Academic and Pre-Professional Clubs

Academy of Law and Criminal Justice

An organization of students whose goal is to educate and become better educated on the policies and procedures of law. Provides a meeting ground for guests and invited speakers to speak.
Advisor: Tauya Johnson, Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1028, (630) 942-3019

AIGA Student Group - The Advertising, Design and Illustration Club
Our club introduces students to the world of advertising, design and illustration by providing the forum and platform for networking, seminars, workshops and field trips, as well as the access to real-world information about related topics and career opportunities in digital and traditional media.
Advisor: David Rogers, McAninch Arts Center, Room 259a, (630) 942-3029

American Meteorological Society
The mission of the COD Student Chapter of the American Meteorological society is to support programs that provide educational experiences in and out of the classroom, to serve the community by promoting severe weather training and preparedness and to sponsor students as they pursue their own education.
Advisor: Paul Sirvatka, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3500, (630) 942-2118
Co-Advisor:  Evan Anderson, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3500a, (630) 942-3857

Anatomy and Physiology Club
The Anatomy and Physiology Club will be taking the studies of anatomy and physiology one step further to take a look at the fun and exciting aspects of the human body.
Advisor: Karan Oliver-Tucci, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2329, (630) 942-2274

Anthropology Club
To promote the study of Anthropology to the student body and expose members to various cultural experiences via discussion and trips/events.
Advisor:  Derrick Willis, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H11b, (630) 942-2643

Architecture Club
Architecture Region of Chicago is committed to providing its members with opportunities offered here in Chicago to broaden their architectural knowledge. Members are encouraged to attend lectures and events, take field trips, as well as converse with other students who share the love for architecture.
Advisor: Jane Ostergaard, Technical Education Center (TEC),
Room 1048, (630) 942-2331

Association of Students in Construction Management (ASCM)
The Association of Students in Construction Management Club encourages the development of professional consciousness among construction management students at the College of DuPage. It affords an opportunity for students to become more acquainted with construction management practices by visiting construction job sites and interacting with professionals in the construction industry.
Advisor:  Ted Kulinski, Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1049, (630) 942-4124

Astronomy Club
To promote interest and awareness in astronomy in the COD Community and DuPage county by exploring and sharing views of the night sky and by fostering a community of student and amateur astronomers to meet and learn from each other.
Advisor:  Joe DalSanto, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3C06, (630) 942-2163

BioTech Club
BioTech Club provides an opportunity for students to network with colleges and other students with similar interests. We will focus on the biology fields such as BioEngineering, BioPhysics, BioInformatics, BioChem, ect. It will give insights to different biology and engineering fields. We will go on various field trips to experience different lab environments, have speakers that present their fields of study, and perform biological experiments.
Advisor:  Karen Persky, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2321, (630) 942-3932

Business Club
Business Club is a combination of students who are interested in a career in business. This includes anyone who is studying a field such as Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Management, or any other area of study relating to the field of business. We are a welcoming assembly of students who are eager to get more involved, and establish connections with our peers.
Advisor: Joe Tungol, Berg Instructional Center (BIC),
Room 2H07E, (630) 942-4227

Chemistry Bonding Club
The focus of our group is to promote chemistry via study groups, contests, demos, field trips, volunteering and other opportunities.
Advisor: Lubna Haque, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3335, (630) 942-2110

CODEC - College of DuPage Entrepreneurship Club
This club involves guest speakers who are entrepreneurs from successful small business owners ranging up the corporate level. Other than meetings with these entrepreneurs, the club involve field trips to businesses and/or companies to gain knowledge of their products/services, getting to know how to start a business as well as the networking aspect of it. Following the week after the meeting or field trip with the business owner or company, a discussion/reflection takes place in order to recollect what the officers and members learned and how each can benefit from the experience in their own business careers.
Advisor:  Peter James, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1454d, (630) 942-2618

Engineering and Technology Club
A resource for pre-professional engineering students to provide guidance about engineering careers and transfer schools. We also provide study groups and academic support.
Advisor: Tom Carter, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3E04A, (630) 942-3346
Advisor: Carolyn England, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1544b, (630) 942-4125

Future Pharmacists Organization
United in the journey to become part of the pharmaceutical industry, we, the members of the Future Pharmacists Organization, believing it to be advantageous to reconcile our efforts to support one another in this journey, to take part in this club and follow its duties and beliefs.
Advisor: Mary Newberg, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3331, (630) 942-4066
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Future Physicians Club
The Future Physicians Club at COD is dedicated to informing the student body and club members about how to become a medical student. It will also try to address what the life of a physician and medical student entail. One of the main objectives of the club will be to help students decide if medicine is a career option for them. The club will focus on osteopathic and allopathic medicine.
Advisor: Beth Kirkpatrick, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1335, (630) 942-3387

