Student Life

Student Clubs & Organizations





























Ivy Tech-Bloomington has a variety of student organizations and the numbers keep growing! If you are interested in starting a new organization contact the Office of Student Support & Development!

Our campus is dedicated to providing for our community and so are our student groups! Each student organization completes at least one service project a year, showing their dedication, commitment, and gratitude to Bloomington!

Current Student Clubs & Organizations:

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are representatives for the Office of Student Affairs. They provide campus tours, participate in recruitment and retention efforts, assist in off campus visits, staff inbound and outbound phone calls, answer emails, participate in orientation and provide general mentoring and peer guidance to prospective students. By being a part of the Student Ambassador program you have the opportunity to enhance your leadership, networking and communication skills while developing confidence and providing knowledge and service to others. Students who are chosen to be Student Ambassadors also a stipend.

Contact Advisor:

Amanda Fronek

afronek@ivytech.edu

Student Government Association

The mission of the Ivy Tech Bloomington Student Government Association shall be to act as a permanent and open forum for student representation, serving as an effective outlet for the advocacy of the interests of the student body. The Student Government Association shall serve as the official liaison between the student body and administration. This is to continue the effort to better the lives of Ivy Tech students. All students are member of the Student Government Association and are encouraged to attend the weekly meetings to voice concern and present ideas to better campus and the lives of our students. Elected Executive Office members of Student Government also a stipend.

Contact Advisor:

Neil Frederick

nfrederi@ivytech.edu

Jennifer Daily-Mantha

jdailymantha@ivytech.edu

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Campus Activities Board is a student event programming board which plans and implements large scale events across campus throughout the year. Annual events include Welcome Week, Music Fest, Halloween Safe Night, Finals Week, and Spring Extreme. Past events have included Roller Skating, Breast Cancer Awareness Tie Dying, Movie Nights, Rock Climbing, LGBT Awareness Documentaries, Arcade Game Night, and more! This is an excellent opportunity to learn event planning, time management, and public relations. CAB members also participate in leadership development and collaborate with other student leadership groups on campus. CAB is comprised of five students who all earn a stipend for their time and dedication.

Contact Advisor:

Courtney Packard

cpackard3@ivytech.edu

Student Leadership Academy

The Student Leadership Academy provides students with developmental and experiential opportunities that foster leadership and community involvement. Through leadership education, advocacy, and volunteerism, students will become active citizens on campus, in their respective communities, and in the workplace. The Student Leadership Academy encourages students to move beyond cynicism, and become involved in community activities and services. The Academy is a selective program that runs each fall semester. Applications are available during the first few weeks of the fall semester. Students who graduate from the academy also receive a scholarship.

Contact Advisor:

Amanda Fronek

afronek@ivytech.edu

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is "to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence." PTK is a selective honorary group for students who have achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher. Students will be contacted if they are eligible to be a part of PTK.

Contact Advisor:

Annette Spurgeon

aspurgeo@ivytech.edu

Campus Pride

Campus Pride is a club that champions academic excellence and community service while providing a safe, supportive, and educational atmosphere for students to share what it means to be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex or a Straight Ally.

Contact Advisor:

Ben Grimwood

bgrimwood@ivytech.edu

Christian Challenge Club

Christian Challenge Club is nondenominational and meets for fellowship weekly.  If you have a heart for the Lord or want to learn more about Christianity please join the Christian Challenge Club. Bring your lunch, enjoy a bible study, and meet other students like you.  We welcome you to grow in the faith with us!

Contact Advisor:

Jessica Duncan

jduncan71@ivytech.edu

Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club is a student-led group of dedicated creative writers of all abilities, styles and interests.  We conduct various projects throughout the year including creating a book of short stories, writing poems for holidays throughout the year, and much more!

Contact Advisors:

Joe Betz

rbetz2@ivytech.edu

Samantha Levy-Arnold

slevyarnold@ivytech.edu

Culinary Club

Culinary Club is open to all Ivy Tech Bloomington students who have an interest and passion in learning about the culinary world, whether you are a culinary student or not!  Culinary Club uses their meetings and events to explore new food, cooking techniques, and learn about other cultures through a culinary lens.

