Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Student Government Association (SGA)
Students at DACC are represented by a twelve-member Student Government Association (SGA).  SGA elections are held each September.  SGA members must maintain a minimum semester and cumulative grade point average of 2.00 ("C) and carry a minimum of nine semester hours.  Petitions for a SGA seat may be obtained from the SGA Advisor at the beginning of the fall semester.

The purpose of the Student Government Association are:

  • To provide an effective means of communication;
  • To promote a positive relationship between the students and faculty, students and administration, and within the student body;
  • To be knowledgeable of all DACC policies/procedures and appropriately channel student questions and concerns;
  • To support the development and promotion of students' activities at DACC.

Students are encouraged to contact their SGA members.  The SGA office is located in Lincoln Hall, Room 115.  The phone number is 443-8711.

Student Trustee
Danville Area Community College has one advisory-voting member who is a student enrolled in the College under the jurisdiction of the DACC Board of Trustees.  The election for the Student Trustee is held in April by the student body.  Qualifications are published annually by the Secretary to the Board of Trustees.  The Student Trustee can be reached by calling 443-8741.

Holding Office
A student must be carrying six or more semester hours of work to hold an elected or appointed office in College organizations.  A student with less than a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 cannot hold office in any organization.  (See DACC Student Handbook for additional information.)

College Extra-Curricular Activities

There are a variety of campus clubs and organizations on campus.  Each club or organization sponsors various activities throughout the academic year related to the interests of the members and the stated mission of the group.  Students may contact Dawn Nasser, Coordinator of Recruitment, at 217.443.8755 for more information regarding DACC clubs and organizations

  ACCOUNTING CLUB

ACCOUNTING CLUB
The DACC Accounting Club seeks to provide a social setting for DACC students that are interested in accounting and its career paths in order to increase the understanding and appreciation of the accounting profession. Advisor Barbara Thomas can be reached at bthomas@dacc.edu.

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  AG CLUB

AG CLUB
The Danville Area Community College Ag Club was established in the fall semester of 1976 for students in the Associates of Applied Science degree and the Transfer Agriculture program.  It was designed to implement a student organization which would function to enhance student leadership skills and assist in the comprehension and promotion of the agriculture community.  The goals of the Ag Club are to promote leadership, scholarship, citizenship and agriculture. 

The Ag Club operates the DACC Land Lab, sponsors an annual Farm Toy Show, and arranges for the annual Ag Day each Spring which brings approximately 3,000 people to campus.

Anyone that would like further information about the Ag Club or the Agriculture program at Danville Area Community College should contact the faculty advisor at 217-443-8816.

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  AMALE

AMALE
The African-American Males Addressing Life Effectively (AMALE) group is a student organization designed to increase the graduation rate of men of color.  This goal is achieved by connecting students to the DACC campus, resources and networks that are necessary for student success.  Activities include, but are not limited to, workshops and social interactions with other men of color, faculty and staff to address obstacles to student success.

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  ATHLETICS

ATHLETICS
The athletic program of a community college is a meaningful part of the total offerings of the institution. Danville Area Community is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

DACC athletic teams have been highly successful winning national championships in men's basketball and men and women's cross country.  A large percentage of DACC athletics continue on to four year colleges on athletic scholarships.

The intercollegiate program for men and women includes cross country and basketball, men's baseball, and women's softball.  Student participation is governed by eligibility rules set forth by the above-named organizations and rules of DACC.

Competition includes community colleges and freshmen-sophomore teams of four-year colleges and universities. Each team competes in the regional at the conclusion of their season. There are athletic scholarships available in all sports. Contact Athletic Director Tim Bunton at 217-443-8551 or tbunton@dacc.edu.

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  CHEERLEADING SQUAD

CHEERLEADING SQUAD
The Cheerleading Squad supports the men’s basketball team at home games and some away games. The Squad is open to both male and female students. Students interested in becoming a member of the Squad should contact Coach Susan Willaman by e-mailing jsmmm@cooketech.net.

