Student Clubs and Organizations

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Student Government Association (SGA)

Group photo of 2018 SGA The SGA is the voice of the community college student on campus. The SGA provides input to the college’s administration on decisions affecting students, makes decisions regarding the allocation of student event funds, and plans student activities and events. The SGA also approves and provides support for student organizations. Student senators represent academic departments and student organizations.

Student interest and leadership are necessary for the SGA to function effectively; students are encouraged to become actively involved.

Read more about the SGA and and how to join on the SGA web page.

Aikido Club

Under the umbrella of Tomiki Aikido of the Americas, the Durham Tech Aikido Club teaches self-defense, flexibility and exercise all while improving interpersonal skills like communication. It also provides opportunities for students to visit other parts of the country with members having attended multiple seminars and tournaments in Ohio, Baltimore, and UNC of Chapel Hill.

Advisor: Erik Townsend 919-536-7200, ext. 6108
Practice during summer term is Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30 am–12:45 pm, Facility Services (Building 10). If the door is not open, approach the parking lot door and ring the doorbell once. It may seem like forever, but someone will open the door. If you don’t have a uniform, wear long sweat pants (no shorts) and a t-shirt.

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Amigos Unidos (Spanish Club)

An organization open to all students desiring to further their knowledge about the Spanish culture, people and language. It is a social group of students, many of whom are taking Spanish, who promote awareness of Hispanic culture on campus through activities. The club also supports activities of a service nature, raising funds for Hispanic and non-Hispanic families.

Advisor: Lance Lee 919-536-7223, ext. 8187

Association for Early Childhood Education

An organization open to all persons who are concerned about the emotional, health, intellectual, physical and safety needs of young children.

Advisor: Vanessa Spence 919-536-7230, ext. 8070

Cambiando Caminos

Cambiando Caminos (Changing Paths) is a student-led, educational advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening the identity and presence of Latino students on Durham Tech’s campus. We highly value inclusiveness and diversity; therefore, we welcome all Durham Tech students. We aim to achieve our mission by advocating and providing opportunities for educational advancement, self-improvement, and community outreach with the primary focus on Latino students.

Fall meetings are held Mondays, 2:45 p.m., White 1-141.

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Co-Advisor: Heidi White 919-536-7264, ext. 4052
Co-Advisor: Constanza Gómez-Joines 919-536-7264, ext. 4051

Christian Club

The mission of the Christian Club is to provide support and guidance to students based on Christian values, and principles of the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ. The Christian Club promotes community service, outreach, motivates and encourages students, and assists in enhancing students' self-esteem and self-image based on Biblical principles.

Co-Advisor: Andrei George 919-536-7200, ext. 5101
Co-Advisor: Micara Lewis Sessoms 919-536-7200, ext. 4406
Co-Advisor: Kimberly Boyce 919-536-7200, ext. 8125

Final Draft Club

An organization that provides opportunities for members of the Durham Tech community to experience area literary and cultural events. The club is the publisher of The Final Draft Literary Journal, a compilation of poetry, artwork, essays, and short stories written and created by students, staff, and faculty which is published each spring. Beginning writers and artists are especially encouraged to submit material. The staff is comprised of students and instructors who judge the work submitted, edit the works, and publish the final product. In addition, the Final Draft Club encourages group participation in community literacy projects. We offer creative writing workshops which are open to the Durham Tech community.

Co-Advisor: Marina DelVecchio 919-536-7223, ext. 8017
Co-Advisor: Steven Kerrigan 919-536-7223, ext. 8032

Gamers of Durham

gamersThe purpose of the Gamers of Durham is to promote all forms of legal recreational gaming, help broaden information about the gaming business and technology, and serve our college and community. This organization brings a diverse group together with the common interest in gaming to establish a friendly environment. Members who participate in the club will develop multiple career and social skills, while bonding and playing various games.

The club meets Fridays 2:30-5 p.m. in Wynn 10-114.

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Co-Advisor: Patrick Hines 919-536-7200, ext. 6101

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

A scholastic honor and educational-service organization for students in colleges and universities. The organization objectives are "to recognize and encourage excellence in education, to promote the development of leadership ability and character in its members, and to foster, disseminate, and improve education through appropriate service projects.

Co-Advisor: Don Sommerfeldt 919-536-7235, ext. 8169
Co-Advisor: Kimberly Boyce 919-536-7200, ext. 8125

International Students Club

An organization developed to facilitate the exchange of information about different cultures through regular meetings and other activities.

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Advisor: Karin Abell 919-536-7200, ext. 3226
Visit the International Students Club web page for meeting times.

