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Global Studies Leaders are outstanding Global Studies majors who serve the program in both advisory and ambassadorial capacities. As ambassadors, GS Leaders help host alumni and other guests on campus. They are peer mentors for other students in the major. As advisors to the GS program faculty and staff, the Leaders provide critical student representation on issues of program development and policy. Moreover, Global Studies Leaders work as a team to develop initiatives based on student priorities.
Global Studies Leaders develop their presentation, public speaking and networking skills through their organizational leadership activities. They also strengthen relationships with program faculty and staff by participating in discussions and program initiatives. Being a Global Studies Leader is a valuable experience in professional development that allows students to channel their interests in international and global issues in support of the University and its educational mission.
2017-2018 Global Studies Leaders (GSL)
Krrish Kothari - President
Thrushna Mekala - Vice President
Questions about Global Studies Leaders can be directed to Malcolm Jamal.
"Membership in Sigma Iota Rho provides you with resources for a future career in the international arena, focuses on academic achievement, and is a fun way to make connections and get to know others in the Global Studies major."
-- Former SIR Delta Zeta President Gloria Schmitz
The Delta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the Honor Society for International Studies, was established primarily as a means by which to honor those students who have excelled academically and who have shown extracurricular achievement. The purpose of Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) is to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of global studies, international affairs, and international studies and to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs. This honor society is a great opportunity for students interested in Global Studies research and service.
National honor society membership provides opportunities for students to serve in leadership positions as officers or just contribute to the organization of Chapter activities. Members also have the opportunity to publish their research in the Journal of International Relations and participate in national conferences. More information about SIR can be found here: http://www.sigmaiotarho.org/
Your acceptance to Sigma Iota Rho carries with it the obligation to participate fully in the activities of SIR and to promote the study of global issues both at the University of Illinois and throughout your career.
SIR desires only members who are eager to participate in the Honor Society. Given other demands on your time, please only apply if you are willing to contribute to the maintenance and growth of the Delta Zeta Chapter of SIR.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADJUNCT MEMBERSHIP -for sophomores and juniors aiming for full membership upon qualification
Dr. Charles Fogelman- Faculty Advisor
Inductees for AY 2016 - 2017:
Full Member Inductees:
Kristen Buetow, Brittney Cain, Natalie Czarnota, Grace Kim, Emilee McArdle, Evan Seidner and Miroslava Osorio
Adjunct Member Inductees:
Haley Ventura, Massa Motoyama, Sarah Follmer, Francesca Robinson, Yiyue Sun and Robin Wilson
NOTE: Applications are only accepted once a year during the fall semester. The application is online so it can be completed while studying abroad. The national initiation fee must be submitted before membership becomes official.
Students accepted as full members of Sigma Iota Rho must pay a one-time national membership initiation fee, which is $45. This fee entitles the member to a welcome package including a graduation cord, certificate, and SIR pin.Â
Questions about Sigma Iota Rho can be directed to Dr. Charles Fogelman at email@example.com.
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Habitat for Humanity
Students for Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations
Teach for America
Together Achieving Purpose in Leadership Academy Club
American Medical Student Association
American Red Cross
Avicenna Community Health Center
Global Medical Brigades
Illini Emergency Medical Services
Illini Medical Screening Society
McKinley Student Advisory Board
Public Health Global Brigades
Special Populations’ Student Health Concern Committee
The Thirst Project
Timmy Global Health
Environmental Global Brigades
Global Water Brigades
Illini Algae Organization
Illini Renewable Energy Group
Illini Wildlife Conservation Club
Illinois Biodiesel Initiative
Student Sustainability Committee
Students for Environmental Concerns