Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

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 443-8850.

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 the Dean of Student Services at 443-8746 for more information regarding DACC clubs and organizations

  How To Form A Club/Organization

How To Form A Club/Organization
DACC recognizes the important role that campus clubs can play in developing students' personal and professional interests. Campus clubs and organizations may be formed by requesting official recognition from the College. To gain official recognition, the club or organization must take the following steps:

  1. Obtain a DACC faculty or staff advisor who is able to attend club meetings and participate in club sponsored activities.
  2. Identify at least five students who wish to form the club as charter members.
  3. Identify the name of the organization and criteria for membership.
  4. Write a Statement of Purpose which explains what unmet needs will be provided by the club or organization.
  5. State the proposed club activities.
  6. Describe the affiliation of the club or organization with any local, state, or national groups, if any, and provide a copy of that group’s constitution.
  7. Provide a roster of temporary officers.
  8. Provide contact information for the student representative and the faculty/staff advisor.

This information must be submitted in writing to the Coordinator of Student Development (Wes Brown) or Dean of Student Services (Stacy Ehmen). They will determine the status of club recognition. Clubs which are officially recognized may request monetary support of $100.00 per year from the College.

Each campus club or organization is free to choose members upon the basis of individual merit. Any exclusion from membership shall be on the basis of published and justified criteria. Campus clubs, organizations, or their affiliates who discriminate against or exclude members on the basis of race, creed, sex, color, nationality, religion, or handicap will not be granted college recognition. Clubs and organizations are encouraged to generate income. Community involvement, including patron support in the form of advertisements, ticket sales, attendance, and contributions, is encouraged.

Some clubs/organizations may wish to develop a Constitution and By-Laws. This may be done before the organization is officially recognized or after.

Clubs may request support for special activities which promote the general welfare and community relations of the College. Requests for support for special activities should be directed to the Dean of Student Services.

Club communications and social media posts should be approved by the faculty/staff advisor, DACC College Relations, or the Dean of Student Services. The advisor should have access to all social media accounts related to the club/organization.

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  Scheduling Club/Organization Activities

Scheduling Club/Organization Activities

On-campus club activities which require use of campus facilities must be scheduled through the appropriate DACC channels (such as the College’s room scheduling system or the Administrative Assistant to the Vice Executive President of Instruction & Student Services in VH, Room 202). If the organization advisor is not sure, please contact the Dean of Student Services (443-8746) for more information. Please call with your request well in advance (two weeks) of the activity, to be included in the College's Calendar of Events.

The club/organization's advisor, or an approved substitute, must attend all club functions. Depending upon anticipated attendance, an additional faculty/staff host may be required. Both the advisor and the host must be in attendance throughout the function, and are responsible for closing the function at the designated hour. Costs for additional security required may be billed to the club sponsoring the event.

Special speakers may be invited to address a club, organization, or student body. The club advisor should contact the Dean of Student Services or the Executive Vice President for Instruction and Student Services prior to inviting a speaker to obtain speaker approval and to ensure that proper procedures are followed.

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  ACTS CAMPUS MINISTRY

ACTS CAMPUS MINISTRY
The purpose of ACTS Campus Ministry is twofold: 1) to reinforce the faith of Christian youth attending DACC; and 2) to provide for the students, faculty and staff a basis from which to learn about biblical teaching and the experience of the Apostolic faith. ACTS will provide on-campus Bible study meetings and social activities for DACC students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact Dr. Nicole Carter at ncarter@dacc.edu or 217-554-1511.

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  ASSOCIATION OF FUTURE ACCOUNTANTS

ASSOCIATION OF FUTURE ACCOUNTANTS
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 Brian Fink can be reached at bfink@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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  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 basketball team at home games and some away games. The Squad is open to both male and female students.

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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. Some participating students will also be eligible for partial tuition waivers. For more information contact Eric Simonson (Music Professor) by e-mailing simonson@dacc.edu.

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  DACC MENTORS

DACC MENTORS
The College offers a mentor to students to enhance their student experience while attending DACC and to increase student success. Mentors will meet with and communicate with their mentee throughout the academic year. It is important for each student to have a “go to” person to make them feel welcome and help them learn how to navigate college, inside and outside the classroom. Students who are first-time, full-time, degree and certificate seeking students are assigned a mentor automatically. All other students are welcome to join the program too. For more information contact our Student Success Advocate, Erika Harris, at eharris@dacc.edu or at 217-443-8810.

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  DACC INNOVATOR NEWS

DACC INNOVATOR NEWS
The DACC Innovator News is a print and online news product produced for and by DACC students. The publication is operated as a real local news product including news, sports, entertainment and advertising of specific interest to its audience, DACC students. In addition to providing local news, the newspaper provides a vehicle for students to learn skills in writing, editing, photography, graphic design and layout, financial reporting, marketing and advertisiing. Contact Carol Nichols at cnichols1@dacc.edu or 217-554-1669 for more information.

