Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Student Organizations at Carl Sandburg College offer the opportunity to take your learning outside the classroom, gain new skills, build your professional resume, and meet other students! Academic, recreational and special interest focused organizations can meet many interests.


Black Student Association (BSA)

The Black Student Association (BSA) is an organization that focuses on providing a better scholastic, cultural, political and social life for students of color at Carl Sandburg College. Overall the organization strives to enhance the general welfare of all culturally diverse populations while promoting high scholastic standards and nurtures unity and pride among African American students.


Given that, BSA also is concerned with the entire student population and its diversity. The Black Student Association (BSA) Student Organization is here to be of service to the minds and bodies of the entire community on campus and off. All bold, bright, and brave students can unite under the organization to act in a concerted effort to improve multiculturalism at Carl Sandburg College and all the issues and concerns that lie within that term in the new millennium. Open to all students of all cultures in order to promote intercultural communication and friendships!!!

Advisors:  Anthony Law, 309.341.5439 or


Associate Degree Nursing Club-1st Year

This club is for first year RN students. We will meet to keep us all informed and together on our classes’ activities, study groups, and any professional medical seminars or exhibits that would benefit us as nursing students.

Advisor: Christina Stone, 309.341.5292 or


Associate Degree Nursing Club-2nd Year (Evening)

To promote and foster the future of professional nursing with visionary leadership, elevating the level of
community health knowledge, and unity through social and cultural activities.

Advisor: Mary Pence 309.341.5204 or


Art Club

The Carl Sandburg College Art Club is an art interest oriented group dedicated to express, enhance, and explore the talent of its members.  It is a blank canvas and is completely open to member’s interpretation and imaginative expertise. It promises to remain a relaxed, open, and stimulating environment where club members bond through common interest. 

Advisor: Lisa Walker, 309.341.5303 or


Cosmetology Club

The purpose of the organization is as follows: to promote professionalism in Cosmetology Industry, to promote further knowledge changes in Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology Act of 1985, to promote fellowship between license cosmetologist and cosmetology students, and to allow student opportunity to compete in the Cosmetology industry. 
Advisor: Barb Kirchgessner 309.344.2595 or


Culture Club

The purpose of the club is to promote diversity and explore other cultures by providing informational programs and hosting international activities on campus. Such activities may include the promotion of international holidays around the world, an international film night, an international cooking lesson, an international fashion show or poetry reading, or other activities decided upon by the club members. The club meets on an as needed basis.
Advisor: James Hutchings 309.341.5317 or


Drama Club: Delta Psi Omega

Delta Psi Omega

The mission of the Carl Sandburg College chapter of DPO is to foster excellence in theatre practice and tradition by creating theatre, seeing theatre and encouraging theatrical activity on our campus for the personal and professional benefit of its members and the larger student body.
Advisor: Susan Sharp 309.341.5287 or



Enactus strives to empower individuals to make positive change in their lives and their community through the principle of free enterprise.
Advisor: Keith Williams 309.341.5326 or


Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

The Carl Sandburg College Gay Straight Alliance (also known as the GSA) brings students of different sexual orientations and gender identities together to meet new people, network with like-minded individuals, and accept each other’s uniqueness in a lively, safe, and relaxing environment.  This club also promises to serve as a support group for those dealing with LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) issues, homophobic harassment, or those questioning their sexual orientation and identity.  By raising awareness of different sexual orientations and gender identities, it serves as a platform to make the general population more aware of the LGBT community.
Advisor: Lara Roemer 309.341.5219 or


Hispanic Latino Student Association (HLSA)

This student organization focuses on providing a desire to share the rich culture and heritage of Hispanic Latino students and to establish cross cultural communication between other cultures. To provide academic, and social activities that will benefit the Hispanic Latino students in the community. Open to all students of all cultures in order to promote intercultural communication and friendships!
Advisor:  Anthony Law, 309.341.5439 or


Esta organización estudiantil se centra en proporcionar un deseo de compartir la rica cultura y el patrimonio de los estudiantes latinos hispanos y para establecer la comunicación intercultural entre otras culturas. Proporcionar actividades académicas y sociales que beneficien a los estudiantes latinos hispanos en la comunidad. Abierto a todos los estudiantes de todas las culturas con el fin de promover la comunicación y la amistad intercultural!

For additional information:
Martin Lopez, HLSA President


Model Illinois Government (MIG)

The purpose of MIG is to promote the education of students in the field of government at the state level through immersion in a simulated environment, promote public speaking and other interpersonal skills, compete at the state level with other colleges and universities in the fields of debate, law, and campaigning, foster excellence in academics, professionalism and leadership, and uphold the MIG state standards in professional, political, and personal conduct.
Advisor: Lara Roemer 309.341.5219 or


Phi Theta Kappa

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: (1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
Advisor: Lara Roemer 309.341.5219 or


Radiologic Technology Club

The purpose of the Sandburg Society for Student Radiologic Technologists is to provide information for students interested in Radiologic Technology and to discuss values for the betterment of the society and the profession.
Advisor: Jackie Whipple 309.341.5222 or


Sandburg Environment Awareness Club

SEAC is Sandburg Environmental Awareness Club. Members do not have to be science majors or enrolled in science classes, just have an interest in environmental awareness. Past activities have included Lake Storey Cleanup; environmental info booths on campus, sponsoring Chad Pregracke (founder of Living Lands & Waters) as a campus speaker; trips to Wildlife Prairie State Park, Shedd Aquarium, and Field Museum of Natural History; cookouts; acorn collection for wetland restoration; promotion of reusable mugs sold through campus bookstore; hiking trips; and prairie burns/maintenance. Meetings are usually held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 12:15 in the C building.
Advisor: Carla Murray 309.341.5217 or


Sigma Phi Sigma

The purpose and mission of Sigma Phi Sigma is to promote professionalism, knowledge, and fellowship within the mortuary science profession.
Advisor: Tim Krause 309.345.8501 or


Student American Dental Hygiene Association

SADHA's purpose is to cultivate, promote and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene, to represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession, and contribute toward the improvement of the oral health of the public. Students eligible are those students currently enrolled in the Carl Sandburg College Dental Hygiene program.
Advisor: Stacy Kosier 309.344.2246 or


Students Working for Advanced Technology (SWAT)

The mission of SWAT is to increase and diversify the technical knowledge of its members. It is a chance for the members to learn to appreciate and have fun with the technology placed in front of them.
Advisor: Diana Higgins 309.341.5341 or


Veterans Club

The purpose of the Veterans club is to provide education and outreach for Student Veterans and Military Personnel here at Carl Sandburg College. It will offer a support system for student veterans and military personnel and promote awareness of veteran issues.
Advisor: Chris Shaw 309.341.5283 or


Welding Club

The promotion of welding, fabrication and metal sculpture.
Advisor: Ralph Wilt


Start your own Student Organization today!

Don't see an organization that sparks your interest? Create your own student organization!


How to start a student organization at Carl Sandburg College

Application to start new student organization

Constitution Checklist for new student organizations


For more information about Student Organizations, contact:
Coordinator of Student Life, 309.341.5332