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.
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.)
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 Vice President of Student Services at 443-8746 for more information regarding DACC clubs and organizations
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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
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 at email@example.com at 217- 443-8869, or visit Phi Theta Kappa International's web site at www.ptk.org.