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.

Recognized Student Organizations

National Louis University SHRM Student Chapter

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

For information on how to join as a student member, Chapter#5755, click here.

Basketball Club

The intent of the NLU Basketball club is to provide a forum for networking and encourage positive wellness.

Advisor Contact: Marlee Benton



The mission of D.A.L.E is to create a safe space for NLU Dreamers/DACA students.

Advisor Contact:


Debate Society

The mission of the National Louis University Debate Society is to effectively augment logic and improve public speaking through research, learning rhetoric/persuasion, and nurturing interest in politics/current events.

Advisor Contact: Dr. Danny McGuire


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


Sigma Beta Theta Co-ed Multicultural Fraternity

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

ldquo;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:Sean Oliver

Advisor Contact:


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


Student Engagement Club - Wheeling Campus

The purpose of this club is to provide opportunities for students to participate in community service, organize social events and contribute to students feeling connected to campus.

Advisor Contact: Pauline Degrazia


Expressive Dimension

The purpose of this organization is that we want our NLU students a chance to express their inner- artistic talent and display them throughout the university using various artistic abilities.

Advisor Contact Larry Miller


Social Justice Club

The Social Justice Club at NLU exists to unite and mobilize committed student advocate of Justice, Racial Equality, and Civil Rights.

Advisor Contact Valerie Vistain


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

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. During the 2016-2017 academic year, NLU has develop an open expansion call for national Greek-social organizations. Expansion consideration will only be open for social/community service that go through the official open expansion call. To obtain a copy of the expansion packet guidelines, please send an email request to

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                                              

How to start an NLU Student Club/Organization

(Please click on the above link in order to view a quick presentation on how to start an NLU club or organization)

Student Club Forms

Student Activity Advance Request Form

Student Organization Recognition Application

Learning as You Lead: Student Leadership Workshops

Past topics:

A.)Learning and Leading: Finding your 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

To request a presentation on the above topics or any other student leadership workshop, please contact Student Experience.


    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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