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Life At The Lake


Benton Harbor Campus: Room A-200a, in the Hawk's Nest

Niles Campus: Room 101

South Haven Campus: Front Desk


The Student Life offers the opportunity for Lake Michigan College students to engage in activities outside the classroom. Students Life’s goal is to build community to support retention, expand students leadership skills, promote civic engagement through volunteering, build awareness around the human condition, and instill school spirit through social activities and athletic events on and off campus. A variety of clubs and organizations showcases  the diverse interests of the student body with academic, social, and athletic clubs.


Clubs and Organizations


LMC has many academic, social and athletic organizations for you to join. You can meet new people with shared interests on campus, or travel the world! All students are welcome to join a club, or start one. Visit the club webpage or contact the student life office for more information.


Volunteer Opportunities


Do you enjoy working with others while making a difference in your community? We have multiple options for students to volunteer. Signature service projects that happen annually include "Make a Difference Day," "Martin Luther King. Jr. Service Week" and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Day." Lake Michigan College's Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Day is one of the busiest volunteer days of the year. People from all over the area come to recycle used and broken electronics, paper, and more! Be part of the team that helps to make a difference in the area and the environment as a whole. Monthly volunteer opportunities involves a small group of students going out in the community to support organizations in the areas of homelessness, autism, the environment, schools, shelters, and more. Look for these events on the LMC calendar.


Student Senate

Your voice matters! Get involved in your student government by joining Senate. Work with fellow students, faculty, and staff to make the campus environment the best it can be for student success. Are you someone who has ideas to improve current systems? Are you looking to advocate, energize, and promote a positive student culture on campus? Would you enjoy working with all levels of the college to show the current student experience? Join us Monday's from 3-4 p.m. All students are welcome. To become an official Senator, you must attend two meetings, express an interest in the position, and then attend the rest of the weekly meetings through the school year. Join us!


Leadership Events


Through Student Life, you have the opportunity to engage with leadership through monthly workshops, retreats, and attend leadership summits. The monthly leadership workshops are designed to work with your busy schedule. Each month a new topic will be introduced over lunch and you will be exposed to theories, best practices, and successful techniques - with only an hour of your time.

The LMC leadership retreat takes place in early fall. Spend a day exploring leadership through multiple lenses, engaging with current students, and applying new knowledge to your life, clubs, careers, and classes.

Lastly, the Grand Valley State University leadership summit takes place in the spring, where you can meet students from colleges and universities all over the state. The summit includes workshops, keynotes speakers, case study competition, and networking revolving around leadership. Keep an eye out for these events on the LMC calendar!


Student Life Anywhere


Access Student Life anywhere using Microsoft Teams. This is found in your 365 account. Inside you will find information on clubs, events, promotions, meetings, and more! This is where clubs host meetings, student groups plan events, and student life shares information. Join today!


Life in Southwest Michigan


LMC students are so lucky to be at a college so conveniently located along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. There is so much for LMC students on and off campus! Find out more at the southwest Michigan webpage.


Student Handbook


Find more information and resources in the Student Handbook.


Reserving Facilities

To make reservations for classroom spaces, contact Facilities at 269-927-8135 or email

To reserve spaces in the Hawk's Nest, email



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