Photo - Members of the Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students at this year's publications launch event. Members of the Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students at this year's publications launch event.

The Honors College has many student organizations and publications to suit your interests.

You can review the Honors College student organization policy, and if you'd like to create a new student organization, submit your completed application to the reception desk.


Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an organization that educates students about social issues by immersing them in service-learning projects, cultures and environments. Teams of UIC students volunteer at sites across the country during Winter Break and Spring Break.

Make a difference! Work on a wide variety of social issues such as hunger, homelessness, rural poverty, HIV/AIDS and racism.

For more information, please contact:

Donate by Design

Donate by Design helps victims of domestic violence and raises awareness by creating and selling unique products that have been crocheted, knitted, embroidered or painted. Membership is open to all members of the UIC community. For more information visit the Donate by Design Web site.


EcoCampus is UIC's environmental organization, dedicated to making life on campus more sustainable through service activities and institutional changes. We're non-discriminatory, open to all students and faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Like us on Facebook to receive updates on our activities and projects. Join us in our effort to make our campus more clean and green!

Honors College Advisory Board

The Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) is the 'student council' of the college, and represents the voice of the students to the Dean and staff.

Honors Ambassadors

Honors Ambassadors serve as student liasions to prospective and incoming Honors College freshman. The Honors Ambassadors consist of student mentors that aid new students in making a successful transition into the Honors College. We inform prospective high school students about the Honors College before they matriculate, consult with them the summer before they start their first semester, and continue to guide them to a successful first year.

The application process begins in mid-March, and any Honors College student in good standing who can commit one year of their time is eligible to apply. There are approximately 25 seats available; the application and group interview determine which students are accepted. Applications are now available.

Peer Health Exchange

Peer Health Exchange is a national non-profit organization that partners with public high schools that lack health education to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make health decisions. We do this by training college students to teach health workshops in local area high schools in which the majority of the students live at or below the poverty line.

To learn more, visit or email

Note: application process takes place first two weeks of fall semester.

Project ESTEEM

Student volunteers in Project ESTEEM, which stands for Enrichment of Science Through Exposure to Experimental Models, work at a children’s shelter to show under-privileged kids the exciting world of science.

To participate, students do not need to have a background in science and commit to volunteering twice a month.

For more information, please email Haley Bohl or email Alin Augustine.

Society of Future Physicians

The UIC Society of Future Physicians is a student organization for pre-medical students to discover what a medical career is all about. The society delivers information regarding the medical school application process and coordinates activities that give insight into the work and lives of physicians.

For more information, visit the Society of Future Physicians Web site.

UIC Mock Trial Team

UIC’s Mock Trial Team competes nationally and consistently ranks in the top 10 in the nation.
Mock Trial teaches students courtroom and trial techniques by working on a fictitious case and assuming roles of attorneys and witnesses.

As one of the country’s few student-led groups, the UIC team is mentored by A.C. Cunningham, judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County for Child Support Enforcement, and defense attorney Patrick Reardon. For more information visit the Mock Trial Team Web site.

For more information, please contact:

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research Symposium Steering Committee: This organization organizes and promotes the Undergraduate Research Symposium, which serves to create and enhance undergraduate research culture. It provides a platform for students to present their research through posters and presentations. Formal talks as well as workshops pertaining to undergraduate research and graduate study are also organized as a means to encourage students to take part in research.

For more information, please email us at or visit our website.


These Honors College student publications were proudly showcased as UIC's 2012 Freshman Read!

The Ampersand

The Ampersand is the Honors College newsletter and is published twice during the fall and spring semesters.  The newsletter showcases news and events of interest to the Honors College community.  You may view the current and back issues online; a limited number of printed copies are available in the Honors College.

For more information, please contact:

The Asterisk

The Asterisk is the Honors College's source of all things satirical and humorous. From the University level to the world stage, The Asterisk pokes fun at it all. Contributions in the form of articles, illustrations, photoshop designs, jokes, and comics are all welcome. Published twice a semester, print copies can be found in Burnham Hall.
Questions and contributions can be sent to
Past issues and upcoming events can be viewed at

The Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students

The Journal for Pre-Health Affiliated Students is a scholarly journal that offers students considering careers in health-oriented professions a valuable, informative resource and a forum to express, present, and exchange ideas. For more information about submitting articles or graphic design, contact

Red Shoes Review

The Red Shoes Review is a literary and arts magazine that publishes the work of undergraduate students and aims to foster the artistic community on UIC campus. We want to show that students from all different majors have the ability to create beautiful works of art meaningful pieces of writing. We put together a magazine which premieres second semester every year at a release event with other Honors College publications. Our yearly issue is just a sample of the many talents that walk amid our concrete campus everyday.

In addition to the publication, Red Shoes Review organizes community outreach projects like raising money for local non-profit organizations and volunteering at local elementary schools.

You can view our 2013 issue here. For more information, email

UIC OneWorld

UIC OneWorld magazine aims to make the UIC community aware of and involved in global affairs. Each issue features student research, global affairs and personal anecdotes in addition to articles, poems and photo essays. For more information, contact