Registered Student Organizations

ACE Club

Ag Ed Club

Agricultural Education Club is a registered student organization in which we share our passion for agriculture with a broad range of individuals through community service, professional development events, fundraisers, and social activities. Some of the activities that we participate in include Leadership Training Schools, the Spring Trip, and various professional development events. All of our activities are tailored to those interested in formal or informal teaching and Agribusiness. Whether you are interested in educating youth or adults about the many benefits of agriculture, the Agricultural Education Club has something for you!

Ag Mech Club

The Ag Mech Club gives students the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other students, faculty, alumni, and industry contacts.  Most Ag Mech Club members are Technical Systems Management (TSM) students in the College of ACES, but all majors are welcome to join.  Monthly meetings are held for guest speakers to give a presentation to the club.  Other club events include: Lawnmower Winterization, community service projects, social events, blood drives, and an annual Golf Outing.

AFT

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT)

The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) is the leading collegiate organization in developing and strengthening agricultural communication students through professional growth opportunities and educational programs.

The Mission of National ACT is to build relationships among agricultural communication professionals and college students and faculty, to provide professional and academic development for members and to promote agriculture through communications efforts.

Alpha Gamma Sigma

IlliDell of Alpha Gamma Sigma is an agricultural fraternity whose roots reach back to 1949. founded on the ideals of friendship and equality, we at IlliDell have a very strong bond of brotherhood. Our belief in “Strength from Within” has helped us prepare for successful careers in agriculture.

Alpha Zeta

ASABE

The University of Illinois ASABE student branch supports the pre-professional development of students in agricultural and biological engineering.

Collegiate Farm Bureau (CFB)

Collegiate Farm Bureau engages students in educational and leadership activities and networking opportunities. This grass roots organization brings together students from all majors interested in being voices for agriculture.

Companion Animals Club

Field and Furrow Club

The purpose of the Field and Furrow Club is to inform and acquaint its members to every aspect of agriculture, and supply them with leadership skills needed to be successful.  The club is not limited to any certain major, and it strives to assemble and incorporate students in order to become a well-rounded and diversified agricultural club.  Field and Furrow is open to any person, of any major, who would like to broaden or enhance their knowledge of agriculture.  The club welcomes any interested student to attend a meeting anytime and see what the club is about.  We actively participate in philanthropy, outreach, fundraising, and social activities throughout the year.  Field and Furrow has been an integral part of the Crop Sciences department and College of ACES since 1935.

Floral Design Club

Floral Design Club offers members the opportunity to learn about working with flowers and learn cool new techniques in floral design.  Members will have fun making floral arrangements and will always leave with something they created to enjoy at home!

Horticulture Club

Horticulture Club is a fun club to gain horticultural experiences and opportunities.  We learn about and work with a variety of ornamental plants, as well as food crops, such as apples and chocolate, and members almost always have something to bring home with them!

Human Interest Professionals (HIP)

Human Interest Professionals club is a service based organization that volunteers in the local community, supports area charities, and provides students with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and develop as professionals. Originally organized for students majoring in Human Development and Family Studies, H.I.P club has grown to involve students from many different majors across the UIUC campus.

Illini Dairy Club

Illini Equestrians

Illini Pullers

Illini Pullers’ main objective is to design, manufacture, and market a 1/4 scale pulling tractor for the ASABE International 1/4 Scale Student Design Competition held annually in Peoria, Ill. This organization allows students to strengthen the knowledge learned in class and apply it in a real world setting, preparing for career successes. As a team member, one can focus on the design and manufacturing aspects, business operations, or both. Students gain invaluable hands-on experience as well as sharpen their time-management and problem-solving skills.

Illini Wildlife and Conservation Club

The Illini Wildlife and Conservation Club is for students interested in wildlife care, wildlife and exotic veterinary medicine, conservation, and international travel.  We do local events such as wet labs at the veterinary hospital and host speakers ranging from veterinarians to elephant geneticists.  We have also taken trips to the Brookfield Zoo to tour the veterinary hospital.  Every year, members have the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs sponsored and planned by the club.  In the past, we have had wonderful study abroad experiences in Australia, Thailand, Costa Rica, and China.

James Scholar Media Team

The James Scholar Media Team (JMST), founded in 2006, provides opportunities for ACES james Scholars to share their experiences through writing, photography, videography, and social media. We also disseminate news and information about the ACES James Scholar Honors Program through our publications, and members take part in field trips to local sites of interest.

Pre Vet Club

Rodeo Club

The Rodeo Club at the University of Illinois was founded to further the sport of rodeo through participation, spectatorship, and promotion and to allow members to contribute in any of these areas.

Sigma Alpha

Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. Founded in 1978 at the Ohio State University, Sigma Alpha has become a national organization consisting of over 60 chapters and nearly 2,500 members and alumni. On campus, we are continuing to grow and branch out, both within the campus community and the agriculture industry, with various social events, scholarship opportunities and professional development services. Sigma Alpha is a member of the Professional Fraternity Association (PFA) and is affiliated with the American Agri-Women Organization.

Sigma Alpha hosts recruitment events every fall semester and periodically during the spring semester. Contact us for more information at uofisigmaalpha@gmail.com

SEERS Club

SEERS is an organization with students that volunteer to care for neglected and abused hoofed animals, primarily horses.  Volunteers are responsible for feeding the horses in addition to training and socializing them.  These animals have been mistreated and are often in critical condition and unfamiliar around people.  Volunteers strive to socialize the horses to the point where they can be adopted to caring foster homes.  Volunteers also participate in fundraising and advertising.

Student Advancement Committee (SAC)

The ACES Student Advancement Committee (SAC) is the student branch of the ACES Office of Advancement. The members of the committee serve as ambassadors and assist with campus visits for donors, alumni, and future students. Students are selected to be a part of the the committee by an application and interview process. Each year the committee has a team retreat and there are also monthly meetings along with many opportunities to volunteer to assist with ACES events.

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