There are a variety of different opportunities to become involved the with Pedroso Center. You can attend any of our upcoming events, join student organizations, inquire about undergraduate/graduate student research, and contact us about opportunities for involvement. 

Student Organizations

Join a student organization to meet new students, participate and plan programming, and become more involved at NEIU! Northeastern Illinois University currently has over 70 chartered student organizations. These organizations range in interest and activity, from cultural to academic or pre-professional, media, Greek-letter, and many more. The Office of Student Leadership Development is responsible for training, the continued program planning and success of these student organizations. If you cannot find an organization in your area of interest and you think others on campus share your interest, stop by the Office of Student Leadership Development or read about how to start an organization.

To see the current list of student organizations visit the NEIU Network, Collegiate Link, and log in with your NEIUport login and password.

Student Academic Organizations and Research

There are many opportunities for students to get involved with graduate and undergraduate research. In addition to working with individual faculty members, explore the academic organizations below.  

McNair Scholars Program 

The goal of the McNair Program is to increase the attainment of doctoral degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement program awards grants to institutions of higher education for programs designed to prepare participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. 

The summer research project is a key experience for McNair Scholars and a substantial component of the Program’s commitment to prepare Scholars for graduate study. Each Scholar works closely with a Faculty Mentor to identify a research topic, formulate research questions, and develop a research design. 

Enrollment is open now and applications are due on Dec. 1! Apply today.

Honors Program

As a prospective freshman with an ACT score of 25 or above, or as a current Northeastern Illinois University student or a transfer student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, you are eligible to apply to participate in the University Honors Program (UHP). 

All Undergraduate Honors Program Scholars devise and complete a UHP Senior Project, a research-based thesis or creative work (depending on your major field) that represents outstanding undergraduate achievement and the culmination of the 300-level Honors Scholar curriculum. Once accepted and approved, all UHP Senior Projects are cataloged in the Ronald Williams Library.

Visit the Honors Program page and learn more about the application!

Research and Creative Activities Advisory Group

The Research and Creative Activities (RCA) Advisory Group assists in establishing the infrastructure and mechanisms to enhance research, scholarship, and creative activities at NEIU. The formation of the RCA Advisory Group was recommended by the Graduate College Advisory Committee (GCAC) in Fall 2013. The RCA Advisory Group is composed of representatives from across the university who interface with the conduct and administration of research, scholarship, and creative activities; its members serve as liaisons to the broader Northeastern community, so that the full breadth of input can be considered. The RCA Advisory Group reports to the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

Visit the member page to learn about the current members of advisory group and look up their information in the NEIU directory

View the past research of undergraduate and graduate students here!