College of LAS « Illinois

Student Organizations


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
    LAS Council offers undergraduates in the college opportunities to discuss and gain insight into campus and college issues, and attain leadership experiences.
  • LAS Leaders
    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

  • RSOs
    Join any of the more than 1,000 registered student organizations (RSOs) on campus.