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:

Amature Radio Club

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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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Art League provides the interested art student with extracurricular visual arts activities for a variety of events and outreach in the community for art education advocacy. The Art League provides a variety of avenues for visual arts expression and involvement. 

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To enhance and facilitate the education of auto mechanics to individuals who have an interest in the automotive industry. 

Careers Without Limits

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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.

CMYK Club

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This club brings graphic design students together to exchange ideas and information, and foster collaboration. 

Collegiate FFA

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Collegiate FFA provides professional development opportunities helping students get an edge in today’s job market. 

Creative Writing Club

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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. 

 

Culinary Arts

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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

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To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. 

 

HIT

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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

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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

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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.

GLBTF

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The Rend Lake College GLBTF 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 GLBTF 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 GLBTF 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

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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.

PTK

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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

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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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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. 

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Rend Lake College competes in the NJCAA Region XXIV and is a member of the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. For more information, click the icon.

 

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