Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Undergraduate Student Organizations Highlights

Below is a highlight of a selection of various undergraduate student organizations. For a full listing of all the student organization, visit the OCRSA website or visit the RSO fair on Friday, October 1 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on the main quad.

Alpha Phi Omega is the University of Chicago's co-ed national service fraternity. We provide community service opportunities for our members, both on campus and in the city of Chicago. Our Chicago opportunities have included serving food at a community breakfast in Hyde Park, delivering meals to the homeless downtown, and participating in the Earth Day Cleanup in Washington Park. On campus, we have collaborated with the Council on University Programming, the Chicago Swing Dance Society, and Kairos. We also provide fellowship events for members, such as movie nights, shake days, hot chocolate study breaks, along with attending events held by our members' other RSOs.
Information sessions will be Sunday, October 3 and 10, at 5pm in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club. Please contact our pledgemaster, Emily England, at eengland08@uchicago.edu, or find us at apo.uchicago.edu or on Facebook.

Chicago Raas is a competitive, co-ed dance team on campus that wants YOU to tryout! No dance experience is necessary! There is an informational session on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 8:30pm at the 5710 S. Woodlawn - free samosas! Tryouts are on Friday, October 1st at 7:00pm at the Ida Noyes Dance Room (basement of Ida Noyes). Come wearing loose clothes and bring a water bottle. Feel free to contact captains@chicagoraas.com with any questions or scheduling conflicts! Find out more at chicagoraas.com.

CUSA, or Chinese Undergraduate Students Association, is an Asian interest group open to everyone at the University of Chicago. We strive to provide a forum for unity, as well as opportunities to learn about Chinese culture. CUSA members bond through social activities, entertainment, and Chinese cultural events in order to promote social awareness, diversity, and fun.

Stay updated on our events by subscribing to our listhost. Contact us through our main email chicago.cusa@gmail.com or through our board members below.

The ILC or International Leadership Council (ILC) is a global network of college students and alumni whose aim is to innovate in the fields of investments, entrepreneurship, and business research. Founded in Chicago, the network offers the opportunity for talented individuals to lead business projects that add value and connect with professionals in a wide array of industries.

Learn more at our website http://www.theilc.com/ or send us an email info@theilc.com. We look forward to meeting you during Orientation!

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated was founded in December of 1975 at Kean University in New Jersey. Our organization was founded by 17 inspiring women whom sought, through Lambda Theta Alpha, to create a sisterhood that would empower women of all colors.

As an academic sorority we value education and hold that the key to success lies in knowledge. Currently Epsilon Beta Chapter is the chapter at the University of Chicago. For more information about our national organization you can visit our website at www.lambdalady.org; to visit our local website you can go to www.lambdalady.weebly.com. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events this academic year!

PanAsia Student Association: Every year, we plan for our Spring Festival in May, during which we bring various speakers and guests to our campus in order to cultivate interest and appreciation for the widespread facet of Asian and Asian American culture. Our previous events have spanned across all genres of music, art, writing, film, and food. For example, we have invited WongFu Productions, Jian Ping (author of Mulberry Child), and Yul Kwon (winner of Survivor: Cook Islands), just to name a few. For more information, feel free to email us at suzannawsso@uchicago.edu. Our first meeting is TBA, but look out for PanAsia at the RSO Fair during O-Week if you’re interested in obtaining an application to join our board!

SASA or South Asian Student Association is a fun-loving organization designed to gather everyone with an interest in South Asian culture. We organize events for the University and neighboring communities. Events emphasized are academically, socially, and/or community oriented and range from discussions on south asian politics to dancing and food. We welcome you to revel with us during O- week and the rest of the year. Feel free to visit our website at www.chicagosasa.com!

The Student National Medical Association is the nation’s oldest and largest organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. The SNMA boasts over 35 years of committed service to communities and continues to advocate for improved health care services and education to meet the needs of minority and under-served populations. SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring culturally sensitive medical education and services, as well as increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students-of-color entering and completing medical school.

During the school year we host various informational sessions featuring panels from the University of Chicago Pritzker medical students and a variety of renowned physicians. SNMA members participate in a plethora of community service events throughout the year all the while hosting a number of study breaks and other fun events throughout the quarter!
If you want to learn more about SNMA-MAPS please visit either our website at snmamaps.uchicago.edu or our blog at http://snmamapschicago.wordpress.com/