Getting Involved at Idaho State!
WHAT DOES “GET INVOLVED” MEAN? You might have heard it said that it is important for students to get involved while in
college. But many people are unsure exactly what this means–or what steps they need to take to become involved.
While academic study is your primary reason for attending Idaho State University, there is much to be learned by taking
advantage of opportunities outside of the classroom. Through participation in activities such as membership in a student
organization, internships, recreational sports and activities, on-campus employment, residential life and faculty research, you
will gain valuable skills to complement your academic education and make you a well-rounded individual.
WHY GET INVOLVED? Involvement is the best way for students to associate themselves with their university and realize
that they are a valuable part of the Idaho State community. Those who are involved tend to develop relationships with other
students as well as with faculty and administrators, resulting in connections that are important to their college success.
A recent national survey of over 260,000 freshmen and seniors at 523 four-year colleges and universities, found that students
who participate in collaborative learning and educational activities outside the classroom are more satisfied with their
education and are more likely to remain in college (National Survey of Student Engagement, 2006).
WHERE DO YOU GO TO GET INVOLVED? The Involvement Center, located on the first floor of the Pond Student Union, can
provide all the information and resources needed to assist you on your path to success.
Executive Director of Student Unions and Involvement
General Manager of Associated Students of Idaho State University
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ASSOcIATED STUDENTS Of ASISU Constitution and Bylaws as necessary, determines and
monitors appropriate use of student fees, and participates in
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSIT Y the shared governance of the institution.
The Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) is
the governing body representing student interests. Modeled Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)
after the United States government with three distinct Five students serve as Supreme Court justices; they to
branches, ASISU serves students while fulfilling its motto of interpret and rule on the proper application of the ASISU
“Students Helping Students.” Constitution and Bylaws. Once appointed, they serve a two
Annual elections for the Executive and Legislative branches year term from the time of appointment.
are held each Spring, to choose students to serve during the
next academic school year. Candidates for all other positions
Handles the ASISU General Elections during Spring semester
are interviewed and appointed. All areas work closely with
to elect the Executive and Legislative Branches for the next
staff advisors. This system ensures that student views are
school year. They conduct other campus-wide elections as
Executive Branch (President and Vice President)
The President oversees the Executive Branch and the Vice
Government Relations committee
Represents ISU student interests both locally and at the Idaho
President presides over the Legislative Branch. The President
Legislature. The chair of this committee operates in Boise
interviews and appoints chairs of most areas of ASISU (with
during the Spring semester while the legislature is in session.
approval from the Senate); presides over weekly meetings of
these chairs, known as the ASISU Cabinet; represents students
chief of Staff (University Committees)
at meetings of the ISU President; participates on many
Shares in the governance of ISU by ensuring student
University committees; attends meetings of the State Board of
representation on University committees dealing with issues
Education; and provides general direction for ASISU.
of academics, campus operations, diversity, health and
wellness, student life, and other areas of importance.
Legislative Branch (Senate)
Consisting of 20 elected student Senators representing each For more information, call 282-3435 or visit
of the colleges at ISU, the Senate upholds and modifies the www.isu.edu/asisu
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ASISU SERVIcES fOR STUDENTS cAMpUS REcREATION AND INTRAMURALS
Legal Advice Campus Recreation promotes physical activity and healthy
ASISU office offers free legal advice to fee paying students. lifestyles by providing equipment, space, information, and
During spring and fall semesters, an attorney is available for atmosphere. Credit and non-credit classes are available at
consultations on the first and third Tuesday of the month Reed Gym as well as intramural sports, club sports, outdoor
from 4-6 p.m. Call 282-3435 for an appointment. recreation, fitness and wellness programs, sports science,
physical education, dance, and health and nutrition sciences.
Reed Gym houses dojo practice halls, dance rooms, weight
rooms, an aerobic theater, swimming pool, indoor climbing
ASISU provides free notary public service to all ISU students.
wall, an indoor track, tennis and racquetball courts, and the
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students must present their Bengal ID and current Driver’s
Full- and part-time students receive free admittance to Reed
License or photo identification. Call 282-3435 for an
Gym by showing their Bengal ID.
For more information, call 282-2252 or visit
THE BENGAL NEWSpApER www.isu.edu/camprec
The Bengal is published by and for the students of Idaho State
University. Issues are published weekly during the academic Intramural Sports
year, except during dead week, finals week and school breaks. The Intramural Sports program offers something for almost
Editor, production, design and web positions are frequently everyone on campus. Every year, thousands of college
available. In addition, The Bengal seeks freelance articles by students, faculty, staff, and spouses participate in a myriad
students. of team and individual sports activities. Campus Recreation
offers over 30 individual and team sports including judo,
For more information, call 282-2247, email email@example.com tennis, rock climbing, flag football, floor hockey, soccer, and
or visit www.isubengal.com volleyball.
For more information, call 282-3516 or visit
Sport clubs are registered and chartered student
organizations. The Sport Clubs program serves individual
interests in different sports and recreational activities. These
may be competitive, recreational, or instructional in nature,
as clubs may represent the University in intercollegiate
competition or conduct intra-club activities such as practice,
instruction, social, and tournament play. Sport clubs include:
Bengal Exercise and Strength Training, Bengal Baseball,
Billiards, Cycling, Fencing, Golf, Iron Works (power lifting),
Judo, Kung Fu San Soo, Ladies Fastpitch Softball, Raquetball,
Rodeo, Rugby, Shorinji Kempo, Ski and Snowboard, Soccer,
Swimming, Tae Kwon Do, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and
For more information, call 282-6152 or visit
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cAREER cENTER Study Abroad With ISU!
