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Campus Life

Students who get involved and connect with peers do better in classes. There are many ways to get involved as a Lancer. Meet new people, make friends and feel more at home at CLC. Enrich your campus life and get involved.

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Student Activities and Inclusion

When you get involved in student activities you’ll acquire the resume-building skills in teamwork and leadership that employers and transfer colleges are seeking. In addition to clubs, you’ll find many opportunities through other organizations and involvement opportunities.


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Intercollegiate athletics is an important part of student life. CLC teams compete in 12 intercollegiate sports through CLC’s membership in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

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James Lumber Center (JLC) for the Performing Arts

The James Lumber Center is a state-of-the-art facility ideal for showcasing the power and value of the performing arts in Lake County. The Center hosts professional touring events and concerts, as well as college music, dance and theatre department performances and productions. Check out events at the JLC.

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Performing, Visual & Literary Arts

If you’re the creative type who loves to perform or write, CLC offers opportunities to continue your art or explore something new! 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 a theatre production. If creative writing is your talent, submit your work to CLC’s student publication, Prairie Voices, or to the award-winning Willow Review.

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Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art

The Wright Gallery is a great cultural resource, committed to displaying the works of Illinois artists and increasing the visibility of nationally known artists in Lake County. The gallery often displays artwork talented CLC students have produced during their fine arts courses.