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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

ALPFA

the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino Leadership in the global market - with a nationwide network of student chapters dedicated to promoting academic excellence and leadership among the Hispanic student community seeking to pursue and/or learn about careers throughout the global economy. 

The Black Student Union seeks to fosters student development & growth, through diversity, academics, and social services, while encouraging communal and socio- political awareness of African / African American history, current issues, & culture, in attempts to diffuse ongoing intolerances, face social injustice, empower & develop, create safe spaces for African American students on campus. BSU as a whole strives to inspire unity, student success, and continuation in Academia in all student populations. With a priority on sense of community, BSU will pursue positive social change through community organizing, continuous commitment to social justice, peer engagement, and continuous learning.

DALE 312

To foster a community of students from all majors interested in the art of dance through performance social gatherings, club trips, and competitions. DALE 312 will allow students to leave the negative thoughts outside and it will allow students to express themselves in a healthy way.

Educator’s Rising

The mission of this organization is to serve the undergraduate student population of National Louis University through experiencing hands on opportunities to help our school communities, and attend competitions. We will accomplish this by providing opportunities to develop skills of mentoring, professional and networking skills.

International Club

Kendall College at NLU International Club’s mission is dedicated to creating lasting bonds between international and domestic students. We celebrate the diverse cultures that are represented among our student population and create engaging activities and events, in hopes to promote tolerance and raise awareness of global issues, cultural events and traditions to broaden student’s understanding of the world they live in. This club will engage all its members and event participants to open their minds and experience various traditions from around the world.

Lady Eagles Volleyball Club

Volleyball club is beneficial because it can help improve student’s fitness. It also can be a great stress relief and can also improve our school and bring great joy in school spirit.

NLU Counseling Association

The mission of NLUCA shall be: a) to foster a wide student interest and participation in activities by providing leadership, programs, and service; b) to assist students in developing leadership skills; c) To provide networking opportunities in counseling.

NLU Basketball Club

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

 NLU Book Club

NLU Book Club is dedicated to keeping our members happy while reading amazing books. We set a monthly book and meet at awards the end to engage with one another and enjoy some snacks while doing so. 

NLU Pride Club

NLU Pride is a student advocacy and support group for LGBTQIA+ students. NLU Pride’s purpose is to support the queer community and increase visibility on NLU’s campus.

 

NLU Science Club

he science club is a place to learn, explore, and to come to face with our curiosity. We want students to learn about science, experience science, make a difference in the world, and connect science to their everyday and professional lives. There are many aspects about science that we want more people to be aware of, that includes current issues and how science can make our lives better. This club can be beneficial to many! for many different reasons as well. This club is for those with constant wonder and a passion for science and even more importantly, learning. In this day and age, we are in need of more students becoming invested and driven to progress things within oneself and socially. This club is for students who are majoring or interested in science and or a science based career. It’s to help stimulate a growth mindset that will not only help academic success, but personal interests as well. Science has been everywhere in plenty different forms. It is used daily and explained in and outside of academic life, this is due to the endless sub categories of science. There is without a doubt a place for everyone's different interests and curiosity. This club is a place to make new friends (with the same interests) and experience new things!

 

NLU Entrepreneur Club

The mission of the NLU-Entrepreneurs is to offer NLU students a place to network, gain experience with entrepreneurship, and discover business opportunities within and outside of National Louis University.

 

Sigma Gamma Rho

It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

 

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.

 

Student Engagement Club

Student Engagement Club is an NLU Organization that focus on well, making sure the student body and anyone on campus is engaged. We aim to meet the needs of the student body and aim to provide a social and exciting environment for all who attend. We take what the student body's ideas are and make it a reality for everyone to enjoy. Example of this being our Soccer Tournament, and any holiday party, we take these suggestions and put them into play for everyone to enjoy.

 

Student Veterans of America Chapter

The NLU chapter of the Student Veterans of America is a student-led organization with a mission to support student veterans & the family members of veterans by connecting them to Student Veteran Support Services. These services are geared towards assisting veterans to become more informed with the resources available to them.

 

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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 studentexperience@nl.edu.

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:

Academic 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 2017-2018 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 studentexperience@nl.edu.

Student Organization Registration Process

If you are forming a new organization or registering an existing organization, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Find a group of interested students and an advisor.  Each student 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 Student Organization Registration Application.  The Registration Application and Constitution can be submitted via nl.presence.io under forms
  4. Attend quarterly Leadership workshops.
  5. Attend registration orientation in spring quarter.                                            

How to Start a Student Club or Organization 2019 2020

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

Student Organization Forms

All Student organization forms can be found on nl.presence.io under forms

Student Organization Constitution

Student Organization Budget Summary

Student Organization HandbookStudent Experience Student Organization Manual 2019 2020

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    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.

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    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
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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
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