The Career Center, on the top floor of the Museum Building, Expand your cultural and academic horizons by studying in
assists students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and/or another country. Summer, semester, and year long options
implementing career, education, and employment decisions. are available. Most programs are based on the cost of ISU
tuition and room and board. ISU has agreements with
Receive assistance with your employment search through institutions all over the world including Morocco, China,
resume and cover letter reviews, practice interviews, part-time Japan, Spain, Sweden, Germany, France, England, Uruguay,
and temporary job postings, internship help, and full-time job and South Africa. ISU is a member of ISEP (International
listings. Student Exchange Programs).
For more information, call 282-3277 or visit
Homecoming at ISU provides the opportunity for campus,
community, and alumni to engage in school spirit. This
week long celebration consists of several events including The National Student Exchange
contests, concerts, reunions, a royalty pageant and a parade. The National Student Exchange (NSE) is an exciting
Homecoming events are sponsored by the Student Activities opportunity to attend one of over 180 colleges and
Board. universities in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico at in-state
tuition...at little or no more cost than students are currently
paying. Students can exchange for a semester or year as long
INTERNATIONAL AND MULTIcULTURAL as they are a full time student with at least a 2.5 GPA. They
RESOURcES can use financial aid and, in many cases, scholarships to pay
Diversity Resource center for school.
The Center assists ethnic and international students and
organizations by enhancing the students’ experiences at For more information, call 282-3277 or visit www.nse.org
Idaho State University and assist them in contributing to
campus diversity and cultural competency. English Language Studies
ELS teaches English (as a Second Language) to the world and
For more information, call 282-3142 or visit helps everyone from beginning to advanced abilities. Classes
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are small, interactive and engaging, and teach the culture A Taste of france
of the Western United States. ELS classes are available all Offers ISU and the community a chance to experience
yearmaking them a great choice for summer or vacation study. French culture and cuisine with dinner and an ensemble of
In addition, ELS and affiliate locations worldwide offer college performances. Sponsored by Le Conseil Francais.
graduates an opportunity to gain valuable experience while
working overseas as an English Foreign Language instructor. African Night
Requirements vary by country. This festive night combines the best part of African culture
into an incredible dinner and exuberant performance.
For more information, call 282-5201 or visit www.els.edu Sponsored by the African Students Association of ISU.
American Ethnic Groups cherry Blossom festival
The Diversity Center assists other University departments and This event is a fun evening filled with the sounds, sights,
ethnic students’ organizations with cultural programming. smells and food of Japan. Sponsored by the Japanese Club.
The Center assists the University multicultural committee,
Hispanic Advisory Council, American Indian Advisory Council,
chinese New Year
and the Multi-Ethnic Student Success Center (MESSC) located
This celebration begins with a Chinese banquet and
within the Enrollment Planning Department.
concludes with Chinese cultural performances. Sponsored by
the Chinese Students Association.
Previous cultural events have included:
Offers ISU and the community a chance to experience
A Night in Mexico Indian culture and cuisine with dinner and an ensemble of
Offers ISU and the community a chance to experience performances. Sponsored by Indian Student Association.
Hispanic culture and cuisine with dinner and an ensemble of
performances. Sponsored by Hispanic Awareness Leadership
Organization. International Night
View traditions and cultures for various parts of the world at
this event which celebrates the diversity of students at ISU.
Let your senses take an international trip of taste, sight, sound
and smell. Sponsored by the Association of International
Native American Awareness Week
This weeklong event celebrates the culture, community and
livelihood of Native Americans. Students and community are
invited to attend various events including a sunrise drum
ceremony and concluding with a visually stunning Powow.
Sponsored by Native Americans United and the Shoshoni
Offers ISU and the community a chance to experience
Nepalese culture and cuisine with dinner and an ensemble of
performances. Sponsored by .
For more information, call 282-3451
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JAMES M. AND SHARON E. RUpp Educational programming
The Center sponsors ISU’s annual awareness events for
DEBATE SOcIET Y
Women’s History month, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault,
The debate team at Idaho State is a nationally competitive
Breast Cancer, and World AIDS day. The Center counts on the
program with a tradition of excellence in National Debate
support of volunteers to help raise awareness and make these
Tournament (NDT) and Cross Examination Debate
Association debate. Anyone can join the debate society; but
most students have some high school experience. Some
scholarships are available for students who participate in the Services
debate society. 1 in 4
Men’s group members host events and educational
For more information. call 282-5962 or visit presentations that address contributions and rewards of non-
JANET c. ANDERSON project Hope
An advocacy program that provides supportive assistance
GENDER RESOURcE cENTER to students, staff, and faculty who suffer the effects of
Provides a campus focal point for consideration of gender relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other crimes.
issues. The mission of the Center is to increase awareness Crisis Line: 282-HOPE
and promote open dialogue about gender through its
resources and services, educational programming and
support of gender-related research. The Center is open to all,
Women’s Issues and Sexual Empowerment focuses on women
regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural
between the ages of 18 and 40, empowering them to make
background, religion, abilities, or age. Everyone is welcome!
better relationship choices.
