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.

  • 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 a student-led and run organization for the residents of Walker Hall. This organization is under the advisement of the Department of Residential Life. 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:
      • Holiday Parties
      • Teach & Treat (Volunteering at the Youth Learning Center)
      • Higher Learning-Diversity Awareness
      • Fundraising for Haiti relief
      • Hoodies for the Homeless Campaign
  • SkillsUSA

    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.

  • Diversity and Inclusion In Technology (DIT)

    DIT provides students and employees at Ranken a forum to discuss diversity-related matters and socialize with other students.
    The group has 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.