Student Life enhances the overall learning and development of students by offering and supporting programs and services designed to create social, educational, and cultural opportunities. Student Life is funded through the Student Senate and Activity Fee and encompasses student clubs and organizations; Blue Knights athletics; the Student Senate and Student Ambassadors; New Student Orientation; a variety of campus activities and programming, and the Student Life, Wellness Center and Veterans Resource Center. All students are encouraged to participate in Student Life activities.
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. Contact the Student Life Center at 651-423-8270.
DCTC has nearly 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.
DCTC offers many opportunities for students to participate in varsity athletics. A member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, or NJCAA, DCTC offers varsity competition in the following sports: Men’s Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer, and Women’s Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball. Students wishing to play varsity sports for DCTC should visit www.goblueknights.com, the Student Life Center, or contact the head coach of a team.
The Student Senate is the official voice of the student body and consults with campus administration on issues affecting students, approves the Student Life budget, plans campus activities, and promotes Student Life activities to the campus. All students are encouraged to participate in the Student Senate.
Student Ambassadors promote campus activities, clubs, and organizations; create connections with students, staff, and faculty; and assist with college recruitment and retention.
The Wellness Center is a workout facility on campus for students, faculty and staff. 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.
New Student Orientation helps ease the transition to college life by connecting students with their instructors and other students entering their program. Breakout sessions are offered to learn about college resources, Student Life opportunities, academic success tips, and effectively navigating the online technology needed to succeed. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and learn tips from current students and alumni about life as a DCTC student.
Are you struggling to have enough food to eat at home? The Mobile Pantry will be available to any DCTC student in need of food support. Mobile Pantry participation has no income requirements or residency restrictions. The program is free to all students, who become eligible upon completing an intake with a trained DCTC staff member.
By being involved in Student Life, you will have opportunities to build skills employers are seeking! You can build your soft skills 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 (e.g. an Accounting major could serve as Treasurer in a club or on the Student Life Budget Committee to gain hands-on experience in his or her field).
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.
Whether it's initiating a project for campus improvement, participating in civic engagement activities, or helping the Blue Knights make it to the post season, 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.