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Clubs & Organizations

Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities at DePaul College Prep. Student programs, clubs and co-curricular activities are an essential part of our mission to cultivate the well-rounded student. There are many opportunities for your to pursue your talents, expand your horizons, discover new interests and make life-long friends.

Academic Teams & Societies

Debate Team

Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature (formerly Science Club) provides unique opportunities for students of all grade levels that are interested in various fields of science to explore related topics through hands on activities, science trivia games, and on occasion, field trips.

French Honor Society

Société Honoraire de Français (French Honor Society) is an academic honorary organization that represents juniors and seniors who demonstrate their passion for French language and culture. Candidates must meet high academic criteria in French and be in good standing throughout their high school career.

History Club

The History Club is an umbrella for several activities associated with the Social Studies Department disciplines of economics, political science and history.

Mock Trial

The Mock Trial team introduces students to the American justice system, while studying and exploring how a case proceeds through the legal system from the investigation phase through trial.

Mock Trial meets in the fall to recruit and plan events. During spring, the team meets at least twice a week to prepare for the Howlett Cup Mock Trial Competition, which takes place at the Richard J. Daley Courthouse in late April. During the competition, students perform as lawyers and witnesses. A presiding judge and a jury of licensed attorneys judge each round. Leading up to the competition, the students work together to write and practice opening statements, direct and cross-examination questions and testimony, and closing arguments. They learn to use exhibits and evidence.

Our Mock Trial team competes against teams representing five Jesuit high schools, in addition to Fenwick High School.

Model UN

Launched in 2017, Model United Nations is an academic club that introduces students to diplomacy, negotiation and decision making. Model UN cultivates a broad range of skills including research, structuring an argument, debating of current issues, writing position papers, public speaking and negotiating; all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world. Students take on the role of ambassadors from countries that are members of the UN. Students debate current issues, draft resolutions, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN's rules of procedures.

National Chinese Honor Society

National Honor Society

National Honor Society recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. It is open juniors and seniors who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

 

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

Robotics Club

Robotics Club is open to students with and without experience in engineering and programming. Students have hands-on experience to design, structure and program functioning of robots. This demonstrates the concepts of mathematics, engineering and computing.

Scholastic Bowl

Scholastic Bowl is an IHSA sanctioned team academic competition that tests teamwork, quick recall ability and students' knowledge in social sciences, math, science, language arts, literature and fine arts. DePaul Preps team competes in league independent and IHSA tournaments.

Spanish Honor Society

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society) is an academic honorary organization that represents juniors and seniors who demonstrate their passion for Spanish language and culture. Candidates must meet high academic criteria in Spanish and be in good standing throughout their high school career.

Speech Team

The Speech Team at DePaul College Prep competes in both the IHSA and Chicago Catholic Forensics League. Throughout the season, students write argumentatively, work on character development, and learn to speak in a confident and eloquent way. Students work with their coaches to select pieces to compete in declamation, oral interpretation of literature, original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, duet acting, and dramatic performance.

Artistic Clubs

Art Club

Art Club provides students with many opportunities to stretch their imagination and creative muscle, in order to develop cultural and artistic expression.

Dance Club

For Dance Club, students meet once a week to learn new choreography and express new genres of dance. Open to all levels of dancers. Performances are showcased in our own concert in the spring and the annual Festival of the Arts.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

New for 2019!

Improv

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. Improv group practices their skills at not being prepared yet creating comedy and spirit.

Theater Society

The DePaul Prep Theater Society is dedicated to producing quality theatrical productions annually. The Theater Society has monthly meetings, field trips to local theater productions, and opportunities to get involved on the stage or behind the scenes. The Theater Society performs its productions at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Ukelele Club

Cultural Clubs

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union (BSU) provides courageous space inclusive of students of color and all the allies of the DePaul Prep community.  The club is designed for those seeking to spread awareness, share perspectives and concerns, develop positive individual and group identity, engage in civic participation, and dialogue with peers and adult advocates. 

Identity Club

International Club

The International Club is comprised of foreign exchange students from China, Vietnam and Korea. In celebrating their various ethnic backgrounds, we meet and work not only to share hardships and concerns but also to share experiences and successes.

Irish Society

New for 2019!

Spanish Club

Spanish Club is a unique opportunity for students to engage in Hispanic activities and invite others to share and learn about Latin American culture and tradition. Students gather together once a week to organize several events throughout the school year. Come, practice your Spanish and enjoy our fun filled activities organized by YOU the club members. ALL are welcome.

Leadership & Service Clubs

Missions & Giving Club

The Missions Club is DePaul Prep's student service club, supporting the community through volunteerism, raising money, hosting canned food drives or clothing drives and much more. In recent years, the Missions Club has supported the Ronald McDonald House, American Red Cross, Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force and the Chicago River Day Clean Up.

Launched in 2016, the student-driven Giving Circle was formed by students who recognized the impact students can have on the overall mission of our school community. The Giving Circle works with students, families and friends to raise money and review grant applications from teachers and coaches looking for support in the classroom, with a club or for a team.

Student Government

Student Government is an elected group of student leaders that acts as the voice of the student body at DePaul Prep. Elected members actively participate in the decision making and creation of student events for both social and charitable purposes. Student Council includes the executive board members and the general council of students.

Young Women's Leadership

Young Women's Leadership (YWL) is an organization that provides young women the opportunity to discover themselves through positive experiences in building their leadership, relational and management skills; and which will also encourage them to achieve personal goals successfully as they transition in adulthood.

YWL builds upon DePaul Prep's Core Values.; Faith, Respect, Excellence and Service. And is structured on Four Pillars: Healthy Choices, Mentoring, Debate and Public Speaking, and Service.

Sport & Social Clubs

Blue Crew

The Blue Crew is the school’s spirit group. They work with the goal of bringing the school community together as a whole, establishing unity with school spirit, and providing support to their fellow peers and their extra-curricular activities. The group increases attendance at school events and keep that Ram spirit alive!

Chess Club

eSports Club

eSports Club is an opportunity for students to participate in competitive gaming. Teams are formed to ensure a collaborative atmosphere, while instruction and training is also provided to learn game strategies. Various skill levels and a variety of games are implemented to meet the competitive gaming standards. eSports Club mission is to build life skills such as perseverance, teamwork, and decision making as well as providing them with a social community.

Fixies Club

The Fixies Club is dedicated to those who are interested in building and redesigning bikes. Engineers from ComEd volunteer to teach students to reconstruct bicycles for daily use and experimentation to develop new innovative designs. This is a hands on activity to complete different projects and to improve team building and design.

Health & Fitness

New for 2019!

Pack Chat Sports Club

voLTage Ultimate Frisbee

Student Publications

The Avenue - Online Newspaper

The Avenue is the online student newspaper. Students learn different styles of journalism, take photographs and make videos for the newspaper by expressing pop culture reviews, news of day, opinion pieces, sports and art culture.

Cup of Joe - News Broadcast

Cup of Joe is a student-conceived, created, written, and produced bi-weekly video news broadcast. Launched in the spring of 2018, Cup of Joe aims to bring DePaul Prep updates and news to the school community through segments, highlights, and interviews. Join the team!

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Mr. Chris Petersen

Mr. Chris Petersen

Dean of Student Activities
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