Joining Organizations

Hey guys,

With a lot of you now knowing that you’ve been accepted into Illinois, you’re undoubtedly looking to carve out your own niche in an environment you haven’t been fully immersed in yet. And of course you would be! A lot of you were presumably active members, if not also leaders, in several student organizations, on top of already being amazing students, and you can honestly do the same in college as well!

Joining student organizations, known as Registered Student Organizations or RSOs here at Illinois, is a great way to not only find your own little community here on campus, but also a great way to get involved within your major/college. There are so many different types of organizations with so many interesting and diverse goals that you are bound to find one that has like-minded individuals, whether you connect with hobbies or with academics.

I just want you all to feel as assured and confident as possible when coming into campus. It can be scary on your first stint away from home, but finding friends and like-minded colleagues can make the transition so much smoother.

Until next time,




Class of 2016
I’m in the Creative Writing program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I’m originally from Tampa, Florida, but I’ve been calling Illinois my home since 1998. I’ve lived all over the Northwest suburbs, from Palatine to Lakemoor to where I currently live back home, Mundelein.