Student Trustee

Be a part of Indiana University history

The Board of Trustees of Indiana University urges full-time students to apply to serve as student trustee. This 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.

The IU student trustee is a fully vested member of the board, with the same rights, responsibilities, and privileges accorded to all IU 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 student trustee also works with the All University Student Association.

According to state law, Indiana’s governor appoints the student trustee. Student trustees serve two years, while the other trustees serve three years.

Apply to be a student trustee

Applications opened Monday, September 17 for the 2019-2021 term, and are due friday, December 17 at 5:00 EST. Interviews will take place on March 22-23, 2019 in Indianapolis. The interview is mandatory, and a candidate who misses his or her interview will not have another opportunity to meet with the search committee. After the interviews, the committee, in accordance with state law, will forward 10 names to the governor, who will make the appointment. The new term will begin from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021.

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