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Most Trinity students participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities that help them develop as a leader and as a Christian.

Clubs & Organizations
Everyone is welcome to join in any of the organizations listed below.

Music
The music programs at Trinity have been growing, highlighted by the addition of the Ozinga Chapel, which provides excellent performance, recital, and practice facilities. The chapel allows our choirs, bands, and ensembles to thrive. Everyone is welcome to audition for the ensembles listed.

Athletics
Get ready to be a Troll. Trinity offers a full range of competitive intercollegiate sports as well as intramural activities for everyone on campus.

 


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Academic Initiative: Academic Initiative is devoted to creating an atmosphere of scholarly expression outside the classroom. Through events such as OPUS, Fireside Chats, and Expressions, the committee fosters academic development, which supplements our Christian worldview taught in the classroom.

Allelu: The Allelu is the student yearbook. In celebration of God’s blessings, the yearbook strives to capture an honest portrait of the year’s events using photos and prose in a CD-ROM format.

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Blue Crew: Blue Crew is the zany, raucous student cheering section at Trinity home athletics contests. Dressed in blue Trolls T-shirts (and sometimes with matching face paint), this feisty bunch supports the Trolls and disrupts opponents with noisy chants and crazy antics. GO TROLLS!!

Biking Club: Get outside in celebration of cycling! Meeting weekly, Biking Club rides on the trails of the surrounding forest preserves. Bring your own bike or borrow one from the club. Biking Club members range from the most avid cyclists to those just wanting a breath of fresh air.

Book Club: The name of this club is at first deceptive. While most book clubs read and discuss a modern piece of literature, this book club’s most frequent choice of reading is the Bible. Members gather once a week to discuss theological issues and questions from various portions of the Bible. Distinct from a Bible study, Book Club primarily focuses on the exegesis of a text in the context of its first audience and how it fits in the whole of Scripture.

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Campus Ministries: The campus ministry department of Trinity Christian College seeks to open up space in which all students, faculty, and staff are free to flourish in their ongoing spiritual development.

Chapel
• Draws together students, faculty and staff for a time of community worship.
• Diverse in style and topic, allowing for a broad range of worshipful expression, including song, scripture, speaking, praying, praise dance and more.
• Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. in the Grand Lobby of Ozinga chapel
• Student leaders: Hannah VanBeek, Christopher Steinke, Brandon Taylor

Outcry
• Students gathering together to offer a concert of praise to their Lord through music
• Thursdays, 10 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel
• Student Leaders: Andy VanSoelen, Adam Perez, Karlie Monsma

Prayer Ministries
• Students coming together to pray for the campus, the community, the world
• Monday's, 9:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
• Prayer room available each day from 8-9 a.m., 2-3 p.m. in the Molenhouse student center
• Student Leaders: Holly Webster, Brenda Romo

Sunday Night Worship
• Intimate time of worship based in song, prayer, and testimony
• Sundays, 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall Classroom
• Student Leader: Brian Hofman

Creation Care Coalition: The Creation Care Coalition seeks to embrace environmental stewardship in light of God’s words in Genesis 1:11, 20, 24-25: “Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation … Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky … Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds …’ And God saw that it was good.” The Coalition seeks to be active co-redeemers with Christ in the way we shop, drive, eat and live here at Trinity and beyond.

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Dance Club: Trinity's Dance Team, Divine Calling, is a group of students dedicated to honoring God through dance. The team's verse is Psalm 149:3: "Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp." This team allows students the chance to get exercise, fellowship with others, have fun and praise God's name. Divine Calling performs all different kinds of dance, such as jazz, hip-hop, and ballet; and performs at school functions such as chapel, Praise and Worship, and athletic events.

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Executive Committee: The Executive Committee is composed of four positions: president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Each position has its own delegated responsibilities per the constitution. The committee monitors campus life by hearing reports from all subordinate committees and campus organizations. Each member is chosen by election during the spring semester.

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Historical Association of Students (HAS): The History Club, in the words of its constitution, aims “to gather as a community for the discussion of historical and cultural developments; to visit historical sites and lectures of interest to history students; and to establish social collegiality.” Many active members are history majors, but anyone who is interested in history is invited to meetings and events sponsored by the club. These include visits to local museums, trips to historical sites throughout the Midwest, game nights at faculty homes, and the building of a medieval trebuchet each spring.

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Intramurals: Intramurals permit the campus's amateur athletes to display their dazzling athletic ability amid friendly competition. Leagues and tournaments are organized to ensure fair and equal participation in sports such as kickball, indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, indoor hockey and dodge ball.

Investment Club: The mission of the club is to provide members with a greater knowledge of investing through a Christian worldview. The club desires to enhance, develop and expand perspectives in the world of finance to prepare members for their financial futures. The objective is to learn how to invest for personal and professional gain; to understand how the stock market works; to distinguish good, bad, high and low risk stocks; and to learn how to research stocks.

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Law & Politics Society (LPS): The Law and Politics Society challenges students to formulate vibrant, biblically-based concepts of politics and law while fostering a view of citizenship that stems from civic virtue. Members critique current legal and political events from the biblical standards of justice, righteousness, mercy and compassion and encourage enactment of these beliefs in public life here on Trinity’s campus.

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Math Club: Math Club provides a space where students and professors can discuss methods and patterns in mathematics and can work together on advanced mathematical problems to prepare for regional and national competitions.

