Student Organizations

Student Leadership Council (SLC)
Student Leadership Council is an organization of students working for students and was formed to preserve and protect students' rights, interests and opinions. Student Leadership Council represents the student view to the administration, and assists students with issues and concerns. Participation provides an opportunity for motivated, responsible and dedicated people to supplement their education with leadership experience.

Student Leadership Council Office,

Student Service Center (SSC), Room 2214

Student Body President:  Sam Ortega-Guerrero, (630) 942-2747
Student Body Vice President:  Miguel Marino, (630) 942-2729
Outreach Coordinator:  Paola Martinez, (630) 942-2718
Operations Coordinator:  Stephanie Alvarez, (630) 942-2728
Service Coordinator:  Blessy Johnson, (630) 942-2727

Student Trustee: Stephanie Torres, (630) 942-2096

Advisor:  Chuck Steele, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217
(630) 942-2642

Advisor:  Stephanie Quirk, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217
(630) 942-2647

Student Leadership Council website

Student Newspaper

A weekly student newspaper with a circulation of 7,000, the Courier is a perennial winner in publication contests and offers students paid, on-the-job experience in writing, editing, photography, graphics and layout. Students may also enroll in Journalism 1110 for credit.
 Jordin Gignac, Berg Instructional Center (BIC),
Room 3401
(630) 942-2683
Co-Advisor/Business Manager: Christina Payton, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3401
(630) 942-3379

Courier website

Speech Team

This national championship squad travels throughout the state and nation competing in various speaking, debate and oral interpretation events. Participation is open to anyone with a strong desire to improve communication skills.
Forensics Office, Student Service Center (SSC), Room 1216,
(630) 942-2054
Lauren Morgan, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2615j
(630) 942-2007

Forensics website

Phi Theta Kappa
International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges

Phi Beta Chapter recognizes and encourages scholarship; provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service; and encourages an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas, lively fellowship for scholars and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Full membership requires students to meet specific academic standards. Letters of invitation are sent fall and spring semesters. Application can also be made by students even if no invitation is received.
Phi Theta Kappa office: Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2212
(630) 942-3053
Advisor: Shannon Hernandez, Student Services Center (SSC),
Room 1217
(630) 942-3054
Advisor: Steve Schroeder, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2615t
(630) 942-2514

PTK email

Prairie Light Review

This humanities journal is published twice yearly, accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photography and art from students, faculty, and residents of District 502. Students, who must enroll in English 2210, gain on-the-job experience producing a literary journal. Three executive editorial positions earn a small stipend.
Prairie Light Review
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3251
(630) 942-2733
Editor-in-chief: Allison Anderson, Student Services Center (SSC),
Room 3251
(630) 942-2733
Advisor: Linda Elaine, Berg Instructional Center (BIC),
Room 2516K
(630) 942-3040

Prairie Light Review website

Alter Ego Productions
Through selecting and coordinating events for the campus, students learn valuable business, organizational and leadership skills. Members are also eligible to attend educational conferences. Some past events have included concerts, lectures and family programs.
Alter Ego Productions office, Student Services Center (SSC),
Room 1204
(630) 942-2712
Advisor: Kristina Henderson, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217
(630) 942-2510
Advisor: Jane Sarther, McAninch Arts Center, OCC145C
(630) 942-4525

Alter Ego website


Contact Information

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