Clubs & Activities

Opportunities for the development of leadership, social and interpersonal relationships, skills and character are made availabel to RLC students through organizations and activities on campus. The college has sseveral clubs and organizations to meet the needs of students, including:

Amature Radio Club

The Rend Lake College Amateur Radio Club (RLCARC) promotes the use of amateur radio for communications ranging from hobby to emergency communications. The club is an affiliated Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) club. The club currently meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in the Advanced Technology Center room ATC 165.  Students do not have to be a licensed amateur to join.

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Careers Without Limits

Careers without Limits is a career technical education student support group focused on students who are pursuing an education in a nontraditional occupation (an occupation in which 25% or less of a particular gender is employed) but open to all CTE students. Special speaker events and networking session are scheduled periodically throughout each semester.



Collegiate FFA


Creative Writing Club


Culinary Arts

All students enrolled as Culinary Arts majors are automatically members in the Culinary Arts Club. However, membership is not limited to culinary students, all RLC students are welcome to participate. The club engages in various food related fund raising events to support enrichment activities that are related to the Hospitality Industry such as field trips, culinary tours and food shows.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes



The Health Information Technology (HIT) Club is made up of Health Information Technology and Medical Coding students. The club meets throughout the school year. It is a great time for students to meet and take part in fun activities on the college campus.  Annual fundraising is held by the club. All HIT club fundraising participates are eligible to attend the Illinois Health Information Management Association’s annual convention; along with their instructors. This is a great opportunity for HIT and Medical Coding students to attend student sessions and network with Health Information Management professionals.

Lamda Nu

Lambda Nu- Rad Tech students that have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in all Rad Tech classes are invited to become members of this elite Honor Society. There is also the RAD TECH Club which is open to all current Radiology students. Members help fundraise through various activities to go towards trips and other activities.

Leadership and Success

The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed.  The Society is an invitation based honor society.  Invitations are sent at the beginning of each fall semester. 


The Rend Lake College LGBTA club was initiated by a former student who saw a lack of organized support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered students, and allies of those groups. The club is striving to raise awareness of LGBTA issues, such as discrimination and bullying, establish 'safe places' on campus, and provide an outlet where students can meet other students in the gay community. The club has had a Facebook group to allow students to communicate about issues or to promote events for the LGBTA community in the Rend Lake College area. The club has participated in Fun Fest and hopes to continue participation in other campus activities and community activities.

Nursing Club

Nursing students are encouraged to join the Rend Lake College Nursing Club. This group offers the student an opportunity to be involved in a professional group.


The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. PTK in an invitation based honor society. Students need to accumulate a minimum of 12 credit hours and a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Invitations are sent following the completion of the fall semester. 

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors represented the college in a variety of activities. This may include planning and participating in campus activities such as Fun Fest and Homecoming, as well as assisting with campus tours, high school visits and career/college fairs.

Thespians Club


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Anyone interested in learning more about student clubs andorganizations is invited to call Student Services at Ext. 1343.