Student Life enhances the overall learning and development of students by offering programs and services that create leadership, social, educational, and cultural activities. Student Life is funded through the Student Senate and Activity Fee and encompasses student clubs and organizations; Blue Knights athletics; the Student Senate; Student Ambassadors; New Student Orientation; a variety of campus activities and programming, and the Student Life Center, Wellness Center and Veterans Resource Center. All students are encouraged to participate in Student Life activities.
Participating in Student Life activities can give students the edge to set themselves apart in the job search upon graduating. Student Life provides opportunities for students to build their resume with valuable leadership skills and experience applicable to their future career, and to expand their network with professionals in industry who may serve as a future job reference or provide letters of recommendation. Through Student Life activities, students can also participate in hands-on initiatives for the betterment of our campus and community.
Have an idea on how to improve the DCTC experience? Bring it to the Student Senate and work to implement it.
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, foosball table, dart board, TV, meeting space for clubs, the Veterans Resource Center and the Student Senate office.
We are currently under construction! Coming fall 2015, there will be an outdoor patio space adjacent to the Student Life Center for the entire campus community to enjoy! The Student Life Center will be CLOSED during construction.
DCTC has a variety of leadership, social and academic clubs and organizations to be a part of! For more information, view the complete list of clubs and organizations, fill out an interest form, contact the club advisor or visit the Student Life Center.
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 and provides a variety of weight machines, cardio machines and free weights. To utilize the center, students must be currently enrolled in the college. Faculty and staff can also utilize the center at a small fee.
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 is 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.