Political and Advocacy Clubs

COD Students for Life
COD Students for Life is a club dedicated to building up the culture of life in the community by educating and promoting a culture of life on campus. The goal of the club is to celebrate life and inform students on life issues as well as give opportunities to serve the greater community thereby bringing about a greater respect for the dignity of each and every human life from conception to natural death.
Advisor: Michael O'Leary, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2814, (630) 942-3976

Feminist Alliance
The Feminist Alliance is a club that seeks to promote awareness in the forms of discussion, community outreach, and campaigns addressing women's issues.
Advisor: Mary Jean Cravens, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2704d, (630) 942-2333
Advisor:  Veronica Popp

Mental Health Awareness Team

Mental Health Awareness Team (M.H.A.T.) is a club designed to create a safe, supportive environment for individuals affected by mental illness to support their experiences.
Advisor: Dennis Emano, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3207, (630) 942-3062

Model United Nations Club
The Model United Nations Club seeks to promote the learning and understanding of international affairs through preparation for and participation in organization simulations, such as the Model United Nations, and supports any extracurricular activities that serve this purpose.
  Chris Goergen, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2604b, (630) 942-2012

Pride Alliance
Members support, promote awareness, and educate on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight issues with regard to diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Dana Thompson, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3210, (630) 942-2528

The Soc Club
The purpose of The Soc Club is to introduce students to the ways that society can influence people's experience. It will address the social inequality faced by many individuals within our culture. We will engage in activities aimed at promoting awareness of the difficulties faced by many people within our community by uniting with non-profit organizations to give students opportunities to help people in our area. We will also participate in activities that create an awareness of how our individual lives are affected by the world around us.
  Shaheen Chowdhury, Berg Instructional Center (BIC),
Room 2704f, (630) 942-2503

Students for a Democratic Foreign Policy
To mobilize and organize the youth and students as part of a proactive, anti-war movement. We will initiate anti-war discussions among students and distribute anti-war literature.
Advisor:  Joseph Filomena, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3518b, (630) 942-2029

Students for a Democratic Society
Provide a focal point for anti-war activism on campus. To empower our community against economic injustice, sexism, racism and heterosexism. To educate students, faculty and community about a wide array of history and peoples struggles around the world to promote a global perspective. To integrate ourselves with the National Students for a Democratic Society to continuously strengthen the largest national antiwar and education rights youth organization.
Advisor:  David Goldberg, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2604a, (630) 942-3722

Students for Animal Defense
Students for Animal Defense is a group of committed individuals working together to protect the rights of all animals.
  Mary Jean Cravens, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2704d, (630) 942-2333

Contact Information

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