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Registered Student Organizations

Listed below are the Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) organized by category. Some RSOs have websites and/or Facebook pages, which you can go to by clicking on the group name. Also listed for each group is the primary contact person and advisor, as well as a short description of the student organization.

If you represent an RSO and your information needs updated, please email the Student Life Graduate Assistant.

RSO Categories

  • Academic/Honorary
  • Cultural/Diversity
  • General Interest
  • Political/Advocacy
  • Religious/Spiritual
  • Service
  • Social Greek

Sports Clubs are now hosted by Rec Sports.

Academic/Honorary

  • Alpha Phi Sigma
    • Jon Powell (jpowe7)
    • Advisor: Leanne Brecklin (lbrec1)
    • Alpha Phi Sigma is the only criminal justice honor society for Criminal Justice majors. The society recognizes academic excellence.

 

  • Chemistry Club
    • Rebecca Britton (rbrit2)
    • Advisor: Layne Morsch (lmorsc1)
    • Chemistry Club is active both in the UIS and central IL community.  We volunteer at multiple events to do demonstrations for young school aged children and college aged students.  We fundraise in unique forms and actively involve our club in athletics and other programs put on by UIS organizations.
  • Model Illinois Government
    • Michelle Tuma (mtuma2)
    • Advisor: Kenneth Owen (kowen8)
    • MIG is an annual academic simulation at which students get to act as state legislators, lobbyists, journalists or attorneys

Cultural/Diversity

  • African Student Association
    • Vivian Okonta (vokon2)
    • Advisor: Joasiah Alamu (jalam3)
    • African Student Association aims to promote diversity, cater to the growing African population at UIS, and encourage students to learn about various African cultures.
  • Black Male Collegiate Society
    • Norton Helton (nhelton)
    • Advisor: Sophia Ghelhausan (sophia)
    • To uplift and guide young black males through the college experience
  • Black Student Union
    • Lisa Gary (lgary2)
    • Advisor: Sophia Gehlausen-Anderson (sophia)
    • This organization focuses on the issues and success of the minority students on this campus and surrounding campuses. The mission of this organization is to educate, uplift, and empower
  • Chinese Student Association
    • Yuhan Wang (ywang234)
      Advisor: Hangu Mi (hmi)
      Spread Chinese Culture and promote cultural communication with other nationalities at UIS to be better helping new Chinese Students get used to living in the U.S.
  • Kinky and Curly
    • Jamie Anderson (jande5)
    • Advisor: Tiffany Saunders (tsaun2)
    • The purpose of our group is to reconstruct societal definitions of beauty and transforming it into a celebration of uniqueness. This celebration will foster change in the way women look and feel towards themselves by adressing the root of women esteem and our hair. We advocate for natural hair through fellowship, support, and education.
  • Organization of Latin American Students
    • Kerry Portillo-Lopez (kport4)
    • Advisor: Sophia Gehlhausen (sophia)
    • OLAS strives to promote education and student interest about Hispanic culture. We also ensure student represenation in all aspects pertaining to Hispanic heritage. Additionally, we aid Latino issues, culture, and traditions to the UIS community.

General Interest

  • Baking Club
    • Michelle Haberstroh (haberst2)
    • Advisor: Nikki Overcash (nover01s)
    • Fun while baking pastries and learning how to bake
  • Casera Works
    • K Roshni Krishna Reddy (rkovv2)
    • Advisor: Lynn Otterson (lotte1)
    • Handmade craft paperwork to gift to dear ones such as greeting cards, scrapbooks, quilting craft and mehendi arts.
  • Dancing Stars
    • Kayla Ross (kross21)
    • Advisor: Amy Spies (aspie01s)
    • We seek to promote school spirit, enthusiasm, and attendance at athletic and spirit oriented functions through a combo of jazz, pom, and hip hop dancing.
  • League of Legends at UIS
    • Anthony Holtschult (aholt7)
    • Advisor: Josh Irons (jiron2)
    • Fun, energetic, internet based community striving to expand acquaintances and generate friendships. Utilizing both competitive and non-competitive game based platforms. The group is committed to provide a fun and learning atmosphere for new members and veterans alike.
  • Spirit Team
    • Natalie To (nto2)
    • Advisor: Deanie Brown (deaniejd)
    • Promoting school spirit through arts & performance