The opportunities at the Center are limited only by the
imaginations of those who choose to participate.
For more information, call 282-2805 or visit
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KISU-FM , at 91.1 in Pocatello and 91.3 in Idaho Falls, is
a non-profit public format radio station located on the
first floor of the Pond Student Union. Funded primarily
through ASISU student fees, KISU provides an opportunity
for interested ISU students to gain experience working at
a radio station. KISU airs a wide variety of programming,
ranging from of student-produced programming, to network
produced programs from sources like National Public Radio
(NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI). Besides popular
public radio programming like Car Talk and Garrison Keillor’s
A Prairie Home Companion, KISU airs a wide variety of music
shows, from the popular World Café to overnight jazz. KISU
also airs ISU women’s volleyball, soccer and basketball games.
For more information, call 282-3691 or visit www.kisu.org
This annual event provides a focus on themes of “Ethics”
and “Character” and features guest speakers from national
Designed to assist interested ISU students in developing
organizations such as the Greenleaf Center for Servant-
leadership skills, the ISU Leadership Academy, held each
Leadership and the Josephson Institute on Ethics.
spring semester, is a combination experiential and seminar-
type series, which culminates in a community service learning
Leadership Studies Minor
A collaborative partnership between the Division of
Student Affairs and the College of Arts & Sciences (with the
Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies as the
academic home) to provide a new 21-credit interdisciplinary
Minor in Leadership Studies. Check the ISU Schedule of
Classes at the end of the COMM section for current LEAD
For more information, visit www.isu.edu/lead
customized Leadership Training
ISU groups or individuals may request leadership workshops
on demand to suit their needs, including retreats, in-service
training sessions, or one-on-one consultation. General topics
include Leadership and Vision, Matching Activities to Stages
of Group Development, and Interpersonal Relationships and
For more information, call 282-3154 or visit www.isu.edu/lead
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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE cENTER portneuf Yurt System
The Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) provides ISU students, The OAC’s Portneuf Yurt System consists of five yurts located
faculty and staff with outdoor opportunities through classes, in the Portneuf Range. Snowshoeing or skiing to a yurt is a
workshops, special events, and common adventure trips. fantastic way to enjoy the winter season. Yurt rentals begin
Outdoor activities include rock climbing, kayaking, skiing, the Friday before Thanksgiving break.
backpacking, rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, and
more. Trips are based on the Common Adventure Philosophy. Alpine Tower (Universal challenge facility)
All trip costs and responsibilities are shared equally among The CW HOG’s Alpine Tower is a 50’ tall, self-supporting
participants. structure providing unique challenges and team-oriented
experiences for groups. It is designed for both low and high
cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor challenge course elements including elements for persons
Group (CW HOG) offers recreational activities for people of with disabilities.
all abilities. CW HOG provides challenging outdoor adventure
activities in a supportive environment. Resource center
The OAC’s Resource Center includes topographical maps,
Outdoor Adventure Rentals library books, and videos on a variety of outdoor topics.
Outdoor Adventure Rentals offers equipment rentals for every
outdoor activity imaginable. Whether planning an expedition, For more information, call 282-3912 or visit
a weekend trip, or a one-day adventure, customers are www.isu.edu/outdoor
fully equipped for their outdoor adventures at a reasonable
cost. There is a small retail area with water bottles, gloves,
sunglasses, trail maps, Dutch oven cookbooks, and more.
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STUDENT UNIONS AND INVOLVEMENT
The Earl R. Pond Student Union (Pocatello) and the Samuel
H. Bennion Student Union (Idaho Falls) serve as the focal
point for campus life and experiential education. Among the chartwells Dining Services
facilities are lounges, an ATM, food court, billiards, computer Chartwells provides food service for the campus of Idaho
lab, bookstore, meeting rooms, and student government State University, ranging from fresh pasta bars, salad bars,
offices. The Pond Student Union also offers bowling, The Asian, and Mexican options to traditional American fare from
Bengal Theater, a barbershop, KISU radio station, the the grill.
Outdoor Adventure Center, and much more.
For more information, call 282-5831 or visit
The Rendezvous Complex, is quickly becoming a gathering www.dineoncampus.com/isu
place for the campus community. The complex promotes
an enhanced collegial atmosphere that integrates upper craft Shop
and lower campuses. The Rendezvous offers a food court The Craft Shop is equipped with tools and supplies that allow
with dining areas, Mind’s Eye Gallery, three meeting rooms, students and people from the community to complete many
C-store, computer lab, 50 classrooms (ranging from 15- projects from start to finish. New skills can be learned by
seat seminar rooms to a 250-seat lecture hall with domed enrolling in non-credit classes taught by local craftspeople or
planetarium), and student housing. The atrium is operated by by asking an employee for assistance.
the Student Union and is the thoroughfare of student traffic Craft areas include woodworking, sewing, matting,
in the Rendezvous. pottery, spinning and weaving, leather craft, photography,
papermaking, and stained glass. Group craft activities may be
Involvement center arranged.
The Involvement Center is on the first floor of the Pond
Student Union and houses offices for the Student Activities For more information, call 282-3281 or visit
Board, Students’ Community Service Center, Student www.isu.edu/union/craftshop
Organizations and Greek Life, and New Student Orientation.
For more information call 282-3451.
