Nonacademic Partners


    The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago—one of the largest science museums in the world—is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.


    IOTA SIGMA PI is a national honor society for women in chemistry. Its major objectives are:

    • to promote interest in chemistry among women students
    • to foster mutual advancement in academic, business, and social life
    • to stimulate personal accomplishment in chemical fields

    IOTA SIGMA PI was founded in 1902 and was organized on a nation-wide basis in 1916.

    • Over 11,000 members have been initiated into this organization.
    • Forty-six local chapters have been established in various colleges, universities, and metropolitan areas.

    IOTA SIGMA PI serves to promote the advancement of women in chemistry by granting recognition to women who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement and high professional competence by election into IOTA SIGMA PI.


    We're 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. 

    Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

    We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.


    The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

    The Vision of the Three Fires Council is to support and implement the mission of the Boy Scouts of America through the exceptional delivery of local youth programs and outdoor activities. We are dedicated to bringing to life the Scout Oath and Law.
    There's plenty of outdoor fun here in Three Fires Council. From our resident camps in Oxford, Wisconsin and Elgin, Illinois to our summer day camps and weekend activities - you're sure to find an adventure just around the corner.


    Academic Partners 1


    The University of Chicago is a valued partner of the Chicago ACS. The Chemistry Department and the Chicago Section ACS jointly host the Julius Stieglitz Lecture, with the lecturer chosen in alternating years by committees from either institution. UofC professionals hold positions on the Chicago ACS Board of Directors and are often at our general meetings.


    Northwestern University hosts the largest number of Chicago Section ACS members of any institution, and is a highly valued partner. NU and Chicago ACS hold a joint meeting every October to present the Basolo Award, acknowledging that the long-time Chemistry Department Chair had strong ties to the ACS, including serving as its President. Northwestern chemists from several departments hold positions on the Chicago Section Board of Directors, and regularly participate in our general meetings as speakers, poster presenters, and audience members.


    Loyola University Chicago


    The largest university in one of the world’s most vibrant cities

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution with 15 colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge.

    The University of Illinois at Chicago traces its origins to several private health colleges that were founded in Chicago during the 19th century.

    In the 20th century, new campuses were built in Chicago and later joined together to form a comprehensive learning community. In the last three decades, UIC has transformed itself into one of the top 60 research universities in the United States.


    Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

    One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.


    Academic Partners 2


    Benedictine University


    Since 1861, North Central has been a place where new ideas lead to unlimited possibilities. We’re an independent college dedicated to the power of the liberal arts and sciences to transform students into leaders both in their careers and communities. Our nearly 3,000 students study across more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs, with their education made richer by supportive faculty and staff, world-class facilities and countless opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.


    Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a student-centered university that values academic excellence, supports growth and celebrates diversity. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education.


    CLC is a comprehensive community college offering a wide range of academic program choices that can enhance your career or personal life. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

    Our major program areas include credit programs to prepare students for transfer or career entryGED and adult basic educationnon-credit offerings for personal or career development, and contract training and specialized services for businesses.



    Reflecting the ideals of its founders in 1945, Roosevelt University is a private, nonsectarian community of educators, scholars, and learners committed to academic, creative, and service excellence who value differences in personal experiences and perspectives; ask the difficult questions; and promote mutual understanding, inclusion, social consciousness, and action toward social justice. Recognizing that difference broadens perspectives, Roosevelt University seeks and serves a diverse, promising student body from metropolitan Chicago and around the world.

    The hallmarks of the Roosevelt University experience are strong student-faculty interaction and engagement with metropolitan Chicago as both a laboratory for learning and as an expression of its commitment to social justice. The experience is created through the efforts of a strong faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and creative activity and a staff equally focused on helping students grow and achieve their educational and life goals.

    Roosevelt is a metropolitan university that is an active partner in the social, economic and cultural development of the communities it serves. It offers a broad array of academic programs, from the baccalaureate through doctoral levels, in a highly interactive environment where students can explore, discover, and develop their unique abilities and interests.


    Roosevelt University is nationally recognized for providing transformational experiences and opportunities for discovery that create socially conscious citizens who are leaders in their professions and their communities.