Student United Way


Student United Way at Indiana University Bloomington

Student United Way is a student-led community change organization. Student leaders improve peoples’ lives, develop leadership skills and join the growing United Way movement by giving, advocating, and volunteering on campus and in the community. Upon graduation, student leaders of United Way campus chapters join an alumni network that helps them stay involved in community change for the long term.

Our Mission 

Student United Way at Indiana University supports the local community by: 

  1. Giving, advocating, and volunteering in the areas of education, income, and health 

  2. Helping members and other students grow as leaders and connect to the community 

  3. Building lasting relationships amongst members, partners, and with United Way 

The Student United Way work includes: 

  • Advocating: Educate members and the student body about critical community issues in education, income, and health 

  • Volunteering: Serve, and recruit peers to serve, in meaningful ways that help create lasting change 

  • Giving: Fundraise and donate to help address critical issues facing the community 


What We Do


To address the lack of communication between service organizations on IU’s campus, we partner with existing service clubs on campus to share resources, volunteer opportunities, and brain power. Interested in becoming a partner organization? Contact our Nonprofit Liaison, Ariel Oeffinger at

Campus Awareness

  • Monthly Meetings: Our meetings are currently on hiatus, but starting Spring 2022, we will be having monthly meetings on the Wednesday of the first week of the month. Location TBA. 

  • Volunteering Events: We spend a few hours once a month volunteering with one of our partner organizations to observe how they are fulfilling their mission.

  • Fundraising: We host 2 fundraising events a month to benefit education, income, and health causes. Donations are distributed to United Way of Monroe County. 


Get Involved

Contact Student United Way directly at 

Students may also visit to learn more.

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Co-Presidents: Noah Moenning and Varun Gopal 
Vice President: Advaith Bharathwaj 
Communications Director: Kamran Sarac
Nonprofit Liaison: Ariel Oeffinger
Community Engagement Director: Shawn Beeler II
Social Media Director: Isha Barua
Fundraising Director: Irane Arora
Graduate Advisor: Catherine Blankensop