What's Involved

The IU student trustee is a fully vested member of the IU Board of Trustees, with all rights, responsibilities and privileges accorded to all trustees. The student trustee participates in at least six board meetings each year, serves on board committees, takes part in various university functions and ceremonies, and completes assigned projects. The only difference between the student trustee and all other trustees is the length of term—student trustees serve two years, and other trustees serve three years.


Members of the IU Board of Trustees do not receive compensation, but they are paid a small per diem when fulfilling their responsibilities, and all expenses related to board activities are covered.


We encourage all IU students interested in university governance to attend IU Board of Trustees meetings. And we urge full-time students who are eligible to apply for the student trustee position. Applications for the 2019-2021 two-year term will be available on this site in the fall of 2018.