The UIC Undergraduate Anthropology Club meets weekly and is organized and run by current students majoring in Anthropology. The Club organizes social events, study halls, field trips to nearby archaeological and cultural sites of interest, and a series of presentations.
Social events include popcorn and movie night, pizza parties, Day of the Dead Celebrations and more. The club also sponsors a tutoring session for students at mid-term and finals to give you that extra help you need to ace those exams. Special presenters are brought in to talk with members about being involved in the Field Museum, how to develop a poster for a presentation, writing abstracts for meetings and more.
The Club also prides itself in organizing cultural trips throughout the year. This includes a trip to Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site in downstate Illinois as well as trips to local neighborhoods to sample the cuisine and visit museums and shops within these diverse communities. This has included a Pilsen cultural trip where students visited the National Museum of Mexican Art. But there have also been trips to the Art Institute, Lincoln Park Zoo, Little India, Chinatown, and more.
The Club also participates in the Second City Anthropology Conference and helps with applications to field schools and internship programs offered throughout the year.