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.
2014-2015 Recognized Student Organizations
Association of Latino Scholars
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 (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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: Jose Marroquin (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Advisor Contact: Jose Marroquin (email@example.com)
Multicultural Empowerment Organization
MCEO seeks to empower all students, to encourage student acheivement and commitment, and to promote the respect of diversity through celebration of the traditions, languages, and heritages which make up the richness of National Louis University.
Advisor Contact: Dr. Michael Fontaine
The National Football (Soccer) Club is a new co-ed soccer team made up of National Louis University students.
Advisor Contact: Andrew Wilson
National Louis University Counselng Association (NLUCA)
NLUCA is a student chapter of the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA). NLUCA fosters student interest in professional development and networking in the field of counseling.
Advisor Contact: Anna Marie Yates
NLU Metro AEYC
The NLU Student Chapter of the Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children provides students in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Practice opportunities to collaborate with others who work with young children and become part of a professional community. Members participate in research and advocacy as it pertains to young children, their families and the early childhood community.
Advisor Contact: Lisa Downey
SCLD's mission is to develop its member's leadership skills and capabilities by fostering sustainable partnerships with Chicago area nonprofit organizations.
Advisor Contact: Wytress Richardson
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning as You Lead: Student Leadership Workshops
A.)Learning and Leading: What is your Student Leadership Style?
B.) Learning as you Lead: Leading a Student Club and/or Organization at NLU
C.) Lead as you Lend a Hand: How and Why an NLU Student Should be Civically Engaged