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Games center STUDENT AcTIVITIES BOARD-If
The Games Center, located on the lower level of the Pond Many activities and events are sponsored by the Student
Student Union, includes a nine-lane bowling center, ten Activities Board in Idaho Falls (SAB-IF), including BBQs,
billiard tables, one snooker table, table tennis, and a variety of bands, movies, guest speakers, family events and service
video and pinball machines. The Games Center maintains an projects. Many involvement and leadership opportunities are
inventory of bowling and billiard accessories and can order available.
custom billiard cues and bowling balls. Classes in bowling
and billiards are available for credit. For more information, call 282-7879 or visit
For more information, call 282-3335 or visit
STUDENTS’ cOMMUNIT Y SERVIcE
Information Desk cENTER (ScSc)
The Information Desk, located on the second level of the Offers opportunities for students to serve the community of
Pond Student Union, offers information on a variety of events, Pocatello. This includes blood drives, collection of food and
meetings, and campus activities. Check cashing and faculty/ household items for families in need, Service Saturdays, and
staff/student phone directory service is also available. on-going opportunities that require training and a longer
commitment, like Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Court Appointed
For more information, call 282-2700 or visit Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.), and the Domestic Violence Crisis
www.isu.edu/information desk Intervention Program.
Transition and Mind’s Eye Galleries For more information, call 282-4201 or visit
The Transition Gallery (Pond Student Union) and the Mind’s www.isu.edu/union/community
Eye Gallery (Rendezvous Complex) host artwork from major
art exhibit tours, ISU students, faculty and staff, and local
artists. The Transition Gallery is well known for its spacious
arena, providing a display for a wide range of mediums. The
Mind’s Eye Gallery hosts smaller, more intimate shows usually
composed of photographs and drawings.
For more information, call 282-4245 or visit
STUDENT AcTIVITIES BOARD
Enriches each student’s experience at Idaho State University
by providing and sponsoring educational and entertaining
programs. The Student Activities Board contributes to student
development by providing social, multi-cultural, intellectual,
and recreational programs. The Board provides leadership
opportunities where students can develop accountability,
integrity, adaptability, inclusiveness, and creativity. The
Student Activities Board is looking for volunteers for its many
For more information, call 282-3451 or visit www.isu.edu/sab
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SUMMER AcTIVITIES For more information, call the Performing Arts Center Box
Summer Activities provides many entertainment opportunities Office at 282-3595 or visit
for ISU summer students and the surrounding community. www.isu.edu/departments/theadanc
Students and community members can enjoy an evening
concert on the Quad every Thursday. The Summer Activities
Board is comprised of students who program entertainment,
Located in Reed Gym, the Wellness Center facilitates and
movies, and off-campus adventures for ISU summer students.
supports personal growth in the multiple dimensions of
Students may apply for summer programming positions in
health: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and
November. Students do not have to be enrolled in summer
environmental. The Wellness Center implements wellness
classes to apply.
programs emphasizing awareness, prevention, and behavior
change, and provides current and accurate information
For more information, call 282-3451 or visit
on personal and community health issues. It also provides
knowledge and skills to improve and maintain health that
may enhance academic and/or occupational performance.
Theatre/Dance ISU offers a variety of high-quality productions For more information, call 282-2117 or visit
each year. Main-stage productions are directed or www.isu.edu/wellness
choreographed by the faculty/students or other professionals.
Auditions are open to all ISU students. Check our website for
dates, times and show information.
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Organizations play an important role in American Advertising federation American Society of civil Engineers
the education of students at Idaho State. Enhances the image of public relations/ Promotes civil engineering education and
The development of a diverse and active advertising students and helps develop a enhances the worldwide quality of life by the
professional attitude towards the field of public advances of professional knowledge and the
organizational climate on campus is relations/advertising. practice of civil engineering in services to
chemical Society of America
The Involvement Center provides Provides students a broad understanding of American Society of Health
materials and advice to help groups current industrial and academic chemical System pharmacists
become an officially recognized ASISU research pursuits. Promotes the public’s Provides an opportunity for students to become
organization. Information about ASISU perceptions and understanding of chemistry knowledgeable about organized health care
and the chemical sciences. pharmacy practice.
organizations can be obtained in the
Involvement Center located on the first
American fisheries Society American Society of Mechanical
floor of the Pond Student Union or by Provides an opportunity for students to
calling 208-282-3451. Be sure to check Engineers
participate in fisheries and watershed science Promotes the advancement and practice of
out the homepage at first hand and meet the professionals involved. mechanical engineers and proper perspectives
www.isu.edu/stdorg of engineering work.
American Nuclear Society
AcADEMIc & pROfESSIONAL Promotes the advancement of science and Architecture club
engineering relating to the atomic nucleus, and Provides architectural related events and
ORGANIzATIONS allied sciences and arts. speakers, improves architectural education at
ISU, and provides a social atmosphere among
Academy of Students of pharmacy American Society of Health System budding architects which fosters creativity, team
Provides social and educational programs and pharmacists work, and technical skills.
promotes high standards of ethics for pharmacy Provides an opportunity for students to become
students. knowledgeable about organized health care Associated Graduate Students of
pharmacy practice. pharmacy
Alpha Kappa psi (Business) American Society for Microbiolog y Increases communication between graduate
Fosters research and promotes high ideals in the Promotes student interest in the development of students and faculty, encourages professional
fields of commerce, accounting, and finance. programs in microbiology and provides a forum activities and provides support to graduate
to showcase these programs. students in pharmacy.
