Student Life

Student Life at East-West

Connect and Grow in Community

The University experience is about more than classes, studying, exams, and homework. The life you lead outside the classroom can contribute as much to your growth and college success. Student activities can be the thread that sews your entire college experience together while forging potential lifelong friendships along the way.

Phantoms Basketball

Learn more about the Phantoms, East-West University's Men's Basketball Team competing in the USCAA - home of the small college national championships.

Extracurricular Activities

‍East-West University offers a variety of athletic and non-athletic extracurricular activities for its students. Below are just a few student clubs/organizations/teams available for students to participate in for the current academic school year:

  • Basketball Team: The Phantoms
  • Majorettes (dance and cheer): The Prancing Phantoms
  • Volleyball Team: Lady Phantoms
  • One-on-One Tournament
  • Track & Field
  • Intramural Basketball
  • Speaking Volumes Group
  • Newspaper: The Phantom Press
  • Story Slam Competition
  • Biggest Looser Competition
  • Annual Learn & Travel European Trip
  • University Field Trips

Interested in Starting a New Student Club/Organization?

See your academic advisor in the Office of Counseling and Student Affairs, Theresa Valdes ([email protected], W813), for more details on how to petition for a new student club/organization, team, or activity. Looking for other athletic teams? Check with Coach Tommie Posley for information regarding athletics at East-West University (Coach Posley can be found in the Basketball gymnasium on the 4th floor, SLC, or email him at [email protected]).

Student Activities Committee

The mission of the Student Activities Committee is to promote meaningful student involvement, facilitate leadership development, and encourage student growth. We deepen our East-West University experience through enriching student clubs, organizations, peer mentoring, and extracurricular activities. Students work together with the Counseling and Student Affairs Academic Advisor to advance a student-centered experience.

The Flats: Student Housing

The Flats at East-West University

The Flats at East-West University are the premier choice among student apartments in South Loop. You won’t find accommodations quite like these anywhere else in the neighborhood. Apartments are designed to make your life in downtown Chicago a little more luxurious. When you live at The Flats, you’ll join a welcoming community of students who play as hard as they work. You’ll have the option to select from studio, two bedroom, and three bedroom floor plans. You’ll enjoy a wide range of amenities perfect for students including a basketball court, plenty of study spaces, and resident lounge spaces.

Student Success Center

We're Here to Help You!

Are you looking for help with stress and anxiety, confidence and self-esteem, academic struggles and time management, mental and emotional issues, etc.? Look no further!

As an East-West University student, the Student Success Center (SSC) offers you a slew of services for FREE including tutoring, counseling, and disability accommodations. Whether you are in need of help with academic or non-academic related issues, we are here to help you. No need to worry - all services rendered are strictly confidential. So, don’t wait. Visit the Student Success Center team today and get the help you need!

Study Abroad

Join Us in 2024 for "The Black Experience" in Europe

Join East-West University Professor Carl Cooper for this unique study abroad experience in May 2024. Designed to provide insight to the African diaspora, this program approaches the cultures, sites and rich histories of each European landmark city through the lens of the Black Experience. Through expert facilitated discussions and guided learning, topics such as change and continuity and historical significance will prompt new and engaging perspectives while inviting critical thinking about the evolution of these communities, their complex pasts, and vibrant presents. Contact Professor Cooper to learn more at [email protected].

Study in Chicago

Accessible, Affordable, Accomplished, and Incredible

Whether you are a local Chicago resident looking for an affordable college education close to home or an international student looking for an accomplished degree somewhere new, Chicago offers many opportunities with easy transportation and access to countless famous attractions. Located right off of Chicago's popular Michigan Ave. in the heart of the city, East-West University is steps away from entertainment, museums, sporting venues, and beautiful lakefront parks along Lake Michigan.

Campus Events

From International Day to Homecoming

East-West University hosts student events and field trips throughout the year. From International Day and the Summer Bash to Homecoming and Black History Month, there are many ways for you to get involved in our diverse and close-knit community.

Phantom Press

The Phantom Press Student Newspaper

The Phantom Press student newspaper gives students the opportunity to learn about all phases of print publication and to discover their own stories from their own experiences and interactions with their fellow students.

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