Choosing a technical school doesn’t have to mean compromising on the college experience. Whether you’re into video game tournaments, intramural sports or volunteering in the community, Ranken has a campus activity that’s perfect for you.
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
The AIAS is an independent, student-run organization dedicated to promoting excellence in architectural education, training and practice. It fosters an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines.
Ranken intramurals are organized by the Residential Life office, and are offered each fall and spring semester. Participation is free and open to current Ranken students and employees. Flag football, three-on-three basketball, volleyball and softball are just a few of the sports that have been offered in the past. To find out about current or upcoming intramural sports, contact the office of Residential Life.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among students at two-year colleges. Activities are based on the society’s four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.
Ranken Automotive Club
The Automotive Club consists of car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts. Membership is free and open to all Ranken students, faculty and staff. The club plans and participates in related activities throughout the year, and in the past has organized an annual car show.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
The RHA is an organization for the residents of Walker Hall. Every resident is a member, and an elective board of officers leads the group.
The RHA meets every month to create programs, plan fundraisers and participate in community service. Examples of past events have included:
- Sky Zone trips
- Holiday parties
- Teach & Treat (Volunteering at the Youth Learning Center)
- Higher Learning-Diversity Awareness in the college setting
- Fundraising for Haiti relief
- Hoodies for the Homeless Campaign
- Food collection for the RankCan Food Drive
SkillsUSA members compete in regional, state, national and international skills competitions in which students perform technical jobs and skill tests. Ranken students frequently place highly in local, state and national competitions.
Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA is the representative body for students at Ranken. It provides students with a voice to the college administration through active participation in monthly meetings, giving them an avenue of communication to provide input on the decisions that affect them. Each major class nominates a representative and an alternate to attend monthly meetings.
Women in Technology (WIT)
WIT provides female students and female employees at Ranken a forum to discuss issues, network and get acquainted with other women on campus. The group has monthly meetings throughout the school year.
Women of Walker (WOW)
Women of Walker is an organization for the female residents of Walker Hall, providing fellowship, support and encouragement. WOW meets every month for activities, giving members the opportunity to discuss their lives in male-dominated industries.