Illinois Institute of Technology student groups

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This page contains a list of Illinois Institute of Technology student groups. Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) currently has over a hundred student groups on campus including musical groups, cultural clubs, and academic societies.

Academic societies[edit]

Group Brief overview Ref
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Chapter of AIChE hosts different speakers at its weekly meeting to offer students information on subjects of interest within the field of Chemical engineering. [1]
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Chapter of AIAA engages in aerospace projects like fixing jet engines, building and designing radio-controlled aircraft, and assisting the Adler Planetarium with the Far Horizons project. The chapter owns a flight simulator lab which hosts a high performance computer loaded with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, X-Plane, and RealFlight. The lab features a flight stick, 6-axis rudder pedals, thrust box, and an RC flight controller. The society is to match up with interests within the field of Aerospace engineering. [2]
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Chapter of ASME takes part in different design contests at the ASME regional conferences and national convention. Examples design competitions include creating a non-Newtonian fluid, constructing self-propelled cargo boats, and constructing different types of gliders. [3]
American Institute of Architecture Students Chapter of AIAS
Association for Computing Machinery Chapter of the ACM holds weekly meeting on campus.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Chapter of IEEE hosts computer and electronic workshops for students including programming tutorials, PCB layout design, and tours of the Motorola facilities. [4]
Material Advantage Student professional society for material engineers; affiliated with TMS, American Ceramic Society (ACerS), AIST, and ASM International. [5]
National Society of Black Engineers [6]
Tau Beta Pi The National Engineering Honor Society, Illinois-Beta Chapter


Engineering organizations[edit]

Group Brief overview Ref
Illinois Tech Robotics Engages in mentoring other robotics clubs at high schools in the Chicago area, supporting regional robotics competitions for high school students, and building robots for several competitions at the college-level and beyond. [8]
IIT Society of Automotive Engineers Builds Formula Hybrid race cars and other automotive projects. [9]

Service organizations[edit]

Group Brief overview Ref
IIT Commuter Student Association Provides workshops and events for commuter students. [10]

Religious organizations[edit]

Group Brief overview Ref
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Evangelical Christian student-led ministry. Hosts prayer sessions, retreats, gatherings, and annual conferences. [11]

Competitive Dance Teams[edit]

Group Brief overview Ref
Tech de Fateh Competitive bhangra dance group [12]

Hobby clubs[edit]

Group Brief overview Ref
Union Board Programs campus activities since 1938. Known amongst students as the best organization on campus -
33rd Street Productions Drama club; produces a musical in the fall and a play in the spring
WIIT Student run radio station featuring music and talk programs broadcasting on 88.9 FM
IIT Model Railroad Club
Graphic Novel Appreciation Society
The TechTonics a cappella group
International Student Organization Promotes diversity and hosts events to encourage understanding between the many cultural backgrounds of students at IIT. [13]
JFAS Japanese Film & Animation Society. Dedicated to promoting the modern Japanese visual story-telling art forms


Greek organizations[edit]

Society Brief overview Ref
Alpha Epsilon Pi Moved to IIT from University of Chicago in 1948. Closed and returned to U of C in 2000
Alpha Sigma Phi
Delta Tau Delta
Sigma Phi Epsilon Closed in 2013
Pi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Sigma
Tau Epsilon Phi Closed in 1993
Triangle Fraternity
Alpha Sigma Alpha
Kappa Phi Delta
Zeta Pi Omega Local sorority founded in 1996 from members of the defunct Delta Phi Epsilon chapter. [15]


  1. ^ "About the IIT Student Chapter of AIChE". 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  2. ^ "AIAA at IIT". Archived from the original on March 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  3. ^ "IIT Student Section of ASME". Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  4. ^ "About IEEE". Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Material Advantage at IIT". Archived from the original on July 8, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  6. ^ "National Society of Black Engineers IIT". Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  7. ^ "Tau Beta Pi -- Illinois-Beta". Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  8. ^ "About Us - Illinois Tech Robotics". Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  9. ^ "WISER Formula Hybrid". Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  10. ^ "IIT Commuter Student Association". Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  11. ^ "InterVarsity Christian Fellowship". Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  12. ^ "Tech de Fateh Fan Page". Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  13. ^ "International Student Organization Mission Statement". Retrieved 2009-04-11. [dead link]
  14. ^ "About JFAS". Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  15. ^ "History of Zeta Pi Omega". Zeta Pi Omega. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 

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