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 3437B, (630) 942-3976
The purpose of Engage is to get people talking intelligently about politics. Members of Engage seek to both learn about American Government and affect policy changes. Elected officials must hear our voices! Now is the time. Turn the year-long drone of election noise into a time of thought and decision. Take action. It's time to ENGAGE!
Advisor: David Goldberg, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2537c, (630) 942-3722
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: Caitlin Luetger
Love Your Melon
Love Your Melon is an apparel brand run by college students across the country on a mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. Love Your Melon has reserved more than 51,000 hats to donate to children battling cancer in the US through its original buy one, give one program. This is equal to the number of children currently undergoing cancer treatment in the country. The hats are donated in person at hospitals nationally by Love Your melon college ambassadors dressed as superheroes.
Advisor: William Fajkus, Physical Education Center/Athletics, (630) 942-2895
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.
Advisor: Chris Goergen, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2537b, (630) 942-2012
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.
Advisor: Dana Thompson, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3210, (630) 942-2528
Secular Student Alliance
We empower secular students to proudly express their identity, build welcoming communities, promote secular values, and set a course for lifelong activism. We envision a future in which secular students lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, thrive as valued members of society and provide visionary leadership committed to humanistic ideals and critical inquiry.
The purpose of the Sociology 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.
Advisor: Shaheen Chowdhury, Berg Instructional Center (BIC),
Room 2704f, (630) 942-2503
Student Farmworker Alliance
The Student Farmworker Alliance stands with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and is a movement dedicated to eliminating farmworker exploitation. This movement is committed to building a system based on dignity and justice for farmworkers and all workers. Our club is dedicated to continual education, problem solving and social-responsibility.
Advisor: Sam Mitrani, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2433b, (630) 942-3131
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 3C06b, (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 2537a, (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.
Advisor: Mary Jean Cravens, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2557d, (630) 942-2333
Turning Point USA
Campus Libertarians focuses to educate students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets. With innovative messaging techniques and strategic outreach methods, we will reach multitudes of libertarian students.
Advisor: Josh Price, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2537E, (630) 942-2695
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Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217, (630) 942-2243
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