Student organizations and activities provide opportunities for students to grow both socially and academically. Activities and organizations allow students to utilize academic theories and concepts outside the classroom. Through these opportunities, students are able to develop and hone their leadership skills, as well as appreciate the value of teamwork and cooperation.
We have categorized student organizations into the following groups:
- Governing Organizations: Groups that function primarily to make decisions for the campus or a specific amount of groups on the campus
- Programming Organizations: Groups that function primarily to provide programs and events for the campus and/or community and surrounding areas
- Programs: Programs function similar to student organizations, but are under direct control of the faculty staff member responsible for the program.
- Academic Organizations: Groups that provide an opportunity to discuss and share information related to a specific major/minor, academic discipline and/or career.
- Honor Societies: Groups that recognize superior academic achievement and leadership qualities and are usually based on professions and/or academic programs.
- Greek Organizations: National or local fraternal organizations registered through the Office of Student Life.
- Athletic Organizations: Groups that provide opportunities for participation in recreational and/or competitive sports teams or organizations relating to athletics.
- Service/Philanthropic Organizations: Groups that function mainly to provide service to the campus and/or community and surrounding areas or seek to raise funds and/or support for a particular charity or cause.
- Religious/Spiritual Organizations: Groups representing diverse faith communities and belief systems that observe and follow religious and/or spiritual practices and traditions.
- Special Interest Organizations: Groups that provide communities for students to discuss and share information about specific topics and common interests, raise awareness about a variety of issues, and/or cover topics that are not included in another category.
Student Clubs and Organizations
Greek Council at Eureka College functions to create an atmosphere that will help develop and maintain good relations between independents and Greeks and among Greek members themselves. The Greek Council also sponsors programs that aid the development of its member organizations and the individual members. It is also responsible for helping promote the Greek system and providing service to the Campus community. The Greek Council is composed of two representatives from each of the active fraternities and sororities, both national and local, at Eureka College.
The Eureka College Student Senate is organized to assure oversight of campus organizations and is designed to work with faculty, staff, and administration on bettering the social and academic environment on campus. Responsible to the student body, the membership of the Senate includes class presidents and senators elected at-large. Further information on the Eureka College Student Senate is defined in the Student Body Constitution.
Student Allocations Committee (SAC) as a part of Student Senate serves to allocate funds to organizations that are open to the student body in order to facilitate programming and ease the financial burden on these organizations and their members.
The Arts and Lecture Series is planned and governed by the Arts and Lecture Board, an organization of students appointed by the President of the Student Body and one faculty member, appointed by the faculty’s Committee on Committees. This organization brings nationally-known educational and cultural events to the campus of Eureka College.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB), Eureka College’s primary programming organization, contracts, plans, and promotes over forty campus events a year. CAB events consist of concerts, comedians, movies, and novelty programs. In addition, CAB organizes and implements Homecoming Week each year from Window Painting and Royalty elections on Sunday to the events throughout the week and the parade and special events on Saturday.
The Admissions Ambassadors are students who volunteer time to assist the Office of Admissions by providing a unique perspective to visiting students and their families. The volunteers represent Eureka College through activities such as conducting campus tours, hosting prospective students overnight, calling in phone-a-thons, and assisting with Open Houses.
The EC Red Devil Band strives to provide entertainment at sports activities and to provide a concert at least one a year.
The Chamber Singers are an auditioned group that specializes in choral works in all styles from the 16th century to the contemporary period.
The purpose of Chorale is to bring singing opportunities to the students of Eureka College. We sing a variety of songs for the singers and our audience to enjoy.
Impressions is a magazine that is published yearly of original writing by students and other Eureka College members under the advisement of interested faculty members and edited by students.
The Leadership Ambassadors are a team of students, along with a staff coordinator, that lead the initiative for leadership education on campus. Reflective of leadership topics in higher education and in accordance with the mission statement of Eureka College, the team of Leadership Ambassadors provide leadership programming for all students in the form of an annual conference, workshops, and discussion sessions.
Pegasus, the campus newspaper, includes news, sports, features, editorials, and entertainment. It represents the entire College community; the newspaper items reflect the views and activities of students, faculty, administration, and alumni. It also reports news from other colleges that affect college students.
Members of The Prism create the publication of the college’s own yearbook which captures the memories and events of campus throughout each year.
The SPRUCE team provides educational programming to students in the areas of risk management. They support college alcohol policies by providing assistance with registered parties and various events on campus.
College Bowl provides an additional learning experience for students on the state, regional, and national level through Academic Quiz Bowl competitions.
The purpose of Communication Club is to create and organize opportunities for students to experience and network with professional in the world of communication. We offer events, informational sessions, and networking opportunities to students.
Eureka College Business Society is an organization that promotes business knowledge to its members while serving the community, develops vocational and career supportive skills, and provides opportunities for students in or business related fields to understand their future working environment.
The Psychology and Sociology Club encourages, stimulates, and maintains excellence in scholarship in the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology and sociology, and to advance the sciences of psychology and sociology.
The purpose of Alpha Psi Omega is to stimulate interest in theatre activities and to secure for the college all the advantages and mutual helpfulness provided by a large national honor society.
Pi Gamma Mu is Eureka College’s International Honor Society in Social Science.
Psi Chi Honor Society is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
Sigma Tau Delta is an active English national honor society on the Eureka College campus. Each spring this chapter sponsors the College’s creative writing contest open to all students.
