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Student Life

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Having the time of your student life.

Center for Student Experience and Engagement

Explore a world of opportunities. Whether online or in the classroom, we unite behind our mission: to improve lives through learning. ECC offers many student clubs and activities that engage your mind and encourage civic involvement. You'll find ways to grow your leadership skills, make friends, get support and encouragement from faculty, and connect with fellow Spartans about issues that matter to you. Learn about student life.


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Campus Diversity

Elgin Community College offers a welcoming environment where students can learn and thrive. Learn about campus diversity.

Fitness Center

Elgin Community College fitness center offers state-of-the-art workout equipment for anyone looking to get in shape. Learn about the fitness center.

Music, Arts, and Drama

You can audition for or direct a play, join the concert choir or the steel band, stage an art exhibit, and write for SPIRE, our student-run literary publication. The art scene is alive and well at ECC. Learn about the ECC Performing Arts Center.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lend a hand and meet new people at the same time. Volunteer opportunities include the Spartan Pantry, collecting school supplies for our annual Project Backpack, and leading new student orientation sessions through a paid position as a Spartan Leader. Learn about volunteering opportunities.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Welcome to the vibrant and dynamic Student Life Department at Elgin Community College! We're here to enhance your college experience by providing opportunities to make friends, enjoy campus life, and discover your passion through engaging activities.

One of the best ways to connect with like-minded individuals and develop valuable leadership skills is by joining one of our many clubs. These student-led organizations cover various interests and hobbies, ensuring there's something for everyone. To explore the current clubs and organizations on campus, check out our comprehensive list.

Have a unique idea for a new club or activity? We want to hear from you! Send your creative suggestions to, and let's work together to bring your vision to life. At ECC, we believe that student life is an integral part of your college journey, and we're here to help you make the most of your time on campus.

Engagement App Now Available

Your Elgin Community College student experience starts here. Download the MyECC Experience mobile app and connect to student activities, resources, and services.

Download today!

Upcoming Events

Contact Student Life at 847-214-7370 for schedule information.

Student Events Request Form

Need space for your next student club event? Make a reservation through Facilities Rental. All club events will be added to the calendar automatically.

This form will be used by official ECC student club leaders and employees only.

Event Registration


Student Life

Building B, Room B173
Fax: 847-214-7352

Connect with Us

During Fall and Spring Semesters: Monday through Thursday: 8 am to 7 pm
Friday: 8 am to 5 pm