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Bengal Ranger club and distribution and promotes understanding Geology club
Provides the opportunity for students to and appreciation for the responsibilities of Increases and stimulates knowledge in geology
develop and learn military skills, leadership citizenship in a free, competitive enterprise and associated studies.
and tactics, develops mental and physical system.
conditioning of members, competes nationally Graduate Student Association
with other Ranger Clubs, and acquaints students Dental Lab Technolog y Supports the Graduate School and graduate
to military structure and function. Provides opportunities to network with education in: recruiting; welcoming new
professionals, strengthens and advances the graduate students to campus; mentoring
Biolog y Graduate Students profession and promotes personal growth and and serving as role models for new graduate
Promotes recognition of the Biology development. students; promoting academic persistence and
Department. Encourages professional degree completion; encouraging networking
development and general welfare of graduate Dietetics club opportunities; encouraging discussion and
students in the biological sciences. Establishes and strengthens bonds of friendship, debate; promoting and encouraging research;
promotes moral and intellectual development of raising awareness; encouraging creativity and
Business professionals of members, and advances the field of dietetics. engagement in and among graduate students at
national and international levels; recognizing
America - Academic outstanding accomplishments; promoting an
Provides opportunity to develop leadership English Graduate Students intellectually stimulating atmosphere.
skills, personal growth and self-image of future Association
business education teachers. Promotes teaching Provides support for professional development
competencies through participation in civic, of graduate students in English and fosters a
Health Information Technology
social, educational and recreational activities. Unites students and provides an arena for
sense of community within the department of
support and encouragement for students in the
health information technologies.
Business professionals of America -
college of Tech finance Association
Provides members the opportunity for Provides insight into job activities, internships
Information Technology Skills
development of leadership skills, personal Develops leadership abilities through
and creates opportunities within the finance
growth, and occupational competency in participation in education, vocational, civic,
profession through continuous communication
preparation for working in the business arena. recreational, and social activities. Promotes
between alumni and students.
high standards in all phases of occupational
endeavor including trade ethics, workmanship,
child Development Association G2 Math/cS club scholarship, and safety.
Promotes welfare of young children and Creates a community of students who share
contributes to the professional development enthusiasm for mathematics and computer
and continuing education of its members. science. Encourages an interest in and a
Institute of Electronics &
knowledge of mathematics and computer Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
science. Promotes knowledge of the theory and
Delta Epsilon chi practice of all aspects of electrical engineering,
Develops a respect for education in marketing electronics, radio, allied branches of
engineering, and related arts and sciences, as
well as professional development.
Laser Institute of America
Promotes interest in laser electro-optics through
activities, publication and association with the
student community and general public.
Provides resources and help needed to be
successful in taking the law school admissions
test and the first year of law school.
Provides literary development for
undergraduate students in English and fosters
a sense of community within the department of
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MBA Student Association
Promotes professional development and
preparation for job activities while advancing
the image of the College of Business.
Massage Therapy Student Association
Establishes and strengthens bonds of
friendship, promotes the moral and intellectual
development of its members and advances and
promotes massage therapy.
Fosters scientific study and research, develops
sound thinking in theory, and more exact
knowledge and definition of marketing
Medical Assistant Student
Unites MA students, provides an arena for
support and encouragement and provides phi Alpha Theta police Academy cadet club
members the opportunities for development Provides a variety of educational experiences for Provides a better knowledge, understanding,
of leadership skills and networking with students and faculty here at ISU. Promotes the and application of our criminal justice system
professionals in the field. study of history at ISU. and helps coordinate its different sectors.
Music Educators National phi Delta chi (pharmacy) pre-Health professions
conference Advances the science of pharmacy and its allied Meets the common needs of students pursuing
Promotes music and provides a variety of interests and promotes a fraternal spirit among careers in a health profession such as medicine,
educational experiences for the involvement of its members. dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.
phi Upsilon Omicron psycholog y club
National Society of Black Engineers (Home Economics) Facilitates interest in the field of psychology and
Strives to promote participation at all levels Promotes advancement of home economics and provides exposure to various interests within
of responsibility in the field of engineering by encourages the intellectual and professional the field.
black and minority students in the community. development of its members.
psycholog y Graduate Students
National community pharmacists physical Therapist Assistant program Association
Association Unites students, provides an arena for support Provides support for scientific and professional
Provides a forum for pharmacy students to learn and encouragement, and provides opportunity development of graduate students in
about the many career opportunities available for development of leadership skills and psychology.
in independent pharmacy practice. The NCPA networking with professionals.
student chapter is a non-profit organization. Scabbard and Blade
physician Assistant Student Society Raises the standard of military education at ISU,
National Student Speech, Promotes academic achievement, clinical promotes closer relationships among military
Language and Hearing Association excellence, and the physician assistant as a departments throughout the state and nation,
Promotes interest in the study of the member of the health care delivery team. encourages the qualities essential in good,
professional aspects of speech/language efficient officers, promotes fellowship among
pathology and audiology. pi Sigma Alpha (political Science) the cadet officers and disseminates knowledge
Stimulates productive scholarship and of military education to students, faculty and
intelligent interest in the subject of government. staff of ISU.
paralegal Student Association
Advances and promotes the paralegal profession
and provides an environment of support, SHEpERDS club
encouragement and inspiration for members. Promotes the fields of health education,
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physical education, recreation and dance by Society of Women Engineers support, and protects the rights of individuals
planning and executing activities and providing Promotes the need for women engineers and and the opportunity for leadership experiences.