Contact Advisor:

Chef Tad Delay

tdelay@ivytech.edu

International Student Club

International Student Club (ISC) offers a chance to meet and discuss college life, the city of Bloomington, the state of Indiana, and the country of the United States of America, and opportunities to share ideas, and creates connections to our local communities.  The club is open to all Ivy Tech Bloomington students with a focus on those who have an interest in learning more about an international perspective and helping our international students adjust to life in Bloomington.

Contact Advisor:

Kaitlyn Yoder

kyoder43@ivytech.edu

Art Club

Art Club provides a cohesive community for fine arts majors and other lvy Tech Students interested in art and promoting the Arts for the benefit for all.  This is a new club looking to expand its reach and accept new members with exciting ideas for the future.

Contact Advisor:

Amy Brier

abrier1@ivytech.edu

College Democrats

Ivy Tech Bloomington's College Democrats meets to discuss current political issues, give a glimpse into the life of politics, and meet with local government officials to get a behind the scenes look at a working Democratic Party.

Contact Advisor:

Donn Hall

dfhall@ivytech.edu

History Club

History Club will allowsits members to gain experience in the study and understanding of history. Members have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, organizations skills, and socialize with others interested in the study of history.

Contact Advisor:

Alex Garman

agarman2@ivytech.edu

Table Top Gaming Club

Table Top Gaming Club allows its members to gain experience in critical thinking, reasoning, and leadership skills through the use of social table top games. It is open to all students and various types of gamers.  This is a new club looking for new members with exciting ideas for the future.

Contact Advisor:

Amber Celestin

acelestin1@ivytech.edu

Education Club

Education Club strives to elevate the image of teaching and seeks to attract dynamic and diverse students who will become tomorrow's exemplary educators.

Contact Advisors:

Cassie Saylor

csaylor15@ivytech.edu

Marjie Risen

mrisen@ivytech.edu

Ivy Singers

Ivy Singers is a group of students, faculty, and staff who have a love for singing and performing.  The group performs at campus events throughout the school year including Halloween Safe Night, Veteran's Day, and Winter Festival!  No experience necessar, no try-outs required, and everyone is welcome!

Contact Advisor:

Dr. Tim Jessen

tjessen@ivytech.edu

Kappa Beta Delta

Kappa Beta Delta is an honorary society for Business Administrations majors.  Student eligible for the group will be contacted.  The purposes of this society are to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, and administration pursuing associate degrees, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Contact Advisor:

Steve Englert

senglert@ivytech.edu

Nursing Club

Nursing Club is comprised of the future nurses of the world!  Through events promoting healthy lifestyles and service projects, we strive to bring health and health education to our community.  If you are a nursing student or are interested in following the path of nursing, this club is for you!  Our doors are always open to all who seek to make a difference!

Contact Advisor:

Heather Anderson

handerson53@ivytech.edu

Biotech

Biotech seeks to eliminate the mystery surrounding the field of biotechnology. Biotech will provide an environment for students to learn and challenge themselves amongst their peers, alumni of the biotechnology program, and professionals in the field of biotechnology. Biotech will provide networking opportunities for current students, and make information about biotechnology more accessible for potential students.

Contact Advisor:

Sarah Cote

scote@ivytech.edu

Society for Human Resource Management

SHRM is looking for students who are interested in the field of Human Resources.  The group serves to provide new experiences to students in the field along with networking opportunities and the discussion of best practices.

Contact Advisor:

Nancy Frost

nfrost@ivytech.edu

New organizations are popping up all the time!  Have an idea for a group?  Stop by the Student Development Office (C105 in the Ferguson Academic Building) to talk about the endless possibilities!

CONTACT US
The Office of Student Development at Ivy Tech-Bloomington:

Room C105
Phone: (812) 330-6237
Fax: (812) 330-6106