Get Involved. Join a Club!

TOP 5 REASONS TO JOIN A CLUB

  1. Participate in activities that reinforce and supplement academic learning.
  2. Develop a variety of professional and personal skills including leadership, communication, teamwork, and project management.
  3. Socialize with fellow students and other individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Contribute to service projects that benefit the campus and surrounding communities.
  5. Improve job and scholarship opportunities by applying skills and knowledge, showing evidence of involvement, and interacting with faculty, staff, and administrators.

AND ONE MORE REASON…IT’S FUN!

To join a club or participate in an activity, contact the club advisor at the phone number, office number, or email address provided.

For more information about clubs or other services of the Office of Student Activities & Cultural Events, contact us at activities@jalc.edu or 618-985-2828 Ext. 8287.

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CLUBS THROUGH STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Student Clubs are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the name of the club or activity to find out more about it.

OTHER GROUPS THROUGH STUDENT ACTIVITIES

GROUPS THROUGH OTHER DEPARTMENTS

American Sign Language Club

This group provides social/recreational activities for deaf and hard of hearing students and bridges the gap between the deaf and hard of hearing and others. It promotes a College-wide awareness of the deaf and hard of hearing. It also facilitates students in the Interpreter Preparation Program with skills development and introduces sign language to interested individuals.

  • Club Advisor: Valarie Shaw
  • Office: BL 5 C
  • Phone: 618-985-2828 Ext. 8456
  • Email: valarieshaw@jalc.edu

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American Welding Society Student Chapter

Organized by Welding Program

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Archery Club

This group maintains the College's archery range and hosts fundraising tournaments.

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Auto Body Repair

This club is for students involved in automotive studies, especially those in the Auto Body Repair program. Social functions and off-campus trips are scheduled. This club is a VICA chapter and has competed in state and national competitions. It also conducts car shows and auto raffles.

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Automotive Club

This group functions to improve the image of students and professional auto mechanics by continued support of the WIASE Mechanic Certification program of energy conservation and environmental protection in automotive service areas. The organization also strives to assist with the re-education of automotive instructors and technicians in the new techniques and to support John A. Logan College and its academic and technological training programs.

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Black Student Association

The Black Students Association is concerned with education, economics, and cultural enrichment as these pertain to the John A. Logan College black population. Social functions and off-campus trips are scheduled annually.

Black Student Association Newsletter

  • Club Advisor: Toyin Fox
  • Office: C207D
  • Phone: 985-2828 Ext. 8586
  • Email: toyinfox@jalc.edu

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Chi Alpha (Christian)

Chi Alpha encourages faith in students by providing an environment where they can learn and grow in Christ. They focus on international students and people of color and have programs that give worldwide experiences.

  • Club Advisor: Toyin Fox
  • Office: C207D
  • Phone: 985-2828 Ext. 8586
  • Email: toyinfox@jalc.edu

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Cinema Club

Love Movies? Then Cinema Club is for you. Our club gives students the opportunity to watch and discuss some of the greatest movies ever made.

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Construction Management Club

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Cosmetology Club

This club enables students enrolled in the Cosmetology Program to experience additional opportunities to further their knowledge in all areas of the beauty industry.

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Criminal Justice Student Organization

The purpose of this club is further knowledge about criminal justice.

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Dental Assisting Club

This professional organization is involved in specific activities pertaining to the dental profession, such as attending dental conventions and making observations at dental schools and/or offices. The organization also strives to make its members better aware of the activities of the profession.

  • Club Advisor: Pam Karns
  • Office: D170
  • Phone: 985-2828 Ext. 8639
  • Email: pamkarns@jalc.edu

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Gender and Sexuality Alliance

GSA provides a safe space for LGBTQ students, informs others about sexuality, and shows LGBTQ students they’re not alone.

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Hack Ventors Maker Club

This club provides a “maker space” for innovative STEM students to work toward fulfilling their inventive ideas by utilizing tools and expertise that would otherwise not be available to them outside the college environment.

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Health Occupations Club

We help students explore a variety of opportunities in healthcare through guest speakers, field trips, and community service.

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John A. Logan College Community Band

The band consists of volunteers from the student body and the community. The group plays at College and civic functions.

  • Band Director: Mike Hanes
  • Phone: 618-201-6156
  • Email: hanes@siu.edu

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John A. Logan College Community Orchestra

The orchestra consists of volunteers from the student body and the community. The group plays at College and civic functions.

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Life Savers

Life Savers is a peer support, crisis, and suicide prevention program, which trains students to be caring listeners in their interactions with their peers.

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Logan Choral Ensemble

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Logan Defenders: Competitive Cyber Defense Team

Organized by Computer Science Program

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Massage Therapy Club

Students in this club have opportunities to practice massage on campus, promote awareness of the benefits of massage and organize fundraising activities.

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National Society for Leadership and Success

Organized by Diversity & Inclusion Office

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Nursing Club – ADN

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Nursing Club – Practical

  • Club Co-Advisor: Denise Orrill
  • Office: Du Quoin Extension Center
  • Phone: 542-9210
  • Email: deniseorrill@jalc.edu
  • Club Co-Advisor: Debbie Russell
  • Office: G218C
  • Phone: 618-985-2828 Ext. 8340
  • Email: debrarussell@jalc.edu

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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)

Phi Theta Kappa is the official honor society for two-year colleges. PTK provides recognition for academic excellence as well as opportunity for intellectual enrichment, social activities, and service to the College and community. All students are welcome to join as provisional members, Full membership is by invitation for students who earn at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA after taking at least 12 credit hours. PTK was founded in 1918 and JALC’s chapter was chartered on January 25, 1970.

  • Advisor: Adrienne Barkley Giffin
  • Office: B29 (This is also the Information Desk.)
  • Phone: 985-2828 Ext. 8287
  • Email: adriennebarkley@jalc.edu

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Political Science Club

This student organization exists to provide ample opportunities for involvement in practical applications of the concepts and principles of political science. This is accomplished by involvement in such activities as sponsoring campus political speakers, working in political campaigns, sponsoring voter registration drives, and traveling to the state and national capitols.

  • Club Advisor: Dr. Jane Bryant
  • Office: E229C
  • Phone: 985-2828 Ext. 8271
  • Email: janebryant@jalc.edu

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Student Ambassadors

  • Club Advisor: Joe Hines
  • Office: C215
  • Phone: 985-2828 Ext. 8211
  • Email: joehines@jalc.edu

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Student Senate

The Student Senate is the official student government of John A. Logan College. The Senate represents the student body as the voice of the students. The Senate addresses student issues, organizes service projects, and encourages student involvement.

  • Club Advisor: Adrienne Barkley Giffin
  • Office: B29 (This is also the Information Desk.)
  • Phone: 985-2828 Ext. 8287
  • Email: adriennebarkley@jalc.edu

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T-Plus Tutors

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Turning Point USA

We promote student activism, free markets, capitalism, free speech, and limited government.

  • Club Advisor: Dr. Jason Tanner
  • Office: E229B
  • Phone: 985-2828 Ext. 8170
  • Email: jasontanner@jalc.edu

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Veterans & Military Families Club

This group supports and honors U.S. military service members and provides a social outlet for club members.

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YODA Computer Club (Your Operators' Defending Assets)

YODA gives students further knowledge and experience working within the community and increases the community’s knowledge of computer usage and forensics.

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