The Student Involvement Center, a unit of the Dean of Students Office, helps students find their way by providing multitude of opportunities to get involved on campus, and helping registered student organizations to be successful.
There are several student organizations that cater specifically to graduate students:
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the representative body for graduate students at Illinois State University. The Graduate Student Association is dedicated to the professional and scholarly advancement of ALL graduate students at Illinois State University through the collaborative efforts of students, faculty, and staff on the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal Community at large. The purpose of the Graduate Student Association is to dedicate time and resources to the support, development, and implementation of activities beneficial to graduate student life. The Graduate Student Association will coordinate student activities and programs aiming to enhance the intellectual, educational, social, and/or cultural interests of graduate students.
The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is dedicated to addressing issues of concern for Black graduate students at Illinois State University (ISU) through the union of black students, black faculty and staff, and similar black organizations.
The College Student Personnel Administration Group (CSPAG) is an organization dedicated to putting on social and professional programs for the students enrolled in the CSPA program, as well as those undergraduate students interested in careers in student affairs.
The Diversity Task Force of Graduate Students in Psychology proposes to enhance the recruitment and retention rates of individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds within the various graduate programs offered in psychology at Illinois State University. They aim to foster the institutionalization of a multicultural community within the psychology department. They do this through vigorous recruitment strategies, targeting individuals from diverse backgrounds, and ensuring supports are in place throughout a student's graduate career.
The Graduate Association of School Psychologists (GASP) is a graduate student organization open to any graduate students in the School Psychology program. Members of GASP work towards raising mental health awareness on campus, increasing research and learning opportunities for psychology students, and disseminating psychological research outcomes both on a local and national level.
The MBA Association (MBAA) provides a bridge between MBA students and the MBA program. The MBAA allows students to participate in activities on two levels: to foster the professional development of students, the MBAA brings in industry speakers and sponsors field trips throughout the year; to support the social development of MBA students, the MBAA hosts social and philanthropic events .
School of Communication Graduate Student Association (SOC-GSA) seeks to organize, socialize, and coordinate the students in the graduate program of the School of Communication. The SOC-GSA acts on behalf of the students with the governing bodies of Illinois State University and generates resources that will support the professional development of graduate students through extra-curriculum participation such as conference attendance.
Student Academy of Audiology is an organization for audiology graduate students and undergraduates interested in pursuing a clinical doctorate of audiology. Special Olympics Healthy Hearing program is the national Student Academy of Audiology service project. In addition, they offer hearing screenings, and participate in causes related to hearing loss. Students also have the opportunity to attend Audiology Now convention in April of each year.