Clubs and Organizations

With nearly 30 active student organizations to choose from, there is something for everyone at Parkland College. Joining a student club lets you make new friends, serve your community, plan events, explore your interests, expand your talents, and build an impressive résumé of civic involvement. For information on how to join an organization, restart an inactive organization, or start a new one altogether, call the Office of Student Life at 217/351-2216 or contact Activities Program Manager Josh Clark at jclark@parkland.edu or 217/353-2627.


Student Organization Manual

Everything you need to know to run a successful student organization.

Co-Curricular Clubs & organizations

Co-curricular organizations are student organizations that are associated with Parkland academic programs and departments, honor societies, or other national organizations.

Alpha Phi Omega

Our organization's focus is on building friendships, improving leadership skills, and on helping our community in the CU area by volunteering at various different events/organizations around the CU area and Parkland.  

Meetings: Every Friday at 1:00 pm, U-140.

Email: Alpha Phi Omega

Art & Design Club

The purpose of the Art and Design Club is to enhance, enrich and foster members' exposure to art and creativity through various extra-curricular events including artist' talks, trips to art exhibition, technical demonstrations/workshops, professional development opportunities and hosting visiting artists.  The student-run organization is dedicated to supporting and promoting artistic development and a sense of community within the Art and Design program and Parkland College.

Meetings: Wednesday at Noon, Art Gallery, Gallery lounge or C-186.

Email: Art & Design Club


Astronomy Club

The Parkland Astronomy Club shares topics of astronomical and general scientific interest and promotes scientific learning and discovery on campus and in the community.

Meetings: Every other Monday at 3:00 pm, L-146 or Planetarium. 

Email: Astronomy Club


Parkland Business Club

The mission of this club is to help students who are interested in having a business someday, knowing how to lead, knowing how to deal with conflicts, and knowing how to work with others.  For each meeting, we provide a business speaker to talk about how things work when it comes to business.

Meetings: Every 4th Wednesday of the month at noon-1:00 pm,  X-125 

Email: Business Club


Club Access

We are a club that strives to improve the mental health and wellness of our peers.  Providing an outlet, plenty of fun and lots of information, we hope to reach many that may not have had a place before.  

Meetings: Every Monday at 1:00 pm, Student Life U-114.  

Email: Club Access


Engineering Club

The Parkland Engineering Club will apply the engineering skills we have learned in our classes and explore the tools and software used by engineers.  The club offers opportunities to collaborate with fellow engineers to design and build innovative projects.

Meetings: Thursday at Noon to 1:00 pm, M-126.  

Email: Engineering Club


German Club

German Club is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the German-speaking countries of Europe and/or learning and speaking German. No knowledge of German is required!  Come join us for lunch and language (English and German.)

Meetings: Every Monday at Noon-1:00 pm, D-204 (back room of Language lab, D-203.)

Email: German Club


Math Club

Math club is a free student organization that aims to promote students' interest in math.  Students from all majors are welcome to join our club any time throughout the year.  This club is always open to new ideas.  We can drop in at any time to participate in math games, hear lectures from guest speakers, engage in intellectual conversations, and meet new people.

Meetings: Friday at noon-1:00 pm.

Email: Math Club

Parkland College Student Education Association (PCSEA)

Parkland College Student Education Association is all about being able to make connections throughout Unit 4/ the Champaign/Urbana area with volunteer opportunities.  PCSEA also allows you to start making connections with people who are on the same path as you, teaching!  

Meetings: We do not have  set meetings organized yet.  We meet 2/3 times a month but it is never on the same day yet.  We are working on that still!

Email: PCSEA


Parkland Scholars Group

Parkland Scholars promotes and encourages learning, social justice, creativity, and academic excellence. 

Meetings: October 2nd, October 30th, and November 13th, D-165.

Email: Parkland Scholars


Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the official general honor society of two-year colleges.  To be eligible, a student must have completed at least 12 hours of college-level  coursework and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.  Membership benefits include access to millions of dollars of exclusive scholarships, guidance for college transfers, online professional development programs for students in transfer and workforce pathways, leadership opportunities, networking, and travel to regional and national conferences.  Our award-winning chapter also participates in campus community, and volunteer projects. 

Meetings: 1st Wednesday at 3:00 pm, L-216.  3rd Tuesday at noon, X-101.  Officers-Mondays at 3:30 pm, cafeteria.

