The Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education encourage students to take an active role in student organizations and support a variety of clubs and organizations to meet the needs and interests of its students. There are opportunities to participate in student government; student publications; and clubs that plan entertainment, social, volunteer, and educational activities.
There are many benefits to becoming involved in student organizations. In addition to learning more about yourself, your strengths and interests, you gain valuable skills. The friendships you develop, working together as a team on projects and goals, often remain strong long after graduation. The satisfaction of working as a team toward a common goal and knowing that you have made a positive contribution to your community is huge. Involvement in Campus and College events, activities and organizations often help you develop relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators, too.
The Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education Student Advisory Board provides support and advice on matters of interest to the College, its faculty, students, and external constituents.
Faculty Advisor: Glenna G. Bower
(SOC) consists of leaders from each Pott College Student Club and is the means by which the voices of student organizations can be heard and presented to the SAB.
Student Leader: Cammie Jones
Faculty Advisor: Glenna G. Bower
The Pott College Campus Community PC3 at the University of Southern Indiana was established to provide experiences that foster the intellectual, academic and personal growth of its residents. Residents are expected to respect and learn from one another and to participate in activities and events organized by the program and the community.
Student Leader: Dawson Ash
Faculty Advisor: Glenna G. Bower
Members of the education community explore the many facets of a career in education. Students interact with faculty, area teachers, and each other through informal meetings, meals, classroom visits, and special projects. In the fall, a one-hour class provides an overview of education. Similar schedules and shared courses offer opportunities for study groups and support.
Faculty Advisor: Terri Branson
Come live and learn with students interested in undergraduate research, scientific discovery, and hands-on learning experiences! You'll gain a great foundation in science- and technology-based fields.
Student Leader: Kirthika Lakshmanan
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Joining the award-winning American Chemical Society-Student Members (ACS-SM) organization at USI is an educational and fun way to become involved with students and faculty members in the Chemistry Department. The ACS-SM is a professional organization for students interested in chemistry as a career. Members of this group attend national chemistry meetings and undergraduate research conferences. They host guest lecturers for Chemistry seminars and tour chemical industries.
Student Leader: Tanvi Asthana
Faculty Advisor: Darlene Ingram
Engineering Student Chapter of the primary professional organization for Civil Engineers
Student Leader: Samantha Palamarchuk
Faculty Advisor: Kerry Hall
The ASME Student Chapter of USI is a student-run interdisciplinary group open to all students at USI. Our purpose is to explore the world of engineering through activities, speakers, projects, and more.
Student Leader: Teah Allen
Faculty Advisor: Brandon Field
The purpose of the Best Buddies program is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Faculty Advisors: Moriah Smothers
All students interested in biology are invited to join the Biology Club. Members of this organization participate in a variety of activities including Mesker Park Boo at the Zoo, Boy Scout Day and USI Biology Club Poinsettia Sale. The biology club also hosts a Halloween Party and an end of the semester dinner. This year we are collaborating with a number of other Pott College Science groups on campus in such activities as the Golden Flask competition and speaker presentations. Our activities and volunteer opportunities are in no way limited to what is listed above. We encourage active participation and welcome any ideas for additional activities from our club members.
Faculty Advisor: Henri Maurice
The club intends to give students the information they need to further their education once they receive their bachelor’s degree, or to be successful in the professional world after college. The club hopes to expose students to a variety of professions and graduate school options, giving them the information they need to succeed once they have completed their time as an undergraduate student.
Student Leaders: Sam Johnson
Faculty Advisor: Alyssa Weatherholt
The Geology Club strives to promote camaraderie and scholarship through social activities and instructional field trips. We encourage all interested undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni to be actively involved in the Geology Club. We invite you to come to the next club meeting to learn more about the activities, events, and initiatives of the club.
Student Leaders: Kaitlyn Deskins
Faculty Advisor: Joe DiPietro
The club is established to promote hands-on educational experience in engineering design. This is accomplished through the design and construction of Autonomous Robots using guidelines and specifications established by competition. It is the object of this branch to further the aims and ideals of the IEEE. To promote the welfare and knowledge of our members through the holding of meetings, field trips, conferences, lectures and social events with the express goal of developing and expanding the knowledge of theory, applications and professional practice as it relates to all phases of electrical and computer engineering and related fields of endeavor
Student Leader: Kelsey Likens
Teacher Education Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in the field of education. Our Greek letters represent knowledge, duty, and power. Our organization was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching
Mu Gamma Pi is open to all students who are mathematics majors, mathematics minors, elementary education majors working on their mathematics endorsements, and engineering students.
Student Leader: Emily Tedder
Faculty Advisor: Ed Rehkopf
The purpose of Pre-Professional Health Club is to promote the involvement of students with pre-professional health majors and/or concentrations at the University of Southern Indiana. By providing informative lectures, seminars, and travel opportunities, the club encourages academic achievement while stimulating personal and professional growth.
Student Leaders: Gunnar Lynch
Faculty Advisor: Alex Champagne
The SAE Baja team is a group of USI students that build an off-road car that will race against teams from across the world. The car is designed and built from scratch, but must be constricted to a 10 Hp Briggs and Stratton engine, which cannot be modified. The goal of this project is to teach students how to design and handle a project from start to finish under a certain amount of rules and regulations. Any student can be involved in this team.
Student Leader: Ethan Topham
Faculty Advisor: Julian Davis
This is a club devoted to learning and practicing physics. We work on projects and take educational trips to various Physics facilities in the US.
Student Leaders: Austin Mitchell
Faculty Advisor: Kenny Purcell
Engineering The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.
The University of Southern Indiana Sport Management Club exists to provide students with a quality education through experiential learning, networking, and professional development opportunities while increasing knowledge about the sport management field. Our purpose is to express leadership, responsibility, and interaction with the student body, community, and local businesses. We seek to provide an enjoyable learning experience for all who are involved.
SEA is an organization for students interested in the field of education. SEA welcomes all education majors. This organization holds monthly meetings in which we discuss professional development activities, community service opportunities, and current news in education. Members have the opportunity to attend the ISEA fall conference in Indianapolis each October and participate in Outreach to Teach Program each April. Dues are $40. http://www.facebook.com/USISEA?sk=wall
Student Leader: ShiAne Bradburn
Faculty Advisor: Terri Branson
Timmy Global Health is a non-profit organization based out of Indianapolis focused on providing healthcare for developing nations. With chapters at schools across the nation, Timmy Global Health focuses the organization around five key pillars: local service, a medical service trip, medical professional recruitment, fundraising, and global health advocacy. Timmy Global Health sends student and medical professional volunteers to clinics in developing countries to provide much needed health services. Throughout the year, the chapter at USI will be focused on fundraising for the clinics, building a team to travel and help at a clinic, reaching out to medical professionals in the community to travel with us, and volunteering in our community. Anyone is welcome to join!
Student Leader: Rebeka Mercker
Faculty Advisory: Ken Walsh