Union Board committees

Programming committees are responsible for planning and executing quality programs each semester. We encourage students to get involved in a committee so that they can help decide what happens on the IU campus.

All committees meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Committee meetings are open to students, and all ideas are welcome.

If you have questions about general membership, email If you are interested in a specific committee, please email that committee directly.

Canvas Creative Arts

Canvas Creative Arts is a platform for up-and-coming artists and writers. Through diverse programming focused on creativity and unique perspectives, Canvas seeks to educate, entertain, and foster an artistic community on campus. Canvas also publishes a magazine showcasing student work each semester. For more information about the Canvas Creative Arts Committee, contact Director Kat Ellingson at


The Comedy Committee plans events to showcase comedy. For more information about Comedy, contact Director Ameena Sohail at


All things concerts – Little 500 Concert, Block Party concert For more information about Concerts, contact Director Zaid Abdullah at


The Films Committee brings entertaining, educational, and inspiring film programming to the IU campus. It manages Union Board Films, a movie series held free for students each week in the Whittenberger Auditorium. For more information on the Films Committee, contact Directors Logan Mulvaney and Sahil Patel at


The Lectures Committee hosts large-scale speaking events on campus each semester. It strives to bring diverse speakers who can attract students from every background and provide thought-provoking discussion to IU and the Bloomington community. For more information about the Lectures Committee, contact Director Mackenzie Knight at

Live From Bloomington

Live From Bloomington Events showcase IU talent and local Bloomington talent, oversees the annual Live From Bloomington recorded album and more. For more information about the Live From Bloomington Committee, contact Directors Bradley Bolotin or Sanjana Satish at


The Marketing Committee designs media and promotional materials for Union Board events. The committee also manages social media and forms relationships with other student organizations and the press. For more information about this committee, contact Union Board Vice President of Marketing Ethan Phillips at

Social Impact

Events that engage students with current social topics that have an impact on IU students and the Bloomington community. For more information about the Social Impact Committee, contact Directors Anthony Morales and Sonia Nussbaum at

Spirit and Traditions

The Spirit and Traditions Committe promotes annual IU tradition events like homecoming, IU Day, Yule Ball, World’s Fare. For more information about the Spirit and Traditions Committee, contact Directors Karly Fraker and Autumn Stringer at

Internal committees

Budgetary Affairs Committee

The Budgetary Affairs Committee, composed of Union Board directors, manages the Union Board budget, offers financial recommendations, encourages fiscal responsibility, reviews and edits proposals, and continually updates the board on its financial situation. For more information about the Budgetary Affairs Committee, contact Union Board Vice President of Finance Sadia Habib at

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee, comprised of Union Board directors, is charged with recruitment and retention of Union Board members. The committee is led by the Vice President of Membership, who is responsible for evaluating the recruitment and retention efforts for each programming committee and for recording and distrbuting the minutes of Union Board meetings. For more information about the Membership Committee, contact Union Board Vice President of Internal Affairs Lauren Long at

Policy Affairs

The Policy Affairs Committee, known as "House," is composed of Union Board directors who review and propose necessary changes to the Union Board constitution and bylaws. The House Committee also allocates office space to other student organizations within the Student Activities Tower. For more information about the Policy Affairs Committee, contact the Union Board President Sritej Vontikommu at

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