Student Experience

Students succeeding in their world

Every day, our students learn valuable skills that serve as a foundation for success, whether their future work is somewhere across the globe or within an environment closer to home. We prepare students through successful collaboration, both within the department and with external partners. We emphasize a diverse educational experience, offering courses that help you understand the broader context of the challenges you meet in the classroom, on campus, and in your communities.

The culture of our department reflects the dynamic inquiry that takes place around our study of human behavior. From classroom discussion to laboratory research, to engagement with the broader campus and community, our students receive knowledgeable guidance while exploring topics that are fascinating and relevant.

Learning extends beyond the classroom

Your learning and personal development as a Psychology or Neuroscience major will extend beyond the classroom.

You can benefit from the strong sense of community created through peer relationships, mentoring relationships with faculty as a research or teaching assistant, or by earning credit for practicums or an internship in which you get to apply your learning to help others.

Crimson CORPS

Caring, Open-Minded, Respectful, Peer Support (CORPS) promotes a culture of compassion and action on the IU Bloomington campus. Crimson CORPS is on Facebook.


Raising Awareness of Interactions in Sexual Encounters (RAISE) focuses on consent and health sexual communication. RAISE is on Facebook.

U Bring Change 2 Mind

U Bring Change 2 Mind, part of the College Toolbox Project, is working to end the stigma associated with mental illness. UBC2M is on Facebook.

To Write Love On Her Arms

To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is dedicated to presenting hope to people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA is on Facebook.


ActiveMinds works to increase awareness about symptoms of mental illness and resources in the community.