Game Development Club
The Game Development Club was established for members to create original computer video games. Working in teams our creative designers, writers, artists, musicians, programmers and game enthusiasts meet to share ideas and practice their skills and abilities. The Game Development Club provides development experience for individuals seeking a position in the interactive software industry.
Advisor: Bradley Sward, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1709a, (630) 942-2613

Historical Reenactment Club
An organization that provides students with the opportunity to learn about the Middle Ages through Renaissance historical periods through workshops, classes, reenactments, and other activities. We run great events such as fighter practices, at which you can either engage in rapier or armored fighting, and arts and sciences meets, where you can learn about period cooking, art, tailoring, and other daily activities. We also provide students with a link to exciting external SCA ( Society for Creative Anachronism) events, which can range from tournaments, large melee battles, and archery to dances, exhibitions, and hand-crafting.
Advisor:  John Staeck, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H11d, (630) 942-2022

History Club
This club's primary purpose is to create a friendly and social environment of academia in which history can be discussed outside of a traditional classroom setting. A variety of different topics will be covered ranging from the distant past to current events.
AdvisorSam Mitrani, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2433b, (630) 942-3131


Honors Student Advisory Committee 
The honors student advisory committee is committed to represent students within the honors program and bringing honors students together with social events, field trips, service, and other events. Members need to have a minimum 3.2 GPA at COD (or 3.5 if coming from high school, or a 25 ACT score). 
Advisor:Lisa Higgins, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E09C, (630) 942-3385


Horticulture Club
Horticulture Club is for students interested in the horticulture field, along with general plant and gardening interests. We plan on having meetings, events, and fundraising for our organization and for the PLANET competition. The Horticulture Club will promote the club through different events and meetings throughout the year. 
Co-Advisor:  Brian Clement, Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1059, (630) 942-2526
Co-Advisor:  Martin Bartz, Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 0025, (630) 942-3807

Human Services Network
The Human Services Network is an organization of students in the Human Services field who want to bring to the COD campus students and members of the wider DuPage community help with recovery from common problems. The Network's vision is to support the Human Services students by providing a venue for the development of professional friendships and a platform for students or invited guests to spend on topics related to the Human Services field. We will also initiate activities which bring care and generosity to those agencies which support the Human Services internship program, or to any other agencies in the community where students feel they would like to help people having crisis or trouble.
Advisor: Jason Florin, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2536C, (630) 942-2043

Library Technical Assistant Club
This club offers the opportunity to network with other LTA students and paraprofessionals, to serve as a clearing house for the LTA profession, and encourage library advocacy.
Advisor: Amanda Musacchio, Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3137, (630) 942-3787

Paralegal Club

The Paralegal Club is a student-run organization whose aim is to unite COD paralegal students in an environment where they can discuss current issues and events in the paralegal field. The Paralegal Club will help in creating a network between the DuPage legal community and prospective paralegals.
Advisor: Linda Jenkins and Sally Fairbank, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1818a, (630) 942-2955

Philosophy Club
The club is a fellowship of students seeking to provide an open forum for philosophical interpretation through discussion. By hosting activities that promote an awareness of philosophy's value, the club facilitates a community dialogue on philosophical interests.
Advisor:  Leslie Wolf, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E08C, (630) 942-2172

Physics Club
The mission of the Physics Club is to unite those with a common interest in physics, in an environment in which they can thrive in talks, experiments, activities, and trips to laboratories.
Advisor:  Tom Carter, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3E04a, (630) 942-3346

Pre-Physician Assistant Club
This club is committed to informing students on how to become a physician assistant.  It will discuss the process and transition from medical student to physician assistant, as well as provide guidance and support to students who choose to pursue a career in medicine.
Advisor:  Lubna Haque, Health and Science Center (HSC),
Room 3335, (630) 942-2110

Radiography Club
This club is about bringing first and second year students to collaborate and offer study sessions and tips. We are also looking to talk about topics in our field of interests and promote the profession of the club.
Advisor:Shelli Thacker, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2207E, (630) 942-2434
Advisor:Sue Bertellotti, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2207H, (630) 942-2349

Respiratory Therapy Club
It is the mission of the Respiratory Therapy Club to continue offering a high quality educational environment that provides students with the skills necessary to become successful and respected Respiratory Care Therapists. As part of our mission, we encourage leadership, diversity and awareness within, as well as beyond the respiratory program. The Respiratory Therapy Club provides leadership in promoting health promotion and disease prevention for the student population, patients and the general public.
Advisor:  Barbara Coe, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2202u, (630) 942-2518

Student Education Association
Student Education Association (SEA) provides networking opportunities for education majors. 
Advisor:Shannon Brown, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H09, (630) 942-3014

Contact Information

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

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