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Clubs & Organizations

With 40+ student organizations to choose from, you’ll find there’s something for everyone at Parkland College. Have fun while you make new friends, serve your community together, plan events, reach goals, expand your talents––and build an impressive résumé of civic involvement. Call Student Life at 217/351-2492 for more information or login to my.parkland.edu.


ACCESS
Club ACCESS creates awareness of issues and opportunities for students with varying abilities as well as provides networking and support for these students. The club is open to all students of various abilities and to all students who wish to be allies.

African Students Organization*
Develop a greater awareness and appreciation of African heritage, culture, and ideologies. ASO is open to all students interested in these issues and perspectives.

Alpha Phi Omega
The Parkland College chapter (Alpha Zeta Omega) of this national service fraternity helps students develop leadership skills, promotes friendship among members, and provides service to the community.
 
Applied Media Promotions (AMP) 
A student driven strategic communications firm that provides students with opportunities to enhance their writing, critical thinking, and creative skills by producing promotional materials for organizations at Parkland and non-profits in the Champaign-Urbana community. AMP is open to all students. For more information email amp@parkland.edu.

Astronomy Club
This club for students interested in astronomy offers club scholarships for students taking Astronomy courses.

Black Student Association
Connecting students of African American heritage to Parkland and the community, this group promotes academic success, provides social and recreational opportunities, and develops leadership skills for its members.

Brother to Brother
Geared to support the college experience for Black males at Parkland College, this group helps identify the scope of African American issues as they relate to intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

Business Club
The Business Club supports and promotes the interests of students in business programs at Parkland College, including professional experiences, recruitment and retention.

Business Student First Year Community

Parkland offers "First Year Communities," support groups for freshmen with similar goals. The Business Student First Year Community includes reading strategies and study skills are related to what is required to excel as a student in a business, marketing and management major. Click for more information.
 
Catholics @ Parkland
This group works to allow Catholic students opportunities to learn more about and discuss the Catholic faith. Catholics @ Parkland is open to all students interested in these issues and perspectives.

Chess Club
Chess Club, open to both experienced and novice players, promotes fellowship and analytical thinking through chess playing and competition.

Club Latino
Club Latino works to create awareness of the Latino/a heritage and culture by developing a community for learning and growth for all students. The group is open to students interested in Latino/a issues and perspectives. Click for more information.
Advisor: Charles Larenas D-169 217/353-2161

College Democrats*
The College Democrats group offers college students a unique opportunity to volunteer, serve, and support Democratic candidates and issues.

College Republicans*
The College Republicans group offers college students a unique opportunity to volunteer, serve, and support Republican candidates and issues.

Criminal Justice Club
Student members gain hands-on experience and exploration of the criminal justice field. Criminal Justice Club is open to all students interested in this career field.

Cru
Interested in Bible-guided study and worship, fellowship, and spiritual. This group may interest you; you’ll also develop contacts with other chapters nationwide. Cru is open to all students interested in supporting these goals.
 
English Conversation Club
Receive informal opportunities for conversing in English. International cultures are welcome.

Equine/Riding Team
This group promotes and supports aspects of the Equine Management program and the Parkland College Riding Team. Equine/Riding Team is open to all students interested in this field of study and this sport.

French Club
Explore the French language and learn cultural aspects of the nation. French Club is open to fluent speakers as well as those learning the language, and all other interested students are welcome.
 
Floral Design Club
Learn principles of artistic design and broaden your educational opportunities through firsthand experiences in horticultural businesses and floral competitions.

German Club
German Club promotes the study and application of the German language and cultural aspects of the nation. It is open to fluent speakers and those learning the language, as well as other interested students.

Health Professions First Year Community

Parkland offers "First Year Communities," support groups for freshmen with similar goals. The Health Professions First Year Community linked course work focuses on health-preparatory science topics and prepare you for future required courses such as BIO 121 and CHEM 106. Click for more information.

Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA), Parkland Chapter
Parkland’s IPLSA chapter encourages the development of a professional consciousness, an awareness of working together cooperatively, and student networking with land surveying professionals.

International Students Association
Enjoy learning about the traditional cultural aspects and contemporary perspectives of international students at Parkland College. The ISA is open to all students interested in these goals.

