Student Life

Student Life, Development and Leadership

Why get involved on campus?? Campus involvement is a great way to make the most of your college experience! The Office of Student Life provides you with co-curricular programming designed to supplement your classes. Opportunities include: academic clubs, social and interest based student organizations, intramural sports, leadership development, campus events and other student activities are available.

Top 5 reasons why students get involved at Ivy Tech Lafayette:

  1. Meet new friends
  2. Leadership opportunities
  3. Build a strong resume
  4. Participate in fun activities
  5. Learn new skills

Student Government Association

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official voice of the student body and is a vital link to ensure a positive learning environment for our student body. Each year, SGA plans a wide variety of programs and activities designed to enhance campus life. Participation in SGA also provides many opportunities for leadership. Elections for the SGA Executive Board are held during the spring semester.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) provides social, cultural and educational events for the campus community. Students serving on CAB get to work closely with nationally touring comedians, musicians, lecturers, magicians and artists. Planning and promoting events are great skills to add to your resume!

Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations

Being a member of a club or student organization is a great way to meet new people, have fun, and add experiences to your resume.

If you’d like to start a new club or organizations, stop by the Office of Student Life, Ivy Hall 1323, or call us at (765) 269-5618. We’d love to help you get started!

Student organizations are a great way to get involved at Ivy Tech! Being involved in a club is a great way to make new friends, build your resume and gain leadership skills. We offer cultural, academic, and special interest organizations.

Student organizations include:

Student Clubs & Organizations Primary Advisor
American Honors Angelica Ruvarac
Association for Computing Machinery Paul Addison
Campus Activities Board Kat Stremiecki
Chi Alpha Christian Ministries Gary Netherton
Criminal Justice Society Mary Mitchell
Dental Assisting Society Joy Ratcliff
Energy Club John Roudebush
Health Information Technology (HIT) Club Shelley Farrester
Latino Student Union Claudia Suarez
Paralegal Society Linda Kampe
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Patty Plantenga
Student Government Association Kat Stremiecki
Students for Nursing Excellence Lynda Logan
Student Veterans Organization Fred Duttlinger
Surgical Technology Society Dotty McClannen
Therapeutic Massage Club Jennifer Booth
White County Students for Service Amy Kauffman

Membership in all approved organizations must be opened to eligible students regardless or sex, race, color, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status.

Leadership Development & Student Leadership Academy

Leadership Development and Student Leadership Academy

The Office of Student Life offers a variety of leadership development activities. In addition to getting involved with SGA, CAB or one of our many clubs and organizations, Student Life offers leadership development retreats, conferences, workshops and other experiences.

The Ivy Tech Student Leadership Academy (SLA) is a leadership development program designed specifically for Ivy Tech students. SLA provides the opportunity to further develop your leadership development and professional development skills, while learning more about the history and traditions of the College. SLA is a 10 week program offered during the fall semester. The program is free to students, but there is an application process. For more information, visit the Office of Student Life, Ivy Hall 1323.

Service Engagement

Service Engagement

Our students are servant leaders. They are constantly giving back to our local and global community. Many of our clubs and organizations participate in service activities that benefit our region. Each year, Ivy Tech students across the state participate in Day of Service each fall semester, where hundreds of our students, faculty and staff will spend the day completing various service projects in our community.

Intramural Sports & Recreational Programming

Intramural Sports and Recreational Programming

Intramural and Recreational Sports offer something for everyone. We have offered soccer, softball, flag football, basketball and many other options through our partnership with the Lafayette Family YMCA. We also are very proud of our traveling men’s basketball club team. Make sure you catch one of their games!

For more information, please visit the Athletics webpage.

Student ID Cards

Student ID Cards are required for the following activities:

  • Borrowing Library Materials
  • Make-up Exams in the Assessment Center
  • Borrowing tutoring videos, etc. from the LRC
  • Student Record Requests [transcript, schedule, etc.]

Don't wait until you need your ID Card to get it. Plan ahead!
Please stop by the Reception Desk in Ivy Hall during regular semester hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Ivy Tech Lafayette has a great work out facility on campus. The Jan and Jim Shook Wellness Center, located on the second floor of Ivy Hall, is a great way for students and employees to remain active while on campus. The Wellness Center offers a variety of workout equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and universal weights. Check out the Athletics page for more info!

Office of Student Life Events and Activities

Office of Student Life Events and Activities

The Office of Student Life offers many events and activities to enhance your overall student experience. Whether it’s starting a new club, planning campus events, organizing service projects, participating in an intramural sport, or helping you determine your leadership philosophy. Our staff are here to help you determine your path of campus involvement. We hope you will contact us or stop by our office soon so we can get you engaged!

Contact information:
Office of Student Life
Ivy Hall Room 1323
(765) 269-5618
Kat Stremiecki, Director of Student Life, Development and Leadership