want to prepare every student entering our university with the skills and knowledge to recognize, prevent, and respond to threatening situations by integrating bystander intervention training into student orientation. By equipping yourself with these tools, you can help protect yourself and your peers in dangerous situations.2015-2016