Durham Tech Student Clubs and Organizations
Make A Difference! Get Involved At Durham Tech!
Did you know that there are over 20 clubs and organizations at Durham Tech? Join a club or organization and make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Listed below are all of the active clubs and organizations at Durham Tech. Please also review the student activities policy and procedures.
The Student Senate is the local Student Government Association at Durham Tech.The Senate is the voice of the community college student on campus. At the 2103 NC Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) conference, Durham Tech's Student Senate received the Top “C” Campus Award, the Outstanding Community Service Award, and the Karen Yerby Award.
There are eight Executive Board positions consisting of the following: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Information Officer, Community Outreach Chairperson, Student Concerns Chairperson, and Social Committee Chairperson. Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA to serve as an Executive Board member.
Complete an Executive Board application and request that an instructor complete a Faculty Recommendation Form. Completed forms must be returned to the Student Senate advisors in Wynn 1209 by Wednesday, April 15 at noon. Elections of officers will be held during the final Senate Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 22 at 3:15 p.m.
Please review Article III, Sections 1-6 of the Student Senate Constitution pertaining to the Executive Board positions.
Read more about the Student Senate and and how to join on the Student Senate web page
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.
Spring semester meetings are Mondays, White Building, room 45, 2–3 p.m.
Advisor: Lance Lee 919-536-7223, ext. 8187
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.
Meetings are every Monday, White Building (building 1), room 69, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Durham Early Childhood Association
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
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.
Spring semester meetings are Mondays, 1 – 2 p.m., White 50 and Thursdays, 2 – 3 p.m., Phillips.
Monday, February 23, 1 p.m. in White 50, Zelda Lockhart, a part-time instructor at Durham Tech, will read from her work and speak about creative writing.
Gamers of Durham
The purpose of the Gamers of Durham is to promote all forms of legal recreational gaming, promote fellowship, help broaden information about the gaming business and technology, and serve as an advocate for gamers on related issues at the College. The club provides a forum for students, faculty, and non-student gamers to come and teach or play games. The types of games include, but are not limited to, video games, computer games, card games, collectible card games, role-playing games, and board games.
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.
Congratulations to the newest members inducted March 28: Andres Alcocer, Ramsha Aleem, Elizabeth Baldwin, Lakisha Barry, Lesley Bates, Jasmine Blacknall, Carrie Browning, Joshua Burns, Maria Canini, Nixa Clarke, Ana Claros-Sanchez, Katrina Crawford, Robin Dickeron, David Dupuie, Kendell Ely, Mark Eyster, William Fowler, Soncharia Funches, Deborah Gibson, Candace Green (Lackey), Gregory Haskins, Rebecca Haupt, Chrystal Houston, Ryan Hughes, Shannon Jiggens, Felicia Johnson, Wendy Jones, Aftab Khan, Mary King, Brigitte Klueh, Meredith Kramer, Deborah Law, Blake Lewis, Christopher McDuff, Adriana Mendoza Martinez, Kyle Miller Jasmine Moody, Hettie Moore, Giovanny Morales, Lilian Ndungu, Le’Asha Neal, Alexandra Parascandola, Diana Picon, Tamara Poole, Chastiny Reid, Thamir Santillan, Nikkima Santos, Olivia Simpson, Dana Tate, Nicole Tatum, Cleotilde Torres, Caique Vidal de Oliveira, Lucy Warren, Chantelle Williams, Joseph Yancey, and Maryhelen Zakrajsek.
Meetings for Spring Semester 2015 are 3:30–4 p.m. in Newton 412. Apr. 8.
Advisor: Don Sommerfeldt 919-536-7235, ext. 8169
An organization developed to facilitate the exchange of information about different cultures through regular meetings and other activities.
Meetings will be April 2 and April 23, 1 – 2 p.m. in White 50.
