Student Organizations

Grow Professionally + Personally

Being an active member of one or more student groups is a great way to experience the personal rewards of giving back and meeting new people. So get involved. Have fun. And make a difference on campus and in the community.

Members of the Student Government Organization checking people in at the Red Cross blood drive

Student Government Organization

Just by being an Oak Point student, you’re a member of the Student Government Organization (SGO).

The purpose of the SGO is to:

  • Coordinate and encourage all student activities within the scope of the SGO.
  • Enable and encourage participation with the administration in all matters affecting the welfare of the student body.
  • Establish reasonable standards for the recognition of all organizations on campus.
  • Encourage and promote a closer relationship between students and faculty.
  • Stimulate and develop citizenship and democracy among students.
  • Encourage social development through participation in group activities.

The function of the SGO includes the following:

  • Discuss issues affecting the student body. Communicating the concerns of the student body to other Oak Point committees and to the Oak Point Student Government Advisor through appropriate channels.
  • Assisting in the development of the budget by providing input and feedback on the allocations throughout the semester.
  • Reviewing/approving applications for new student organizations and recommending organizations for final approval from the Director of Student Services.
  • Planning, reviewing, and sponsoring, in conjunction with student committees, social activities and events for the benefit of the student body.
  • Promoting relations between Oak Point and the community.
  • Planning and implementing goals deemed appropriate by SGO, which benefit the student body as a whole.

SGO Executive Board // Fall 2022

Victoria Ashley

Ellen Mahurin

Grace Khouri

Rosa Guagliardo

Oak Point Chapters of National Associations

Oak Point-United Nations Association

Oak Point-United Nations Association (Oak Point-UNA) is an official chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA), an opportunity only given to two other schools in the Chicagoland area.

Oak Point-UNA helps students understand their roles in global health and prepare them with the skills and knowledge to advocate for global health issues.

Oak Point Student Nurse Association

Joining the Oak Point Student Nurse Association (Oak Point SNA) means expanding your experience personally and professionally. Advantages include:

  • Clinical volunteer opportunities to put on your resume
  • Opportunities to practice your nursing skills
  • Monthly Q+A sessions with RNs and nurse practitioners across many specialties
  • Networking opportunities within the healthcare industry
  • Participation in community activities
  • Involvement in active research projects

Our chapter participates in many community-based clinical volunteering activities, including health screenings, medical staffing at sporting events, and patient education.

Honor Societies

Nursing Honor Society

Nursing honor society students at December 2022 graduation

Oak Point University is proud to have a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing. In March 2017, Oak Point became the Psi Lambda chapter of STTI. The mission of STTI is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Members include faculty, students, and community nursing leaders who are committed to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession. Undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and high professional standards are invited to become members. Faculty and community nursing leaders must demonstrate those characteristics as well as exemplary leadership qualities. New members are inducted twice a year.

One of the most important things a nurse can do is connect to a community of professionals who work and engage in scholarship to keep nursing practice informed, relevant, and evidence-based. Our community of Honor Society members are committed to making a difference in the lives and practices of our students and graduate nurses and to making a difference in the health of our patients worldwide. STTI is committed to building a global community that is focused on the creation and application of knowledge and leadership to make a difference for others.

Radiography Honor Society

Radiography honor society students at August 2022 graduation

On March 16, 2017, Oak Point University’s Saint Francis School of Radiography officially became recognized as the Illinois Gamma Nu chapter of Lambda Nu National Honor Society for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences.

The organization’s objectives are to foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences, and recognize exemplary scholarship. Lambda Nu Honor Society is represented by three colors: maroon corresponds to the radiologic and imaging sciences, green stands for the health professions, and gold expresses the ancient color of honors.

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