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: Deborah Klein, Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1028
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: John Callegari, MacAninch Arts Center, Room 252a
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 3501
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),
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),
Culinary & Hospitality Club
This club's goal is to further educate Culinary & Hospitality students and future students through seminars, college tours, and lectures from Hotel & Food Service professionals.
Advisor: Mary Beth Leone, Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC),
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: Scott Banjavcic, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3631b
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: Sonny Smith, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1601c
Event Planners Club
Members become familiar with the basic aspects of the meeting industry through educational and networking opportunities.
Advisor: Marianne McNulty
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
Club website: futurepharm.weebly.com/
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.
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: Sally Field Mullan, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1726
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: Judy Burgholzer, Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1057
Co-Advisor: Martin Bartz, Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 0025
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 2603c
HVACR Club -- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
The HVACR Club exists to enhance the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of students interested in the HVACR industry. Special attention is given to practical experiences in the realm of both thermal dynamics and refrigeration. The HVACR Club is a great opportunity to network with other HVACR students, professionals, and potential employers. Special seminars, field trips, lectures, and hands-on skills assessments provide both fun and challenging opportunity to grow in the HVACR educational journey.
Advisor: Robert Clark, Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1057
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: Carol Sturz, Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3137
The Nutrition Club's goal is to unite students interested in overall health and nutrition, while creating a network of those interested in the field. We strive to educate on the latest topics in nutrition, while also volunteering in the community and gaining a greater knowledge of the subject field.
Co-Advisor: Debra Macchia
Co-Advisor: Kimberly Mack
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
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: Keith Krasemann, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2612a
Photo Ex Club
The mission of the Photo Ex Club is to create an opportunity for members to further their fine-art photographic image creation, as well as opportunities to develop relationships with the fine-art community through public exhibitions.
Advisor: Terry Vitacco, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 272
Practical Nursing Students Association
The purpose of our club is to provide a structured environment in which to participate in extracurricular activities.
Advisor: Theresa Bucy, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2202h
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: Gary Roby, Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3329
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.
Travel and Tourism Association
Provides networking opportunities between alumni and students for the purpose of understanding job functions and opportunities available in the community. Allows members to broaden their academic experience beyond the classroom and to develop tours and travel opportunities.
Advisor: Anna Gay, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1227
Office of Student Life
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217, (630) 942-2243
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