Email:  Phi Theta Kappa

Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHA)

This is a student chapter of the American Dental Hygienists' Association.  ADHA Student Chapters are officially recognized organizations that operate within dental hygiene programs across the country.  You must be a dental hygiene student to participate.  Our mission is to promote oral health and assist in the community with oral health education.

Meetings: 1st Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm, L-147.

Email: SADHA


Science Club

The Parkland Science Club aims to bring students together to explore and discuss many different disciplines of science.  We have hands-on activities and guest speakers that discuss topics such as research and science careers.  Everyone is welcome-you do not need to be a science major to join!

Meetings: 1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesday at 12:00-1:00 pm, C-118.

Email:  Science Club


Veterinary Technology Club

This is a club for those in the Veterinary Technology Program to come together as a group and to get to know one another.  Through the span of a year we do multiple fundraisers, events, and get together's.  And at the end of the year, we do a fun trip for the group to celebrate the end of the year.

Meetings: Every other Thursday at noon, L-111.

Email: Vet Tech Club


Multi-Cultural clubs & organizations

Multi-cultural organizations are student organizations that are founded around a certain culture, identity, or belief.

Catholics @ Parkland

Catholics @ Parkland organization was created to offer students opportunities to share, pray and learn more about the Catholic faith.  The club works closely with the St. John Catholic Newman Center to provide catholic ministries to the students at Parkland College. 

Meetings: Every Wednesday from noon-2:00 pm, Gallery.

Email:


Club Latino

Club Latino is for those who want to serve their community, learn about Hispanic/Latino culture and want to have fun.  We spend our time doing service activities, kick-back activities and having club meetings where we discuss what we want to do next.  Join us for free pizza!

Meetings: Every Thursday at Noon, Student Life U-111.

Email: Club Latino


International Students Association

The International Students Organization is designed to promote social and friendship opportunities to the international student community at Parkland College.  All students are welcome to come have fun with us!

Meetings: Every Thursday at noon-1:00 pm, X-148.

Email: International Student Association


Japanese Culture Club

Explore common interests in Japanese culture and experiences along with students of the Japanese language. Japanese Culture Club provide opportunities for Parkland students to have fun learning about Japanese art forms, history, language, food, and more.

Meetings: Every Thursday at noon, D-105.

Email: Japanese Culture Club

Parkland PRIDE!

Parkland PRIDE is a student group that encourages collaboration, fellowship, and awareness regarding the spectrum of sexual and gender identities, and embraces membership from students of all affinities.

Meetings: Fridays at 1:00-1:50 pm, X-148.

Email: Parkland PRIDE!


Student Veterans Association at Parkland (SVAP)

This organization is intended to foster esprit de corps among college veterans and promote understanding of veterans issues, cultivate student veterans concerns through scheduled meetings, advocacy, social, and recreational activities, create a space where student veterans can come together and feel a sense of connectivity given the nature of their unique past experience and establish a network of support. 

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month at noon, Veterans Resource Center. 

Email: Student Veterans Association at Parkland

Recreational Clubs

Recreational organizations are student organizations that are based around a common interest or activity.


Board Game Club

To build a board game community where anyone is welcome to come play new and old board games, as well as to make new friends, have a good time and relieve stress.

Meetings: Thursday at 11:00 am-2:00 pm & Friday at noon to 3:00 pm, X-125. 

Email: Parkland Board Game Club


Inactive clubs

Adult Student Club

Meetings:

Email: Adult Student Club


Black Student Association

Meetings:

Email: BSA

Brother 2 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.

Meetings: 

Email: Brother 2 Brother


Parkland CRU

Interested in Bible-guided study and worship, fellowship, and spiritual growth? 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. 

Meetings: 

Email: Parkland CRU


Elevate

Meetings:

Email: Elevate

English Conversation Club

Meetings: 

Email: ECC


Habitat for Humanity

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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. 

Meetings:

Email: Parkland Motorsports


Parkland Christian Fellowship

Meetings:

Email: PCF

Parkland Running Club

The Running Club meets twice a week for group runs around Parkland College and other sites around the Champaign-Urbana community. This club is open to all Parkland students interested in starting or continuing a weekly running routine, staying healthy and relieving stress through exercise, meeting new people, and doing fun group running activities. 

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Phi Alpha Chi (AG Club)

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

Meetings: 

Email: Phi Alpha Chi


Social Justice Club

To promote equality and justice, and address issues that impact our campus community. 

Meetings:

Email: Social Justice Club


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.

Meetings: 

Email:  SNAP


Sustainability Club

Meetings: 

Email: Sustainability Club


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.

Meetings:

Email:Surgical Technology Club