The IU Student Government (IUSG) is your student government, representing the voices of more than 40,000 students to administrators and improving the student experience on the Bloomington campus. Each year, every Bloomington undergraduate and graduate student has the opportunity to vote in elections that determine representatives for the Executive and Legislative branch of IUSG for the following academic year.
IUSG is funded by almost 10% of the mandatory activity fee you pay each semester.
Rachel, Presidential Candidate
Rachel Aranyi is a sophomore Wells Scholar from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Rachel is studying Jewish Studies, History, and Political Science.
Rachel is a leading member of IUSG Student Congress. She sits on the Congressional Steering Committee and heads the Education Committee. She is passionate about reducing financial barriers to education, including spearheading numerous successful initiatives to make IU more affordable for students.
Outside of IU Student Government, Rachel is the Chair of the Humanities Student Editorial Board for The Indiana University Journal of Undergraduate Research. She co-founded Girl Up @ IU, a club dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls globally. She competed on the IU Ethics Bowl Team and is a Hoosier Host for the COAS Luminaries Program. She was the 2016-2018 Illinois State Women’s High School Fencing Champion.
In her free time you can find Rachel attending musicals at the IU Auditorium, running in the SRSC, or hammocking in Dunn Woods.
Ruhan, Vice-Presidential Candidate
Ruhan is a Sophomore from Avon, IN studying Political Science and is a part of the competitive Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP). Currently within IU Student Government Ruhan sits on the Congressional leadership team as a member of the steering committee and is the Environmental Affairs committee chair. Ruhan is driven to ensure that this university levies its resources to better the environment and leave it better for generations to come.
Outside of IUSG Ruhan is actively involved with campus life through his various involvement in multiple organizations such as the Muslim Student Association and Indian Student Association. He is also an active board member of the College of Arts + Sciences Luminaries Program Council and IU Funding Board. All of which has allowed Ruhan to positively engage with students from all walks of life across campus.
In his free time, Ruhan enjoys playing basketball with his friends at the Intermural Center, exploring Bloomington’s international food scene, and watching movies with his friends.
Jeremy Kim, Treasurer Candidate
Jeremy is a sophomore from Fort Wayne, IN pursuing a double major in Finance and Accounting along with a co-major in Business Analytics at the Kelley School of Business. He is an Executive Board member of the IU Student Foundation and serves as both the Academic Chair and his pledge class president for the Beta Sigma Psi fraternity. Jeremy is interested in quantitative analysis and working with statistical models and hopes to make a career in the consulting field.
Daniel Pickard-Carlisle, Congressional Secretary Candidate
Daniel is a freshman from Noblesville, IN studying History and Spanish with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Daniel serves as the Grammarian for the IUSG Congress. Outside of IUSG, Daniel is involved with the Civic Leaders Living Learning Community where he works on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the CLC’s Student Advisory Board. You can often find Daniel working as a barista at Starbucks on Indiana Avenue, studying at the IMU, or hanging out with friends on Kirkwood.
Andrew Ireland, Campaign Manager
Andrew Ireland is a second-year law student from Evansville, IN and is the Speaker of the IUSG Congress. He recently graduated at the top of his MBA cohort at Sungkyunkwan University’s Global School of Business in Seoul, South Korea. A former Cox Scholar, he also graduated magna cum laude in 2017 from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Media School with dual degrees in Public Financial Management and Journalism along with a minor in Music.
Andrew writes a monthly column for the Indianapolis Business Journal and is an active volunteer for the Protective Order Project. As the former chairman of the IUSG Oversight and Reform Committee, Andrew is especially interested in leveraging technology to increase the effectiveness and transparency of IUSG. In his free time, he enjoys walking his dog Peanut, IU Basketball and Dragon Express.
Adam Ratzman, Chief Technology Officer
Adam is a freshman from Carmel, Indiana majoring in Computer Science with a French minor. Adam serves as the Parliamentarian for the IUSG Congress. Outside of IUSG, Adam is involved in hackathons, serves as a member of the Student Organization Registration Committee and as a contributor for numerous open-source projects, and is an incoming Microsoft Software Engineering intern.
Mike Pitz, Outreach Co-Chair
Mike is a junior from Carmel, IN pursuing a degree in Management and Human Organization as a member of the Liberal Arts Management Program along with a minor in marketing. He serves as the Co-President for the Indiana Special Olympics Student Partnership, is a volunteer coordinator at Camp Kesem, and works on the IU Dance Marathon's Riley Development committee.
Jack Lesser, Outreach Co-Chair
Jack is a junior from Sharon, MA pursuing degrees in Marketing and Digital & Social Media Business Applications at the Kelley School of Business. He is the former Vice President of Communications for the IU Interfraternity Council and is an incoming Human Capital Summer Scholar at Deloitte Consulting. With experience using different forms of social and traditional media, Jack aspires to provide creative solutions to difficult problems.
Jane Kirkpatrick, Policy Director
Jane is a sophomore from Salem, OR pursuing a triple major at the Kelley School along with a minor in political science. She currently serves on the IUSG Sustainability committee. Jane also sits on the Corporate Relations Committee for IU Dance Marathon and is the Kappa Delta sorority’s Dance Group Representative. She helps lead philanthropy work for her sorority with the Girl Scouts of America and Prevent Child Abuse America. Jane is also a mentor through the Kelley to Kelley Mentor Program.