The following activities may be of special interest to you. We will be recruiting
members during the first week of classes and welcome new members throughout the year.
Chicago State University Model United Nations Conference holds a United Nations simulation on campus each fall semester for high school students
in the Chicago area. Club members help organize the conference and serve in various
leadership roles while the high school students represent U.N. representatives.
Dr. Hannah Jones is the advisor (SCI-277, Ext. 2417).
The Political Science Club is open to all students interested in political science. It has sponsored voter
registration drives and campus forums on voting rights. The club frequently invites
local politicians and candidates to speak on campus and helps encourage students to
volunteer for campaigns. Club members take an active role in the Model Illinois
Government Conference in Springfield, a simulation where students assume the
role o f legislators, lobbyists, and judges. Several of our members have won awards
for their participation, and the CSU delegation won the award for best delegation
in 1994. Dr.Agber Dimah is the advisor (SCI-283, Ext. 3758).
The Pre-Law Association is open to students of all majors who are interested in attending law school. Members
take field trips to local and regional law schools and invite speakers from the
legal field to speak on campus. It annually sponsors a Minority Law Recruitment Forum
attended by representatives of 30-50 law schools specifically interested in meeting
minority students. Every spring, club members attend the Bridging the Gap Minority
Law Conference at the University of Iowa. Club members have participated in the AMTA
Annual Mock Trial Competition and the moot court competition of the Model Illinois
Government. Dr. Carol Leach is the advisor (SCI-311, Ext. 2445).
The History Club is open to all students who are interested in the study of history. It invites guest
speakers in the field to discuss their research and teaching strategies and encourages
student attendance at national history conferences. The club introduces students
to the writing and teaching of history as a profession and provides information on
graduate study in history. Dr. Bernard Rowan is the advisor (SCI-275, Ext. 2439).
Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honors Society is open to any student who has completed ten or more hours in political science with
an average of "B" in those courses (one course must be at the junior/senior level)
and who ranks within the upper third of his/her college class. Dr. Bernard Rowan
is the advisor (SCI-275, Ext. 2439).
The International Students Club is open to international students and all other students and faculty members
interested in international issues. It organizes International Week, which brings
awareness of various cultures to CSU, organizes lectures, and participates in various
community activities. Dr. Agber Dimah is the advisor (SCI-116B, Ext. 3758).
The Department presents two awards to honor outstanding students chosen by the Philosophy
Faculty, a Philosophy Honors Award and a Merit Award. The Honors Award recognizes
the exceptional senior philosophy student who completes a philosophy minor with
a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their philosophy coursework and a GPA of 3.0 or higher
overall. The Philosophy Merit Award highlights outstanding students (up to 3 per year)
who have taken at least 2 philosophy courses and obtained a grade of “B” or higher
in each. For more information, contact any philosophy professor at Chicago State
The Philosophy faculty sponsors several activities that provide students with an
opportunity to exercise their philosophical abilities including the Philosophy “Great
Debate ” Series, the Philosophy Reading Club, and the “Philosophical Lunch” Series.
The Great Debates involve reasoned debates between two scholars who disagree on a
contemporary issue of some importance. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to
attend and the debates are open to the public. For more information and a schedule
of debates, contact Professor Cronce at X4450. The Philosophy Reading Club is open
to interested students on any major who desire to read short selections in philosophy
informally or for personal enrichment. The choice of selected readings will remain
with the student participants and copies if readings will be available in SCI-116A
approximately one week prior to the meeting. For more information, contact Professor
Cronce at X4450. The Philosophical Lunch Lecture Series presents a paper or scholarly
presentation followed by open discussion a least once per semester on some contemporary
issue. The Philosophical Lunch Lecture Series is open to the public and all are invited.
For more information, contact Professor Bradbury at X2343.