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Join the ILJCL Family


Each year schools with active Latin programs are invited to register a chapter (and individual students) with the Illinois Junior Classical League. Membership entitles students to attend the state convenetion and to stand for office in the state organization. Membership in both IJCL and NJCL is required to induct students into the NJCL National Latin Honor Society.


We strongly encourage teachers to register all Latin students as members of the venerable JCL, which nationally remains the second largest student organization in the country (following only the Boy Scouts). The work of the JCL to promote the study of Latin in elementary and secondary schools is vital to our mutual success, as well as to the future of Classics at the collegiate level.

In order to register with the ILJCL please email your request to


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