The Board of Trustees of Indiana University urges full-time students to become part of IU history by applying to serve as student trustee. The IU student trustee position is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that allows a student to work closely with IU leadership to shape the university’s future. Former student trustees have gone on to careers in medicine, law, business, and higher education.

In 1975, the Indiana General Assembly amended the statutes (IC 21-20-3-13), enabling the Indiana governor to appoint a full-time student to the IU Board of Trustees.

As one of nine trustees of Indiana University, the student trustee serves a two-year term as a fully vested member of the board.

How the Selection Process Works

Applications for the 2017–19 two-year term will open September 19.

1. Interested students submit applications during the semester by the deadline posted here in the fall of 2016.

2. The Student Trustee Search and Screen Committee selects applicants to interview.

3. Selected student trustee candidates are invited for interviews with the committee, which take place in the spring before the term begins. Interviews are mandatory for consideration.

4. After the interviews, in accordance with state law, the search committee forwards 10 candidate names to the governor of Indiana.

5. The governor of Indiana appoints the student trustee.