Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

70% of students participate in a RMU sponsored club or sport.

Robert Morris University Illinois Student Clubs/Organizations provide students with opportunities to create communities, establish relationships, develop skills, and obtain valuable experience to enhance their personal and professional lives.

Here are just a few of the clubs and organization you’ll have the chance to join:

The RMU Accounting Honor Society was founded for the purpose of recognizing the top students in the BS in Accounting and MBA Accounting programs. Membership is extended only to a select group of accounting students. The standards are high and are established to include only those accounting majors who are (1) Junior Status, (2) have an overall 3.50 GPA with a 3.70 GPA in Accounting at RMU, and (3) have completed Intermediate Accounting One (or equivalent). Each spring an induction ceremony will be held for new members.

Contact Professor Thomas Bednarcik at tbednarcik@robertmorris.edu

Strives to continue the traditions of helping, supporting and sponsoring organizations or groups that do good for society as a whole.  We vow to encourage others to serve wholeheartedly and give selflessly through the passion of food.

Contact cooksforacause@robertmorris.edu or Chef Brad Hindsley at bhindsley@robertmorris.edu

Robert Morris University’s official student-run news source.  You can find the Eagle newspaper around campus or learn more on the Eagle blog. https://theeagle.blog/

Contact eaglenews@robertmorris.edu or Professor Michael Stelzer Jocks at mstelzerjocks@robertmorris.edu

What is Peer Mentoring?
The guiding philosophy of the Peer Mentor Program is “student helping student”. Non-freshman students are responsible to assist new fall freshman with their transition to post-secondary life by ensuring success through guidance, encouragement, and knowledge of important resources and information.

What are the benefits to being a Peer Mentor?

  • Reward of assisting fellow students
  • Builds confidence and leadership skills
  • Enhances your resume and develops your employability
  • Creates a deeper connection to the campus community
  • Mentorship & goal-setting with professional staff

What is the role of a mentor?

  • Be a knowledgeable guide and coach for new students
  • Connect your students with college and community resources
  • Provide assistance or guidance to ensure success in the classroom
  • To help your student achieve a sense of engagement at RMU
  • To connect new students to RMU faculty and staff
  • Help ease the transition to college life
  • Help your mentees understand the value of a college education
  • Assist with character development
  • To provide a supportive environment during the freshmen year experience

What are the guidelines to being a mentor?

  • Maintain regular contact with your assigned peer mentees/new students
  • Work both independently and as part of a team with fellow Peer Mentors
  • Attend and participate in all training sessions and meetings
  • Understand and abide by all Robert Morris Universities policies and procedures
  • Serve as a positive academic and social role model
  • Educate new students about various resources and student services available at RMU
  • Maintain confidentiality with any shared information
  • Complete formal program evaluations
  • Discuss any mentee concerns with the Student Services Coordinator
  • Participate in and complete all other duties as assigned

How Can I Become a Peer Mentor?
Apply now for a Peer Mentor Position for the 2018-2019 year.  We would love to have you on our team!
If you are interested in applying for a Peer Mentor position, please be aware of the following criteria:

  •  You must be entering your sophomore year or higher
  • You possess and maintain at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA or higher
  • You are able to attend to one day, mandatory training on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Stop by Sandy Grice’s office on the Chicago campus – 7 th floor to pick up an application or fill complete the application below

Recruitment for the 2018-19 Peer Mentor team ends on July 1, 2018

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An international honor society for business students that are pursuing baccalaureate or master’s degrees. To be eligible for lifetime membership and national recognition, students must rank in the upper 20 percent of their class. Available to juniors and seniors.

Contact SIGMA@robertmorris.edu, or Professor Loreli Hand at lhand@robertmorris.edu

The Robert Morris University Chapter of UNA-USA is the ideal organization for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni with an interest in global affairs. The organization is involved in service projects that explore diverse cultures and issues of global relevance within the framework of the United Nations mission to educate, inspire and mobilize support for the principles and vital work of the United Nations. This includes priorities (Millennial Goals) such as eliminating poverty, providing universal access to education, ending hunger, and promotion of human rights and health initiatives. All are welcome!

Contact: rmu-una-usa@robertmorris.edu or Professor Monique Herard at mherard@robertmorris.edu

Check out rmueagles.com for more information!

 

Visit Leading Edge for a full list of clubs, organizations and events happening around RMU. Login using your RMU email and password.

Want to start your own club?

If you are interested in starting your own club or organization visit Leading Edge and click on “Register a New Organization”.

Need more information?
Paul Gaszak, Dean of Academic Engagement
312.935.6214 | pgaszak@robertmorris.edu

Molly Zahorik, Senior Fellow & Professor of Pscyhology
312.935.3027 | mzahorik@robertmorris.edu

Sandy Grice, Title III LEAP Student Service Coordinator
312.935.3040 | sgrice@robertmorris.edu