Union Board

Union Board: The heart of the IMU

Union Board is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union and the largest student programming organization on campus. Driven by students, Union Board plans a range of fun, entertaining, and educational events for students to come together, explore multiple world views, discuss current events, and learn from one another.

Get Involved

Join a Union Board Committee (or two)!

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.

If you have questions about Union Board, email ubvpia@indiana.edu. If you are interested in a specific committee, please email that committee directly.

Union Board Committees

Canvas Creative Arts

Canvas Creative Arts is a welcoming community for artists, writers, and people excited about engaging in creative experiences. Through diverse programming focused on creativity and unique perspectives, Canvas seeks to educate, entertain, and foster an artistic space on campus. Canvas also publishes an award-winning magazine showcasing student work each semester.

Canvas Creative Arts Directors
Kat Ellingson - canvas@indiana.edu
Madison Cox - canvas@indiana.edu


The pride of Union Board. Our film series is the longest-running college film series in all of America. The committee seeks to provide exciting, educational, and inspiring film programming to the IU campus. Movies are shown every weekend in the Whittenberger Auditorium, Prebys Amphitheater, Memorial Stadium, and other locations.

Films Director:
Shrey Chawla - ubfilms@indiana.edu

Global Connections

The Global Connections Committee partners with student organizations across IU to celebrate different kinds of events. It strives to bring students closer to one another by creating cultural experiences and connecting people from around the world.

Global Connections Committee Director:
Aanjaneya Bagri - ubworld@indiana.edu


The Union Board's Lectures Committee's goal in serving Indiana University is to create memorable experiences and a sense of community for every single one of the university's 44,000+ students. The Lectures Committee works towards this goal by planning intellectually stimulating and entertaining programming that broadens students’ perspectives or develops their existing interests. 

Lectures Director:
Uma Natesan - ubspeaks@indiana.edu

Live From Bloomington

The Live From Bloomington (LFB) Committee strives to give students exciting and fun memories of IU by providing unforgettable music and comedy events. LFB plans both small and large-scale events including big-name stand-up comedy shows as well as the annual Little 500 concert, Block Party concert, and LFB album featuring local and student artists!

LFB Directors:
Mak Smith - ublive@iu.edu
Mercedes Maldonado - lfb@iu.edu

Mind & Body

The Mind & Body Committee hosts events designed to enhance the well-being of students’ mental and physical health.

Mind & Body Director:
Caroline Sultz - ubbam@indiana.edu

Social Impact

Social Impact Committee organizes events that engage students with current social, cultural, and political topics that have an impact on IU students and the Bloomington community.

Social Impact Committee Directors:
Anthony Morales - ubimpact@indiana.edu
Annie Terhune - ubsi@iu.edu

Spirit & Traditions

Spirit & Traditions Committee works to boost morale to enhance and celebrate the student experience. It helps bring the IU spirit to students by promoting annual traditions such as homecoming, IU Day, and World’s Fare as well as creating some new traditions.

Spirit & Traditions Committee Director:
Sonia Nussbaum - ubspirit@indiana.edu

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.

Committee Chair:
Diptanshu Rao
Vice President of Finance 

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 distributing the minutes of Union Board meetings.

Committee Chair:
Autumn Stringer
Vice President of Internal Affairs 

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 Involvement Tower. 

Committee Chair:
Union Board President
Sadia Habib