Student Clubs and Organizations

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Student Senate

Student Senate members The Student Senate is the Student Government Association at Durham Tech. The Student Senate is the voice of the community college student on campus.

The Student Senate provides input to the college’s administration on decisions affecting students, makes decisions regarding the allocation of student event funds, and plans student activities and events. The Senate also approves and provides support for student organizations. Student senators represent academic departments and student organizations.

Student interest and leadership are necessary for the Student Senate to function effectively; students are encouraged to become actively involved.

Read more about the Student Senate and and how to join on the Student Senate web page.

Amigos Unidos (Spanish Club)

An organization open to all students desiring to further their knowledge about the Spanish culture, people and language. It is a social group of students, many of whom are taking Spanish, who promote awareness of Hispanic culture on campus through activities. The club also supports activities of a service nature, raising funds for Hispanic and non-Hispanic families.

Advisor: Lance Lee 919-536-7223, ext. 8187

Cambiando Caminos

Cambiando Caminos (Changing Paths) is a student-led, educational advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening the identity and presence of Latino students on Durham Tech’s campus. We highly value inclusiveness and diversity; therefore, we welcome all Durham Tech students. We aim to achieve our mission by advocating and providing opportunities for educational advancement, self-improvement, and community outreach with the primary focus on Latino students.

Co-Advisor: JoAnn Molnar 919-536-7264, ext. 3229
Co-Advisor: Constanza Gómez-Joines 919-536-7264, ext. 4051

Christian Club

The mission of the Christian Club is to provide support and guidance to students based on Christian values, and principles of the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ. The Christian Club promotes community service, outreach, motivates and encourages students, and assists in enhancing students' self-esteem and self-image based on Biblical principles.

Durham Early Childhood Association

An organization open to all persons who are concerned about the emotional, health, intellectual, physical and safety needs of young children.

Advisor: Vanessa Spence 919-536-7230, ext. 8070

Final Draft Club

Final Draft Club Durham Tech on a chalkboard An organization that provides opportunities for members of the Durham Tech community to experience area literary and cultural events. The club is the publisher of The Final Draft Literary Journal, a compilation of poetry, artwork, essays, and short stories written and created by students, staff, and faculty which is published each spring. Beginning writers and artists are especially encouraged to submit material. The staff is comprised of students and instructors who judge the work submitted, edit the works, and publish the final product. In addition, the Final Draft Club encourages group participation in community literacy projects. We offer creative writing workshops which are open to the Durham Tech community.

Co-Advisor: Jonathan Cook 919-536-7223, ext. 8007
Co-Advisor: Stephanie Whetstone 919-536-7223, ext. 8018

Gamers of Durham

gamersThe purpose of the Gamers of Durham is to promote all forms of legal recreational gaming, help broaden information about the gaming business and technology, and serve our college and community. This organization brings a diverse group together with the common interest in gaming to establish a friendly environment. Members who participate in the club will develop multiple career and social skills, while bonding and playing various games.

The club meets Fridays 2:30-5 p.m. in Wynn room 1114

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Co-Advisor: Paeder Wall 919-536-7200, ext. 6111
Co-Advisor: Heidi White 919-536-7200, ext. 4052
Co-Advisor: Valerie Whitley 919-536-7200, ext. 6107
Co-Advisor: Patrick Hines 919-536-7200, ext. 6101

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

2015 inductees

A scholastic honor and educational-service organization for students in colleges and universities. The organization objectives are "to recognize and encourage excellence in education, to promote the development of leadership ability and character in its members, and to foster, disseminate, and improve education through appropriate service projects.

Fall 2015 meetings: Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, and Dec. 7 in Newton 412, 3:30–4 p.m.

Advisor: Don Sommerfeldt 919-536-7235, ext. 8169

International Students Club

international students An organization developed to facilitate the exchange of information about different cultures through regular meetings and other activities.

Co-Advisor: Karin Abell   919-536-7200, ext. 3226
Co-Advisor: Heidi White   919-536-7200, ext. 4052

Visit the International Students Club web page for meeting times.

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Minds That Create

Minds that Create (MTC) recognizes and encourages excellence in entrepreneurship. Both full-time and part-time students are welcome to join. MTC promotes the development of entrepreneurship skills in the areas of leadership, character, integrity, management, and wealth creation, and encourages social responsibility of the organization and each member. Members must be actively engaged in supporting the process of creating or expanding a business or organization.

Advisor: LaShon Harley 919-536-7230, ext. 8064

Paralegal Technology Club

The Paralegal Technology Club is an association for paralegal students created to promote scholarship, increase awareness of the paralegal profession, and provide information and opportunities for prospective employment.

Advisor: Susan Sutton 919-536-7230, ext. 8071
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Phi Beta Lambda

The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda is to provide opportunities for post-secondary students to develop business-related career competencies. Phi Beta Lambda is an integral part of the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.

Co-Advisor: Janice Kerber 919-536-7230, ext. 8066
Co-Advisor: Michele Parrish 919-536-7235, ext. 8158
Co-Advisor: LaTonya Steele, 919-536-7200, ext. 8064.

Phi Beta Lamda website for meeting dates and times.

Phi Theta Kappa

PTK students at FallFestAn international honor society recognizing academic achievement among two-year college students. Provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. The organization also provides access to many scholarship opportunities. To be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, students must be enrolled in a degree program and have a minimum 3.5 GPA with at least 18 hours of credits. Eligible students are emailed an invitation at the beginning of the semester.