Sigma Zeta is a national honorary science society.
The Delta Delta Pi sorority is the oldest Greek organization at Eureka College. The women of Delta Delta Pi are proud of their traditions and encourage involvement in all campus activities. A local sorority, Delta Delta Pi participates in several service projects each year, with the main focus on supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. They also assist the Heartline and Heart House, Maple Lawn Nursing Home, food drives and more throughout the community.
Delta Sigma Phi fraternity’s Zeta Upsilon chapter strives for a healthy balance of social activities, academics, sports, and extracurricular activities. The chapter stresses leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship. Magdalene Hall, the chapter’s house, provides the chapter space for its growing numbers and a fraternal atmosphere for the brothers.
Delta Zeta, re-colonized in 1986, is the only national sorority on Eureka College’s campus. Its active members represent a diversity of backgrounds, interests, and personalities. Emphasizing excellence in academics, Delta Zeta belongs to the National Panhellenic Association which consists of 26 national sororities across the United States.
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Theta Chi Chapter, stresses leadership, character, and involvement through its brotherhood. It provides an environment for members to achieve a healthy balance of academic and social activities.
Phi Omega sorority has been on the Eureka College campus for over twenty-five years. The goal of this sorority is the mutual advancement of its members, the promotion of a high standard of scholastic, and the social activity and the rendering of service to Eureka College and the community. Its motto is to create a special bond between friends that will be strong even after college. The sorority stresses academics, and friendliness, closeness, and a unique sisterhood.
Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Iota Chapter, was granted its charter in 1917. The fraternity believes that the essential elements of true brotherhood are love, charity, and esteem. Tau Kappa Epsilon on campus boasts that its campus membership includes former President Ronald Reagan.
The Eureka College Cheerleaders promotes and upholds school spirit, develops a sense of good sportsmanship among the students and members of the squad, and improves relationships between schools during all athletic events.
The Dance Team entertains the fans of Eureka College football and basketball teams during their half-time breaks, encourages interest in these athletic events, and helps promote school spirit.
The goal of Alpha Phi Omega is to assemble College Students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from Boy Scouts, develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service and further freedom that is our national, educational & intellectual heritage
EC4Dax is a student run organization that raises both awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the Dax Foundation.
Campus Crusade For Christ International is an inter-denominational Christian campus ministry. A student movement working together to spread the Word of God on campus. A group that offers fellowship, Bible study, and spiritual growth.
Disciples of Campus (DOC) is open to any Eureka College student who is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ or United Church of Christ denominations, and those persons interested in joining an organization that discusses and pursues topics of faith.
The Newman Center is a Catholic organization that can be found on many college campuses around the country. We provide Mass weekly on Sundays and Thursday evenings as well as the opportunities for Catholic students to go to Confession and Adoration. We also offer free homemade food on both Sundays and Thursdays after Mass. We welcome all students, no matter the religious affiliation and encourage all to come join our events.
Special Interest Organizations
Alliance is a social/political club designed to educate the Eureka College community on LGBTQ+ issues.
American Sign Language Club was created to help students learn and practice ASL.
Eureka College Democrats pledges itself to support the philosophy and candidates of the Democratic Party. Furthermore, the College Democrats declares its intention to support all efforts to increase the participation of college students in Democratic affairs.
The aim of Eureka College Students for Life is to educate our peers about abortion and pro life alternatives to it as well as promote these alternatives on campus. We also aim to support pregnant and parenting students.
Eureka College Video Game Club was created to create a space for video game enthusiasts to freely congregate and play their favorite video games together.
Multi-Cultural Student Union of Eureka College is a cultural organization which focuses on bringing information about multi-cultural experiences to Eureka College’s campus. The Multi-Cultural Union also provides information on business and academic opportunities. It exists for all those who are interested in gaining knowledge about multi-cultural experiences. The Multi-Cultural Union promotes positive values and goals, which help individuals grow within the setting of a social organization.
The Pre-Professional Club is for those students who are going into the pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet, and so on fields, we provide assistance and knowledge of what is to come and what they should do to get ahead so they can go to the graduate schools they want to and can succeed in their field. The experience and practice include mock interviews, resume workshops, trips to specific hospitals or clinics, speakers from schools and professionals within that field.
The purpose of Students Advocating for Greener Environments (SAGE) is to promote sustainability on campus. We hold events that raise awareness about environmental issues and fun to be at.
Students for a More Informed and Liberated Eureka (S.M.I.L.E.) is a group that provide a forum of support and debate involving political parties, political issues and/or candidates seeking office.
For Clubs or Organizations who wish to become recognized by Eureka College:
If you have any additional questions about how to form a student club or organization, please contact Lisa Allen, Student Services, Engagement, and Leadership Office, at email@example.com or 309-467-6419.
Sample Constitution and Bylaws
Student Organization/Club Recognition App
Student Organization Membership Form
For active clubs or organizations who wish to travel:
Travel Authorization Form
For active clubs or organizations who wish to request additional funds from Student Senate:
Student Allocations Committee Request Form
Miscellaneous forms for clubs/organizations:
Fire Pit Policy and Reservation Form
Raffle Ordinance and Application
For clubs/organizations who wish to host parties:
To reserve a table at Athletic Events: EC Athletic Event