Political/Advocacy

  • Young Americans for Liberty
    • Andrea Carlson (acarl4)
    • Advisor: William Kline (wklin2)
    • Young Americans for Liberty at UIS advocates for individuals & economic liberty

Religious/Spiritual

  • Christian Student Fellowship
    • Daniel Gregor (dgreg3)
    • Advisor: Keenan Dungey (kdung1)
    • An organization that helps students find their way back to God.
  • Living Word Bible Ministry
    • Denzel Brewer (dbrew)
    • Advisor:
    • Organization dedicated to expressing, revealing, spreading, teaching, demonstrating the word of God
  • Muslim Student Organization
    • Hannan Zahid (hzahi2)
    • Advisor: Ali Nizamuddin (aniza2)
    • To provide a forum for the followers of the faith of Islam and to assit Muslim students at UIS to practice the teachings of Islam. To educate non-muslims about Islam and Muslims, to carry out social, cultural and educational activities consistent with Islamic values and principles and to promote better understanding and friendly relations between Muslims and non-muslims.
  • Shaja Yoga Organization
    • Akash Chinnam (achin21)
    • Jeannie Capranica (jjone1)
    • This is an organization which helps us how can we become our own master through kundalini energy. We will experience cool breeze in our hands that means your hands will speak.
  • Springfield University Bible Fellowship
    • Michael Jones (mjone9)
    • Advisor: Sue Alexander (salex3)
    • We are a club focused on spreading the word of God and living out the gospel. We love Jesus and want to grow in his image and character as well as become his disciples.
  • St. Therese, the Little Flower Catholic Student Organization
    • Katrina Salvador (ksalva6)
    • Advisor: David Bertaina (dbert3)
    • St. Therese, the Little Flower, Catholic Students Organization builds christian community by encountering Christ through faith, service, sacarament, and friendship and provides an environment where all are welcome to know and experience the fullness and joyfullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Voices in Praise
    • Duane Willingham (dwill23)
    • Advisor: Sophia Gehlhausen-Anderson (sophia)
    • A gospel experience at UIS incorporating a multitude of backgrounds

 Service

  • American Red Cross Student Organization
    • LeAnna Kehl (lkehl2)
    • Advisor: Mark Dochterman (mdoch2)
    • The American Red Cross Organization at UIS works in conjunction with the Illinois Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross to provide Red Cross assistance in disaster services, community preparedness, health and safety services, blood services and more. Our purpose is to provide service to the local community and students at UIS, and to provide an opportunity for students to be involved with the American Red Cross on-campus.
  • Alpha Eta Delta of Alpha Phi Omega
    • Marissa Farris (mfarris2)
    • Advisor: Mark Dochterman (mdoch2)
    • Alpha Phi Omega is a National Service fraternity, open to both men and women, based on the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service.
  • Alternative Spring Break
    • Brittni Provost (bprovo2)
    • Advisor: Mark Doctherman (mdoch2)
    • ASB at UIS is a wek long service experience over the course of spring break. Students travel off-campus and (usually out of state) to make an impact on a national scale.
  • HOPE
    • Ashley Ray (aray24)
    • Advisor: Carmalita Kemayo (ckema2)
    • Giving back to the community in various ways.
  • Roteract Club
    • Suhas Srivats (ssubb2)
    • Advisor: Jeannie Capranica (jjone1)
    • “ROTRACT” club is a club of youngsters who work with the motto “service above self”
  • Dance Marathon
    • LeAnna Kehl (lkehl2)
    • Advisor: Mark Dochterman (mdoch2)
    • The Dance Marathom committee will create an annual Dance Marathon to support the Children’s Miracle Network at St. Johns Children Hospital. During the Dance Marathon money will be fundraised for the Children’s Miracle Network, which helps children who are suffering from major medical problems.

Social Greek

  • Mu Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc
    • Malcom Bennett (mbenn2)
    • Advisor: Sophia Gehlhausen (sophia)
    • Social Service Greek letter org founded to be inclusive of all men and to give back to the community.
  • Upsilon Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
    • Shomari Jackson (sjack6)
    • Advisor: Justin Rose (jrose2)
    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
  • Phi Kappa Tau
    • Alex Fruth (afrut2)
    • Advisor: Ethan Lewis (lewis.ethan)
    • The mission statement of Phi Kappa Tau is, “To champion a life long commitment to brotherhood, learning, ehtical leadership and exemploary character.”