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  COLLEGE REPUBLICANS

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS
The College Republicans work to bring young people into the Republican Party, and ensure the future of the conservative movement in America.  They promote the principles of the Republican Party among members of the campus and community and encourage and assist in the organization and active functioning of the Republican Party at local, state, and national levels.  The Club will develop political skills and leadership abilities among Republican students as preparation for future service by them to the Party and the community.  They operative as the foot soldiers of the party and carry out the grassroots efforts that drive the Republican Party forward.  Advisor Ryan Wyckoff can be reached at the Clock Tower Center or e-mail him at rwyckoff@dacc.edu.

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  COLLEGE SINGERS

COLLEGE SINGERS
This organization affords students the opportunity to participate in a chorale ensemble for mixed voices and at the same time earn up to four hours of humanities credit through enrollment in MUSI 152, College Singers.  The Chorale Ensemble performs at a limited number of campus and community events.  For more information contact Eric Simonson (Music Professor) by e-mailing simonson@dacc.edu.

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  DACC POET SOCIETY

DACC POET SOCIETY
The purpose of this group is to unite the poets of DACC and help each other grow not only as poets but as a part of something special. Members of this group must have previously written poetry, have a will to be around poets or poetry, and have the ability to accept constructive criticism.

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  DANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

DANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The orchestra is open to students who qualify by audition and carries one hour of humanities credit per semester for students who enroll in MUSI 151, Orchestra. Up to four hours of credit may be earned. For more information contact Eric Simonson (Music Instructor) by e-mailing simonson@dacc.edu.

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  ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB
The purpose of this club is to educate the student body on current and emerging sustainable technologies and to create awareness across campus and within the community about sustainability.

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  THE GUILD

THE GUILD
The GUILD is focused of educational and emotional support for DACC students, through meands of trading card games and video game tournaments. The club promotes good sportsmanship and sharing knowledge through events on and off campus. Advisor Wes Brown can be contacted at wbrown1@dacc.edu

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  HORTICULTURE CLUB

HORTICULTURE CLUB
The DACC Horticulture Club is dedicated to learning and teaching about the diverse realm of the horticultural sciences as well as providing awareness and service to the surrounding community.

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  INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
The College is an NJCAA, Division II recognized school which fields several highly competitive intercollegiate teams including men's and women's basketball, cross-country, men's baseball, and women's softball.  Athletic Scholarships are available in each sport for students who meet the award criteria as determined by the College and by the NJCAA, Division II.  For more information contact the Athletic Department, 443-8551.

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  PEP BAND

PEP BAND
Students may earn humanities credit for participation in the DACC Pep Band.  See the course description for MUSI 153.

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  PHI THETA KAPPA INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

PHI THETA KAPPA INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1100 chapters located in the United States and around the world. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges. In 2000, the Association of College Honor Societies recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the general scholarship honor society serving associate degree granting institutions.

The society’s programs center on four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service. The complement of services, innovative programs, and membership benefits offered by Phi Theta Kappa today are unequaled among honor societies. It is estimated that 200,000 students participants in Phi Theta Kappa programs each year. Annually, more than 82,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. The average age of a new member is 29, ranging from 18 to 80.

Both part-time and full-time students, and international students may be eligible for membership. Membership requires completion of at least 12 hours of college credit coursework and a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.50. DACC’s Pi Omega Chapter is very active and has won several awards at both the regional and international levels. For more information or to join, please contact Ronnie Johnson, PTK Sponsor, at 217-443-8869 or at scholars@dacc.edu, or visit Phi Theta Kappa International's web site at www.ptk.org.

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  POLITICAL AFFAIRS CLUB

POLITICAL AFFAIRS CLUB
The activities of the PAC are to 1) provide a forum for students to discuss political issues, 2) server the College Community by sponsoring events, disseminating information, and collaborating with other College groups in joint projects, 3) expand the understanding of politics through observation and/or involvement in community activities and in collaborating with community based groups, and 4) increase student, College, and community interest in political affairs and issues.  Dr. Chuck Hantz (Political Science Instructor) is the advisor and he may be contacted by e-mailing chantz@dacc.edu.

