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Generations of families have made membership in the Union League Club of Chicago a tradition. Native Chicagoans, newcomers to the city and non-resident members have found the Club provides a venue where they can make new acquaintances, participate in civic and cultural affairs, interact with other professionals and keep abreast of what is going on in the community.  For three consecutive terms in 2003, 2006 and 2009, the Union League Club was honored as a Platinum Club of America. In 2009, the Union League Club was ranked America’s #1 City Club by the Club Leaders Forum.

The Union League Club welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, as each member brings a unique perspective and enriches the Club. Members share a commitment to community and country. Membership is open to any United States citizen 21 years of age or older that is sponsored by two current members. Individuals who are not U.S. citizens may apply for Foreign National Privileges. A privilege holder enjoys full use of the Club but cannot vote or serve on governing bodies of the Club.
To receive a membership packet or information on Foreign National Privileges, including an application and current initiation fees and dues rates, kindly email membership@ulcc.org or call 312.435.4825.

Benefits of Belonging

  • Networking and business opportunities

  • 180 beautifully-appointed guest rooms 

  • Reciprocal arrangements with more than 200 clubs worldwide 

  • A variety of activities and events, from theater outings to family programs 

  • Award-winning chefs in three unique restaurants 

  • State-of-the-art Athletic Department that features a 5-lane swimming pool, cardio room, weight room, squash courts, specialty classes and personal trainers 

  • Spa facilities complete with massage, manicures, pedicures and hair styling 

  • Opportunities to work with a variety of philanthropic and civic groups 

  • Access to one of the largest and most important private collections of American art 

  • Access to Club events such as Homecoming, our Halloween Party and an opportunity to hear presentations by notables such as Sandra Day O’Connor and General Petraeus.

Monthly Dues

Dues are billed monthly based upon the category of membership. The three categories are: Resident, Metropolitan and Non-Resident. Eligibility for a category is based upon geography and age. 

Resident Members: Individuals who live or work in the city of Chicago or neighboring suburbs are classifed as Resident Members.

  • 21 to 24 years of age: $95 per month
  • 25 to 28 years of age: $122 per month
  • 29 to 32 years of age: $176 per month
  • 33 to 34 years of age: $227 per month
  • 35+ years of age: $285 per month

Metropolitan Members: Individuals whose home and work are in a series of zip codes approximately 20-35 miles from the Club (click here to view zip code chart) are classified as Metropolitan Members. 

  • Dues are $145 per month

Non-Resident Members: Individuals who live and work more than 35 miles from the Club are classified as Non-Resident. 

  • Dues are $100 per month and are billed quarterly

Admissions Process

The Admissions process takes an average of four to six weeks. The steps are as follows: 
  • Submission of a Proposal for Membership and check for the initiation fee (capital investment fee). All requested information must be filled out, including your social security number in order to process the proposal for membership. 
  • An original proposal with signature is preferred. This may be mailed or dropped off at the front desk of the clubhouse. Please use a dark pen and make sure that everything is legible. 
  • A reference form is sent to the three references listed on the proposal form who know the candidate personally. 
  • A one-on-one interview with a member of the Admissions Committee is arranged. 
  • The candidate’s name is posted in the lobby and on the Club’s website for review by the entire membership. 
  • The Admissions Committee makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors. 
  • The Board of Directors votes on the candidate. 
  • The candidate and his or her sponsors are advised of the Board action. 
  • Once elected the candidate attends an Orientation session.

For more information, please contact our Membership department at 312.435.4825 or membership@ulcc.org.