Latest News and Announcements

Student Leadership Institute Applications Available October 12!

The SLI is an exciting leadership development opportunity which offers students the opportunity to develop and practice their leadership skills through a variety of interactive workshops with faculty, staff, and UChicago alumni. 

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Modus Vivendi Society Conclave

The Center for Leadership and Involvement is excited to announce a new overnight program from UChicago Leads – The Modus Vivendi Society!


This three part series of programs is designed to help students build leadership competencies, engage in meaningful conversations with other UChicago students, and become advocates for positive change. Any UChicago student, regardless of program or year can apply for The Modus Vivendi Society.


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Second Saturdays

Tickets will be sold in the Marketplace starting Oct 5th 2015 until Oct 9th 2015 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

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Hyde Park Hunt

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Welcome to the Hyde Park Hunt!

WHAT: A UChicago student-designed scavenger hunt that will have you and your teammates exploring some of Hyde Park's favorite places. 

WHEN: Monday, October 5th through Saturday, October 10th, with the final judging on Saturday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the CIE on 53rd Street. 

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Reynolds Club Barbershop Closure

After many years of business, the Reynolds Club Barbershop has closed.  We are very appreciative of Mitch Mutluguler’s and Sil Vigilante’s remarkable service, which spans a combined 60 years. They cut the hair of countless faculty, staff, students, and community members, all of whom will miss their incredible stories and wit. Please join us in wishing them both the best as they move on to new endeavors. 

A list of alternative barbers and salons is provided below for your reference and you can find Mitch at Yehia’s at 1455 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615. 

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Blueprint User Interface Updates

The user interface for Blueprint has been updated! Take a look at an overview of the new features.

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UChicago Chess Club teaches local kids how to checkmate

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CLI Advisory Board Applications Now Open

The Center for Leadership and Involvement is excited to announce that applications for our Advisory Board are now available.  The Center for Leadership and Involvement Advisory Board (CAB) is a new initiative and will support the mission of the Center and serve to increase its outreach, support and engagement with the University of Chicago community.

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2015 Student Leader Awards Recipients

The Center for Leadership and Involvement would like to announce the 2015 winners of the Student Leader Awards! The Student Leader Awards recognizes University of Chicago students who excel in both their academic and extra-curricular pursuits. Chosen by a committee of campus faculty and staff, over 70 students are recognized for their contributions to campus and the large community.  For a full list of winners, please visit here.

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Voices in your Head's Big Win!

Voices in Your Head competed in the International Championship for Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and won 2nd place at the international finals! They also won the award for Outstanding Soloist at finals, the regional quarterfinal, and the Midwest semifinal, all of which went to first year, Shubha Vedula, along with an award for best arrangement at aforementioned quarterfinal (Chris Rishel and Kari Wei) and best choreography at semifinal (Jaclyn Sattler, Ana Isabel Martinez, Tyler Neenan). 


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Annual Allocations Upcoming Deadlines

With one week left in the Annual Allocations application process for RSOs we wanted to highlight a couple of important deadlines:

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Snack & Chat

The Center for Leadership and Involvement (CLI) is excited to share information about a new program series geared toward connecting RSO leaders and staff within the Center for Leadership and Involvement.  "Snack & Chat" as it is being called, will be an ongoing lunch time gathering, where the Center will provide lunch and space in our new suite in Reynolds Club (016) for you to connect with members of the CLI team.  Feel free to stop in anytime for lunch and to connect with staff and others student leaders across campus. 

Snack & Chat Schedule

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New Funding Request Process within Blueprint

We are excited to let you know about an exciting new expansion for the Blueprint Finance Module. Effective immediately, you will now submit requests for SGFC and CSF through Blueprint. This will afford you the opportunity to track your submissions just like you do with Purchase Requests, and will create an archive of budget submissions for your organization. The process for applying is largely the same as before. The change is that instead of emailing budgets to your advisor you will upload and submit them in Blueprint.

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Announcing the Student Organization Debt Reduction Program

A healthy financial structure is an important factor in student organization success.  Sound fiscal management creates a framework from which organizations can work proactively to accomplish their goals and serve their communities with financially sustainable events and programs.  To this end, one of the established responsibilities of a student organization at the University of Chicago is to maintain a positive account balance. 

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RSO Community Values Statement

The Center for Leadership and Involvement adopts an RSO Community Values Statement. Click here to learn more.

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Blueprint Financial Module Now Live

RSOs will now enjoy electronic financial account access for the first time.

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