Life at ISU
ASISU - Student Government
Students who get involved in student government have a hands-on role in the university and an opportunity to affect policy and decisions within ISU as representatives of our student body. ASISU is represented by an elected Executive and Legislative branch, as well as a Judicial branch comprised primarily of the ASISU Supreme Court.
Our student athletes compete on 13 Division I athletic teams in the Big Sky Conference. Our athletics teams are an integral part of the university and the Southeastern Idaho community. Whether you're a Bengal athlete, an ISU student or a fan, you'll find our traditions and dedication are worth experiencing.
Whether you're looking to play intramural sports, participate in sports clubs or get a workout in on your own or by joining one of many fitness classes offered each semester, we've got you covered. Campus recreation is a vital part of our students' active lives, providing a full gym, pool, climbing wall, indoor track, tennis courts, and more for individuals of all skill levels to enjoy.
Serving both alumni and students, ISU's Career Center provides career development, employment connections and education. Through initiatives like the Career Path Internship program, we give students the hands-on experience and confidence necessary to begin their careers. We also offer students and alumni assistance with resume building, interview skills and all things "career."
Counseling and Testing
Our on-campus Counseling and Testing Service provides local and national testing services, counseling services, weekly groups (like mindfulness meditation), wellness education, a Stress Management & Biofeedback Center and many other resources to students and other members of the ISU community.
Early Learning Center
We aim to support student-parents in their pursuit of higher education at ISU by providing quality child care for their children, as well as the children of faculty, staff and alumni. Our child-centered program promotes the well-being of children between six weeks and eleven years of age while maintaining high standards to promote social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.
Our priority is providing you with a secure, clean and affordable living-learning environment that promotes involvement and provides you with easy access to resources and tools you need to get a true college experience. We offer options including classic-style dormitories, suites and campus apartments to tailor to your specific wants and needs as a student.
ISU's only independent student newspaper continues a rich tradition of journalism dating back to 1910. The Bengal strives to provide its student employees with real-world media experience while delivering current news, features, sports, and more to the student body. The Bengal comes out in print on campus every Wednesday as well as online.
Your "ear to the world," ISU's radio station offers a mix of local and national programs, news and music to campus and the Southeastern Idaho community. Student employees and interns also gain valuable experience in radio and broadcasting that they carry forward to their future careers. Tune in for cultural and public events on campus and nearby communities.
Outdoor Adventure Center
If you love to play in the outdoors, or are interested in doing so, you've come to the right place. We are a university based, outdoor education and recreation program which offers common adventure trips, classes & workshops, and outdoor informational services.
Designed as the center of the university, the Rendezvous Complex has quickly become a gathering place for the campus community. Aside from housing and classroom areas, we also house resources including the Student Success Center and the Diversity Resource Center, in addition to a food court, convenience store, student computer labs and study areas.
Student Activities Board
Through the coordination of events throughout campus, we aim to inspire campus pride amongst our students. Our hope is to create a dynamic campus experience filled with involvement, self-growth, unity and tradition.
Bengals can enhance their college experience by joining one or more of the more than 100 diverse ISU student organizations on campus. Better yet, if we don't already have the club or organization you're looking for, find a group of interested students and get it going!
The Earl R. Pond Student Union is home to a myriad of diverse organizations and resources that shape the ISU campus. We host people and events that leave lasting impressions and timeless memories in the minds of our students, faculty and alumni alike. We house a games center, the University Bookstore, the Involvement Center, a food court and much more.
Union Program Council
We're the team behind the an abundance of the many events and community service opportunities our students see and participate in at the Student Union that add dimension to our students' daily lives on campus. We plan and host Student Union events and activities including Late Night at the Union, Monday Night Football, our annual Tree Lighting Festival and more.