Student Life and Organizations

Requests for scheduling student events or activities are initiated with Student Life staff, East Peoria Campus, Room 303A, who will assist registered student organizations in arranging services and facilities as necessary. Requests, which must be sponsored by an officially recognized student organization, must be submitted at least 15 business days prior to the week of the scheduled activity or event. In addition to films, concerts, social gatherings, membership drives, and fundraising activities, this procedure applies to campus appearances by guest speakers and political candidates.

Posting of Notifications
Posters, notices, flyers, etc., are approved and posted by each department on unrestricted or general use bulletin boards located throughout campuses. Notices may not be nailed, tacked, or stapled to any wooden surface on campus; placed in or on any vehicle on campus; or taped to painted on glass surfaces inside or outside buildings.

Items shall be displayed for a period not to exceed 30 days prior to the event. Classified ads are posted and approved by Marketing and placed on the community bulletin boards for a maximum of four weeks. Unapproved posters and materials placed in unauthorized locations will be removed. For a complete copy of ICC's posting policy, contact Marketing.

The College permits controlled sales and solicitations. Recognized student organizations are encouraged to raise funds to support their activities; however, such fundraising efforts must first be approved by completing an event form with Student Life and then further approval from the Executive Director of the Education Foundation.

The designate raffle applications must be completed, reviewed, and approved by the Manager of the Education Foundation. The cost of the application must be paid for by the organization.

Sales campaigns and collections are restricted to specific locations and times designated by the Manager of Student Life. Fundraising campaigns related to off-campus charities and benefits are prohibited unless sponsored by a campus organization and cleared through the Manager of Student Life, East Peoria Campus, Room 303A.

Student Life

East Peoria Campus Room 303A • (309) 694-5201

Campus-wide services provided by Student Life include New Student Orientation (NSO), scheduling of organization facilities, assisting organizations with event planning, and providing resources for students to become involved. Students have many opportunities for interaction and campus involvement outside of the classroom through abroad range of social, recreational, cultural, and intellectual programs and activities that extend academic learning into real life applications and experiences. These opportunities include concerts, travel, intramural sports, performing groups, lectures, theater, leadership development, community service, and student organizations.

Student Organizations

Over 30 different student-run organizations operate on campus and provide membership opportunities for students to share common interests, expand educational experiences, and enhance career and leadership development.

All organizations are faculty or staff advised and enjoy full freedom to recruit members from the student body on the basis of scholarship, skins, interest, or other criteria consistent with the purposes and ideals of individual organizations.

Additional organizations are formed according to student interest. Aims, objectives, and activities of the proposed organization must be in compliance with the policies and regulations of Illinois Central College. Please contact Student Life for more information about starting a new organization.

Co-Curricular Organizations

Generally open to students in these majors:

  • Agri-Business Club

  • Association of Math, Engineering and Science Students (AMESS)

  • Diesel Powered Equipment Technology (DPET)

  • Emergency Medical Services Club (EMS)

  • Horticulture Club

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Club

  • National Technical Honor Society

  • Pre-Health Club

  • Radiography Club

  • Respiratory Therapist Club

  • SkillsUSA

  • Student American Dental Hygienists Association

  • Student Nurses of ICC (SNICC)

  • Student Occupational Therapists Association

  • Surgical Technologists Student Association

  • Think Big Power Club

Extracurricular Organizations

Open to all interested students:

  • Bass Fishing Club

  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)

  • Campus Crusade (CRU)

  • Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship

  • International Club

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

  • Student Association for the Environment (SAFE)

  • Student Government Association {SGA)

  • Understanding Individuality Through Education (UNITE)

  • Vagabond Art Club

Honorary Organizations

Alpha Delta Nu                                              

Honor society for nursing students who have maintained a 3.0 average or above in nursing courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above after the first two semesters of the nursing program. Students cannot have failed any previous nursing courses.

Eligible students will be invited to provisional membership at the beginning of the third semester of the core curriculum. Full membership will be granted after reviewing grades after completion of the third semester of study during the second year of core curriculum. Eligible students must have demonstrated conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflects integrity and professionalism.

Phi Rho Pi                                                         

National two-year college forensic honorary society. Membership is open to all two- year college forensic competitors in good academic standing with their member institution. Students in good standing with the local chapter (Zeta) can be recommended for induction into the national organization.

Phi Theta Kappa, Upsilon Mu Chapter

The only international honor society for two-year college students, Phi Theta Kappa, recognizes academic excellence and provides scholarships totaling $32 million, career placement resources, leadership development and service opportunities.

Each spring and fall semester, Upsilon Mu invites students who have completed 12 semester hours (courses numbered 110 and above) and earned a 3.5cumulative grade point average to join.

Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD)                                         

National two-year college English honor society. Membership is open to students who complete one college transfer-level English course with a B or better. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) in all transfer-level courses after completing one semester of college. Eligible students will be mailed letters of invitation at the beginning of each semester. After students accept membership, leadership positions within the honor society are available. Students are not required to be English majors to be members of SKD.

Athletics and Recreation

Intercollegiate Athletics                        

East Peoria Campus, CougarPlex 124 • (309) 694-5119 or (309) 694-5494

Illinois Central College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association for men and women.

