Latest News and Announcements

Nominate a Staff Member for CSL Award Today!

The annual Campus and Student Life Staff Awards program recognizes staff members in Campus and Student Life who have made a valuable and appreciated impact on university life, whether through their interactions with students, faculty and others, or through the development of new systems, policies and programs. Nominate someone here:

There are five award categories:

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18 RSOs Join the New RSO Network!

The Center for Leadership and Involvement approved 18 new RSOs at the end of the Winter Quarter.   A few weeks ago the leaders of the those organizations attended a workshop that guided them through identity development discussions, marketing/ branding strategies, Title IX resources, goal setting tools, and RSO campus resources.  Now that they have the knowledge to lead great organizations, they are ready to show the campus what they have to offer. Please take some time to check out what the new organizations are hoping to bring to the UChicago community.

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Annual Allocations Underway

With the Annual Allocations application process for RSOs underway we wanted to highlight a couple of important deadlines: If you intend to apply for Annual Allocations funding, your organization must meet with your advisor by this Thursday, April 21st.  If you have not already met with your advisor, or have not scheduled an appointment for this week, make sure to reach out to them right away.

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Modus Vivendi Society Retreat

The Modus Vivendi Society is a 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.


The next overnight program is the RETREAT scheduled for Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, May 1. Applications for this program are available here until April 19. 


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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

Click here to read more from the Maroon.

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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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