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Serving You in the Virtual Environment

The Lake Land College Student Life Office is fully operating during the pandemic.  All of our services and events can be accessed virtually, and our offices will physically open on a limited schedule. Please email or call ahead before visiting our office.  If you are a current student, we are using the “Laker Point Online” course in Canvas to keep you up-to-date on virtual events and offerings. You can also follow us on Facebook: “Lake Land College Student Activity Board,” “Lake Land College Student Government Association,” and “Lake Land College Navigator News.”

How can I contact a Student Life staff member or student leader from SAB, SGA, NSLS, Student Trustee, or the Navigator News?

The Student Life Office now has a cell phone you can text or call with questions and we can also get you in touch with student leaders as needed.  That number is 217-460-8554.

What other ways can I contact the Student Life Office?

Students are encouraged to use the cell phone number (217-460-8554) or email for the quickest response.  The Student Life email addresses are:

You can also call our office phone and leave a voicemail if there is no answer.  That number is 217-234-5277.

How will clubs be organized during the pandemic?  What if I want more information on starting a new club or joining an existing club?

Student clubs will be functioning in the virtual environment and having their meetings through programs such as Zoom.  Some clubs are also meeting in person following the college’s COVID-19 guidelines.  Please text the Student Life cell phone listed above or email Marlene Meek (mmeek@lakelandcollege.edu) for information on how to start or join a club.

What will SGA, SAB, NSLS, and Navigator News meetings/events look like during the pandemic? 

  • Student Government Association will meet on Wednesdays at 11 AM via Zoom until further notice.  Meetings will last one hour.  Students may be ask to attend additional meetings (mostly virtual) for committee work and/or as members of the Executive Board of SGA.  Text the Student Life Cell for Zoom link.
  • Student Activity Board will meet on Wednesdays at Noon via Zoom until further notice.  Text the Student Life Cell for Zoom link.
  • The Navigator News will meet on Mondays at 11 AM via Zoom until further notice.  Text the Student Life Cell for more information.
  • The National Society for Leadership and Success will hold its meetings and events virtually.  Members should check their dashboards for more information.

Lake Land College students, faculty and staff are committed to giving back to our communities. Learn how you can earn non-transferable credit on your transcript for your volunteer efforts through the Serve Your Community Volunteer Program. Possible volunteer sites include American Red Cross, PADS Homeless Shelter, HOPE of East Central Illinois, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Douglas Hart Nature Center, or create your own project!

Sign Up

Complete the registration and waiver forms and return them to the Student Life Office. The class will be added to your academic record at the end of the semester.

Keep Track of Hours Served

Complete the volunteer hour log and turn it in to the Student Life Office. Be sure to fill out all the information.

Earn Credit

The number of credits you will earn in Special Topics in Service Learning is based on the hours volunteered. Credit will be granted as follows: 7.5 hours = 0.5 credits. You can earn a maximum of 2.5 credit hours, although more volunteer hours are always appreciated! As a reminder, credits earned will not count towards graduation requirements or financial aid and are non-transferable.