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Student Organizations

Broaden your ResU 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 ResU 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 ResU committees and to the ResU 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 ResU and the community.
  • Planning and implementing goals deemed appropriate by SGO which benefit the student body as a whole.

Your elected SGO officials include:

2016 SGO Photo


ResU 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 health care 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 or attend one of our meetings.

For more information please email Tamara Bland.

Your elected RUSNA officials include:


Nursing Honor Society

The Resurrection University College of Nursing reestablished the Nursing Honor Society in 2010. Members of the ResU CON Nursing Honor Society 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 to connect to a community of professionals who work engage in scholarship to keep nursing practice informed and relevant and evidence based. Our community is Honor Society members are committed to making a difference in the lives and practices of our students and graduates nurses and to making a difference in the health of our patients worldwide. We are in the process of becoming a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the premier international nursing honor society. When that process is complete, ResU Honor Society members will be eligible for direct inclusion in the ResU Sigma Theta Tau chapter. Sigma Theta Tau 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, please send an email to Nancy Reese, President of the Nursing Honor Society, or contact her at 773-252-5329.