Clubs and Organizations

With nearly 20 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, contact Student Life at or 217/351-3492.

Student Organization Manual

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

Active Student Organizations

Interested in joining any of the organizations below? Send a message to the advisors or officers for more information!

Ag Club (Phi Alpha Chi)

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

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega is the single most represented co-educational intercollegiate service organization in the United States. It is the vision of Alpha Phi Omega to create inclusive communities for a more peaceful world in which to make a life, by developing leaders, uniting members through friendship and rendering service to all.

Advisors: W. Jason Strutz (; Brian Nudelman (

President: Sarah Jacobson (

Treasurer: Liam Campbell (

Meeting: Fridays @ 2 pm in U140

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.

Astronomy Club

The club offers an opportunity for the Parkland community to share our love of the universe through stargazing, looking at the Sun, the Moon, or planets, or using the planetarium.

Advisors: Erik Johnson (

President: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Meeting: Biweekly on Thursdays @ 12 pm in Staerkel Planetarium

Black Student Association

This club serves to provide students with a community, a safe space, and the opportunity to create change, while empowering, teaching, discussing, and exploring the Black experience. BSA serves as a liaison between students of African descent and the administration and the campus population.

Advisors: Ashanti Lumpkin (; Marietta Turner (

President: Lauren Mobo (

Treasurer: Emanuel Peralta (

Meeting: Tuesdays @ 2 pm in U111

Club Latino

Club Latino is for those who want to serve the community, learn about Hispanic/Latino cultures, and have fun. We spend our time doing service activities, kick back activities, and having club meetings where we share information and discuss what we want to do next.

Advisors: Charles Larenas (

President: Maricela Mata-Villa (

Treasurer: Paulina Reynoso-Ixcoy (

Meeting: Thursdays @ 12 pm in D203

Cobra Investment Society

The Cobra Investment Society is a student organization dedicated to learning about the stock market, private equity, and real estate. Our meetings consist of investment analysis, stock market discussions, and exploration of macroeconomic trends. Occasionally, we will have guest speakers working in the investment industry to share their experiences and advice. Ultimately, our goal is to cultivate the next generation of investors.

Engineering Club

Engineering Club offers opportunities for members to learn, collaborate, and engage in hands-on projects in diverse engineering fields.

Advisors: Jeremy Jang (

President: Minyoung Park (

Treasurer: Kennadie Mitchell (

Meeting: Thursdays @ 1 pm in M124

International Students Association

The International Students Association is designed to promote social and friendship opportunities to the international student community at Parkland College. ISA has weekly meetings and possibly some cultural performances. All students are welcome to come have fun with us!

Advisors: Amber Landis (

President: Anggana Yudono (

Treasurer: Vahagn Chiflikyan (

Meeting: Thursdays @ 12 pm in X148

Japanese Culture Club

Explore common interests in learning about Japanese culture. Japanese Culture Club is open to all students, including fluent speakers and those learning the Japanese language, as well as those interested in our stated goals.

Advisors: Travis Sola (

President: Brennen Chaney (

Treasurer: Ryan Cipkar (

Meeting:Thursdays @ 12 pm in D105

Muslim Student Association

Connect with other Muslim Parkland students.

Parkland Board Gamers

The Parkland Board Gamers gather together to learn, teach and play board games and RPGs with other students that love gaming. The game group often cooperates with other student organizations to provide games and activities for their meetings.

Advisors:  Deane Geiken (; Kennedy Potempa (

President:  Chase Belt (

Treasurer:  TBD

Meetings: 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, and 12/4 @ 2 pm; 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, and 11/21 @ 11 am (locations vary)

Parkland College Aspiring Educators (PCAE)

This club is for students interested in a career in education or interested in working in an education environment.

Advisors: Charles Larenas (;  Brittney Nelson (

President: Janeen Al-saqri (

Treasurer: Maggie Flanagin (

Meeting: Bi-weekly on Thursdays @ 12:30 pm (location TBD)

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!

Parkland Pride is a student group that encourages collaboration, community, and awareness regarding the spectrum of sexual and gender identities and embraces membership from all students. Meetings are primarily opportunities for students to socialize and discuss various LGBTQ+ topics, but occasionally the group will host special events on campus or take trips to relevant student conferences/events.

