Clubs & Activities
Opportunities for the development of leadership, social and interpersonal relationships, skills and character are made available to RLC students through organizations and activities on campus. The college has several clubs and organizations to meet the needs of students, including:
The general purpose of the Agriculture Club is for students to come together and discuss events to help promote the agricultural industry. This organization will help the students get to know people in business and industry as well as in the community while working with them to help promote the agricultural industry. Contact us
More InformationThe objective of the Art Association is to set up Art Scholarship fundraising opportunities for Rend Lake College’s Art Department. Funds raised will be used solely for Art Scholarships for students taking ART prefix courses at Rend Lake College.
Membership and participation are free from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. Membership eligibility will be for any student, parent, alumni, organization, or friends of Rend Lake College, who has taken or been involved in Rend Lake Colleges Art Department, shall be eligible for membership.
Membership expectation is for participation in fundraising efforts thru: time, attendance and contribution of work. Active members will be required to attend at least one of the regularly scheduled meetings each Fall and Spring semester. These active members may qualify to be in the running for Rend Lake College Art Scholarships.Special meetings may be called if needed.
Rend Lake Chi Alpha is a inter-denominational Christian fellowship where students from all walks of faith are welcome. Focus is on growing in missions, fellowship, prayer, worship, and discipleship. Leadership training opportunities to see students trained to transform the campus, the marketplace, and the world are available. The club meets Tuesday evenings at 7 in room VOC 102. All students are welcome. They don’t have to be Christians to come. This club wants all students to know it is a safe place to explore their walk in Faith. Contact us
The Rend Lake College Creative Writing Club was formed to embrace the joy of reading, to celebrate creative writing in all its forms, and to foster community involvement. At monthly meetings, CWC members engage in lively discussions about all genres of literature. We also critique the writing of club members in a welcoming and encouraging environment. The CWC is open to all who love literature and the good company of like-minded readers and writers.
More InformationAll 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.
More InformationThe Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a national organization that operates according to an internally written statement of faith. This statement consists of nine points based on Bible teachings and Christian principles. Each point has a corresponding scripture. All staff and ministry leaders agree with and operate according to the FCA statement of faith.
Core values: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes lists four core values for its ministry: Integrity; Serving; Teamwork; and Excellence. Each core value has a corresponding scripture.
Leadership: While all students are welcome to attend FCA Huddles, students in leadership are required to sign a Statement of Faith and a Sexual Purity Statement.
More InformationThe Rend Lake College LGBTQA 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 LGBTQA 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 LGBTQA 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.
Lynanne Page - [email protected], ext 1773
Charlotte Loss - [email protected], ext. 1714
The RLC Thespians practice a form of acting called Comedy Improvisation. They perform the same kind of quick-thinking acting exercises as seen on television's "Who's Line is it Anyway," as well as the exercises "Second City" school of Improvisational acting has mastered. This sort of acting led to the popular Saturday Night Live television series, still running since the 1970s! Each January, the RLC Thespians host a night of comedy free to the general public. This night usually takes place the last Thursday in January and begins at 7 p.m. and lasts about an hour in length. The Thespians encourage audience participation in all the improvisational games played.
The Thespians also rehearse written scripts and perform skits based on current events or issues that teach lessons. Each spring, the Thespians perform the children’s play, “Flummoxed Fairy Tales” for community grade schools. Club meetings take place each Friday in the theatre from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. To become a Thespian, you have to be a current RLC student (full or part-time) and regularly attend club meetings throughout the school year.