Student Organizations

If you are a part of an organization at UIC not listed and want to be on this list, contact us. All UIC student organizations can be found here.

Agape House

Agape House is a Christian campus ministry that welcomes everyone to join them as they explore their call to live in just relationship with our world. They do service projects, reading groups, and other events deepening the connection to the earth and our responsibilities to preserve and protect it. All are welcome.

College of Cycling

The UIC College of Cycling is a collaborative effort of undergraduate and graduate students, working together with administrators and faculty, to build and support an urban cycling community through education, activism, and creative problem solving. The UIC CoC works to serve the commuter cyclists of the campus by providing a communication network between participants and also between the community and the campus at large.

Their mission is to:
• Promote a healthy and active lifestyle through cycling and bike advocacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
• Create awareness and educate the community about the benefits of cycling.
• Provide a safe and friendly environment for cycling outings, events, and service projects to empower and increase the number of bicycle riders in Chicago.

EcoCampus

EcoCampus is a non-partisan, student-run organization devoted to sustainability issues on the UIC campus, as well as on the municipal, national, and global level. It is the mission of EcoCampus to create and/or preserve a community where people can live, learn, and work sustainably.

EcoCampus has put on many exciting events. Most notably, they are in charge of Ecojamapalooza! -an outdoor environmental awareness fun fair each Earth Day (April 22). They also put on other events like:

Cooking Event- Demonstration for students to see how to produce meals/dishes with low energy (ie- microwaves, less ingredients, etc). Students are able to do a “cook-along” and see just how it’s done, along with being given recipe cards at the end for various other meals.

Camp In Event- Event to raise awareness on saving energy by using blankets instead of turning up the heat. Also focusing on sharing resources (ie- watching TV together, instead of all in different rooms, playing board games together instead of TV)

Movie Night Event- A documentary and discussion about energy saving, followed by a fun, environmentally-focused movie.

 

Engineering Design Team (EDT)

EDT is an engineering and robotics organization, founded in 2000. They are a team mostly composed of UIC Engineering majors, who aim to bring engineering to the next level. EDT participates in everything from robotics competitions to organizing engineering events for high schools.  In 2009 they formed a Green Design Team to work on sustainable engineering projects on campus and to compete in Green Design competitions.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

EWB’s objective is to design and implement new projects in developing countries concerning energy generation, safe water, public health, long-distance communications and sustainable agriculture. The student chapter of EWB at University of Illinois at Chicago aims to bring together students, local engineers, and communities in the less developed countries on collaborative projects.

Hillel House

The Levine Hillel Center explores – and acts on – its responsibility to care for the earth through the lens of Jewish tradition. The traditions, and practices at Hillel, extend to consideration of the food that we eat and the recycling of waste, as well as educational programming and service projects on campus and in the community throughout the year. All are welcome. For further information on up-coming environmental projects please contact hillel@uic.edu.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE at UIC Student Chapter is a Student Society focused on Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. The Student Chapter is open to all students on campus who are interested in broadening their education and becoming more socially active.

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Physicians for Social Responsibility is a non-profit advocacy organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment.

Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group at UIC provides a forum for full-time, part-time students and alumni interested in all aspects of real estate to exchange ideas, share experiences and participate in club-sponsored events and ventures. The REG plays a significant role in promoting greater awareness of the real estate industry to club members and the larger UIC community by sponsoring events that foster career search contacts, discussions of industry trends (such as Green Buildings), insight into market opportunities and comprehensive skill-set development.

Public Health Student Association (PHSA)

PHSA is the student led organization and student governing body at the UIC School of Public Health. PHSA’s roles are to act as a liaison between students and faculty, promote career development through networking events, promote student involvement in the school community, and represent the needs of students of the School of Public Health.

Terra Society

The UIC Terra Society is a student organization dedicated to understanding the earth, its environment and its resources. Although most members are from the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, all UIC students from all disciplines are invited to join Terra Society. Both graduate and undergraduate students in the Terra Society are actively engaged in research and disseminating knowledge in the fields of geology, paleontology, climatology, global change, environmental issues and resource management. Undergraduate and graduate students from outside the scientific disciplines are welcome to join and engage in active discussions on these issues.