Clubs & Organizations

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Find your passion and gain leadership experience.

Improving leadership skills and developing a network of friends and contacts are among the great benefits students enjoy after joining a college club or organization. Visit the Office of Student Life, Building B, Room B173, or email to see how you can become involved on campus.

Student Clubs at ECC

Forensics Team and Phi Rho Pi

Students interested in intercollegiate competitions in oratory, after-dinner speaking, oral interpretation, and other individual and group speaking events may join the forensics team. Members compete against students from other schools both on and off campus. Scholarships are available. Active members may also apply for membership in Phi Rho Pi, a national speech honorary organization. To join the team, contact the forensics advisor at 847-214-7275 or

Humanities Center

The Elgin Community College Humanities Center encourages and fosters an understanding of the central importance of the humanities in all areas of academic and creative inquiry within a framework of diversity and global and international perspectives. Activities are open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the District 509 community.

Gallery Exhibitions

Look for student and professional art exhibits in on-campus fine arts galleries throughout the college, and a permanent art collection displayed. 

  • Safety-Kleen Gallery One
  • E. Max von Isser Gallery of Art
  • John R. Grady Gallery of Photographic Arts

Honors Program

By joining the ECC Honors Program, you'll enrich your academic experiences by exploring more challenging courses, working closely with faculty members, and meeting other academically motivated students. Qualifying honors students can earn credit toward a tuition waiver and receive recognition at graduation.

Spire Magazine

SPIRE, ECC’s literary magazine, is published each spring and features student writing and visual art. Submissions of original works are sought in poetry, prose, drawing, printmaking, and photography.

Theatre Productions

Writers Center

For area writers in all stages of development, the Writers Center is ideal for those who wish to share their work in an atmosphere of constructive, respectful critique. Current activities include the reading series featuring guest authors; the special-topics series of half-day writing workshops, the monthly coffeehouse where writers share original works; and guest authors/educators workshops.