Spring Quarter 2021

  • Learn more about upcoming events & activities

  • Link to our Spring Quarter Updates for RSO Leaders in the "Recognized Student Organization" section below.

Recognized Student Organizations: Updates & Resources

RSOs are a vital part of the University community and play an important role in the lives of many students. Maintaining these social networks can help provide a sense of normalcy and valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress. The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CLI) staff are available to meet with you and your RSO leadership to discuss how your organization can continue to function and program during our hybrid year.

As we begin Spring Quarater, we know you are looking for meaningful and innovative ways to engage your members and the campus community.  The RSO Spring Quarter 2021 page has been updated with the most current information regarding in-person events, funding guidelines, allocation returns, and virtual event resources. 

We recognize this has been a unique and challenging year for RSOs, and we appreciate all of your hard work in building community among your members and the larger campus. Remember that your RSO advisor is available to address any questions or concerns that you may have.

Opportunities with the Center for Leadership & Involvement

Looking for things to do during Spring Break 2021?  The College has compiled a list of several activities and programs available to you as a student, both through the University and through our extraordinary city.  You can find all of the activities and programs at the 2021 Spring Activities page.

Spring is finally coming to Chicago, and we are excited to be part of the continuing College Winterfest 2021 program. Winterfest builds on our most creative campus traditions to foster community, connection and excitement during the Winter and Spring Quarters of 2021. For more additional information and the complete Winterfest calendar, please visit the College Winterfest 2021 site.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Stress Relief Day: "Finding Joy"
See the good through your artwork.

Thursday, April 8th from 8pm-9pm, CDT


Join the Center for Leadership and Involvement and UChicago Student Wellness for a virtual art therapy event hosted by Danyah Subei, MA. Participants will explore the topic of "finding joy" through an interactive session of creating art pieces around this topic.

To prepare for the event, students should create a list of or collect items that bring you joy (e.g. photos, feelings, sensations, flowers, places, people, colors, shapes, etc.).

Recommended Materials

Basic painting materials: Acrylic paint tubes, stretched canvas, brushes, mixing palette AND/OR other supplies such as collage photos, stickers, pom-pom cotton balls, glitter, fabric, buttons, tissue paper, found objects, etc.

  • If you do not have supplies and are near campus, we're giving away art packs for the first 30 students who complete this google form

Women's Leadership Book Club

Thursday, May 6th from 12pm-1pm, CDT

Join us for our quarterly Women’s Leadership Book Club! Each quarter, we read and discuss a book that addresses issues pertaining to women’s leadership. The program is open to ALL members of the UChicago community, regardless of gender identity.

Spring 2021 Pick: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski. To get your copy of the book, email Karina Pabón at kpabon@uchicago.edu. *Please include if you would like your book shipped or if you are able to pick it up from the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park*

Staying Connected

The CLI team has put together a list of virtual games and activities that students and RSOs can use to stay connected and keep their members engaged.  Check-out our list here.  We are happy to add any ideas/options if you email the CLI team.

You can still put some good out into the world from your apartment/dorm room. There are many ways of virtually volunteering, and we have added some sugestions on this page.  We also recommend connecting with the staff at the University Community Service Center.

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