Multi-cultural Committee (Ethos): Student Association's latest addition, the Multi-cultural Committee, tries to foster a diverse atmosphere on campus. The committee is also active in bringing global cultural events to Trinity while using the student body to impact the community in which it lives. The chair of this committee acts as a liaison between the various ethnic and cultural committees that fall under its umbrella.

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Nursing & MSNO: The Nursing Student Organization helps monitor the pulse of the campus community's health awareness. By sponsoring blood drives and providing literature, the NSO keeps students, faculty and staff alert to medical news and breakthroughs.

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Organization of African American Unity (OAAU): The Organization of African-American Unity enriches fellowship and growth among minority students through innovative programs that identify and embrace diversity. The group demonstrates many of the traditional staples that define black culture, including worship, fashion and intellectual achievements.

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Psychology Club: The Psychology Club develops community and enhances learning for interested students through service opportunities, field trips and guest lectures. The club also provides information for careers, graduate study and current issues within the field.

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Residence Hall Council: The Residence Hall Council is an organization with representative students from all five residence halls. The council meets to plan activities for each residence hall, to make policies and to plan college events.

Rotaract Club: The Rotaract Club is a student group that participates in local and international service opportunities. Inaugural projects include developing a school library for a Christian school in Robbins and connecting with a Christian business group in Malawi. As part of Rotary International, the group is sponsored by the Orland Park Rotary Club. Both the Orland Park Club and Rotary International are sources of resources and encouragement to our efforts. In addition, the Rotaract Club is unique in that recent graduates may remain as members.

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Service Committee: The Service Committee manifests Christ’s love in a practical manner by organizing service projects ministering to the greater Trinity community. In the past, the committee has facilitated food drives and recycling projects and has been a part of the Angel Tree Program during the Christmas season.

Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE): This club will allow students to learn about the free enterprise system in a real or simulated working environment. This course will challenge students to use the knowledge they have obtained in the classroom to better their surrounding communities. In addition, members may mentor at-risk students or help budding entrepreneurs get their plans off the ground. Club members will be given an opportunity to implement service projects in an educational and professional environment within the schools and businesses in the communities surrounding Trinity Christian College.

Sign Language Club: The Sign Language Club steps into the world of the deaf and glorifies God through sign language to reshape the perceptions of those with hearing impairments. One prominent activity for signers is leading songs during Trinity's Praise and Worship. Club members usually meet together each week to sign a variety of songs and work on one or two performances each year.

Social Justice Chapter Committee: The Social Justice Chapter’s mission is not only to raise awareness about social justice issues but to take action on these issues from a truly Christian perspective. As a newly-formed group, the Social Justice Chapter is working to understand how the Trinity community, and the entire Body of Christ, should talk about issues like global poverty, AIDS, fair trade, human rights and other issues, as well as organizing individual and communal action to alleviate these concerns. The Social Justice Chapter’s mission is to prepare students and staff alike for lifestyles of social justice: from direct political advocacy to every-day decisions about where you shop and eat. The biblical call to justice is one that the Social Justice Chapter is working to embrace and share with the world.

Social Work Student Organization (SWSO): The SWSO presents opportunities for faculty, staff and students to participate in projects and ventures within their specialty. Members get firsthand experience at the impact that Christian social workers can have within their communities and learn what others like them are doing to effect positive social change.

Spanish Club: The Spanish club is a group of students interested in furthering their education by exploring Spanish cultural roots by taking trips to Mexican arts museums, working in the Spanish-speaking community on service projects, and attending Spanish worship services.

Student Activities Committee: Student Activities promotes Christian community by planning various campus activities such as the infamous TROLLSTOCK, and Spring Formal. The committee is composed of 5-10 members, who actively coordinate activities.

Student Association: The Student Association is Trinity's student body government. It is composed of 24 representatives, some elected by the general student body and others chosen by Student Association members. Each class elects three student representatives, and the entire student population elects individuals to serve on the executive committee. The main function an elected representative has is to act as an advocate for students, voicing their concerns and working alongside Trinity Christian College's administration to effect constructive change on campus.

Student Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): Trinity's Council for Exceptional Children student chapter is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities and promoting future leaders in the education of students with disabilities by recruiting future special education teachers; building professional peer relationships; providing community service and education; and establishing connections with the disability community through newsletters, campus activities and professional development.

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Theatre Club: Trinity Theatre Club is an organization on campus dedicated to exploring the world of theater and performance. Club members attend meetings, work on campus productions and investigate what it means to be a Christian theater artist.

The Courier: The Courier is the bi-weekly student news print publication of Trinity Christian College. A position on the Courier staff sharpens writing skills, develops a professional portfolio, and earns valuable experience key to any academic program. Students look to the Courier as an avenue to express personal opinions and reflections regarding current events and campus issues.

Theology Club: Also known as The Company of Young Theologians, Theology Club seeks to provide a space for theological reflection and discussion on Trinity’s campus. We encourage the exploration of theology’s participation with other disciplines and its relevance to Christian living. Our hope is that The Company of Young Theologians will help create a space for students and faculty to further discuss, question and investigate theological topics, as well as provide an opportunity for intentional community among believers.

Trinprov Club: Trinprov is Trinity's improv team. This meets regularly to practice and to perform once a month. Tryouts are at the beginning of the school year; there is an A team and a B team. No experience is required, just a sense of humor.

 

 

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