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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. Interested students can contact Marla Jarmer at mjarmer@dacc.edu for more information.

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  DACC’S STARVING ARTISTS

DACC’S STARVING ARTISTS
DACC's Starving Artists is a club for those interested in the visual arts regardless of major and talent base. It is a think tank for those with individual projects; a collective group for art oriented community and campus activities; a resource for materials, fellowship, enlightenment, and awareness; and an avenue to show one's work through fundraisers, galleries and art competitions. For information please contact faculty advisor and art instructor Ronnie Johnson at 217-443-8869 or rjohnson@dacc.edu.

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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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  DODGEBALL CLUB

DODGEBALL CLUB
A club where all are welcome to have fun with physical activity. The club’s objective is to raise the awareness of the game of dodgeball in all its aspects, within the College and within the community to students who are interested. Interested students should contact Elijah Williams at ewilliams11@students.dacc.edu.

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  ENVIRONMENAL CLUB

ENVIRONMENAL 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. Interested students should contact Amanda Krabbe at akrabbe@dacc.edu or at 217-443-8793.

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  THE GUILD

THE GUILD
The GUILD is focused of educational and emotional support for DACC students, through means 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. Advisor Amanda Krabbe can be reached at akrabbe@dacc.edu

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  INTRAMURALS

INTRAMURALS
Intramural sports programs provide students an opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational sport activities. Intramural programs are organized to promote fitness and fun among the students and teachers. DACC’s current offerings include racquetball, outdoor volleyball, and disc/frisbee golf. However, they are always looking for additional ideas. For more information, please contact Wes Brown at 217-443-8876 or wbrown1@dacc.edu.

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  JAG GAMERS CLUB

JAG GAMERS CLUB
The Jag Gamers’ Club is a family of gamers, uniting for the purpose of sharing their love for gaming. The organization will provide much needed stress-relief during the semester and promote camaraderie. Members must be current students, past alumni, or DACC faculty/staff.

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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. For more information contact the Liberal Arts Division at 443-8724.

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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 Omega's website at www.dacc.edu/scholars, 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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  STUDENT TRUSTEE

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.

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  STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA (SVA)“JAGUAR CHAPTER”

STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA (SVA)“JAGUAR CHAPTER”
DACC's veterans' organization is an affiliate chapter of the national organization Student Veterans of America (SVA). SVA membership offers student veterans not only the camaraderie of their peers, but also the opportunity to apply for SVA scholarships, attend national conferences, and to use their standing as a veteran to influence their campus and community through a variety of civic projects.

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  SUSTAINABILITY CLUB

SUSTAINABILITY CLUB
The Sustainability Club was established to raise awareness about current environmental issues and to implement sustainable practices. Activities include group meetings, participating in local events, and working on the DACC farm. For more information, contact George Hickman at ghickman@dacc.edu.

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  TECHNOLOGY CLUB

TECHNOLOGY CLUB
The Tech Club provides free computer repair and purchase consultation to DACC students and staff. The club will do PC tune up, address malware problems, repair broken screens and fix virus troubles. They meet on Fridays in TC from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Jeff Wise at 217-443-8882 or jwise@dacc.edu.

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  TRIO LEADERSHIP AMBASSADORS

TRIO LEADERSHIP AMBASSADORS
Students chosen as TRIO Leadership Ambassadors will participate in professional development and leadership activities that lead to becoming representatives for DACC’s TRIO Student Support Services Program and its mission. To be a TRIO Leadership Ambassador, an applicant must be at least a continuing TRIO participant with at least one more semester before graduating. Students must maintain, a minimum grade point average of 2.0. The Ambassadors will be expected to participate in activities hosted by the TRIO Student Support Services Program. Interested TRIO participants should contact the TRIO office at 217-443-8898 or stop by CH-113.

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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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  WAITING FOR RAIN (PUBLICATION)

WAITING FOR RAIN (PUBLICATION)
Waiting for Rain is an annual joint publication of the writing and art programs in the Liberal Arts division at Danville Area Community College. The journal, which is staffed by volunteer students, strives to present the best prose, poetry, essays, photography and artwork from Danville Area Community College's students, faculty and staff. The journal is produced over the summer and is published in the fall semester of each academic year. For information on how to submit written pieces to Waiting for Rain please contact co-faculty advisor Marla Jarmer (217-443-8820, mjarmer@dacc.edu). For information on how to submit photography and artwork to the journal, please contact co-faculty advisor Ronnie Johnson (217-443-8869, rjohnson@dacc.edu).

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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. Advisor Greg Hansbraugh can be reached at ghansbraugh@dacc.edu
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