2019 Parent Guide

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Words of advice for parents The IDS spoke with some key figures on campus to ask about the advice they would give to parents of incoming students. Doug Bauder — Director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center “Parents, are you worried that your son or daughter may be harassed on campus if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? Are you worried that your daughter or son may discover that their sexual orientation or gender identity is different from what you assume it to be? The LGBTQ+ Culture Center will be there for you or your daughter or son. Check out our web page, https://lgbtq.indiana.edu, or call us at 812-855-4252 for support or information.”


SO COME OUT AND PLAY! All IU students with a valid ID have access to RS facilities and programs. You’ve already paid your student activity fee–now enjoy the benefits: • Two Facilities–SRSC & Intramural Center provide unlimited options! • 80+ weekly group exercise sessions • Multiple cardio/circuit & strength gyms • Two recreational swimming pools • Racquetball/squash/wallyball courts • Basketball & volleyball courts • Walking/jogging/running track • Table tennis & badminton courts • Equipment checkout & short-term lockers

Idalene Fay Kesner — Dean of the Kelley School of Business “While there are important times to be involved in your student’s college experience, it’s also important to step back and let them handle certain challenges on their own. This is a very important part of the college maturation process. By encouraging their students to tackle key decisions, parents will prepare their children to be independent thinkers and problem solvers, which in turn sets them up for even more success in the future.”


UNLIMITED OPTIONS! INTRAMURAL CENTER • Cardio/circuit and strength gyms • 9 racquetball/wallyball courts, squash courts & table tennis • 10 basketball/volleyball courts

Rabbi Sue Silberberg — Executive Director of the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center “Dear parents, you are about to embark on a very exciting journey with your student. IU is a fantastic university. Your student will learn much in the classroom experiences but even more from the life lessons and experiences gained outside the classroom. They will always look to you for guidance, advice and support. Be there for them to celebrate their successes and to catch them and help them navigate their failures. Most importantly, continue to guide them as they take this next very important step in their lives. Congratulations!”

• Royer pool and diving well • Indoor walking/jogging/running track • Two multipurpose gyms • Open use dance studio • Group Exercise/Yoga & Pilates Studio • Free equipment check-out

STUDENT RECREATIONAL SPORTS CENTER (SRSC) • Cardio/circuit and strength gyms • More-private strength & cardio studios

James C. Wimbush— Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

• Seven racquetball/wallyball courts, two squash courts, & table tennis

“To the parents and guardians of incoming students, congratulations! As your children begin to acquaint themselves with Indiana University, I’m certain you’ll experience a rush of emotions. This is an exciting time. It’s only natural to feel thankful, joyous and enthusiastic, as well as fearful, heavyhearted and anxious when you say goodbye and let your children embark on this new journey.

• Five basketball/volleyball courts

Though there will be ups and downs throughout the academic year, know that all students are supported and encouraged to broaden their horizons and do their best work while at IU.”

• Two multipurpose gyms • The Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center (Olympic-sized pool/diving well) • Indoor walking/jogging/running track • Free equipment check-out

812.855.7772 recsports.indiana.edu

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