Students who meet eligibility requirements established by the College and by the NJCAA are encouraged to inquire about participating with the head coach of the appropriate sport. Competition for men includes golf, soccer, basketball, and baseball. Women's sports include soccer, volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Individual athletes and teams have successfully represented Illinois Central College in state, regional, and national tournaments. Visit for more information.

To provide your information as a potential recruit, go to, click on the sport of choice, the "Recruit Me" button, and the information boxes. Your submitted profile is then submitted directly to the appropriate coach.

Intramural Athletics

East Peoria, Campus CougarPlex 133 • (309) 694-5494

 A comprehensive intramural sports program provides students an opportunity to compete in a sport or recreational activity suited to their varied interests and abilities. Information on eligibility, schedules, and guidelines is available.


A variety of recreational activities are available for students and the College community when not in use for class instruction. Lighted tennis courts, the gymnasium, nature trails, and the disc golf course are available for your enjoyment. Contact (309) 694-5427 for information and scheduling for the tennis courts and gym. The nature trails and disc course have open availability until dusk.

Arts and Speech

Music Groups                  

Arts and Behavioral Sciences, East Peoria Campus Room 124A • (309) 694-5113

The Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble are select vocal groups that perform on campus and in the community each year. Membership is based on auditions at the beginning of each fall semester. Concert Band and Concert Choir are groups open to students with previous band or choral experience. Jazz Band conducts auditions at the beginning of each semester for experienced musicians of brass, woodwind, guitar, piano, and percussion instruments. This performance group performs both published and original music throughout the community. Students earn transfer credit.

Performing Arts Center 

Current programming includes a Guest Artists Series of major-talent acts, student theatrical performances, concerts by student performing groups, concerts by community- related performing groups, and art exhibits. Contact the Box Office at (309) 694-5136 or visit for more information.


Forensics is a comprehensive program of speech activities open to all members of the student body on a non-audition basis and includes competitive College tournaments throughout Illinois and one national tournament each year in a different U.S. city. Individual events include oral interpretation, prose reading, poetry, drama, informative speaking, persuasive speaking, rhetorical criticism, speech to entertain, impromptu, extemporaneous speaking, and IPDA style debate. Group competition includes duo, parliamentary debate, and readers' theatre. Previous experience in speaking is not necessary for these extracurricular activities. Additional information is available in the Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department, East Peoria Campus, Room 124A.

Speech and Debate

Arts and Behavioral Sciences, East Peoria Campus Room 124A • (309) 694-5113

The ICC Speech and Debate teams are student who travel across the state and country competing in collegiate-level competitive forensics. The students prepare a wide range of speeches in a range of categories including individual and paired debate, public address, limited preparation, and interpretive events. The team is available to anyone on campus who is committed to improving communication skills, particularly those with an interest in social justice. There are a limited number of tuition waivers which are awarded at the start of the fall semester. Students earn transfer credit.

Theatre Productions                                             

Arts and Behavioral Sciences, East Peoria Campus Room 124A • (309) 694-5113

Theatre buffs can put their talents to work on stage or behind the scenes. On-stage experience in acting, as well as backstage involvement in scenic design, set construction, lighting, publicity, costuming, properties, and makeup is made available to students. This heightens students' awareness and appreciation for the art of theatre and further enriches their cultural background.

Auditions for shows are advertised on campus and all students are welcome. All beginning theatre classes in acting and technical theatre are open to all students regardless of major.

Harbinger Student Media

East Peoria Campus, Room 315B • (309) 694-5325

Harbinger Student Media is a student run media group that provides news stories geared toward the Illinois Central College and surrounding communities. The media group produces weekly content for the Harbinger website as well as a weekly podcast and weekly videocast. In addition, a print edition of the Harbinger is distributed once per semester. Students interested in assisting in news or sports writing, photography, video production, layout and design or podcasting should contact Harbinger Student Media. Work with Harbinger Student Media may be undertaken as an extracurricular activity or may be arranged for academic credit through the Arts & Behavioral Sciences Department, East Peoria Campus, Room 124A.

Student/Faculty/Staff Committees

ICC believes its students, as members of a democratic community, should be provided with opportunities for active and effective participation in College affairs. Student Government Association members and students at-large are appointed to serve on campus-wide student/faculty/staff committees. These committees include, but are not limited to:

  • Awards Committee - determine award winners from existing faculty and staff awards (including the Gallion Award and the Teaching Excellence award) and to make recommendations for additional wards of recognition for outstanding faculty and staff.

  • General Education Committee - reviews the College's general education requirements and how students are meeting them. Also recommends improvements.

  • Sustainability and Greening the Curriculum Committee - assist departments and faculty in the implementation of sustainability per the Article XVI of the ICC Board of Policy on sustainability and other College commitments to sustainability. Identify and facilitate the implementation of sustainability initiatives on campus.

Student Government Association

East Peoria Campus, Room 303A • (309) 694-5201

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official organization through which students make recommendations regarding student concerns to the administration. Representatives are elected for one-year terms by the entire student body. Elections for Student Government are held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. To qualify as a candidate for SGA, students must be enrolled for six or more hours of academic study, be in good standing with the institution, and maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at the time of election and throughout their tenure of office.

Incoming freshmen are not subject to academic standards until the end of their first semester. Students may also serve in non-elected positions as members of various SGA teams. Further information is available from Student Life.