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Criminal Justice Club
Above: Dr. Juanita Ortiz (left) and three members of the Alpha Phi Sigma Student Organization, the Criminal Justice Honor Society. UIS has over 75 student organizations.

Student Organization Categories

Contact Information

If you would like contact information for any of the clubs, please go to the Student Organization list within the Student Life website for up-to-date contact information, including club presidents and faculty sponsors.

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Academic/Honorary

  • Advocates for Academics
    Our primary goal is to help students excel in their academic performance. Our desire is to help them achieve their goals and to further develop the scholastic community
  • Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
    Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice Majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate, and and juris doctorate students.
  • Biology Club at UIS
    To exchange information and cooperation between members, promote scientific knowledge and to conduct club programs and activities to advance general interest and welfare of biology within the University
  • The Boardroom
    For interest and study in business strategy and strategic planning through discussions, projects, guest lectures, and case studies.
  • Chemistry Club
    For any student interested in chemistry, whether or not a major or minor
  • Chi Sigma Iota Sigma Sigma Upsilon
    Local chapter of the national counselor honor society
  • Clinical Laboratory Science ClubThe Clinical Laboratory Club includes all junior and senior CLS students and anyone interested in the major. We have fund raisers to help support our trip to the Annual CLS meeting.
  • Communication Club
    Academic club focused within the Communication Department
  • Computer Science ClubA club for computer science related activities.
  • Go the Extra Mile
    Supports and furthers the societal role of computer science.
  • History ClubThe History Club at UIS was established in 1991 to promote the study and discussion of history. In the past, the members of the club have sponsored films, speakers, career fairs, trivia nights, and off-campus excursions to historical sites in cities like St. Louis and Hannibal, Missouri
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communication)
    Lambda Pi Eta is an honorary association that acknowledges students who meet the following requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA with 60 semester hours or 90 quarter credit hours completed. 3.25 GPA for commubication studies courses with 12 semester or 18 quarter credit hours completed
  • Liberal Studies Club
    Foster community and activities between students and faculty.
  • Pre-Health Society at UIS
    Assist students in becoming competitive in applications to health professional schools through speakers, study groups, volunteering and more.
  • Pre-Law Society
    For students interesting in attending law school after graduating from UIS.
  • Professional Student Organization
    Provides networking, social events, volunteering, and professional development for all graduate students.
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)Psi Chi is the National Honors Society for undergraduate psychology. Psi Chi works to encourage community service and social involvement as well as to support and challenge psychology students academically.
  • Research Society at UIS
    Promotes and encourages research in any field of study.
  • Student Accounting SocietyClub works to provide Accountancy Majors with an opportunity to network with other students, professors, and employers from the area

Cultural/Diversity

  • Asian Student Organization
    Seeks to unite all Asian students, increase campus awareness of Asian culture, promote Asian students’ campus involvement, and encourage study abroad programs.
  • Baking Club
    For students interested in baking.
  • Black Male Collegiate SocietyThe Black Male Collegiate Society shall serve to enrich the lives of black male students at UIS through educational and scholastic development, professional development, economic and financial planning, health awareness, cultural awareness, and community engagement
  • Black Student Union To educate, unite and inspire black students with cultural awareness; to strive for academic excellence and empower black students to build the future while we motivate and learn
  • Chinese Student Association
    Contribute to the diversity in UIS by promoting Chinese culture
  • Global Rhythm
    Culturally diverse dance team celebrating different global traditions and passionate rhythms.
  • Indian Society for Enriching Ethnic Standards
    To introduce to the community of UIS about the culture and tradition of India. It also strives to familiarize various cultures and traditions of different countries to the Indian community
  • Indian Student Organization
    The ISO celebrates some of the many Indian festivals and assists incoming International students in adjusting. Sharing and exchanging cultural beliefs and customs, ISO encourages and welcomes awareness about India and its heritage
  • International Student Association
    Introducing other cultures to the UIS community and create events
    for all students to improve friendship.
  • Kinky & Curly : Natural Hair Empowerment Club
    Kinky & Curly is a women’s empowerment group that addresses the roots of issues regarding self image and self esteem: our hair. This organization educates participants on how to care for their curls and kinks to rebuild confidence in unique beauty
  • Organization of Latin American StudentsWe’re an organization dedicated to bringing diversity and cultural awareness to the UIS Campus.
  • Queer-Straight AllianceTo provide community and support for LGBT students at UIS
  • Rip the Runway
    Promote world fashion while encouraging and influencing the UIS community to embrace individual and unique styles.
  • Women’s Issue Caucus (WIC)Encourages students to become aware of women’s issues as well as work towards gender and sex equality.

