Student Club Involvement
Many students get involved with a student club whose activities match their interests. There are over 800 student organizations from which to choose - or you can even start your own! Registered organizations enrich life at the University by providing programs like dances, lectures, movies and tournaments, but they can also be useful to you in relation to your major and career plans, like the 'Pre-Dental Club' and the 'Wildlife Society.'
We encourage you to participate in extracurricular activities during your time here. Maybe you want to learn more about possible careers. Maybe you want volunteer and leadership experience. Maybe you just want something that looks good on your resume but is interesting at the same time. Involvement in a student club is a great way to fulfill these goals.
You can start by visiting or calling the Registered Organizations Office, room 280 in the Illini Union (333-1153). There you can talk to a person representing a specific organization or learn more about forming your own organization. A list of all currently registered organizations is also available online here.
To help you further, the academic advisors of the School of Integrative Biology have also put together a comprehensive list of clubs that are related to this major and many of the interests and careers that our students are involved in. This list includes all of the clubs in the health-related professions, natural resources, animal care, research and honoraries.