Broaden your Oak Point experience by participating in student groups
Being an active member of one (or more) of our student groups is a great way to experience the personal rewards of giving back. It’s also a great way to meet new people. So get involved. Have fun. And make a difference on campus and in the community. Joining a student group is a valuable way to grow both personally and professionally.
Student Government Organization (SGO)
Just by being a Oak Point student you’re automatically a member of the SGO.
The purpose of the SGO is:
- To coordinate and encourage all student activities within the scope of the SGO.
- To enable and encourage participation with the administration in all matters affecting the welfare of the student body.
- To establish reasonable standards for recognition of all organizations on campus.
- To encourage and promote a closer relationship between students and faculty.
- To stimulate and develop citizenship and democracy among students.
- To encourage social development through participation in group activities. (See the SGO Bylaws.)
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.
Your elected SGO officials include:
Oak Point-United Nations Association (UNA)
Oak Point-UNA is an official a chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA), an opportunity only given to two other schools in the Chicagoland area. Oak Point-UNA will help students understand their role in global health and prepare them with the skills and knowledge to advocate for global health issues. For more information, please email RESU-UNA@oakpoint.edu.
Your elected Oak Point-UNA officials include:
Oak Point Student Nurse Association (RUSNA)
Joining RUSNA 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 In the past, RUSNA students walked for AIDS awareness, raised money for breast and ovarian cancers through Bears Cares, provided first aid support at the Oak Park Family Triathlon, and participated in a community food bank and health screening day at an area church. See the RUSNA bylaws.
To join RUSNA visit https://nsnamembership.org/ or attend one of our meetings.
For more information please email Carina Piccinini.
Your elected RUSNA officials include:
Nursing Honor Society
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 which is focused on the creation and application of knowledge and leadership to make a difference for others.
For more information on Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, please visit their website www.stti.org. For Psi Lambda chapter information, please visit thecircle.nursingsociety.org/psilambdachapter/home or send an email to Chapter President, Danielle Andreshak at firstname.lastname@example.org. Danielle is a 2017 alumna.
Radiography Honor Society
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 Honors 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 to 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 to express the ancient color of honor.