April Weekend


Through Student Activities, students can meet new people on campus, test and further develop their leadership skills, and have fun. These opportunities offer a plethora of experiences for all students. In fact, our campus community is large enough to provide a diverse list of activities and clubs, but it’s also small enough for students to get involved in as many organizations as they’d like. And if they don’t see a club or organization they desire, they can start one!

  •  Campus Activities Board (CAB). CAB is a student-run organization that aims to promote and provide entertainment that will create long-lasting memories.  CABBIES (members of CAB) are often the most energized and enthusiastic students on campus! You will know an event is coming when you see crazy colored shirts all over campus. Past events include: Operation Glow Dance Party, Casino Night, Monthly Trivia and Movie Nights,  Ski/Snowboarding Excursion, and overnight trips to Chicago and Mall of America

Department Information

Office of Student Involvement and Orientation

Burpee Student Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Alex Johnson, Director of the Student Involvement and Orientation 
fax: 815-394-3730

Andrea Bent, Assistant Director of the Student Involvement and Orientation
fax: 815-394-3730

Rockford University Jazz Band (RUJB) gives students an opportunity to practice and perform music with performances on campus and in the local community. Any student or faculty member with instrumental or vocal experience is welcome to join. RUJB will meet twice a week with additional practices leading up to performances. 

R.A.M.S (Regents Against Modern day Slavery) actively engages in bringing awareness of human trafficking, and slavery through campaigns and events. In the coming years, human trafficking is set to surpass the drug trade as a global enterprise, and it is our goal to spread awareness on this issue and work to seek solutions for this growing epidemic. Along with spreading awareness, we also strive to foster activist that will make a more direct impact in fight against human trafficking in the Rockford Community.

Movie Club is a place for everyone. We are a great club to join if you are not sure what type of things you are interested in, but you want to be a part of the community. Everyone likes movies. Club events are easy to participate in, and they are also fun and interesting. Last semester we traveled through the decades with our movies and watched a different movie from each decade starting at the 60’s.

Math club consists of people who like math, who like strategy, and who want to have fun, encourage the community to embrace math, and make math a positive experience!!!

Alpha Helix is a club promoting the sciences to all members of the Rockford University community.  We meet the first Thursdays of every month at 12:00 and have events open to the campus community throughout the semester.  For answers to your questions and more information email alphahelix@rockford.edu.

The Chinese Club’s main goal is to create a comfortable space for all students but mainly Chinese students; those students can create new bonds and friendship while learning about our Chinese culture. Our members love to help new students and some members already work at the Global Affairs Office to do so. All students and staff members would have access to the events organized by our club so they can learn new things about our culture. All students are eligible to join the club, and have the right to vote.

Multicultural Club aims at providing opportunities for its members, RU students and community members to learn and experience aspects of various cultures of the USA and other cultures. MCC strives to foster awareness on campus and in the community on the multi ethnic composition of the populations of Rockford University.

The purpose of Craft Club is to make and create, relax and have fun, laugh, make connections, and give back. Our goals are to encourage creativity in anyone and everyone, to promote self-care by providing a safe, low-stress environment, and to add happiness to the world through crafts and kindness! We have done events like: Arm-knitting, painting, tie-blankets, pumpkin craving, candles making etc.

We are QTIP! The Queer Trans. Identity Panel a student led organization aiming to bring awareness and education towards LGBT+ matters. We have our signature event, PRIDE & Pizza, in which we use to host our own Drag Shows with special guest, Color Out Nights, and other events as well. Our meetings consist of having open public discussion on LGBT+ recent matters as well as discussion for upcoming spectacular events on campus. Get into contact with us through Diana T. Espinosa at de168939@Rockford.edu

The Nursing Student Organization (NSO) of Rockford University is an organization which unites nursing students on campus. It provides volunteer opportunities, the chance to socialize with other nursing students, and NCLEX prep resources. Each semester brings new opportunities to get involved on campus and use nursing skills to better our community. Meetings are held 4 times per semester on Wednesdays at 12pm. For more information email nso@rockford.edu.

Student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on campus and across the NCAA.

Our mission is to improve and enhance the technical skills of students. To review current hardware and software products. Explore different areas of interest. Create an environment where students with various technology experiences can come together and share information with one another. Provide resources and services for others in the form of volunteerism.

Students at Rockford University have traditionally played an important role in the governance of the University. Through SGA, students maintain a voice in the campus by communicating for and to students. On behalf of all students, SGA administers clubs and student activities at the University through its own committees. Student representatives hold memberships on the Board of Trustees and its Student Affairs Committee, as well as being members of other official University committees. Student groups meet in formal and informal settings with the University president, administrators and faculty. For more information, contact SGA@rockford.edu.

The purposes of this organization is the promotion of education, exchange of ideas, and the arrangement of programs and trips of interest for its members.