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Student Success & Campus Life

Improve your college experience by getting involved! 

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.

Clubs and Organizations

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), CLC Radio, Emerging Leaders Program and Phi Theta Kappa (honors society).

Events on campus

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.

Competitive Sports and Fitness

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.

Performing and Literary Arts

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.