The John Whittenberger Society is led by an advisory board composed of eleven voting members who serve staggered four-year terms. The board also includes several ex officio, non -voting members including a representative from the IU Alumni Association, the current president of Union Board and the executive director of the Indiana Memorial Union . There are three executive officier positions on the board: president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer.
The board is responsible for establishing policies, for filling officer and/or board vacancies, for interpreting and implementing the John Whittenberger Society’s constitution, and for maintaining relations with the IU Alumni Association, the IU Foundation, and other related IU organizations. The board meets at least twice annually.