Trustee Election

Trustees Shape IU’s Future

Indiana University alumni steer and steward the university by electing three of the nine members of the IU Board of Trustees. Indiana's governor appoints the other six, including a student trustee.

All trustees serve three-year terms, with the exception of the student trustee who serves a two-year term. Alumni-elected trustees serve rotating terms, and alumni vote for one each year. A successful candidate begins the three-year term on the July 1 immediately following the election; the term ends on June 30 of the third year in office.

In accordance with state law, the IUAA manages the trustee election under the direction of the IU Dean of Libraries. Ballots are counted on June 30, beginning at 9 a.m. If that falls on a Sunday, ballots are counted on an alternate date selected by the election coordinator. Paper and electronic ballots must be received by 10 a.m. ET on the final day of the election.

Voting in the Election

Any IU degree holder can vote in the trustee election. There are two ways to vote:

  1. Vote online.
  2. Vote by paper.
    • Mailed ballots will be sent by June 1 to graduates who have voted by paper ballot in any of the three prior trustee elections.
    • To request a paper ballot, contact Amy Cope, alumni trustee election coordinator, at truselec@indiana.edu or 812-855-6610.

Paper and electronic ballots must be received by 10 a.m. ET on the final day of the election.

Frequently Asked Questions about Voting

When you vote online, you will first have to authenticate yourself with three pieces of information:

  • Name, date of birth, and one of the following three criteria: last four digits of your Social Security number, alumni ID, or university ID
    • IUAA members will find their alumni ID on their membership card or in the upper left corner of their magazine mailing label.

If you do not know your ID or need assistance, please contact Amy Cope, alumni trustee election coordinator, at truselec@indiana.edu or 812-855-6610.

Paper ballots will be sent to graduates who request them and who have voted in any of the three prior trustee elections via paper ballot. Any IU degree holder who does not receive a ballot or whose ballot is lost or destroyed may obtain another by contacting the Alumni Trustee Election office:

Amy Cope
Alumni Trustee Election Coordinator
Herman B Wells Library, Room 234
1320 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-6610
truselec@indiana.edu

If you choose to vote using a paper ballot, please be sure to sign the envelope.

(The Indiana statutes that govern the election require that you sign the envelope; envelopes received without signatures are declared void. If you are not comfortable mailing an envelope showing your signature, you may either sign up to vote online or enclose the signed, official envelope inside another envelope before mailing.)

Learn about the Trustees

Meet the current trustees; find meetings, minutes, and agendas; and delve into the board’s history.