Special Interest Clubs

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  • BAM (Body and Mind)

    Club Body and Mind is committed to holistic health. Once each Wolfpack Cycle, club members meet to practice meditative breathing and yoga, as well as have conversation about healthy eating habits and lifestyles to ensure the soundness of mind.
  • Book Club

  • Cancer Awareness Club

  • Chess Team

    Both experienced players and novices might want to consider the Chess Team. This game requires mental strategy, forethought, and patience - along with a great deal of practice and teamwork. Our team competes against other Catholic schools. The season culminates at the State Competition.
  • Club Vinyl

    Club Vinyl seeks to cultivate an inclusive community of music lovers through the communal experience of listening to vinyl records. Students and faculty members are invited to share their love of music with others by presenting on a favorite album. The club aims to channel the healing, creative and unitive powers of music to foster an environment in which members of the school community can “take a load off” from the demands and pressures of a busy school week. The club meets every activity period and hosts music related events and field trips throughout the school year.
  • Computer Science & Coding Club

    The members of the club will have the opportunity to learn how to code websites and apps with resources such as Code School, Codecademy, and Treehouse. By the end of the year the students will be working on a product of their own that they can eventually sell or turn into a company.
  • Culinary Club

    The members of the Culinary Club meet primarily during Activity Period and gather together for all things "foodie". We cook, bake, eat and learn new things together.
  • Ethics Bowl

  • Fashion Club

  • GSTEM (Girls in STEM)

  • Guitar Club

  • Improv Club

    Improvisational theater is an exciting fine arts activity that gives the students the forum to leap out of the 'ravines' of everyday life, and create exhilaration on a stage. Practicing twice a week, the Improv group practices their skills at not being prepared yet creating comedy and spirit; sometimes the mere survival to perform again is the most immediate desire, but in that lies the amusing electricity that is Ignatius Improv.
  • Ignatian Pilgrimage Club

    The Ignatian Pilgrimage Club exists to enhance the spiritual lives of St. Ignatius College Prep students by facilitating Christian pilgrimage to sites important to our faith.
  • International Club

    The International Club hopes to support and engage Saint Ignatius students who have studied abroad, are studying abroad, or are thinking of studying abroad, either in high school or college.
  • Ignatian Health & Medical Club

  • Pack Apella

  • Pack Pride

    Pack Pride is a group of energetic Ignatius students who want to initiate fan support for athletic contests. Pack Pride members will create opportunities for other Ignatians to join them in cheering on the student-athletes of Saint Ignatius College Prep.
  • Ping Pong Club

    The Saint Ignatius Ping Pong Club is centered around building community and friendly competition for players of all skill levels. We host drop-in meetings throughout the school year during Activity Period in 2nd floor gym. Please come any time--no pre-registration is necessary. In the winter season we form a competitive team that competes against other schools.
  • SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

    SADD is a club that is dedicated to promoting safe and smart decisions in our school community, including substance abuse prevention.
  • Saint Ignatius Business and Economics Club (SIBEC)

    SIBEC sparks and facilitates meaningful discussion about economic issues. The club achieves its mission through hosting guest speakers, running stock market simulations and learning about entrepreneurship. By starting preparation early, the Business and Economic Club is guaranteeing Chicago's continuing prosperity for generations to come.
  • The Lead Listening Society

    The Lead Listening Society promotes the positive power of effective listening—one of the greatest skills rarely taught. The Lead Listening Society grows “Guanacastes,” that is, leaders who lead by listening. We host an annual Listening Conference and offer Listening Read Alouds for kindergarten and elementary school students. Interested members are inducted each academic year to become Guanacastes (or “listening trees”). In line with Ignatian spirituality, God gives us “two ears and one mouth” so that we can L-I-S-T-E-N twice as much as we speak. The Listening Society is open to ALL.
  • VOW (Voices of Women)

    Voices of Women is a student group that aims to promote respect and equality, educate about issues that concern women, and eliminate gender roles, stereotypes and prejudice. We strive to express ourselves while empowering and supporting each other as women.

