Student organizations offer additional ways for you to explore careers, acquire leadership skills, and have fun. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has numerous organizations that will help build your leadership skills. The University offers many more. Of the hundreds available, one is bound to be right for you.
College Leadership Organizations
LAS Council offers undergraduates in the college opportunities to discuss and gain insight into campus and college issues, and attain leadership experiences.
LAS Leaders are ambassadors for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These students are selected to represent the college at alumni and University events and through community service. They also benefit from career-building activities.
- LAS Student Advisory Committee
The committee advises the dean on major initiatives that impact the academic student experience on issues such as enrollment, diversity, international experiences, advising, and others.
Academic Student Organizations
Here is a selection of some of the active clubs on campus whose focus is geared towards a major or towards leadership within a department.
- Anthropology Club
Offers academic guidance and opportunities, organizes social events, and travels to conferences to enrich the experience of students interested in anthropology.
- Communication Leaders
Communication majors act as ambassadors for the department and work closely with faculty on new initiatives.
- Economics Club
Shares economics-related information to help others understand what economics is.
- English Student Council
Meets regularly during the course of the school year and sponsors a variety of academic and non-academic activities.
- Global Studies Leaders
Global Studies Leaders are international or global studies majors who serve the program in both advisory and ambassadorial capacities.
- History Honor Society: Phi Alpha Theta
For anyone with an interest in history.
- Linguistics Student Organization
Open to students from linguistics and related fields, as well as to any student interested in the study of language.
- MCB Leaders
A small group of accomplished students in molecular and cellular biology (MCB) to help current and prospective students learn more about the University of Illinois, the College of LAS, and the MCB major.
- MCB Peer Advisors
A small group of accomplished students in molecular and cellular biology (MCB) to provide advice on how to cultivate excellent study habits that will help students be successful MCB majors.
- Philosophy Club
Phi Sigma Tau is open to students of all majors and backgrounds interested in enhancing their knowledge of the academic field of philosophy.
- Political Science Club
Non-partisan group; any student with an active interest in politics is welcome to attend, observe, and participate.
- Students for the Study of Religion
Supports the academic study of religion among students and enhancse the visibility of the Department of Religion. SSR is not a devotional group, though personal beliefs may intersect with academic interests.
All Student Organizations
Join any of the more than 1,000 registered student organizations (RSOs) on campus.
LAS Student Handbook
- Majors and minors
- Degree requirements
- Course Guidelines
- Academic Integrity
- Academic Standing
- Attendance & Withdrawals
- Dates and deadlines
- Advising and support
Careers and Extracurricular Development
- Life + Career Design Initiative
- Student organizations
- LAS Lineup enewsletter
- For Parents
- Statement on Inclusivity