There are many resources on campus, some with a long history, and others coming into existence in response to current needs and demands. As you seek the support you need to succeed and make an impact, these and other resources may be of particular value to you.
Resources for Grad Students
Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity
This is a blog about about life as a graduate student at Indiana University, with contributions from GSAC emissaries.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
CAPS works with thousands of IU Bloomington students each year. The well-trained staff are prepared to handle serious mental health crises, as well as to offer support for students who are just looking for an opportunity to discuss problems with someone they can trust. Your treatment will depend on your situation. We offer counseling services in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)
GPSG is the official university-sponsored student government for all graduate and professional students across all IUB schools and departments. It serves over 10,000 graduate and professional students by providing advocacy, academic support, community building, and access to resources.
While facilitated and supported by the University Graduate School, GPSG is entirely student-run and student-driven. Therefore, it is perhaps the most valuable avenue for graduate and professional students to make an impact at a campus-wide level.
Preparing Future Faculty Conference
The Preparing Future Faculty Conference (PFFc) is a one-day event designed to provide graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about preparing for their future academic careers. Topics range from navigating the job market, to issues in teaching and pedagogy, to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available both inside and outside of academia, among other subjects.
Each year the conference is organized by a committee of graduate students, led by a PFF fellow who is appointed and funded by the Sociology department. Funding for the conference is provided by the University Graduate School and other participating departments and programs. Panelists are typically professors from IUB and surrounding universities. Special care is made to invite panelists from a diverse array of disciplines and backgrounds.