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.
2013-2014 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.
Contact: Monica Ramos
FASHT is an acronym which stands for Fitness, Adventure, Sports, Health, and Teamwork. FASHT creates a space for students to perform physical activities, given the lack of fitness facilities on campus. They also promote a deepter understanding of nutrition, fitness, and teamwork, and to encourage persistence, hard work, and discipline.
Contact: Lupe Chavez
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Associates
2013 will be the founding year of NLU's chapeter of Lambda Sigma Upsilon, a culturally diverse brotherhood of college and university men. ΛΣΥ is based on the qualities of honesty, commitment, respect and trust, in order to promote friendship and Brotherhood, the development of individual charcher, the advancement of justice and opportunity, and the acquitition of soundness and excellence in education.
Contact: Jose Iniguez
Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Tiaras
2013 will be the founding year of NLU's chapeter of Mu Sigma Upsilon, the first multicultural minority Greek letter society in the nation. ΜΣΥ is comprised of women from various ethnic backgrounds, races, creeds, and religions. All sisters of ΜΣΥ stive to attain the sorority's three main goals: academic excellence, unity among all women, and to be active in the university and community. Members share their culture, through their diverse sisterhood, continuing efforts to educate society, and the strength one can find in sisterhood and family.
Contact: Olga Govea
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 with make up the richness of National Louis University.
Contact: Dr. Michael Fontaine
The National Football (Soccer) Club is a new co-ed soccer team made up of National Louis University students.
Contact: Andrew Wilson
National Louis University Counselng Association (NLUCA)
NLUCA is a student chapter of the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA). NLUCA fosters student interest professional development, and networking in the field of counseling.
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.
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.
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 contribute to your personal learning and development and improve 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, and limited resources do not allow us to manage an extensive Greek System.
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 & 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 Life on the Chicago Campus, or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.