Advisors: Tanino Minneci (; Somphon Penland (

President: Grey Miller (

Treasurer: TBA

Meeting:Fridays @ 1 pm in U106

Parkland Scholars

Parkland Scholars encourages academic excellence, creative expression, and respect for all individuals.

Advisors: Marsh Jones (

President: Adaeze Eze (

Treasurer: Joe Joni Smith (

Meetings: 9/27, 10/11, 11/1, 11/15, and 11/29 @ 3 pm outside D171

Parkland Science Club

The Parkland Science Club engages the Parkland community with science across many different disciplines. We host science seminars by guest speakers to discuss their research, educational and career paths; we host science outreach and hands-on science events, and host social events that allow those interested in science to get to know each other. All are welcome! You do not have to be a science major to join!

Advisors: Chelsea Lloyd (

President: Andrea Boley (

Treasurer: Owen Wu (

Meeting: Wednesdays @ 3 pm in L239 or via Teams

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the official general honor society* of two-year colleges.  The society is built around and focuses on four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship.

To join, students must have completed at least 12 hours of college-level coursework and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50

Advisors: Lori Garrett (

President: Devin Scott (

Treasurer: Devan Bianchini (

Meeting: First Monday of each month @ 1 pm and third Friday of each month @ 12 pm in L216

Psi Beta

Psi Beta is the Parkland College Chapter of the Community College National Honors Society in Psychology. We aim to help students achieve excellence in four areas: Scholarship, Leadership, Research, and Community Service. To join, students must have completed at least 12 hours of college-level coursework, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, and an A or B in a college-level psychology course.

Advisors: Sarah Grison (

President: Hannah Moore (

Treasurer: Kirk Love (

Meeting: Please click here to access our student-created calendar, which lists all meetings and activities.

Psychology Club

The goals of Psychology Club are as follows:

1. To provide students with opportunities to learn about topics in psychology and the field as a whole.
2. To support students in learning how to use information from psychology to succeed in college, their personal lives, and their work or future careers.
3. To facilitate students learning about and applying for opportunities related to psychology, including honors opportunities, research opportunities, volunteer opportunities, internships, and transfer to 4-year programs.
4. To benefit the campus and community through development of psychology-related programs, volunteering, and services.
5. To provide co-curricular opportunities for students interested in psychology to enhance their skills with regards to the Parkland College General Learning Outcomes of: Critical Thinking & Information Literacy and Global Awareness & Ethical Reasoning.
6. To aid students in developing skills in the areas of research, leadership, communication, and ethical and equitable treatment of all people.
7. To provide opportunities for students to engage with each other and with faculty outside the classroom.

Advisors: Sarah Grison (

President: Hannah Moore (

Treasurer: Kirk Love (

Meeting: Our meeting days/times vary based on student needs as shown through surveys such as Doodle polls. We have a monthly gathering and students lead several activities, workshops, and social events each month. Please click here to access our student-created calendar, which lists all meetings and activities.

Rad Tech Club

To support our rad tech students* through fundraising, community service and radiology projects and events.

*Must be a rad tech student to join

Advisors:Kerry Janesky (

President: Kaylee Largent (

Treasurer: Bailey Pankau (

Meeting: First Monday of each month @ 8:30 am in L158

Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHA)

We are a student organization under the American Dental Hygienists Association. We are made up of DHG students*, and we are focused on improving access to dental care in our community.

*Must be a dental hygiene student to join

Advisors: Laura Hettinger (; Kristen Wall (

President: Clayton Powell (

Treasurer: Paulina Antolak (

Meeting: Wednesdays @ 12 pm in L111, A259, or L147

Student Nursing Association (SNAP)

SNAP exists for Parkland nursing students to support each other and the community, as well as enhance the relationships between students and faculty.

Student Veterans Association at Parkland (SVAP)

The Student Veterans Association is a place for veterans to socialize with other veterans, provide awareness to veterans issues, and community service.

Advisors: Kristina Taylor (

President: Joshua Stone (

Treasurer: Jacob Olson (

Meeting: First Tuesday of each month @ 1 pm in the Veterans Resource Center

Veterinary Technology Club

Our club promotes understanding of our profession, enhances our relationship with the general public, and promotes a professional image and high ethical standards of the Veterinary Technician.