Within ARC's inclusive community, you'll find many ways to get involved and make lifelong friends. We have one of the most active community college campuses in the nation, where recreation, sports and student groups play key roles in the unique American River College experience. And, you will have the opportunity to serve the greater good through volunteerism and civic engagement, whether it's around the world or across the street.
We offer various on-campus activities for you can take part in, including academic, political, social, religious and recreational organizations and clubs. These groups give you a chance to find your place at ARC by exploring your interests, meeting new people and making connections for your career.
Connecting with the Campus
Clubs and Student Government
It's easy to find your niche here. American River College has more than 45 academic, political, social, religious and recreational clubs for you to choose from. ARC's Student Center creates high quality experiences through support of student organizations, leadership opportunities, employment, community building, diversity activities and a variety of campus events.
ARC offers 20 intercollegiate sports, and students enjoy FREE admission to all regular season games. Whether your sport is football, soccer, volleyball, or something else, come out and cheer on your Beavers!
Arts on Campus
ARC is fortunate to offer a variety of galleries, theatre, and other on-campus attractions. Kaneko Art Gallery – located in the Fine and Applied Arts complex – organizes year-round exhibitions of major international, national, and regional art in addition to showing contemporary exhibits by students. ARC's Theatre offers the best in the performing arts on the campus. Through its concerts both on and off campus, ARC's music department offers audiences jazz bands, orchestra, chamber and concert choir, and concert and symphonics bands.