Competitive Clubs

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  • Bass Fishing

    The Saint Ignatius Bass Fishing Team is a group of students who love all-things fishing. The team competes in Illinois High School Bass Fishing Tournaments against private and public schools from around the state through tournament trails including the IBFCA, IBN, and IHSA. Members of the team form strong bonds over their love of fishing and spending time outdoors. Competition levels extend into the state and national levels. 
  • Chess Team

    Both experienced players and novices might want to consider the Chess Team. This game requires mental strategy, forethought, and patience - along with a great deal of practice and teamwork. Our team competes against other Catholic schools. The season culminates at the State Competition.
  • Classics Club

    Students interested in the ancient world—the language, culture, history and mythology of ancient Greece and Rome—may enjoy Classics Club. In addition to viewing films such as “Gladiator” and “Troy”, we also attend the annual state convention for the Illinois Junior Classical League and compete in the Illinois Certamen League, a quiz bowl-style competition in which teams answer questions covering all aspects of the ancient world.
  • DECA

    DECA is a competitive non-profit organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready. 
  • Ethics Bowl

  • Math Team

    At the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshman levels, these students represent Saint Ignatius at various mathematics competitions in the Chicago area.
  • Mock Trial Club

    The Saint Ignatius Mock Trial team meets in the fall to hear from experienced attorneys and judges and learn trial techniques from the experts. During the spring, their season picks up with weekly practices and sessions to prepare for the Howlett Cup Mock Trial competition, which takes place at the Richard J. Daley courthouse in late April. During this competition, students compete against other Jesuit high school mock trial teams and are judged by a jury of licensed attorneys and a presiding judge who oversees each round. Throughout the season, students brainstorm putting together opening arguments, direct examinations, cross examinations, closing arguments, and learn how to work with exhibits. In its first year competing, the SICP Mock Trial inaugural team won the championship Howlett Cup. Coach Sonia Antolec is the Chief Administrative Law Judge for IL Healthcare and Family services. Moderator Geoffrey Hammond, J.D. is a member of the Development Office and a proud member of the Class of 1990.
  • Robotics Team

    St. Ignatius's Robotics team is one of over 3,000 teams worldwide who compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition, an event designed to involve high school students in robotics. We work hard to design a robot that weighs around 120 lbs for competition. When we are not in competition season, we teach our members how to code, manage a budget, use tools safely and effectively, manage social media sites, build circuits and much more! We also work to promote Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM) education at both St. Ignatius and our community.
  • Scholastic Bowl

    Our Academic Team competes in question and answer competitions that test teamwork, quick recall ability and students' depth of knowledge in math, science, literature, social sciences, fine arts, language arts, and general knowledge. Juniors and seniors compete in IHSA-sanctioned varsity level matches; freshmen and sophomores compete with opponents from their own age group on the junior varsity level.
  • SIMUN (Saint Ignatius Model United Nations)

    The Saint Ignatius Model UN affords students the opportunity to participate in authentic simulations of the United Nations. Students learn to debate current issues; learn about the international community and develop research, writing, public speaking and conflict resolution skills. SIMUN hosts a Model United Nations conference each fall for local high schools. Saint Ignatius also competes in major conferences in the Chicagoland area as well as at major cities throughout the country including Washington D.C., New York, and Boston. SIMUN also travels to international conferences in countries such as China, Germany, Russia, and Netherlands. The SIMUN team has been recognized by bestdelegate.com as one of the top Model UN programs in the country.

Ethnic Clubs

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  • Alliance of Saint Ignatius Asians

  • Association of Latin-American Students

    ALAS- Our mission is to empower our students of Latin American background and to create for them a safe community in a world that oftentimes makes them feel marginalized.

