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Student-led Organizations

Students and postdocs at IU run and contribute to a number of different national organization chapters and University organizations. These groups provide unique opportunities to engage in advocacy, outreach, community building, networking, and and even research collaboration.


The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to assisting black and other minority students and professionals in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and allied fields. Learn more our local NOBCChE chapter!
Representative: Toya Scaggs


The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Learn more about our local SACNAS chapter!
Representatives: Joseph "JB" Holmes and Sashary Ramos

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)

GWIS has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1921. For almost 100 years we have worked to advance the participation and recognition of women in scientific fields through grants, awards and fellowships.
Representative: Ekaterina (Kate) Selivanovitch

National Society of Black Engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. Learn more about our local chapter (based in the School of Informatics Computing and Engineering)!

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

MAPS at IUB is dedicated to encouraging, retaining, and empowering minority students pursuing careers as healthcare professionals. We strive to break down barriers of inequity and develop leaders of change by engaging in community service and outreach, promoting academic excellence and acknowledging cultural accomplishments. MAPS-IUB is a chapter of Student National Medical Association (SNMA), a nationally recognized organization. Email for more information.