Co-Advisor: Tracy Mancini 919-536-7200, ext. 8011
Co-Advisor: Kara Battle 919-536-7200, ext. 8002

Phi Theta Kappa Information Sessions

If you’ve received an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and would like to learn more about the organization, please join us on one of these dates:

  • Monday, August 31, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Phillips 303, the Transfer Center
  • Thursday, September 3, 2 – 3 p.m. in Phillips 303, the Transfer Center
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2 – 3 p.m. at the Orange County Campus, room 106

Phi Theta Kappa Fall 2015 Induction Ceremony

Please attend the Fall Induction of new members into this prestigious Honor Society. The event is open to all Durham Tech students, faculty, and staff. Come support your fellow students, meet the PTK officers and advisors, and learn more about the organization.
Tuesday, October 6, 4 – 5 p.m. in Wynn MultiPurpose room

Practical Nursing Student's Organization

An organization that provides an opportunity for practical nursing students to receive regular communication and to voice their concerns relevant to their profession.

Advisor: Amy Kern 919-536-7233, ext. 8135

Respiratory Therapy Students Club

The Respiratory Therapy Students Club is an organization to promote the profession of respiratory therapy through communication, fund-raising, and participation in other activities on campus and in the community.

Advisor: Bob Gingrich 919-536-7200, ext. 8110

Science Club (also known as the Environmmental Science Club)

Science Club kayakingDo you like the outdoors, green craft projects, community service, and sustainability? Do you wish you knew more people on campus? If you said, "Yes!" to either of those questions you should join the Environmental Science Club. Everyone is welcome! No experience necessary! Read more about us.

Fall Semester 2015: We meet every Thursday, 3:40 p.m. – 4:40 in Collins 222.

Advisor: Julie Hoover 919-536-7223, ext. 8021

Sigma Delta Mu

An honor society recognizing outstanding students in the Spanish curriculum. One of the society's goals is to To encourage a greater interest in and a deeper understanding among college students of Hispanic cultures.

Advisor: Shannon Hahn 919-536-7200, ext. 8019

Single Parent Club

The Single Parent Club provides the opportunity for single parent students to be part of a support system that addresses parenting, academic, professional, and social needs.

Advisor: Karen Mosley 919-536-7209, ext. 1408


gamers Spectrum is an organization whose mission is to advocate for and support the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and Allied people on the Durham Tech campus. Spectrum provides a framework to raise awareness through educational advocacy and community involvement while working to dismantle oppression in all its forms.

Co-Advisor - Michelle Casey 919-536-7200, ext. 8184
Co-Advisor - Christine Dove 919-536-7200, ext. 8034
Co-Advisor - Scott Stauble 919-536-7200, ext. 8132

Fall Semester 2015: 2–3 p.m., Phillips 307
Wednesdays: Aug. 26; Sep. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; & Dec. 2

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Student Nurse's Organization

An organization open to all students in the Nursing curriculum.

Advisor: Lesley Chaffin 919-536-7200, ext. 8101

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

SOTA is a non-profit, student-run organization that promotes occupational therapy through community service, public relations, fundraising, and campus activities. SOTA provides fellowship among students and faculty, educational opportunities through community service activities, and leadership opportunities within the organization.

This year SOTA is opening its doors to prospective Durham Tech OTA students! Membership is a great opportunity to meet current OTA students in the program, learn more about OT and get involved in community. The SOTA membership fee is $5 for current OTA students and $2 for prospective OTA students per semester.

Advisor: Carol Marcus 919-536-7233, ext. 8120

Tau Eta Sigma

A professional dental technical fraternity that promotes the highest possible degree of individual excellence in the art and science of dental technology.

Advisor: Gregory Walton 919-536-7233, ext. 8136

Co-Advisor: Andrei George 919-536-7200, ext. 5101
Co-Advisor: Micara Lewis Sessoms 919-536-7200, ext. 4406

Unleashed Dance Organization

Unleashed Dance Organization’s goal is to promote the development of students’ ability to dance, appreciate and learn styles of dance from around the world, and encourage excellence. All Durham Tech students are welcome to join.

Co-Advisor: Erica Taylor 919-536-7200, ext. 1109
Co-Advisor: Donna Alston 919-536-7200, ext. 1122

To join, read the constitution and fill out the member profile.

VISIONS: Leadership Initiative

Visions studentsVisions Leadership Initiative, better known as Visions, encourages participants to excel academically, personally, and professionally; stay in college; graduate; and achieve their goals. Our primary focus is to promote the academic achievement of minority men, but all are welcome. Learn more about VISIONS and how to join.

Advisor: Isaac Thomas 919-536-7261, ext. 1419

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Women's Leadership

The Women's Leadership is an organization open to all female students. This organization is designed to support, encourage, and celebrate the contributions that female students can make to the college. The primary focus will be on skill development in the areas of leadership, mentoring, and networking on campus and in the Triangle community we serve. If you are looking to build a reservoir of self esteem, self worth, elegance, grace, strength and intellect come join us!

Co-Advisor: Karen Mosley 919-536-7207, ext. 1408
Co-Advisor: Clara Hawley 919-536-7207, ext. 1413