information to students and community encourages young women to consider an
encouraging physical fitness. engineering education. Student Nurses Association
(pocatello & Boise)
Sign Language Interpreters club Student American Dental Hygienists Stimulates interest and understanding and
Promotes the educational development of Association (SADHA) serves as a line of communication between the
interpreting students on the ISU campus and Promotes dental hygiene and safeguards the student nurses organization and the various
gives students an opportunity to use and common interest of the profession. units of the professional student nurses
improve their language skills and learn more organizations of Idaho.
about the culture of the deaf and the impact on
interpreting. Student Anthropological Society
Furthers the study of cultural and physical Student Occupational
aspects of humankind. Therapy Association
Skills USA Establishes, facilitates, and promotes
Promotes pride in vocational education with occupational therapy interests among the
dignity in work, professional attitude and Student Association of Healthcare
membership and within the community.
leadership skills. Administrators (SAHcA)
Promotes communication, ideas and suggestions
for the benefit of students of healthcare Student physical Therapy
Society of physics Students
Promotes advancement of the science of physics
and encourages interest in physics throughout Educates the university, community, and state
the academic and local communities. Student Branch of Health physics about physical therapy health care needs and
Promotes development of scientific knowledge provides information and orientation material
and practical means for protecting people and for prospective students.
Society of Student Radiologic
their environment from the harmful effects of
Technologists radiation, thus providing for its utilization for
Promotes high standards of education in and Student Social Work Association
the benefit of society. Promotes active involvement in campus and
out of the classroom and encourages quality
instructor/student relations. departmental activities which enhance the social
Student Nurse Alliance work degree at ISU.
Facilitates the progression of students into and
Student Academy of Audiolog y through the Associate Degree Registered Nurse
Provides audiology students with educational Surveying club
Program (ADRN) by promoting communication Furthers the knowledge of surveying within
support and helps promote the doctor of between the students, faculty or administrator,
Audiology (Au.D.) Program and research in the university and community and enables all
and the campus. Provides information to students interested in surveying to act together.
audiology. members about the ADRN program, mutual
Theatre Technolog y
Promotes a free exchange of ideas and
information regarding all theater skills and
technologies; engages in research, education,
publication and other related projects; and
promotes the stated purposes of United States
Institute for Theatre Technologies, Inc.
TRiO Student Association
Functions as a resource for current and alumni
TRiO students. Informs ISU TRiO students about
the many resources the university has to offer.
Mentors TRiO Pre-College students. Participates
in service learning projects.
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African Student Association
Provides a variety of educational and cultural
experiences and promotes African dance and
culture at ISU.
Association of Indian Students
Encourages and showcases cultural activities of
the Indian culture and provides a platform for
personal development of Indian students.
chinese Student Association
Helps Chinese students achieve academic and
career goals, enriches Chinese students’ social
lives and on-campus community, introduces
Chinese culture, and contributes to ISU cultural
Develops linguistics abilities, cultural awareness, Nepalese Student Association phi Lambda Sigma
organizational skills, and professional Assists prospective Nepalese students with Encourages and supports the development
orientation among students interested in the information concerning ISU and organizes of leadership and service qualities, especially
German language and culture. events to inform the community about the among pharmacy students.
culture of Nepal.
Hispanic Awareness Leadership fRATERNITIES
pakistani Student Association
Organization (HALO) Strives to help students from Pakistan integrate
Encourages higher education within the
into ISU student life and increases awareness Delta Sigma phi
Hispanic community and perpetuates the Emphasises exceptionally strong brotherhood,
and understanding of Pakistan culture and
Hispanic culture. diversity, scholarship, and leadership.
country with Idaho State University and
International Students Association Kappa Sigma
Promotes activities and interaction among Promotes academic achievement and creates
international students and strives to promote lifelong friendships; contributes to the personal
Promotes the Russian language and culture by
better understanding between the various growth and development of members.
providing activities and services to members and
cultures and the campus community.
serves as a vehicle of communication among
language majors and minors, the university and SORORITIES
Japanese club surrounding community.
Promotes the understanding of the Japanese
language and culture. Fosters inter-cultural Alpha Xi Delta
understanding and exchange by exposing GREEK LIfE Promotes intellect, professionalism and
students and faculty of ISU to Japanese culture personal growth. Exemplifies the highest ethical
through educational activities. Greek council conduct, instills community responsibility
Discusses, adopts, and carries out procedures and perpetuates fraternal growth through
necessary for the general welfare of the sisterhood.
Le conseil francais
Provides an environment where the French Greek system, and instills the principles of
language and culture can be shared. brotherhood/sisterhood among member Sigma Sigma Sigma
organizations of the Greek council. Promotes the ideals of friendship, scholarship,
caring, commitment and service to others.
Native Americans United
Promotes activities that benefit Native Americans panhellenic council
by promoting individual leadership and self- Develops and maintains fraternity life and
confidence and helping people learn about intra-fraternity relations at a high level of
Native American culture. accomplishment.
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HONORARY ORGANIzATIONS Kappa Delta pi (Education) RELIGIOUS ORGANIzATIONS
Promotes excellence in, and recognizes
outstanding contributions to, education.
