Bringing positive change to campus
The 2016-2017 IUSA Policy Team is implementing specific large-scale projects that can have a direct positive impact on your Indiana University experience.
Creating a campus bike share program
By lobbying for a campus bike share program, we hope to offer IU students a healthy and environmentally-friendly way to get around campus.
Increasing student civic engagement
Through a partnership with Defend Our Future, we are able to offer students access to the IUSA TurboVote platform to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and receive reminders for upcoming elections. Check it out here: iu.turbovote.org.
Promoting fee transparency
In an effort to improve financial literacy, we are working with IU’s CFO to show the tuition and fee breakdown for IU students.
Improving safety communications
We are discussing ways to make sure students are better informed in emergency situations to supplement IU Notify by sharing local resources and working with Student Affairs to fill these gaps. Check out the Safe IU Bloomington blog.
Providing water at tailgates
By working with IU Athletics, IUSA can ensure students stay hydrated for IU football games by passing out Athletics-sponsored water at tailgates.
Creating stronger ties with the culture centersIU’s many culture centers are home to plenty of student activity and resources. The IUSA Diversity & Inclusion department is making sure we’re engaged with them by creating a liaison system this year so we can stay informed about current issues and events.
Adding a bus stop by the SRSCMany students would benefit from the Student Transportation Board adding an additional bus stop on one of the campus routes to ride the bus to the SRSC.
Increasing off-campus recyclingBy collaborating with the City of Bloomington, we hope to make recycling easier for students living off-campus.
Allowing alcohol sales at Memorial StadiumOffering beer for sale at Memorial Stadium would generate revenue for the Athletics Department while renewing interest from the local community and visitors alike.
Providing better resources about off-campus housing
Housing costs are a big portion of college affordability. In the spring, IUSA will distribute a survey to sample members of the off-campus community to get insights on affordability and quality of local options. This information will be shared with the student body as an additional resource for student consumers.
Sharing monthly IUSA updatesWe’d love to show how we put your student fee to use through monthly updates on the IUSA Facebook page. In the future, we hope to be able to send an email update to all students so every student knows what their student government has been up to. So far we've gotten approval from Division of Student Affairs to send out a semester-in-review.
Developing programs for first-generation students
We want every student who joins our campus to feel part of the community. To that end, we are partnering with groups like the Multicultural Greek Council to research ways to give new first-generation students a jumpstart to involvement on campus.
Questions or suggestions?
If you have any suggestions for how we can help you, contact us.