Take full advantage of everything that the College of Lake County has to offer! Get involved in student clubs, organizations, leadership training, athletics, performance groups and more. By becoming active in campus life, you will learn new things, help bring about positive change and make lots of new friends. And research shows that students’ time management skills, overall satisfaction and GPA often improve when they are active in student activities and campus life.
At CLC, you will find a huge variety of educational, social, cultural and recreational opportunities to choose from, including more than 40 active clubs and organizations. When you get involved in student activities you’ll acquire the resume-building skills in teamwork and leadership that employers and transfer colleges are looking for. In addition to clubs, you’ll find many opportunities through the Student Government Association (Student Senate), Program Board (which plans events on campus), The Chronicle (student newspaper), Lancer Radio, Campus Leaders for Community Service and Phi Theta Kappa (honors society).
Another way to get involved is to attend campus events like our outdoor movies, Valentine’s Day/Death by Chocolate, Mardi Gras and Fall Harvest. You’ll have many events to choose from because nearly every week, there is some cultural, educational, social or recreational event. And learning about them is easy—just look for the posters in the hallways or postings on the CLC website and in the weekly enewsletter sent to students. You can even become a part of planning events by serving on the Program Board.
Whether you were a high school star or just enjoy playing competitively, you can suit up as a Lancer. Athletics at CLC includes 13 competitive teams! And because a good education addresses the whole person—mind and body, we also offer a full program of fitness and wellness services and activities.
If you’re the creative type who loves to perform or write, CLC offers a tremendous variety of ways to continue your art or explore something new! You can play an instrument in one of our four instrumental music ensembles, dance in the Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe, sing in one of our choirs, or work behind the scenes or on stage for one of our five yearly theatre productions. If creative writing is your talent, submit your work to CLC’s student publication, Prairie Voices or to the award-winning Willow Review.
“I rediscovered my love of chemistry at CLC. My professor was such a great teacher and passionate about chemistry that it was easy to go to class and learn.”
“CLC offers so much more than cost savings. I’ve received an excellent education that’s a good stepping stone to my goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.”
“CLC is such a welcoming environment for international students. Within my first year here, I was helping other international students as a student ambassador.”
“CLC has absolutely played a role in changing my educational and career goals. I had space to explore different fields and talk to many knowledgeable people about careers and opportunities.”
“I loved my education courses. The professors bring a lot of experiences into their classrooms, and everything we learn builds from class to class.”
“I have enjoyed all the instructors in the horticulture department, especially their expertise and practical work experiences. All the classes that I have taken are pertinent to my career choice.”
“Even if money hadn’t been an issue for me, I think CLC still would have been the right decision for me because of the wonderful things that I took with me from the college.”
“Really get to know your professors; they are the ones who will write you a letter of recommendation in a few years, so keep in touch with them.”
“College is the best decision I ever made. As a senior at Zion-Benton High School, I received a scholarship to CLC. I thought, “This is an opportunity.””
“I traveled to Peru for a two-week trip with five other CLC students as part of CLC’s first service-learning trip abroad. We were able to do good and experienced Peru’s breath-taking eco-systems.”
“The Truck Driver Training course built my confidence and really prepared me well for a successful career in this field.”
“I chose CLC’s Small Business Development Center for guidance and help meeting people who have already gone through the process of starting a business. They are a great team of experts to have on my side.”
“I became the first community college student accepted as an intern at a newsroom in Erie, Penn., thanks to my experiences on The CLC Chronicle and working with Professor Kupetz. That first internship opened many doors for me.”
“I am currently working part-time as a paralegal while enrolled as a full-time student in Roosevelt University’s Paralegal Studies program. If I had not received the education I had from CLC, I would not have the part-time job.”
“CLC was great preparation for transfer to a four-year school. I got comfortable with my abilities, and I was confident when I transferred to NIU. At CLC, I was also able to explore different courses and my interests.”
“There is something about CLC’s environment and the professors that makes your experience very enjoyable and helps you to do well academically.”
“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
“CLC is a melting pot; a microcosm of America. The students come from so many different backgrounds and contexts, that you learn almost as much from your classmates as you do from your courses.”
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