Student Life

One of the things that drew me to Jacobs was the sheer number of incredible people to meet and collaborate with. IU has given me the chance to focus on composition but has also given me a lot of wonderful opportunities to sing and play.

Leigha Amick, B.M. Composition

Student organizations add another dimension to your education

Explore new interests and discover new passions as a member of any of the more than 750 student organizations on campus.

There are more than two dozen groups associated with Jacobs that enable you to explore a musical interest in more detail, whether you’re curious about audio engineering, the band profession, composing or community service.

In total, there are more than 110 student organizations across IU devoted to arts and entertainment. You can explore your comedic side, sing in an acapella group, or get moving as part of a dance troupe. 

And don’t forget—if you don’t see the perfect organization for you, you can create your own.

Explore student organizations


At Jacobs, there is no shortage of enthusiastic collaborators and inspiring colleagues, and I cherish the friendships and professional relationships I have found here.

Christopher LaRosa, D.M. Composition

Take care of your health

College life can get pretty busy—and it’s sometimes easy to neglect your physical and mental health. 

IU offers a full-service student health center to make it more convenient to get the care you need, whether you’re already sick or hoping to prevent illness.

You can also access Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) through the health center. CAPS can help you through almost any mental health issue you can think of through one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and more.

Learn more about health services

Feel safe wherever you are

Indiana University is home to a full-service police department that protects our campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. An officer is never more than a phone call away.

You can also use the Safety Escort service to get a ride home when you’re feeling unsafe at night. The service operates from 8 p.m. until 1:45 a.m. seven days a week.