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 studentlife@elgin.edu to see how you can become involved on campus.

Student Clubs at ECC


Communications and Performance/Arts

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 via email at tanderson@elgin.edu.

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. Learn more about the Humanities Center

Gallery Exhibitions

Look for student and professional art exhibits in on-campus galleries throughout the year.

Honors Program

Enrich your academic experiences at ECC when you explore more challenging courses, work closely with faculty members, and meet 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

  • College Theatre (two productions each year)
  • Musical Theatre (two productions each year)

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 workshops by guest authors/educators.