Life at ECC
Explore a world where all are welcome and diversity is celebrated.
From a strong academic foundation to developing in-demand skills, our degree and certificate programs are designed by supportive faculty that understand the skills needed in the job market. We take pride in creating an environment where you feel welcome and keep moving forward.
Do you plan to transfer to a 4-year program after ECC? Our university transfer services team can help. Learn more about academic and transfer advising
We can help you choose a major, define your professional goals, write a great resume, and plan and implement job search strategies. Learn more about career development services
Our team offers resources and accommodations to support you with a disability or an individualized education plan (IEP). Learn more about disability services
Tutoring is a resource for you at any point in your studies, not just if you're struggling. Our experienced professional tutors help you learn and thrive. Whether you're looking for quick study tips or weekly tutoring support for a challenging class, we're happy to help. We offer free tutors in more than 50 subjects. Learn more about tutoring resources
Be an active participant in life and better understand the connection between health, wellness, and academics. ECC uses a holistic approach to help you achieve your full potential. Check out elgin.campuswell.com, which covers a wide variety of health and wellness topics for students. Learn more about wellness services
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 various activities that will 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 more about student life
You can audition for or direct a play, join the concert choir or the steel band, stage an art exhibit, write for SPIRE, our student-run literary publication. The art scene is alive and well at ECC. Learn more about the arts center
Lend a hand and meet new people at the same time. Volunteer opportunities include the Spartan Pantry, collect school supplies for our annual Project Backpack, and lead new student orientation sessions through a paid position as a Spartan Leader. Learn more about volunteer opportunities
The ECC Early Childhood Lab School offers flexible, campus-based child care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Financial aid and state subsidies are accepted, and additional child care assistance is available to PELL eligible students through CCAMPIS Grant funding. Limited space is available each semester. Learn more about the ECC Early Childhood Lab School.
You can meet with an attorney for legal advice and/or information on law-related careers. Legal clinics are free and offered several times each semester. Please contact the Office of Student Life for the semester schedule. You must be currently enrolled at ECC.
Student Assistance Program
If you need personal assistance, such as financial, personal, or substance abuse counseling, you can find help 24/7 by using this confidential hotline number 847-742-4033.
Get your photo ID and take advantage of student discounts! Go to the Office of Student Life, Building B, Room B173, to take your photo. Bring along your current class schedule and photo ID. Your first ID is free. Replacements cost $5 each.
Exercise your right as a citizen. Take a minute to register to vote. Student Government sponsors voter registration drives in the fall and spring semesters. Register to vote online at the Illinois State Board of Elections website at elections.il.gov.
Popular Community Offerings
- Make an appointment at the Massage Therapy Clinic.
- Buy tickets to see a show at the Arts Center, Blizzard Theatre.
- Make a reservation at Spartan Terrace Restaurant for an elegant meal prepared and served by the award-winning ECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program.
- Cheer on the Spartan athletics teams on campus and in the Spartan Auditorium.
- Take advantage of ECC's fitness center.
- See a current listing of our non-credit courses or check the corporate training services we offer.
- Continuing Education’s Kids' College takes place during the summer months at the Spartan Drive Campus.