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  2. 2. 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. Lowell Richards Executive Director of Student Unions and Involvement General Manager of Associated Students of Idaho State University 2 inv_guide_09.indd 2 8/10/09 7:57 PM
  3. 3. 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 Election Board 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 widely represented. necessary. 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 3 inv_guide_09.indd 3 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  4. 4. 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 Notary 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. recreation center. 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. appointment. For more information, call 282-2252 or visit THE BENGAL NEWSpApER 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 tennis, rock climbing, flag football, floor hockey, soccer, and or visit volleyball. For more information, call 282-3516 or visit Sport clubs 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 Women’s Rugby. For more information, call 282-6152 or visit 4 inv_guide_09.indd 4 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  5. 5. 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 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 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 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 5 inv_guide_09.indd 5 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  6. 6. 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 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. cULTURAL EVENTS Previous cultural events have included: Indian Night 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 Students. 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 Club. Nepalese Night 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 6 inv_guide_09.indd 6 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  7. 7. 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 events successful. 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- violence. 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, W.I.S.E. 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 7 inv_guide_09.indd 7 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  8. 8. KISU RADIO 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 LEADERSHIp DEVELOpMENT Leadership Symposium This annual event provides a focus on themes of “Ethics” Leadership Academy 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 project. 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 course offerings. For more information, visit 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 Communication. For more information, call 282-3154 or visit 8 inv_guide_09.indd 8 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  9. 9. 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 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. 9 inv_guide_09.indd 9 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  10. 10. 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 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 Organizations and Greek Life, and New Student Orientation. For more information call 282-3451. 10 inv_guide_09.indd 10 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  11. 11. 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 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 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 committees. For more information, call 282-3451 or visit 11 inv_guide_09.indd 11 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  12. 12. 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. 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, WELLNESS cENTER 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 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 choreographed by the faculty/students or other professionals. Auditions are open to all ISU students. Check our website for dates, times and show information. 12 inv_guide_09.indd 12 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  13. 13. 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 encouraged. humanity. 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 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. 13 inv_guide_09.indd 13 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  14. 14. 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 English. 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. Law club Provides resources and help needed to be successful in taking the law school admissions test and the first year of law school. Literary Association Provides literary development for undergraduate students in English and fosters a sense of community within the department of English. 14 inv_guide_09.indd 14 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  15. 15. 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. Marketing Association Fosters scientific study and research, develops sound thinking in theory, and more exact knowledge and definition of marketing principles. Medical Assistant Student Organization 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. musical activities. 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, 15 inv_guide_09.indd 15 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  16. 16. 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 administration. Association 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. 16 inv_guide_09.indd 16 8/10/09 7:58 PM
  17. 17. cULTURAL ORGANIzATIONS 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 activities. German club 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 community. International Students Association Kappa Sigma Promotes activities and interaction among Promotes academic achievement and creates Russian club 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. 17 inv_guide_09.indd 17 8/10/09 7:59 PM
  18. 18. 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. Scholars 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 academic disciplines. fellowship 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 life. St. John’s catholic Student Organization Leads students to commitment to a Christian way of life and involvement in experiences of Christian community, social life, and recreation. Wesley foundation Provides for the religious and social growth of all interested students, faculty, and staff of Idaho State University. 18 inv_guide_09.indd 18 8/10/09 7:59 PM
  19. 19. SERVIcE ORGANIzATIONS civitan 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 international goodwill. SpEcIAL INTEREST ORGANIzATIONS Anime club 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. publishing. 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 activities. democracy. 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 19 inv_guide_09.indd 19 8/10/09 7:59 PM
  20. 20. 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. Mudslingers 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 Wrestling 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 20 inv_guide_09.indd 20 8/10/09 7:59 PM
  21. 21. the Hispanic community. Raises funds for Student scholarships and participates in and sponsors university and community related events. Organizations in Idaho Falls RELIGIOUS ORGANIzATIONS Latter-Day Saint Student Association AcADEMIc AND Provides high quality social, cultural, pROfESSIONAL recreational, and spiritual activities for students. ORGANIzATIONS SERVIcE ORGANIzATIONS 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. chemistry club Provides support and assistance to students at University Place in various subjects. Works with SpEcIAL INTEREST 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 Alliance (fMLA) 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 topics. SpORT cLUB ORGANIzATIONS cULTURAL 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. 21 inv_guide_09.indd 21 8/10/09 7:59 PM