Male Success Initiative

group photo The Male Success Initiative is a club that delivers academic, social, and professional support to male students. The initiative holds weekly events to promote resources available for students and implements student development programs that facilitate year-round learning and engagement. The Male Success Initiative works to provide a welcoming and encouraging environment for students. One-on-one engagement is provided to students upon request. Success coaching is offered daily throughout the academic year. View activities and comments from members. Contact a success coach for assistance in prioritizing goals and plans to stay on track:
Lisa Inman, 919-536-7200, ext. 1406.

Paralegal Technology Club

The Paralegal Technology Club is an association for students created to promote scholarship, increase awareness of the paralegal profession, and provide information and opportunities for prospective employment.

Advisor: Susan Sutton 919-536-7230, ext. 8071
Paralegal Program Blog

Phi Beta Lambda

The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda is to provide opportunities for post-secondary students to develop business-related career competencies. Phi Beta Lambda is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.

Co-Advisor: Michele Parrish 919-536-7235, ext. 8158
Co-Advisor: LaTonya Steele, 919-536-7200, ext. 8064.

Phi Beta Lamda website for meeting dates and times.

Phi Theta Kappa

An international honor society recognizing academic achievement among two-year college students. Provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. The organization also provides access to many scholarship opportunities. To be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, students must be enrolled in a degree program and have a minimum 3.5 GPA with at least 12 hours of credits. Eligible students are emailed an invitation at the beginning of the semester.

Co-Advisor: Kara Battle 919-536-7200, ext. 8002
Co-Advisor: Kimberly Boyce 919-536-7200, ext. 8125
Co-Advisor: Shannon Hahn 919-536-7200, ext. 8019

Practical Nursing Student's Organization

An organization that provides an opportunity for students to receive regular communication and to voice their concerns relevant to the profession.

Advisor: Cindy Hardin 919-536-7200, ext. 8114

Respiratory Therapy Students Club

The Respiratory Therapy Students Club is an organization to promote the profession of respiratory therapy through communication, fund-raising, and participation in other activities on campus and in the community.

Advisor: Janemarie Baker 919-536-7200, ext. 8124

Science and Engineering Club

Unnaceptable Risks team pose at NASA as their balloon deploysDo you like science, engineering, technology, the outdoors, community service, or sustainability? Do you wish you knew more people on campus? If you said, “Yes!” to either of those questions you should join the Science and Engineering Club. Everyone is welcome! No experience necessary! We meet every Wednesday, 2–3 p.m. in Collins 222. Read more about us.

CoAdvisor: Julie Hoover 919-536-7223, ext. 8021
Co-Advisor: Eric Crump, 919-536-7200, ext. 8045

Sigma Delta Mu

An honor society recognizing outstanding students in the Spanish curriculum. One of the society's goals is to To encourage a greater interest in and a deeper understanding among college students of Hispanic cultures.

Advisor: Lindsey Carpenter, 919-536-7200, ext. 8199

Sexuality Pride Educate Connect Trust Respect Unity Multiplicity

Spectrum, Durham Technical Community CollegeSPECTRUM is an organization whose mission is to advocate for and support the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community on the Durham Tech campus. SPECTRUM provides a framework for support and a place to share common concerns and experiences. SPECTRUM is a social club that serves as a place for the LGBT+ community to get to know one another while discussing topics and sharing perspectives, playing games, watching videos, doing volunteer work/community service, creating crafts, and joining the larger LGBT+ community and allies for events like NC Pride.

SPECTRUM seeks to raise awareness through educational advocacy and community involvement while working to dismantle oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity and relational style in all its forms.

Meeting Schedule: Meetings are each Monday from 11 a.m.–Noon, Wynn 10-114

Advisor: Dorene MacKinnon 919-536-7200, ext. 2427

Student Nurse's Organization

An organization open to all students in or interested in the nursing curriculum.

Advisor: Lesley Chaffin 919-536-7200, ext. 8101

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

SOTA is a non-profit, student-run organization that promotes occupational therapy through community service, public relations, fundraising, and campus activities. SOTA provides fellowship among students and faculty, educational opportunities through community service activities, and leadership opportunities within the organization.

This year SOTA is opening its doors to prospective Durham Tech OTA students! Membership is a great opportunity to meet current OTA students in the program, learn more about OT and get involved in community. The SOTA membership fee is $5 for current OTA students and $2 for prospective OTA students per semester.

Advisor: Christine Gunnigle 919-536-7233, ext. 8102

Tau Eta Sigma

students holding banner The Greek letters represent the spirit and intent voiced by an informal group of students from the class of 1969. This group, dedicated to achieving excellence within the discipline of dental technology was known as “The Number Seven Society,” after a basic laboratory instrument. Tau Eta Sigma is a fraternity that promotes the highest possible degree of individual excellence in the art and science of dental technology and established to honor any undergraduate who wishes to distinguish themselves in the field and dental community.

Advisor: Erin Popov 919-536-7233, ext. 8100
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