In honor of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu Salha, and Razan Abu Salha
The International Students Club has started collecting dental hygiene items for local distribution. We are collecting toothpaste, toothbrushes, and dental floss and will distribute collected items to local organizations. Our first set of items is earmarked for new refugee arrivals, but if we collect a lot of items, we may be able to help other organizations as well. If you are interested in helping out, please bring new and unopened items to the CGL office in White 58. This collection drive will be in progress through the end of March.
Minds That Create
Minds that Create (MTC) recognizes and encourages excellence in entrepreneurship. Both full-time and part-time students are welcome to join. MTC promotes the development of entrepreneurship skills in the areas of leadership, character, integrity, management, and wealth creation, and encourages social responsibility of the organization and each member. Members must be actively engaged in supporting the process of creating or expanding a business or organization.
Advisor: LaShon Harley 919-536-7230, ext. 8064
Paralegal Technology Club
The Paralegal Technology Club is an association for paralegal students created to promote scholarship, increase awareness of the paralegal profession, and provide information and opportunities for prospective employment.
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 18 hours of credits. Eligible students are emailed an invitation at the beginning of the semester.
Thanks to Phi Theta Kappa and the other volunteers who assisted with the American Red Cross Blood drive Wednesday, March 25. The generous donors contributed 30 units of blood for this event, and a total of more than 60 units this year!
Spring semester meetings are:
- April 16, 2:30-3:30 pm, Wynn 1114
- May 4, 2:30-3:30 pm, Wynn 1114
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.
Phi Beta Lamda website for meeting dates and times.
Practical Nursing Student's Organization
An organization that provides an opportunity for practical nursing students to receive regular communication and to voice their concerns relevant to their profession.
Advisor: Amy Kern 919-536-7233, ext. 8135
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: Bob Gingrich 919-536-7200, ext. 8110
Science Club (also known as the Environmmental Science Club)
Do you like the outdoors, green craft projects, community service, and sustainability? Do you wish you knew more people on campus? If you said, "Yes!" to either of those questions you should join the Environmental Science Club. Everyone is welcome! No experience necessary! Read more about us.
We meet every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Collins 222.
Advisor: Julie Hoover 919-536-7223, ext. 8021
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: Shannon Hahn 919-536-7200, ext. 8019
Single Parent Club
The Single Parent Club provides the opportunity for single parent students to be part of a support system that addresses parenting, academic, professional, and social needs.
Advisor: Karen Mosley 919-536-7209, ext. 1408
Spectrum is an organization whose mission is to advocate for and support the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and Allies people on the Durham Tech campus. Spectrum provides a framework to raise awareness through educational advocacy and community involvement while working to dismantle oppression in all its forms.
Meetings (really just another excuse to meet socialize and snack) will be Wednesdays from 2–4 p.m. in Phillips 378 during spring semester. Everyone is welcome!
Student Nurse's Organization
An organization open to all students 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: Carol Marcus 919-536-7233, ext. 8120
Tau Eta Sigma
A professional dental technical fraternity that promotes the highest possible degree of individual excellence in the art and science of dental technology.
Advisor: Gregory Walton 919-536-7233, ext. 8136
The 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.
Unleashed Dance Organization’s goal is to promote the development of students’ ability to dance, appreciate and learn styles of dance from around the world, and encourage excellence. All Durham Tech students are welcome to join.
Visions Leadership Initiative, better known as Visions, encourages participants to excel academically, personally, and professionally; stay in college; graduate; and achieve their goals. Our primary focus is to promote the academic achievement of minority men, but all are welcome. Learn more about VISIONS and how to join.
Advisor: Isaac Thomas 919-536-7261, ext. 1419
The Women's Leadership is an organization open to all female students. This organization is designed to support, encourage, and celebrate the contributions that female students can make to the College Campus. The primary focus will be on skill development in the areas of leadership, mentoring, and networking on campus and in the Triangle community we serve. If you are looking to build a reservoir of self esteem, self worth, elegance, grace, strength and intellect come join us!
An interest meeting will be held Tuesday, February 3, 11 a.m., Wynn 1114. We will meet the first Tuesday of each month for the spring semester.