About

At Roosevelt University, students ask significant questions. They seek answers through research and creative endeavors, and share and apply their knowledge in ways that actualize the university’s mission of creating socially conscious citizens. At Roosevelt, we encourage engagement in research and creative mission-related scholarship from the moment you arrive on campus.

The Office of Student Research (OSR) believes that inquiry, discovery, and creative scholarship are central to students’ academic and personal growth, as well as their intellectual development. We seek to cultivate a vibrant community of learners from across the university, as the student body’s engagement in knowledge creation is transformative for the university community as a whole. The OSR seeks to nurture and encourage students to transform their academic experiences under the mentorship of Roosevelt faculty by expanding opportunities for students that facilitate, support, fund, and recognize student research and mission-related creative and scholarly projects. Through the OSR’s fellowship and learning academies, we aim to foster students’ disciplinary competencies as well as various transferable skills, including leadership, collaboration, active learning, critical thinking, intellectual independence, and creative problem solving.

Our website is intended to be a hub for information about developing and funding research. We welcome you to browse through and learn more about research and creative inquiry activities around the university, the city and beyond! 

We also welcome students at any stage of the research or creative inquiry process to participate in OSR workshops, Student Research Ambassador activities, student working groups. We also welcome students seeking guidance to set up meetings, to learn about students' goals and discuss the best path forward. During individual meetings, staff will review proposals, work through ideas, connect you with resources, and help identify mentors.

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Students, Faculty and Staff can make our website better by using the forms contained in the drop-down menus below to submit information about on & off campus activities. Information shared here will be reviewed by staff and posted on the site. We welcome RU community members to share information about: 

  • On & off-campus research and creative scholarship events  
  • On & off-campus funding for student research & creative scholarship activities
  • Student presentation & publication activities 
  • Announcing RU student & alumni award  & fellowship recipients for research & creative scholarship
  • On-campus work & student groups

To stay up to date on the latest information about our workshops and presentations, please visit our News and Announcements blog!

Contact Info

Office of Student Research
AUD 711
312-341-6457

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Policy Research Collaborative
AUD 711
312-341-6457