There are many active student organizations at National Louis University that provide opportunities for students to grow as leaders, engage in professional development, explore a variety of cultural experiences and pursue a variety of non-academic interests.
2015-2016 Recognized Student Organizations
Association of Latino Scholars (ALS)
ALS is commited to working actively in the community to give a positive message about the importance of continuing education. Their mission is to enhance the educational experience of all NLU students through events that empower Latino students and create cultural awareness on issues that affect the Latino community.
Advisor Contact: Monica Ramos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Association of Public Policy (SAPP)
The purpose of SAPP is to foster a wide student interest and participation in public policy by providing leadership, networking opportunities, and service.
Advisor Contact:Dr. Lauren Heindbrink (email@example.com)
NLU Chapter - Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management.
Advisor Contact: Ursula Pawlowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The mission of the National Louis Universty Debate Society is to effectively augment logic and improve publick speakin through research, learning rhetoric/persuasion, and nurturing interest in politics/current events.
Advisor Contact: Dr. Danny McGuire (email@example.com)
National Louis University Student Veterans of America Chapter (NLU SVA)
The National Louis University Student Veterans of America Chapter (NLU SVA) develops military-connected students into influential leaders in their chosen career fields by providing support services focused on academic advancement, civic engagement, career progression and leadership development. During their time enrolled and upon graduation, the NLU SVA connects our members to a strong network of individuals and institutions with a vested interest in their success.
Advisor Contact: Ramon Prieto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sigma Beta Theta Co-ed Multicultural Fraternity
SBT - Established on February 17, 2014 at National Louis University Chicago.
“To promote membership development by exploring familial harmony, sense of community, empowerment, education and innovating the voice of students' needs on-campus and through real world experience by working with brothers and sisters of Sigma Beta Theta.”
Organizational Contact: Sergio Trevino (email@example.com)
Advisor Contact: Jose Marroquin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SPO- School of Psychology Organization
The purpose of SPO is to establish communication, connection, and support between school psychology student, NLU faculty, alumni, and the university as a whole. SPO's mission to is to advocate for our student, create program awareness, establish a community with the university, create relationships and mentorships between cohorts, and create opportunities for community service, fundraising, and networking.
Advisor Contact: Dr. Jennifer Cooper (email@example.com)
Starting a Student Organization
National Louis University is committed to creating an environment that is conducive to the intellectual, professional and personal growth of its students. Participating in student-led organizations contributes to your personal learning and development and improves the experience of all NLU students. Taking part in student organizations teaches life-long skills and fosters new friendships, leadership development and skill enhancement.
If you are interested in starting a new student organization, please contact the Office of Student Experience at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of Organizations
When starting an organization, it is important to consider your mission. Organization missions fall into the following categories:
There are a few types of organization applications that need additional special approvals:
Honor Societies must be initiated by the Office of Admissions and Records or by an academic department, who will verify and invite students who meet the requirements.
Greek Letter Organizations will be evaluated and approved on a case-by-case basis, depending on the mission, history and inclusiveness of the organization. NLU has very strong non-discrimination and anti-hazing policies.
Organization Recognition Process
If you are forming a new organization or reviving an organization that has been inactive for longer than 2 academic years, you must complete the following steps:
- Find a group of interested students and an advisor. Each recognized organization must have at least four (4) currently registered members as well as a full-time faculty or staff member who agrees to serve as the organization advisor and attend all meetings and events.
- Write a constitution. The sample constitution outline contains items that must appear in each student organization constitution. You may wish to include additional points that provide more explicit guidelines for the organization of your group.
- Complete the Organization Recognition Application. The Recognition Application and Constitution can be submitted to the Office of Student Experience on the Chicago Campus, or electronically to email@example.com.