Academic and Pre-Professional Clubs

Academy of Law and Criminal Justice

An organization of students whose goal is to educate and become better educated on the policies and procedures of law. Provides a meeting ground for guests and invited speakers to speak.

Advisor: Deborah Klein, Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1028
(630) 942-3019

AIGA Student Group -- the Advertising, Design and Illustration Club

Our club introduces students to the world of advertising, design and illustration by providing the forum and platform for networking, seminars, workshops and field trips, as well as the access to real-world information about related topics and career opportunities in digital and traditional media.

Advisor: John Callegari, K Building, Room 151e
(630) 942-3418

American Meteorological Society

The mission of the COD Student Chapter of the American Meteorological society is to support programs that provide educational experiences in and out of the classroom, to serve the community by promoting severe weather training and preparedness and to sponsor students as they pursue their own education.

Advisor:Paul Sirvatka, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3501
(630) 942-2118

Architecture Club

Architecture Region of Chicago is committed to providing its members with opportunities offered here in Chicago to broaden their architectural knowledge. Members are encouraged to attend lectures and events, take field trips, as well as converse with other students who share the love for architecture.

Advisor:Jane Ostergaard, Technical Education Center (TEC),
Room 1048
(630) 942-2331

Chemistry Bonding Club

The focus of our group is to promote chemistry via study groups, contests, demos, field trips, volunteering and other opportunities.
Lubna Haque, Health and Science Center (HSC),
Room 3335
(630) 942-2110

Culinary & Hospitality Club 

This club's goal is to further educate Culinary & Hospitality students and future students through seminars, college tours, and lectures from Hotel & Food Service professionals.

Advisor:Mary Beth Leone, Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC),
Room 2021e
(630) 942-2059

Engineering Club

A resource for pre-professional engineering students to provide guidance about engineering careers and transfer schools. We also provide study groups and academic support.

Advisor: Scott Banjavcic, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3631b
(630) 942-2413

Entrepreneurship Club

This club will involve guest speakers who are entrepreneurs from successful small business owners ranging up the corporate level. Other than meetings with these entrepreneurs, the club will involve field trips to businesses and/or companies to gain knowledge of their products/services, getting to know how to start a business as well as the networking aspect of it. The following week after the meeting or field trip with the business owner or company, there will be a discussion/reflection in order to recollect what we, the officers and members, learned and how each of us can benefit from their experiences in our own business careers. We will also host a business plan competition at the end of the year in which the winner will be rewarded with a prize. The end of the year will also include a certificate of achievement for completion based on attendance.

Advisor:  Sonny Smith, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1601c,
(630) 942-2952

Event Planners Club

Members become familiar with the basic aspects of the meeting industry through educational and networking opportunities.
Marianne McNulty, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1227, (630) 942-2556

Future Pharmacists Organization

United in the journey to become part of the pharmaceutical industry, we, the members of the Future Pharmacists Organization, believing it to be advantageous to reconcile our efforts to support one another in this journey, to take part in this club and follow its duties and beliefs.

Advisor: Mary Newberg, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3331, (630) 942-4066

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Future Physicians Club

The Future Physicians Club at COD will be dedicated to informing the student body and club members about how to become a medical student. It will also try to address what the life of a physician and medical student entail. One of the main objectives of the club will be to help students decide if medicine is a career option for them. The club will focus on osteopathic and allopathic medicine.

Advisor:Dr. Beth Vlad, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1335, (630) 942-3387

Game Development Club

The Game Development Club was established for members to create original computer video games. Working in teams our creative designers, writers, artists, musicians, programmers and game enthusiasts meet to share ideas and practice their skills and abilities. The Game Development Club provides development experience for individuals seeking a position in the interactive software industry.

Advisor: Sally Field Mullan, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1726, (630) 942-2941

Human Services Network

The Human Services Network is an organization of students in the Human Services field who want to bring to the COD campus students and members of the wider DuPage community help with recovery from common problems. The Network's vision is to support the Human Services students by providing a venue for the development of professional friendships and a platform for students or invited guests to spend on topics related to the Human Services field. We will also initiate activities which bring care and generosity to those agencies which support the Human Services internship program, or to any other agencies in the community where students feel they would like to help people having crisis or trouble.

Advisor: Jason Florin, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603c,
(630) 942-2043

Library Technical Assistant Club

This club offers the opportunity to network with other LTA students and paraprofessionals, to serve as a clearing house for the LTA profession, and encourage library advocacy.

Advisor:Carol Sturz, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2814a,
(630) 942-2597

National Kitchen & Bath Association

This club's mission is to enhance student members' success with a focus on the Kitchen and Bath Industry, promoting networking opportunities with both fellow students as well as industry professionals, and provide guidance and leadership in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Advisor: Larry Gulotta

Paralegal Club

The Paralegal Club is a student-run organization whose aim is to unite COD paralegal students in an environment where they can discuss current issues and events in the paralegal field. The Paralegal Club will help in creating a network between the DuPage legal community and prospective paralegals.

Advisor: Linda Jenkins and Sally Fairbank, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1818a, (630) 942-2955

Philosophy Club

The club is a fellowship of students seeking to provide an open forum for philosophical interpretation through discussion. By hosting activities that promote an awareness of philosophy's value, the club facilitates a community dialogue on philosophical interests.

Advisor:Keith Krasemann, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2612a, (630) 942-3407

Photo Ex Club

The mission of the Photo Ex Club is to create an opportunity for members to further their fine-art photographic image creation, as well as opportunities to develop relationships with the fine-art community through public exhibitions.

Advisor:Terry Vitacco, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 272,
(630) 942-2329

Practical Nursing Students Association

The purpose of our club is to provide a structured environment in which to participate in extracurricular activities.

Advisor: Theresa Bucy, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2202h, (630) 942-8330

Pre-Physician Assistant Club

This club is committed to informing students on how to become a physician assistant.  It will discuss the process and transition from medical student to physician assistant, as well as provide guidance and support to students who choose to pursue a career in medicine..

Advisor:Gary Roby, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3329
(630) 942-2420

Printmakers, Ink

Encourages the art of printmaking by providing a forum for exhibition and exploration of the many facets of printmaking.

Advisor:Chuck Boone, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 290,
(630) 942-2477

Respiratory Therapy Club

It is the mission of the Respiratory Therapy Club to continue offering a high quality educational environment that provides students with the skills necessary to become successful and respected Respiratory Care Therapists. As part of our mission, we encourage leadership, diversity and awareness within, as well as beyond the respiratory program. The Respiratory Therapy Club provides leadership in promoting health promotion and disease prevention for the student population, patients and the general public.

Advisor: TBA

Travel and Tourism Association

Provides networking opportunities between alumni and students for the purpose of understanding job functions and opportunities available in the community. Allows members to broaden their academic experience beyond the classroom and to develop tours and travel opportunities.

Advisor:  Anna Gay, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1227,
(630) 942-2556


Contact Information

Office of Student Life
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217, (630) 942-2243