    ALAS celebrates Latina/o/x Culture and this experience is open to every Saint Ignatius student. Our goal is to educate others while reinforcing the beauty of Latin American culture. We aim to create strong connections with every member. We look to our past in an effort to foster our relationship with ALAS alumni. ALAS organizes a variety of events, such as fundraisers, parties and educational speakers, to name a few.
  • Black Organization of Successful Students

  • Club Erin

  • Club Italia

  • Club Middle East

  • Club Ukraine

  • French Club

  • Ignatian Pan-African Community (IPAC)

  • Slavic Heritage Society

    The Saint Ignatius Slavic Heritage Society is a cultural club focusing on informing the Saint Ignatius community on slavic culture. We host many cultural activities along with community service projects. The Slavic Heritage Society exists to deepen the bond of many people that trace their roots back to the Slavic Region of Europe, as well as informing and befriending those who are curious about Slavic Culture.

Fine Arts Clubs

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  • Harlequins

    Our theatrical organization, started in 1927, provides the Saint Ignatius College Prep community with two energetic performances per year. Past shows include Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Neil Simon’s Fools, Sugar, Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water, The Spitfire Grill, The Curious Savage, Honk!, Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Lucky Stiff, and Twentieth Century. The troupe’s productions have been selected from shows produced from across the state of Illinois to perform at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival in '94, '96, '97, and ’04.
  • Pep Band

    We provide an opportunity for students to play both fun and challenging music, and spread school spirit during Pep Rallies, Football games, Basketball games, and other school events. The band meets once a week for an hour to rehearse and performs once or twice a week. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to join (need to be able to read music). The following instruments are found in the Pep Band: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba, and Drums. Bass and Piano (basketball season only). For more information contact Mr. Steffen or Dr. O’Keefe.
  • Photography Club

    Photo club offers students a chance to hone their photographic eye through fun weekly assignments, critiques, tips & tricks tutorials, and exploration of classic as well as modern masters of photography.
  • Orchesis

    The Wolfpack Orchesis club provides students an outlet to express themselves through the art of dance, as well as an opportunity to share their love of the art form with their peers and families. Students learn dances in multiple styles including Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical and more. 

Honor Societies

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  • Latin Honor Society

    The Latin Honor Society exists to honor outstanding scholarship in Latin; to encourage interest in the Classics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service of its members toward their peers, teachers, and the communities; to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in Latin.
  • National Chinese Honor Society

    The National Chinese Honor Society is an organization of outstanding high school students who have shown enthusiasm and maintained excellent grades in at least two years of Chinese. The primary purpose of the Society is to recognize students’ achievement in the study of Chinese, to maintain the commitment of advanced study and greater cross-cultural understanding, and to serve this knowledge by tutoring students in our learning community.
  • National Honor Society

    Members of the NHS are elected in either their junior or senior year by the faculty based upon quality of service, scholarship, and leadership. The Rev. Arnold Damen, S.J. Chapter of the national organization of honor societies functions as a service community of Saint Ignatius.
  • Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

    The purpose of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society) is to recognize high achievement in Spanish and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies through cultural events and linguistic opportunities that extend beyond the classroom. Spanish Honor Society students also offer service to Saint Ignatius though participation in a peer tutoring program that provides support for students in Spanish 1, 2 and 3. Students are invited to join the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica at the end of their sophomore year.
  • French Honor Society

    « L'homme qui sait deux langues en vaut deux! » The Société Honoraire de Français recognizes outstanding students in the study of French language. This organization of highly motivated students in French provides an opportunity to experience leadership in serving as officers, to direct the initiation ceremony and to sponsor service and tutoring activities around French language and culture.

Service Organizations

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  • Arrupe Mentors

  • Circle of Friends

    We help mentally handicapped / developmentally challenged young adults to lead meaningful and happy lives with dignity and respect. In association with the Ray Graham Training Center, our members contribute as friends to such events as sporting games, dances, holiday parties, a clothing drive, a concert, etc. The members benefit from ongoing education and training in the areas of mental and physical disabilities. The group is about social inclusion and making real friends.
  • CTA (Community Tutoring Alliance)

    The Community Tutoring Alliance tutors students from neighboring elementary schools. Tutors and tutees work one-on-one throughout the year on all areas of the grammar school study. A very special relationship often develops between the pair of students as the year progresses. Social activities such as parties near holidays and field trips are planned throughout the year. Participation in CTA can be a very rewarding experience!
  • Erika's Lighthouse

