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Student Life

The Office of Student Life is dedicated to helping students make the most of their college experience, through involvement in campus activities, organizations, and volunteer opportunities.  Through our office, students gain valuable leadership skills, meet new friends, and create and build upon campus traditions. We encourage you to become engaged members of our campus community in order to better prepare you to become engaged leaders in a global society.

There are many opportunities to become involved in student life. We have over 35 active student clubs and organizations. Check out IUKLife to learn more!  We also invite you to participate in our annual signature events:

Welcome Week

  • Join us on Thursday, August 24 for the Campus BBQ
  • Come and learn more about each club/organization on August 30 and 31 at the Activities Fair
  • On First Wednesdays, there will be speakers and live music on the first Wednesday of each month
  • Join us on Wednesday, September 20 for the Culture Bash from 4 p.m. to -7 p.m
  • Leadership Retreat October 13-14, 2017

Along with several fun events throughout the semester.  This fall join us for Trapeze lessons in the Quad, Escape Rooms, Trivia, IU Kokomo Athletics Pep Rally, Halloween Open House, and much, much more!

  • 31%

    involved students earned a higher salary than non-involved (NACE)

  • 70%

    CEO's held at least one office in a club during college

  • 35

    Clubs and Organizations

  • 53%

    involved students were offered a job by graduation (NACE)

To get started, go to IUKLife. Get more information about club registration requirements. Build your profile; get information on groups you are interested in, and even possibly win some prizes! IUKLife is the premier way for you to be-in-the-know and get involved! 

Any enrolled IU student can start a student organization by following the steps below.

  1. Check IUKLife to see if the group you have in mind already exists.
  2. Make sure your organization meets the requirements to register with the University. (Check out the Student Organization Policy for more information about registration requirements.)
  3. Fill out the Student Organization Registration form online in IUKLife.  Log in with your CAS credentials, click on the “Register a New Organization” link in the forms box at the top of the page. After you submit, Student Life staff will contact you to set up an initial advising appointment and start your registration process.
  4. Review the Student Life Policies & Procedures presentation. (Staff will go over this information in detail at the Leadership Summit at the beginning of each semester.) This year's Leadership Summit is on August 25 at 11 a.m. in KC130B.

View the IUKLife privacy statement

Top Reasons to Get Involved

  • 1

    Make new friends!

    It can be difficult to get to know others on campus if you only see them in class. Join an organization to meet others with similar interests and ideas!

  • 2

    Build your resume

    Employers and grad schools want to see that you accomplished more than graduation during your time at IU Kokomo. Get involved and build your resume to showcase your interests, passions, and time management skills.

  • 3

    Develop Leadership Skills

    Everyone can be a leader, you just have to find your place and gain the skills. Do this by stepping up in an organization or applying to our leadership retreat in the Fall.

  • 4

    Make IU Kokomo your home

    Get involved and feel at home because this is YOUR campus! Your voice and opinion matter so participate to make your IU Kokomo experience one you will remember and cherish!

Get Involved

Student Government
SGA provides leadership opportunities with three branches of government from which to serve. Leaders are exposed to various experiential learning opportunities, from budgeting co-curricular activities and interpreting constitutions to leadership retreats and social networking. These out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities enhance each student's academic experiences while shaping well-rounded individuals.
Student Union Board
SUB is the official campus activities programming board for IU Kokomo and is made up of current IU Kokomo students. They scout, plan, and organize many campus activities to help promote student life, involvement, and an entertaining campus environment. The group also focuses on developing friendships, networking, and leadership opportunities within the group.
Cougar Advocates for Diversity
CAD is a student run organization which highlights the diversity found on campus, in the nation, and around the world. Students can gain leadership skills, and learn from one another as they learn about different people, their cultures, clothes, customs, dances, and foods. CAD events are engaging and diverse in nature, and open to all students! Visit the Office of Campus Diversity.
Student Athletics and Wellness Board
SAWB is a student organization open to all students at IU Kokomo. SAWB’s primary areas of focus are to support the intercollegiate athletic program and to promote overall improved health and wellness. SAWB members work the home games as event staff and take the lead on encouraging students to attend games. Additionally, SAWB plans and coordinates events on campus focused on the overall health and wellness of the IU Kokomo community.
Last updated: 08/22/2017