Alpha psi Omega (Theatre) chi Alpha christian fellowship
Stimulates interest in dramatic activities and Promotes fellowship of students who live by
secures all advantages and benefits provided by Mortar Board (Senior Honors) faith and the power of the Holy Spirit and who
a national honor fraternity. Contributes to humanity in college and/ proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ to ISU.
or community life and provides a forum
for students selected for their previous
Beta Alpha psi (Accounting ) achievement.
crossroads christian fellowship
Encourages and gives recognition to scholastic Exposes students and faculty to the teachings
and professional excellence in the field of of Jesus Christ and encourages students in their
accounting. National Society of collegiate faith and its application to life.
chi Sigma Iota (counseling ) Recognizes and celebrates high achievement Disciples of the Lord college
Promotes scholarship, research, professionalism among first and second year students in all
and excellence in counseling, and recognizes Provides a place for ISU students, staff and
high attainment in the pursuit of academic and community to grow closer to the Lord; to work
clinical excellence. psi chi (psycholog y) with ISU students, staff, faculty and members of
Encourages, stimulates, and maintains the the community to strengthen their knowledge
Gamma Beta phi science of psychology. of the Gospel; to promote the moral and
Promotes the development of leadership and intellectual development of its members, to
character through scholarship and service. Rho chi (pharmacy) advance and promote fellowship; to serve the
Promotes scholarly fellowship along with ethical community in different ways to promote good
and social responsibilities of the pharmacy works; and reach out to those who want to
Golden Key Honor Society become followers of Jesus Christ.
Recognizes and encourages scholastic profession.
achievement and excellence in all
undergraduate fields of study. Tau Beta pi (Engineering ) fellowship of christian Athletes
Recognizes distinguished scholarship or Presents to athletes and coaches, and all whom
professional attainment and exemplary they influence, the challenge and adventure
Honors program of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord,
Fosters an interdisciplinary approach to character of students and alumni of the College
of Engineering at ISU. serving him in their relationships and in the
education by encouraging students from all fellowship of the church.
disciplines to participate in the honors program
at Idaho State University.
Latter-Day Saint Student Association
Provides high quality social, cultural,
recreational, and spiritual activities for students.
Muslim Student Association
Serves the interests of Muslim students and
enables them to practice Islam as a total way of
St. John’s catholic Student
Leads students to commitment to a Christian
way of life and involvement in experiences of
Christian community, social life, and recreation.
Provides for the religious and social growth of
all interested students, faculty, and staff of Idaho
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Provides community service opportunities for
students at ISU and provides the school and
community with a nation-wide community
service organization. Strives to provide
fellowship and knowledge to its members
and service to its community. Builds good
citizenship, teaches youth responsibilities
of citizenship, and promotes national and
Increases the awareness of Japanese animation
and provides a time and place where fans can
meet to discuss, view, and rate anime selections. while gaining experience writing, editing, and the realms of possibility for now and the future.
Baby U club Georgian Dance club
Support the students of ISU who are also caribbean Steel Drum Band Preserves, strengthens and shares Georgian
parents. Serve as a resource for said students Promotes cultural diversity by teaching ISU culture and arts among Idaho State University
of available services on campus and in the students about the Caribbean culture through students, faculty and the surrounding
community. Holds meetings to better educate playing of Caribbean music. communities for the benefit of all.
student parents and to raise awareness about
the special challenges facing student parents on
campus. chess club Geospatial Group
Offers students, organizations, and faculty/staff Supports all interested ISU students in the
the opportunity to learn, develop, and enhance pursuit of GIS and Remote Sensing knowledge,
Bengal Barbeque club chess skills through club style and tournament activities, and professional organization
Establishes and strengthens bonds of play. membership, namely American Society of
friendship, promotes the moral and intellectual Photogrammetry an Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
development of its member in the arts and skills student membership.
of barbecuing, and advances and promotes ISU college Democrats
athletics. Instills the values and principles of the
Democratic party and serves the needs of Hip Hop club
members as well as the local and national Establishes friendships, improves individual
Bengal Bikers Democratic party. skills as a dancer, improves each individuals
Promotes interest in motorcycles at ISU, ability to work as part of a team, and competes
provides fellowship among riders, and in several competitions.
participates in sweet rides as a club. college Republicans
Involves students and informs them about the
political process and the GOP. Idaho progressive Student Alliance
Black Magic Winterguard Seeks change in the current political state of
Promotes the physical and artistic development affairs, organizes and educates students and
of its members, represents Idaho State Danson, ISU Dance company
Provides dance performance experiences citizens against socially oppressive political
University in a region and/or national level of agendas, and encourages the ideals of
competition, and promotes and advances the for members and promotes dance through
sport of winterguard.
Entrepreneurs of America International folk Dance Group
Black Rock & Sage Provides an opportunity to gain appreciation
Produces and publishes ISU student literary Educates members on the various businesses in
the community. Allows members to work and of other cultures through the joyful medium of
magazine. Provides opportunities for students dance.
to edit and publish a creative literary magazine learn the advantages of becoming independent
business owners. Educates members by opening
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Latin Dance club the student athletes. Provides suggestions on understanding of rugby; develops positive
Strengthens the bonds of friendship, promotes programs designed to serve their needs. teamwork and support; instills self-discipline
moral and intellectual development of and standards of excellence.
members, and advances the knowledge and Swing Kids
ability of Latin Dance. Refines skills, creates interest, and develops Rodeo Team
expertise in swing dance. Helps students develop their rodeo skills at the
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, college level.
