Student Life

Student Life can enhance the DCTC experience by providing avenues to build your resume, expand your network, and make a difference! Student Life is funded through the Student Senate and activity fee and encompasses student clubs and organizations, athletics, and other campus activities. All students are encouraged to participate in Student Life activities!

All students currently enrolled at DCTC are eligible to participate in DCTC sponsored clubs, organizations & activities—except for Phi Theta Kappa, commonly known as PTK, and varsity athletics. Visit Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and Go Blue Knights for membership requirements.

Stay Connected

Want to stay informed about what is happening on campus? For meeting times and event information, visit the Student Life blog.

Student Life Center

The Student Life Center offers students a place to relax, socialize, or study between classes. In the Student Life Center you will find computer stations, board games, a pool table, dart board, TV, meeting space for clubs, the Veterans Resource Center, and the Student Senate office. The Student Life Center is located in Room 1–300 .

Student Clubs & Organizations

DCTC has over 20 clubs and organizations to be a part of! View the complete list. Fill out an interest form, contact the club advisor, or stop by the Student Life Center for more information.

Student clubs and organizations contribute to the development of students through experiences that accomplish the following:

  • Stimulate interest in current social, political, economic or cultural topics, and local events.
  • Provide experience of working with groups.
  • Provide activities related to classroom experiences.
  • Develop professional ideals and standards through activities.
  • Develop personal and professional friendships and associations.
  • Develop leadership capabilities of members.
  • Provide recreational experiences within the environment of the DCTC community.
  • Allow members to exercise the responsibilities of citizenship.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is a workout facility on campus that is free of charge for students, faculty, and staff to use. The center provides a variety of weight machines, cardio machines, and free weights. To utilize the center, students must be currently enrolled in the college. The Wellness Center is located in Room 1–704D .

Mobile Pantry

Are you struggling to have enough food to eat at home? Make an appointment to visit the Mobile Pantry at Dakota County Technical College. Choose fresh, wholesome foods to help you succeed in school.

Contact Information

  • Student Life Center
    651-423-8270

Why Get Involved in Student Life?

Build your resume

By being involved in Student Life, you will have opportunities to build skills employers are seeking! You can build your soft skills (leadership, communication, teamwork, etc.) by assisting with activities on campus or participating in a student club or sport. You may even gain experience in your field of study, as many Student Life opportunities correlate with academic programs.

Expand your network

Student Life provides many avenues to build your network. Whether it is other student leaders or DCTC employees, Student Life will expand your network with people who may know of job opportunities for you, can act as job references, or write you a letter of recommendation. Student Life also provides countless opportunities to create friendships with other students!

Make a difference

Whether it's initiating a project for campus improvement, participating in civic engagement activities, helping the Blue Knights make it to the post season, or attending meetings for clubs and organizations, you can make a difference on campus and in the community! Have an idea on how to improve the DCTC experience? Bring it to the Student Senate and work to implement it.