The Office of Student Engagement celebrates the unique talents of all students enhancing their educational experience through the engagement in social, cultural, intellectual, recreational and governance programs. We provide leadership opportunities with involvement in student clubs/organizations and service-learning that enhances commitment, respect, excellence, accountability and diversity.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 13th – Beginning at 11am – Café
FREE Chili

Richland Pride – Wear your Richland Knight Gear
The week of October 18 – 22, spotters will be looking for students wearing Richland Knights gear. Each student spotted will get their choice of a Café Credit, Bookstore gift card or Richland swag. (only one prize per student).

October 20 & 21 – ICCSAA Student Leadership Conference – Virtual
Please join us for our annual Student Leadership Conference “Journey to Joy” host by ICCSAA (Illinois Community College Student Activities Association).This conference is being held virtually again this year on Wednesday and Thursday, October 20 & 21 from 3pm – 4:30pm.

This conference is a great way for students to learn leadership skills and connect with students from other Illinois Community Colleges.

Our conference keynote speaker is Larry Long Jr. Mr. Long is founder of LLJR Enterprises, which focuses on providing motivation, inspiration, and leadership training. He will be speaking on “Motivation-Where Does Yours Come From”

Here is the conference website with more information and the schedule:
If you are interested in attending this conference, please email me at to get registered.

Richland’s Haunted Die-Orama Contest-October 25 – 29
Get your entries ready!
Here are the contest rules:
• Must be Halloween themed and family friendly.
• Individual or group projects accepted – students and employees are welcome.
• Displayed on a 6’ x 2 ½ ‘table (so make sure it fits and is stable enough to move).
• Use non-hazardous materials in construction.
• No fire please.
• If liquids are used, make sure they do not spill onto the table or can stain the floor/table.
• You may use recycled or up-cycled materials – example: a dollhouse will work.
• Small, manufactured Halloween items can be used – please, no large pieces like Halloween village houses.
• May incorporate animation and lighting – power will be supplied.
• Judging is by popular vote – containers for spare change will be provided for voting – money will go to a charity that is later determined.
• All projects must include a title – name of the entrant should not be visible on the project.

Please place your display on the provided tables in the Student Center no later than Monday, October 25 at 9am
Voting will take place through Friday, October 29 when the winners will be determined.
Winners get bragging rights and trophies (we promise they will be cool)!

Surgical Technology Club’s Halloween Costume & Basket Raffle – October 27th-10am-3pm
Prizes will be award for the best costume, spookiest costume, and since we are all required to wear a face mask on campus, an award for the most creative use of your mask will also be awarded

To purchase basket raffle tickets in advance, see any Surg Tech student or faculty member. Raffle tickets will also be on sale the day of the raffle.

We look forward to you joining us for these events!

Become a Member of the Student Leadership Council

Are you ready to:

  • Represent the rights of students, interests and opinions to the Faculty, Staff and Administration of RCC.
  • Promote the development of students’ skills in leadership, program organization, promotion, communication, initiative, and self-reliance.
  • Promote the core values of RCC of commitment, respect, excellence, accountability and diversity.
  • Support student clubs and organizations activities and programs that benefit the student body academically, socially, intellectually, spiritually, physically and culturally.
  • Support the development of the community spirit and student involvement on campus and within the community.


Other Student Clubs & Organizations

At Richland Community College, we realize there is more to your education than what you learn inside the classroom. For that reason, we offer a variety of Student Clubs & Organizations to meet your needs. To get involved, attend the Student Engagement Fair at the beginning of each semester, go to a club meeting or contact a club officer. You can find contact information for each Student Club & Organization in the Office of Student Engagement.

Responsibilities of Student Clubs & Organizations

Student club & organizations are guided by two principals: Community and Self Government. Success depends upon shared decisions and responsibility by all members of the club/organizations.  All club & organizations are responsible for:

  • Observing all policies and regulations of the College.
  • Observing all policies and regulations of Campus Life.
  • Registering the club or organization once a year to maintain good standing with the College. All organizations have a two-year grace period to renew their recognition status before funds are dispersed to current recognized clubs.
  • Provide a monthly activity and finance report to Campus Life.
  • Promote academic success with all members.
  • Encourage participation in the Campus Life Student Leadership Program.






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