Student Life enhances the overall learning and development of students through programs and activities that provide leadership, cultural awareness and community-building opportunities. In addition, Student Life encourages excellence in a student's field of study, promotes living a healthy lifestyle, and prepares students to be responsible global citizens.
Student Life is funded through the Student Activity Fee and encompasses student clubs and organizations; Blue Knights athletics; the Student Senate; Student Ambassadors; Ready, Set, Go!; a variety of campus activities and programming, and the Student Life Center and Wellness Center. All students are encouraged to participate in Student Life activities.
Types of Student Life Activities
- Activities geared toward the personal development of students to build leadership skills and offer hands-on experiences for students to build their resume and network.
- Activities intended to increase cultural competency of students by promoting awareness of the differences in heritage, belief systems, and culture of those in the DCTC community.
- Activities promoting excellence in a student's field of study.
- Activities encouraging student-advocacy and making a positive impact in the broader campus, local, or global community.
- Activities for students to meet others, and make friends, and have fun.
Health & Wellness
- Activities that promote health, wellness, and an overall sense of wellbeing.
- Activities that provide students the opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics or cheer on the Blue Knights.
Student Life Center & Patio
The Student Life Center and outdoor patio space offer students a place to relax, socialize or study between classes. Indoors, you'll find computer stations, board games, a pool table, foosball table and dart board, TV, meeting space for clubs, and the Student Senate office.
The Multicultural Center is a place to meet others and learn from students of all cultures and backgrounds. Club meetings and activities often take place in the center, which is Located inside the Student Life Center (1-300).
WHY GET INVOLVED IN STUDENT LIFE?
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.
Student Clubs & Organizations
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.
Food Support @ DCTC
Dakota County Technical College offers two resources for food support on campus: The Lunch Box and the Mobile Food Pantry. Any student in need of food support can utilize the Lunch Box twice per week and the Mobile Pantry once per month.