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  POWERHOUSE CAMPUS MINISTRY

POWERHOUSE CAMPUS MINISTRY
The purpose of Powerhouse Campus Ministry is to facilitate the discovery, building, and maintenance of a relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  It hosts such activities as prayer and discussion groups that examine academic disciplines from a Christian perspective, support groups to aid in adjusting to the college environment, and educational workshops based on the foundation of Christian beliefs, biblical culture, and encourage fellowship among various denominations.

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  RAD TECH CLUB

RAD TECH CLUB
The Rad Tech Club was established in 2005 for students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Associates Degree program at Danville Area Community College. This campus organization is primarily interested in facilitating participation in radiologic technology conferences to expand our student’s knowledge of the field. The Club also has a community service component and assists in organizing a student social function at program completion. Tammy Howard, Director of Radiology Technology Program, is the advisor and she may be contacted by e-mailing thoward@dacc.edu.

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  DACC SCHOLARS PROGRAM

DACC SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The DACC Scholars Program is an independent study honors program that will expand your intellectual horizons and enhance your academic experience.  The program provides additional intellectual stimulation, academic challenge, scholastic opportunity, and personal enrichment beyond the confines of the classroom.  In this program, students complete a total of four independent study projects in eligible classes prior to graduation.  The scope of these projects is limited only by your own creativity and effort.  In addition, member participate in at least 2 special scholar's activities each semester.  Because DACC is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, completion of this program is usually transferable to honors programs at four year universities.  For more information about this program, please contact Marla Jarmer, Director of Scholars Programs, at 217-443-8796 or at mjarmer@dacc.edu.

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  DACC SONOGRAPHY CLUB

DACC Sonography Club
The DACC Sonography Club was created for Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Echocardiography students, that are full or part-time. The group seeks to expand the knowledge of the students within these fields by attending conferences and Medical Imaging related events. The club will also organize a yearly function to celebrate those that complete the programs.

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  STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA (SVA)

STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA (SVA)
The Student Veterans' Association is an exclusive platform through which students can use their status as a veteran to influence their campus and community through a myriad of civic engagement.

Membership is only open to those who served in the armed forces; however students who are a child or spouse of a veterans are welcomed to participate and support the SVA!

To join, contact staff adviser Nick Catlett at ncatlett@dacc.edu, or contact the chapter directly at DACCveterans@mail.com

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  SUSTAINABILITY WORKING GROUP

SUSTAINABILITY WORKING GROUP
The Sustainability Working Group consists of students, faculty, and staff who are interested in completing sustainability projects on campus and in the community. The group is involved with special events such as Campus Sustainability Day, America Recycles Day, and Earth Day as well as on-going efforts to make the campus greener and more sustainable.

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  VERMILION FESTIVAL CHORUS

VERMILION FESTIVAL CHORUS
This is a community chorale group open to DACC students. The group meets weekly for practices and performs scheduled concerts for the community of major choral works. Students may earn one hour of humanities credit per semester by enrolling in MUSI 150. Up to four credit hours may be earned. For more information contact the Liberal Arts division at 443-8724.

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  WIND ENERGY STUDENT GROUP

WIND ENERGY STUDENT GROUP
WESG intends to provide DACC Wind Energy program with the organizational support and structure that will distinguish it among other programs of its kind, maximize the potential of the DACC Wind Energy program and its members, and provide DACC wind energy students the best possible resources and preparation to allow them to be leaders in the wind energy industry.
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  WISE

WISE
The focus of WISE (Women Inspiring Success Effectively) is to build the foundation for student success and retention. Their goal is to identify the skills "of a good leader” and provide the tools to develop African American females into academically skilled leaders of tomorrow.
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