1400+ Harper students participate in an organization each year.
Have fun and…
- enhance your resume
- meet new friends with similar interests
- learn more about a subject outside the classroom and
- develop leadership qualities.
Student Orgs are open to all Harper students taking credit classes, unless otherwise noted.
To start a new organization, you must:
- Obtain a petition form and sample constitution from the Student Involvement, Building A, Room A336.
- Have a minimum of seven students and a faculty advisor to oversee the activities.
- Draw up a constitution using a sample form.
- All items above must be submitted to the Center for Student Involvement. If the constitution is approved, the proposed organization will then be considered by the Student Government for formal recognition.
- Download this step-by-step guide.
If you're interested in joining a club, contact the Center for Student Involvement or the advisor listed below.
Assists students in the exploration of career opportunities in the accounting field. Students will network with other students with similar interests and majors.
ADS Success Club (Access and Disabilities)
Promotes self-advocacy by supporting current students with disabilities in their transition to Harper. Members will be involved with community outreach, social activities and special projects.
- Anita Rehberg
Alpha Omega Club (Fulfilled Club)
Spreads the truth about God with a hope that people discover they have a greater purpose in life and that God yearns for a relationship with everyone.
- William Pankey
American Sign Language (ASL) Club
Students from ASL class participate in events and community service sponsored by the ASL Club. Social events provide exposure to ASL, Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.
- Elke Weinbrenner
Animal Rights Club
Promotes awareness of animal exploitation and legal actions people can perform to help prevent and end this exploitation.
- Allen Costell
To encourage all students to learn more about astronomy and planetary studies while also using new knowledge to help staff the Karl G. Heinze Observatory.
- Jalen Little
Provides students with experiences and skills within the field of biology. Students will choose topics and activities they would like to explore. Focus of club is to be determined by students of which it is composed and will be determined on a semester-by-semester basis.
- Andy Iverson
- Anthony Miniuk
Black Student Union (BSU)
Promotes African-American culture at Harper College and in the surrounding college community.
- DuBoi McCarty
Buddhist Interest Group
Provides an environment for students to immerse themselves in and practice Buddhist teachings and gives an opportunity to seek happiness by being present in the moment and reaching one's own full potential.
- Contact the Center for Student Involvement - 847.925.6242
Business and Entrepreneurship Club
Provides an opportunity for students to gain business experience by being part of a student-run organization.
- Marie Farber-Lapidus
Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
Interdenominational Christian student organization seeking to be a spiritual resource to students.
- Patrick Beach
Provides students with the experience and skills within the field of chemistry by participating in social and educational activities.
- Karen Dailey
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Club
Promotes self-advocacy, leadership skills and networking for deaf students through various activities and community service opportunities such as the Annual DeaFest, the spring volleyball tournament and social events.
- Robert Uhren
For interested students to bring ideas on improving and maintaining the natural environment of the campus and community.
- Contact Biology Department for more info.
The Ethics Bowl provides students with an opportunity to think about and discuss ethical issues.
- Michael Horton
- Sara Piraino
The purpose of this clubs is to explore the rich culture and history of French-speaking countries through discussions, film, and engaging activities, and to encourage the study of French language while promoting study abroad.
- Linda Schumacher
To provide an outlet for intelligent discussions on subjects pertaining to the study of Geology and Paleontology, and to encourage interest in Geology and Paleontology throughout the public and student body.
- Kevin Cole
German Club (Deutschklub)
Broadens understanding of German language and the culture and history of German-speaking countries. Also celebrates local German heritage and promotes study abroad.
- Kim Jaeger-Nichols
Graphic Design Club
Engages in the creation of digital print graphics for any organization in need while learning applications and techniques. Members will plan graphic activities and field trips, as well as coordinate guest speakers, in order to better understand the graphic arts industry.
- Kelly Taylor
The Harbinger (Online Student-Produced Newspaper)
Students get hands-on experience in all phases of publishing the official newspaper for the Harper student community.
- Maham Khan
Harper College Clay Guild
Increase student exposure to ceramics through field trips, workshops and lectures and raises awareness to the extended community of ceramic art at Harper College.
Harper College Dance Company
Allows members the opportunity to express growth and creativity through performance.
Harper Pom and Dance
The Pom/Dance Team has been promoting school spirit since 1967. The members perform dance and pom-pon routines at select home athletic and campus events.
Harper Water Polo Club
Co-ed recreational club for students interested in playing water polo. Club is open to new and experienced players.
- Patrick Bauer
Harper's Bizarre Fashion Club
Activities consist of fashion merchandising and presentation of fashion shows.
Health Career & Pre-Med Club
Prepares students for admission into medical career fields through informative skills, academic encouragement and experience with a special emphasis for pre-allopathic and osteopathic students.
- Tong Cheng
Health I.T. Club
Provides members with the opportunity to promote the health information technology profession by participating in social and educational activities and community service, in addition to enhancing their experience in the field.
- Anna Stroh
Provides opportunities for academically above-average students to meet and interact outside classes.