Transgendered Student Alliance WELL ( Wellness Educators for Longer
(LGBTSA) Lives) Snow
Provides a proactive, supportive, and Promotes awareness of health and safety issues Serves as a vehicle of communication among
educational environment for social interaction, pertinent to a diverse college population. snowboard enthusiasts, the university, and
personal growth, and awareness. community. Provides coaching, competition,
and other services to interested students.
Video Game club
Linux Users Group Increases awareness of video game arts and
Provides a forum for the use and enjoyment of provides a way for students interested in these Soccer club
Linux, a computer operating system capable of arts to participate in video games. Serves as Provides educational opportunities for students
operating many differing kinds of computers. an additional entertainment for students and to learn proper rules and competitive play at the
Introduces others to the benefits of using Linux provide opportunities for students to show their collegiate club level.
and aids existing users by allowing them to skills with video games.
further their knowledge of computer operation. Swimming club
SpORT cLUB ORGANIzATIONS Promotes cooperation of the swim team.
Brings together like-minded individuals, Ultimate frisbee club
regardless of experience or skill, that are Bengal Baseball club
Provides an organized baseball club for Promotes ultimate frisbee and organizes pick-up
interested in the field of ceramics/pottery. games. Provides those interested in disc sports
Increases education of techniques and current students, faculty, and staff members who wish
to play competitive baseball. the opportunity and connections to initiate
technology in the field of ceramics/pottery via games on their own time.
educational tools, guest speakers, field trips,
and workshops. Bengal Exercise and Strength
Training (BEAST) Increases interest and awareness about the
NAAcp Encourages awareness, understanding, sport of wrestling. Promotes a healthy lifestyle
Promotes increased awareness and participation education, and enthusiasm for weightlifting and and provides athletes elite level training and
of students from a diverse racial, cultural and improves the Reed Gym weight room. competition in wrestling.
ethnic background through national and local
issues that have an impact on the well-being of Billiards club
all members. Women’s Rugby club
Promotes and sponsors events and competition Promotes fitness, health, and a better
within the campus community and understanding of rugby; creates the concept
Robotics club intercollegiate level. of positive teamwork and support; instills self-
Promotes unity of all students with interests in discipline and standards of excellence.
robotics, promotes intellectual development cycling club
beyond the classroom, and participates in Supports and promotes the sport of cycling and
robotics competitions. all disciplines therein, including road biking, xc
mountain biking, downhill, free-ride and others.
Sport Shooting Association Facilitates a healthy environment for ISU cyclists
Promotes and embraces “the right of the people of any experience level.
to keep and bear arms” as outlined in the
second amendment of the US Constitution. Judo club
Further promotes the shooting sports, firearm Stimulates interest and encourages participation
safety, proper use of firearms, and strengthens in Judo among students of Idaho State
bonds of friendship. University.
Student Athlete Advisory council Men’s Rugby club
Promotes efficient and effective communication Promotes fitness, health, and a better
between the ISU Athletic Department and
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the Hispanic community. Raises funds for
Student scholarships and participates in and sponsors
university and community related events.
in Idaho Falls RELIGIOUS ORGANIzATIONS
Latter-Day Saint Student Association
AcADEMIc AND Provides high quality social, cultural,
pROfESSIONAL recreational, and spiritual activities for students.
Association of future Educators
Establishes and strengthens bonds of Ambassadors
support, promotes the moral and intellectual Encourages students to provide dedicated
development of its members, and advances and service to the university and University Place as
promotes the field of education. well as plan programs designed to enhance the
image of ISU and University Place.
Provides support and assistance to students at
University Place in various subjects. Works with
ISU Students, staff, faculty and the community
to create an increased interest in chemistry. Armed forces Veterans club
Provides an environment that promotes strong Establishes and strengthens friendships between
and healthy study habits that will increase veterans of the armed forces and students,
chances for greater academic success. promotes the intellectual development of its
members, advances and promotes recognition
of nationally recognized veterans holidays, and
future Healthcare practitioners of reviews and explores educational opportunities
America and benefits that exist for current and potential
Provides academic support for members in the veterans of the armed forces.
healthcare professions. Provides a network of
volunteer/shadowing opportunities, motivation
and unity among members. feminist Majority Leadership
Establishes a broad constituency to work in
TRiO Student Association pursuit of feminist ideals - social, political and
Functions as a resource for current and alumni
economic equality for both men and women.
TRiO students. Informs IF- ISU TRiO students
about the many resources the university has
to offer. Mentors TRiO Pre-College students. University place performing Arts
Participates in service learning projects. club
Creates a relaxed, fun, friendly, and nurturing
University place Student Nuclear environment that stimulates interest in the
performing arts; supports and promotes
Society performing arts endeavors on the University
Increases awareness of nuclear issues at
Place campus and in the surrounding
University Place and in the surrounding
community. Works with University Place
community, and to work with University Place
students, staff, and faculty to facilitate
students, staff, faculty, and INL to create a
performing arts appreciation.
quality information source regarding nuclear
SpORT cLUB ORGANIzATIONS
Tae Kwon Do club
Association of Latinos Motivating Stimulates interest and encourages participation
in Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwan Do among
Others to Success (ALMAS) students and affiliates of ISU. Provides
Encourages higher educational pursuits in
opportunity for competition.
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