General Interest Organizations

General interest student organizations:

  • Activities Programming Board (APB)
    The main programming board for Aurora University. Assists Student Activities in coordinating and sponsoring a wide variety of entertainment, cultural, educational, recreational and social events on campus.
    Advisor: Brandy Skierkiewicz; bskierki@aurora.edu
  • Aurora University Pride Alliance (AUPA)
    Aurora University’s Pride Alliance envisions an Aurora campus community where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, same-gender-loving, and questioning people and our allies are fully included, welcomed, and treated with equity in every respect; where people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are free to successfully live, love and learn without fear, hate, or intolerance; and where justice, equality and respect for all prevail.
    Advisor: Barbara Strassberg; bstrass@aurora.edu
  • Aurora University Veterans Association (AUVA)
    Aurora University Veterans Association is an organization that fosters fellowship, promotes academic achievement of veteran students at Aurora University and spreads awareness of veteran issues. Advisor: David Dial; ddial@aurora.edu
  • Awareness, Respect, Dignity, Sisterhood, Empowerment (A.R.I.S.E.)
    We emulate a higher standard of ourselves for which we hold each other accountable. We are socially responsible students who are dedicated to the essence of building awareness, self-respect, and empowerment.
    Advisor: Kidada Robinson; krobinso@aurora.edu
  • The Blue Notes
    The Blue notes is an auditioned vocal performance group. Its main purpose is to introduce different genres of vocal repertoire while also providing unique and entertaining experiences for both the members within the ensemble as well as the audience.
    Advisor: Lisa Fredenburgh; lfredenb@aurora.edu 
  • Fashion Loves You (FLY)
    Gives students the opportunity to showcase self-expression and confidence through fashion.
    Advisor: Rebecca Ruffin; rruffin@aurora.edu
  • Games Club
    Gives students the chance to develop the skills of strategic and critical thinking, leadership and teamwork through the playing of a variety of games.
    Advisor: Gregory Oij; goij@aurora.edu
  • Helping Others Prepare & Excel (HOPE)
    Our mission is to address the inequalities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth through inclusion and access. We believe that by empowering immigrant youth through our stories, we can advance their academic success. We strive to maintain a positive perception of students regardless of their legal status, therefore providing resources. We can accomplish through professional guidance, awareness and support throughout our community. 
    Advisors: Luke Kerber; lkerber@aurora.edu & Joel Ortega; jortega@aurora.edu
  • NOLOS (AU Literary Magazine)
    Nolos is AU's student run Literary Magazine. We accept online submissions (nolos@aurora.edu) from the student body as well as the faculty, staff, and alumni.
    Advisor: Sandra Marchetti; smarchet@aurora.edu
  • Students for Social Justice
    Our goal is to promote awareness of social issues on campus and in the community. Our mission is to educate students to discontinue the perpetuation of stigmas, stereotypes and discrimination. By understanding social constructs and their affect on society, SSJ will become a safe place for a students to identify and become who they truly are or want to be.
    Advisor: Stephanie Gonzalez Guittar; sgonzalezguittar@aurora.edu 
  • Young Americans for Freedom
    Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. 
    Advisor: Matthew Dabros; mdabros@aurora.edu