Alpha-Helix at Rockford University exists to bring students interested in all areas of science together to talk, learn more about their future careers and schools, and to help give back to the community. We seek to unify our students and work together to make Rockford University a better place. We welcome students from all sciences, of all ages, and working on any degree.


  • Integrate science goals and studies into future careers
  • Help students learn more about how they can get the careers they want and into the graduate/professional schools they want
  • Aid students in volunteer work to give back


Highlighted Events

  • BANG! The kick-off of April Weekend where Alpha-Helix members put on an explosion show and collect canned goods for the local food pantry.
  • REAP. Volunteer work is done at the Winnebago County Forest Preserve to pick seeds, plant trees and other tasks.
  • LLS Walk. The Leukemia and Lymphoma society holds its annual “Light the Night” event nationwide. Alpha-Helix Members Volunteer at the Rockford site.

Alpha-Helix promotes the sciences within the Rockford University community and provides programs, services, and events of interest pertaining to the sciences. This group is dedicated to advancing the educational opportunities and experiences for students interested in pursuing health and science professions. Whether you’re familiar with science or just want to learn a bit more about us, Alpha-Helix is the place to be! The club meets every first Thursday of the month on the third floor of Starr Science Building in room 314. We welcome everyone!

Advisor: Dept. Chair Chemical & Biological Sciences/ Assistant Prof of Chemistry Matthew Bork

Chemical and Biological Sciences
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Fax: 815-394-5166

Matthew Bork, Ph.D.