    Erika's Lighthouse is dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Events organized by members include, but are not limited to the following: Erika's Lighthouse Teen Panel presented to all freshman PE classes, stress relieving activities such as meditation, a comfort dog day- typically the weeks before final exams. All are welcome to join. Leadership opportunities available.
  • IVC (Ignatian Volunteer Corps)

    IVC (Ignatian Volunteer Corps) seeks to be of service to one another and the larger community; to be "men and women for others.” IVC is a club especially geared towards upperclassmen students who want to deeper their involvement in issues of faith and justice through ongoing service here in Chicago. IVC accomplishes our mission through events such as our annual Halloween party for neighborhood elementary students and second semester sandwich making day. We also sponsor monthly service and justice projects that include adult literacy tutoring, tutoring elementary students, volunteering at soup kitchens and much more. As we seek to build a more just community, we look to the example of Jesus through prayer and reflection that inspire and sustain our commitment to a “faith that does justice.”  For more information, please visit the IVC website!
  • Student Ignatian Leadership Seminar

  • Kino Teens

    Kino Teens seek to embody the heritage of the Jesuit priest Padre Kino who was a defender of native peoples and a protector of their rights. In keeping with this ideal, Kino Teens is devoted to giving voice to migrants’ stories, to educate the school and community about the issues surrounding migration, to relate advocacy on behalf of migrants to the teachings of the Church, and to serve migrants through service and accompaniment.
  • Peer Tutoring

    The Peer Tutoring Organization gives students the opportunity to be Men and Women for Others by allowing them to share their intellectual gifts with each other. The members of the organization exemplify the grad at grad values through their commitment to helping their fellow classmates succeed academically.
  • Recycling Club

    Recyclers meet weekly after school to gather all materials from the blue recycling bins located throughout the classrooms and offices of Saint Ignatius. These materials are then sorted and boxed to be picked up by the recycling center. Freshmen may receive community service hours through their commitment to this valuable service.
  • Respect for Life

    The SICP Pro-Life League exists to raise awareness of the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.
  • SCSA (Students Committed to Social Action)

    Students participating in this club become actively involved with social issues and attempt to “make a difference” in world events . Participation in World AIDS Day, a Peace Vigil, the National Day of Silence, and letter writing campaigns are a few of our main projects.
  • Student Council

    This student organization provides an opportunity for young men and women to learn about leadership, organization skills, achievement, and team building. The council is composed of elected representatives for each class and led by an elected executive board. In addition to planning and sponsoring extracurricular events, members of Student Council actively participate in fundraisers, consciousness raising, and service projects.
  • Students Committed to Peace

Publications & Literary Organizations


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  • Diversity Club

    Diversity Club is an organization that promotes and leads diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and programs at Saint Ignatius. Through such activities as Mix-It-Up Day and Diversity Dialogues, Diversity Club fosters active school community awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion issues.
  • Film Society

    We are a group of cinemaphiles who meet to expand our appreciation of film as an art form. Discussions of films and voicing of various viewpoints helps to build self-confidence and a respect for the diversity among the students. One of our goals is to have a good time while learning more about films and our fellow Ignatians.
  • Future Wolfpack Politicians

  • Project Unity

    Project Unity is a club dedicated to expressing an open understanding of all people, regardless of identity. We address that all people deserve to be regarded with dignity within Catholic social teachings and work to remove the stigmas around identity and equality. As men and women for and with others and in an attempt to foster cura personalis, we are called to encourage acceptance of all, provide a safe haven for those who have been outcast by prejudice, and actively pursue the promotion of equality.
  • Tabletop Club

  • Wolfpack Media

    Students will explore the use of audio and digital video resources to document and broadcast school events. The events may be carried live over the Internet or stored as part of the school's digital media archives. These broadcasts will be available for instructional use in the classroom and for general informational use. Students will be exposed to the entire production process from the pre-production work of scripting and researching to the post-production work of audio and video editing.

Contact for More Information

For additional information on the Student Activities Program, please contact our department chair - Mrs. Maureen Lonergan '04 at maureen.lonergan@ignatius.org.
Phone       312.421.5900
Fax 312.421.7124