Hospitality Service Club
Focuses on encouraging and supporting professionalism among hospitality program students and prospective employees in the hospitality industry.
- Patrick Beach
Human Services Club
For students interested in human services and human rights and to enrich the professional and personal lives of all Harper students through education, service opportunities and community involvement.
- Valerie Walker
International Students Club
Promotes friendship and understanding among students from the United States and around the world, and creates a cultural learning experience for its members through activities on and off campus.
Advance and promote Harper Judo in the Harper College district and within the school; to discuss, view, and lobby for Harper Judo programs; to enable and support students to further their commitment to Judo.
- Mark Metcalf
Kappa Beta Delta
Open to students who earned a 3.0 GPA and have completed 15 credit hours in business curriculum. The society recognized scholarship and accomplishment among students of areas of academic discipline.
- Marie Farber-Lapidus
The purpose of this club is to spread and explore the Korean culture by doing engaging activities each week. While doing activities, students will be able to discover why Korean culture is very different from other cultures around the world; whether it would be trying Korean food, exploring unique traditions, or doing fun activities.
- David Lee
A fun and social way in which our similar values and backgrounds through expression of culture enables a friendly, almost family-like environment among our members; it’s a home away from home. We provide networking and volunteer opportunities for the benefit of the Latino community and your own academic goals. Being part of our organization makes you eligible for our scholarship, which we fundraise ourselves throughout the academic year.
- Esmeralda Guerrero Lopez
Manufacturing and Welding Club
Introduces, promotes and educates students on manufacturing and welding processes, trends, goals and careers. Works with local manufacturing companies to better equip students with the skills and expectations to enter the local workforce.
- Stuart Templeton
Generates interest and fosters pride in mathematics through various activities, competitions, lectures and field trips.
Mu Alpha Theta
Harper's local chapter of the national math honor society for two-year colleges and high schools. To be eligible to join, student must have completed MTH 103 or higher at Harper, and must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in their math courses.
Muslim Student Association
The Harper Muslim Student Association aims to be involved with the communities around us and to eliminate any suspicions others may have of Muslims. This is best done by leaving lasting impressions through our hard work, both on the local and global scale.
- Deena Ata
NKBA Interior Design Club
Promotes membership in the NKBA and provides kitchen and bath industry knowledge and the sharing of ideas.
- Duffy O’Connor
Phi Theta Kappa
Harper's chapter of the national junior college honor society. Students invited to join must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 upon completion of 12 hours of academic credit in courses at the 101 level or above at Harper.
Point of View
A literary and art magazine generally published each year in fall.
Provides a safe, supportive, comfortable and educational atmosphere in which students can discover what it means to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning or allied and how the LGBTQA community is received by society.
Exposes students to the various disciplines of psychology and psychological literature.
- Linda Campbell
Rad Tech Club
Allows members the opportunity to promote the radiologic technology profession by participating in social and educational activities and community service.
Exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.
- Lauren Chilvers
Provides students with the opportunity to work at their own pace towards their personal goals related to running and fitness, or just have fun while working out at the same time.
- Elizabeth Ripperger
Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Gaming Club
Seeks to grow the sci-fi/fantasy and gaming cultures in a positive and socially constructive manner. The focus is on education through analysis and discussion of modern and classic pop culture media.
- Keith Jensen
Society of Engineers
Provides opportunities and resources for students to participate in engineering projects and discuss related topics.”
The purpose of this club is to explore the rich culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries through discussions, film, and engaging activities, and to encourage the study of the Spanish language while promoting study abroad
- Linda Schumacher
Speech and Debate Team
Welcomes any student who desires to compete in a variety of public speaking and interpretation events.
Promotes school spirit, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm on campus.
- Victoria Summers
- Kimberly Banner
Student Activities Board
Interested in planning fun, social and educational programs for students at Harper College? SAB is the organization for you! Develop your leadership skills while building friendships and planning exciting student events such as Student Appreciation Day, Free Movie Friday, Coffeehouse series and much more!
- Erin Morettes-Graff
Student American Dental Hygienists' Association Harper Chapter (SADHA)
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 to contribute toward the improvement of the health of the public.
- Kathleen Hock
Student Government Association
Senators research, debate and advocate for issues relevant to student life in addition to participating on college committees and truly providing the official "voice" for Harper students.
- Gabe Lara
Student Nurses Association
Aids in the holistic development of the nursing student as a person and his/her professional role as a provider of health care.
Student Veterans' Association
Serves as a forum for Harper student veterans to have a voice and share experiences that are unique to the men and women who have served their country. Ideally, the challenges unique to veterans will be addressed in an environment which stresses community strength and individual achievement.
- Susan Grant
Join the Think Tank and discuss philosophical ideas and ethical issues in the news.
WHCM 88.3 FM
Students learn the daily operations at this student-run college radio station, WHCM-FM Radio. Management, news and music positions are available.
- Brian Shelton
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
To offer opportunities for professional development, social activities, and outreach for women in physical sciences and engineering.
- Magdalen McKinley