General Interest

  • Alchemist Review
    Showcases students’ creative writing and visual art, providing students with experience in publishing and building a supportive creative community amongst UIS students.
  • Art Student League
    The Art Students League manages the Access Gallery located in the main lobby of the Visual Performing Arts Building. We also hope to expand this year by hosting portfolio reviews as well as other art related activities.
  • Blue Crew
    Cheering Organization
  • Chess Club at UIS
    Provides casual play for UIS students, encouraging local residents to participate in tournaments.
  • Crochet and Kitting Experience (CAKE)
    For new and experienced knitters and crocheters.
  • Cross Country and Track Club
    Facilitate a cross country and track team at UIS.
  • Dancing Stars
    Promotes school spirit, enthusiasm, and attendance at athletic and spirit-oriented functions.
  • DODGE
    We are the offical Dodgeball club at UIS. No experience or pre-formed groups needed. All are welcome. We play bi-weekly
  • The Enclave
    Defensive training for students who can demonstrate their compassion and humility.
  • Japamime Springfield
    Unites loves of Japanese culture, encouraging knowledge of Japanese history and an experience of Japanese and American pop culture fusion.
  • Justice Billiards League for America
    Holds billiards events and tournaments.
  • Kids at Heart
    Brings together students who want to relive childhood memories and experiences through movies, cartoons, games, and snacks.
  • Legacy Dance Team
    Promotes the love for dance, while encouraging students to try something new.
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Club
    Provide a place for students to pursue an interest in practicing MMA without the high fees, long travel, or extreme competitiveness associated with professional gyms.
  • Model Illinois Government
    Prepare for the MIG simulation held each year in March.
  • Robotics Club
    Explores robotic theories through practical experimentation.
  • Women of Dignity
    A social support women’s group who believe in giving back to UIS and the community

Political/Advocacy

  • Amnesty International at UIS
    Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied
  • College Democrats at UISWe meet, listen to candidates, have fun and campaign
  • College Republicans at UISVolunteer to help Republican candidates get elected, attend political rallies, meet policy makers, attend campaign schools and fundraisers
  • Global Issues Club at the University of Illinois Springfield
    Promotes the discussion and expansion of knowledge.
  • Innocence Club
    Dedicated to bringing awareness to the events that cause wrongful convictions and the legal atmosphere it occurs in.
  • Liberty Forum
    Discusses the ideas of a free society and creates student interest in those areas. This is a non-partisan group for the advancement of freedom, civil liberty, and limited government.
  • Model United Nations
  • Radical Student Union
    Provide forum and discourse for students with alternate political views.
  • Students Allied for a Greener EarthSAGE is an organization which faculty, staff, and students come together to promote environmental awareness on-campus as well as off-campus

Religious/Spiritual

  • Bible Club
    Brings together students for worship and Bible study.
  • Christian Student Fellowship We are here to provide spiritual guidance and community. We have free food and a service on Fridays and small groups throughout the week.
  • Epic Praise for Christ
    Promote spirituality and faith through dance.
  • Living Word Bible Study
    A club on campus that encourages spiritual growth in God for college students, by providing Sunday Services on campus and sponsoring programs that students can get involved in and be positively affected as a whole
  • St. Therese, the Little Flower Catholic Student Organization
    For Catholics and non-Catholics to come together on campus for events and masses and to better understand the Catholic faith.
  • Voices in Praise Choir
    VIP Choir is led by instrumental Worship leaders who collaborate together to effectively flow in tune with the Holy Spirit, during each corporate service. The VIP Choir is made up of UIS students, faculty, and staff who are willing to dedicate the time and training.

Service

  • Alpha Phi Eta of Alpha Phi Omega
    Alpha Phi Omega is a national coed service fraternity that promotes leadership, fellowship, and service
  • Alternative Spring Break
    We dedicate a week of our time during our Spring Break to help any cause
  • American Red Cross Student Organization
    Student support organization for the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.
  • Global Brigades at UIS
    The world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization.
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Habitat for Humanity at UIS helps out with builds in Sangamon County. We also participate in a service trip every spring break. Past trips have included Sioux Falls, SD; New Orleans, LA; and Galveston, TX.
  • Military and Veterans Students Organization
    Provides a support network for the military and veterans students and their families at UIS.
  • Phrenecon
    Seeks men who exemplify community service and seek to attain fellowship among other like-minded men on the UIS campus.

Sports Club (competes in extramural events)

  • League of Legends at UIS
    Brings together League of Legends players at UIS.
  • Men’s Club Volleyball
    Helps students improve skills and play at a competitive level.
  • Spirit Team
    Engages the student body in various sports events; basically a cheerleading team. We try to engage in cheerleading competitions.
  • Squash Club
    Promotes the sport of squash at UIS, allowing for selected members to participate in tournaments with other collegiate teams.
  • Women’s Club Volleyball
    Provides practice and collegiate competitive play.

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