NLU Student Organizations

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

FASHT

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.  FASHT also promotes a deepter understanding of nutrition, fitness, and teamwork and encourages persistence, hard work and discipline.

Advisor Contact:  Lupe Chavez

Sigma Beta Theta Co-ed Multicultural Fraternity

SBT - Established on February 17, 2014 at National Louis University Chicago.

Mission:

“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.”

Advisor Contact:  Jose Iniguez 

T.I.A.R.A. Group of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. 

Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 21, 1981 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, as the first Multicultural Greek Letter Society.  Mu Sigma Upsilon is comprised of women from various ethnic backgrounds, races, creeds and religions.  All sisters strive to uphold 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.

The T.I.A.R.A. Group is the official interest group of Mu Sigma Upsilon. T.I.A.R.A. stands for Togetherness, Independence, Academics, Respect and Achievement. Being an active T.I.A.R.A. allows interested women of MSU the opportunity to get an in-depth look at the sisterhood. They experience first-hand what it would be like to be a sister of Mu through planning, programming, fundraising and networking. It also allows for the prospective members to get to know one another as well as Mu Sigma Upsilon sisters.

Advisor 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 which make up the richness of National Louis University.

Advisor Contact: Dr. Michael Fontaine

National FC

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

Students for Community Leadership and Development (SCLD)

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:         

  • Academic/Pre-Professional
  • Cultural/Multi-Cultural
  • Interest/Hobby
  • Performance
  • Political
  • Religious/Spiritual
  • Service
  • Social

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 jmarroquin@nl.edu

NLU Student Organizational Manualal‌‌‌

2014-2015 National Louis University Student Activity Advance Request Form

Student Activity Advance Request Form‌‌‌

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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