Parkland College Cobras have 8 intercollegiate athletic teams that compete in: Baseball, Basketball-Women’s and Men’s, Golf-Men’s, Soccer-Women’s and Men’s, Softball-Women and Volleyball-Women. Our teams are very respected both regionally and nationally. Parkland College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA Division II), also a member of Region 24 and the Mid-West Athletic Conference. Our Cobras teams have earned 7 NJCAA National Championships, multiple national runner-ups, numerous regional and conference championships in all of our sports. Admission to all Cobra sporting events is free to all Parkland College students, faculty, and staff (Parkland College ID is required).
If a Parkland College student is interested in trying out for one of our teams, they should visit the Athletic department website or call 217/351-2226.
Parkland College offers over 30 student clubs and organizations designed to help students make new friends, get involved in community service, and explore their specific interests and talents. To learn more about the active clubs and organizations or to start a new one please visit the Clubs and Organization website.
Parkland College Fitness Center is one of our most prized gems and is an impressive facility. Our state-of-the-art fitness center has multiple cardio machines, free weights, and the ability to work with a personal trainer.
If you have questions on hours of operation, how to schedule an appointment, etc., please visit the Fitness Center website or call 217/353-2195.
The Student Government (SGA) is a body of elected student leaders who serve the Parkland Student body by promoting a campus that has high standards of academic integrity and citizenship. The SGA promotes student spirit, communication, and fellowship among students and provides student input on campus programs, policies, and activities. To learn more or to get involved, visit the Student Government website.
Develop your leadership skills through workshops, intensive leadership experiences, hands-on activities, and in-depth discussions. This leadership certificate program prepares Parkland students to take on leadership roles in the classroom, in their jobs, and in personal endeavors. Find out more about how to get involved so you can be eligible for 50% tuition waivers and add the student leadership certificate to your Parkland transcript. Visit the Student Leadership Academy website for more information.
Parkland College’s award-winning student newspaper since 1968, the Prospectus reporters, contributors, and editors are exclusively students of Parkland College. Find out more about getting involved with the Prospectus website. You can also check out the latest news here.