Japanese Culture Club
Explore common interests in Japanese culture and experiences along with students of the Japanese language. Japanese Culture Club is open to fluent speakers and those learning the Japanese language, as well as those interested in our stated goals.
 
Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSAA)
Members of the LDSAA can find encouragement and support in achieving academic and life goals as well as provide service to the campus and community. LDSAA is open to all students interested in these goals.
 
Muslim Students Association
This group provides a forum for Muslim and non-Muslim students to discuss and learn about Islam and its perspectives. MSA is open to all students interested in these issues and goals.

National Association of Home Builders, Parkland College Student Chapter
Further explore and develop professional opportunities and experiences in the Construction Design & Management program at Parkland College.
Advisor: Greg Walburg M-116 217/373-3784

Parkland Christian Fellowship
Students can become more aware of and committed to principles of the Christian faith through fellowship, study, and devotionals. PCF is open to all students interested in these goals.

Parkland College Student Education Association
Interested in a career in education? You can develop contacts and educational experiences through this pre-professional program.

Parkland Engineering Society*
Engage in intellectual and imaginative creation within the engineering sciences. Parkland Engineering Society is open to all students interested in this goal.

Parkland Motorsports
The Parkland Motorsports Club provides activities that enhance learning, develops team work and leadership skills, and provides networking opportunities for students in the Parkland Automotive program. The club offers opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom and take pride in their program and school.

Parkland Pride!
This group supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and seeks to educate the Parkland community on issues related to the LGBTQ population. Parkland Pride! is open to all students regardless of sexual orientation, as well as to all students who wish to be allies.

Parkland Scholars Group
This community for Parkland scholars and honors students focuses on service learning, recruitment, and retention.

Phi Alpha Chi
This organization supports and promotes the interests of the Agricultural programs at Parkland College, including recruitment and retention.

Phi Theta Kappa
Parkland’s chapter (Alpha Psi Eta) of this international honor society for two-year colleges provides leadership development and service opportunities for young scholars as well as recognizes and encourages scholarly achievements.

Pre-Law Club
If you would like greater awareness of the legal and judicial process, you are encouraged to join this forum, which offers the exchange of information and education in and out of the classroom. Pre-Law Club is open to all students.

Parkland United for Student Health (PUSH)
Develop a culture of wellness among fellow students and educate the Parkland community on healthy living issues, by participating in this group.

Respiratory Care Student Association
This group supports and promotes the interests of students in the Respiratory Care program, including recruitment and retention.

Rotaract
Rotaract promotes students’ personal and professional development through service to the Parkland community and residents with the Parkland district.

Secular Student Alliance at Parkland College
This alliance promotes open, rational, and scientific examination and a community for various believers outside of organized religion through educational programming and activities. Secular Student Alliance is open to all students of various beliefs at Parkland College.

Sister to Sister
Geared to support the college experience of Black female students at Parkland College, this group identifies the scope of African American issues as they relate to intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHA)
Students in the Dental Hygiene program can receive support through this pre-professional organization offering service learning, recruitment, and retention events and opportunities.

Student Alliance for Multicultural Ed. (SAME
)*
This group supports the diverse, multicultural aspects of undergraduate education.

Student Nurses Association at Parkland (SNAP)
SNAP supports and promotes the interests of students in the Parkland Nursing program through events and activities involving service learning, recruitment, and retention.

Student Veterans at Parkland (SVAP)
This organization supports and assists U.S. Military veterans transitioning from service to civilian life as it concerns returning to the educational environment.
 
Trading Card Association
If you like trading card gaming styles and formats, you are encouraged to participate in this group.

Together We Achieve: A First Year Community for African American Men
Everyone needs a place to belong and grow strong academically. Together We Achieve (TWA) may just be that place for you at Parkland College. Students in TWA take five classes together with extra support to adjust to the demands of college life and complete assignments with excellence. Click for more information.

Surgical Technology Club
Students in the Surgical Technology program can share clinical experiences, develop their leadership skills and professionalism, and support each other throughout their growth in the program through this club.

Veterinary Technicians Association
The VTA supports and promotes the interests of students in the Veterinary Technology program at Parkland College, through pre-professional activities that focus on service learning, recruitment, and retention.
 
 
*Currently inactive
 

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