Student Life

You Belong Here

Join a club, run an event, get involved—at Elmhurst, you’ll find a welcoming community and a world of opportunities.

We believe that a college experience should be more than what happens in the classroom. It’s also about joining a community, stepping out of your comfort zone and discovering what sparks your passions.

That’s why we offer more than 100 ways to get involved. It’s also why we provide the support you need to thrive.

Welcome to Your New Home

Living on campus offers all the comforts of home, plus the convenience of a five-minute walk to classes, the gym and the coffee shop.

How to Get Involved

Join Greek life, serve in student government or play in the jazz band—we offer endless ways to explore your interests and discover new passions.

Explore Chicago

Borrow a College bicycle and take a five-minute ride to downtown Elmhurst, or head to downtown Chicago—just 30 minutes away on the Metra!

Your Health Comes First

Our Wellness Center offers the health and counseling services you need to thrive.

Keeping You Safe

We’re dedicated to protecting your safety and providing a welcoming, secure environment.

100 Student Organizations, Teams and Clubs

Get involved

20 NCAA Division III Teams

Join our team

350 Students Participate in Greek Life

Pick yours

2,000 Service Projects Completed by Students Each Year

Find your cause

8 Fraternities and Sororities

Go Greek

13 Houses and Apartment Buildings

Explore the options

Meet Our Students

I'm...

  • mastering the art of walking backwards as a "Jaywalker" student tour guide
  • going to present psychology research at a national conference
  • leading a project to create a commuter student lounge

Elmhurst values diversity—it’s the foundation of everything we try to do as a college and as a community.

Madiha Ahmed ’19

I'm...

  • an orientation student leader and coordinator
  • looking to make an impact as a high school history teacher
  • always up for a Burrito Bowl from Chipotle

I wouldn’t be the same without my OSL family. There are so many great relationships.

Claire Sychta ’18

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