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2020-2021 University Student Handbook 
2020-2021 University Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Engagement

Alumni Relations


1201 W. Harrison St., Suite 300
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday

(312) 942-7199


The Office of Alumni Relations provides a planned, coordinated program of services and activities of mutual interest and benefit to Rush University, the Medical Center and all alumni.

Honor Societies

Rush Medical College: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

The Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society comprises students, house staff and faculty who personify professionalism, leadership and academic achievement. Senior medical students who show promise of becoming leaders in medicine, residents who have demonstrated significant scholarly and professional contributions and physicians who have attained national distinction may be elected to membership. Fourth-year students are selected for membership by a committee of AOA faculty members based on academics, leadership, character, community service and professionalism.

Rush Medical College: Gold Humanism Honor Society
www.humanism-in-medicine.org www.gold-foundation.org/ghhs

The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is supported by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, and recognizes individuals who exemplify humanistic patient care and can serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine. Senior medical students and role model physicians who have “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service are included.” Medical students are selected by their peers during the early M4 year. The GHHS is engaged in campus activities at Rush, including the annual Lori Ann Roscetti lecture promoting humanism in medicine.

College of Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau - Gamma Phi Chapter

The College of Nursing has established the Gamma Phi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society of nursing. Members are selected on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated leadership. Prelicensure students become eligible for membership after completion of half their programs. Post-licensure generalist master’s, specialty master’s and doctoral students become eligible after their second terms of study.

Rush University: Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi is an honor society of scientists and engineers that recognizes scientific achievement, and encourages a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in different fields. Members who have shown noteworthy achievement as original investigators are elected. Associate members are elected to the society because of their initial research achievements, aptitude and potential. The Rush University chapter conducts the following:

  • Organizes the Sigma Xi Poster Session held during the Rush University Forum for Research and Clinical Investigation.
  • Recognizes outstanding student presenters with a certificate and cash award.
  • Provides travel awards twice a year to students who are first authors on poster or podium presentations at national or international meetings.