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

  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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  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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  ART CLUB

ART CLUB
The DACC Art Club is affectionately referred to as DACC's Starving Artists. DACC's Starving Artits 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 (217-443-8869, rjohnson@dacc.edu).

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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 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 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 SKILLS USA

DACC SKILLS USA
Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization helps each student excel by providing educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education. The DACC Skills USA will help participants by developing leadership skills, fostering a deep respect for the dignity of work, establishing realistic vocational goals, and developing a better understanding of the functions of labor and managment organizations. Contact Doug Hunter at 217-554-1501 or at dhunter@dacc.edu for additional information.

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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 will seek 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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  DACC TECH CLUB

DACC TECH 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.

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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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  FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
The mission of the FCA is "to present to athletes and coaches, and all who they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowing of the church." FCA is designed for coaches, athletes (current and past) and fans. The group will meet weekly and participate in activities that serve the DACC campus and local communities. Contact Coach/Advisor Miranda Payne at mpayne@dacc.edu for more information.

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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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  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. 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 VETERANS OF AMERICA (SVA)

STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA (SVA)
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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  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

WAITING FOR RAIN
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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