All student organizations of Dominican College operate under the support of the Student Government Association. Each club has an advisor with the general responsibility of serving as a resource person. Activities and student functions are approved through the Student Activities Office and the Director of Student Activities.
The chartered clubs and organizations on campus are:
The mission of the 4Love Club is to provide support to individuals and families affected by little known genetic conditions, and to promote awareness of these conditions among the student body through various activities on and off campus. This club is open to all students, especially those who have been affected by genetic conditions or who want to be part of making a difference.
Anime & Gaming Club
The mission of the Anime & Gaming Club is to give the Dominican College community the best representation to provide them with the information about geek culture. We provide them with a dedication to the highest quality of member satisfaction delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, fun, individual pride, and community spirit.
Aquin Players (Drama society)
The purpose of the Aquin Players Drama Society of Dominican College is to enrich and promote the performing arts within higher education. As a club we strive to pursue greatness within each and every one of our members whether they are performing on stage or behind the curtains. Aquin is a family which puts on the yearly Spring Musical. Every year, our productions reach a new and heightened level of talent. Overall, our purpose is to not only put on an amazing show but to also promote a love for the arts as well as promoting self-confidence, self-respect, and a sense of unity among our Dominican College Community.
Art of Fashion Club
The Art of Fashion Club provides an opportunity for Dominican College students to explore their interests in fashion and stage production. This club brings people together with a common interest and helps to promote school spirit. The club is also committed to making substantial contributions to selected charities with the hope of instilling a sense of social awareness and activism in our community.
The Biology Club is a forum for all biology students to socialize and identify with the Biology Department, to attend events that will help the students decide their profession and to attend field trips that are both social and educational.
Caribbean Dance Crew
The Caribbean Dance Crew is a student led dance team. Through unification, we develop a strong foundation and demonstrate persistence and dedication. We adhere to the diversity of the community and provide education behind the various cultures which we represent and the origins of where the dances derive. Through our performances we help build our Charger spirit at every event where we are present. We focus on creating a unique and challenging environment that brings both experienced and new dancers together. We provide a haven for the members to express themselves through the art of dance as well as an opportunity for socialization and leadership. We create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and excitement at every event.
Charger Activities Board (CAB)
CAB is a student-run organization that plans a broad range of events and programs to educate and entertain the entire college community. This organization gives students an opportunity to get involved, be creative, organize and plan events, develop leadership skills and become known on campus. We strive to unify the campus, instill a sense of school pride, and inspire students to become an active part of their community and make the most of their college experience.
This organization is involved with outreach and community service programs, retreats, spiritual and prayer experiences and memorial services around campus. They also help plan the Interfaith Services held before Commencement, the Commencement Mass, and the annual Blood Drives.
The purpose of the Cheerleading Club for Dominican College is to bring the school together by showing pride throughout campus. It helps students exercise time management, discipline, and keeps their grades up in order to continue to cheer. Another part of being a member of a cheerleading club is being a part of events that help the community. It is the cheerleading club’s mission to uphold the pride, values and traditions of Dominican College.
Criminal Justice Club
The Criminal Justice Club seeks to broaden its members’ understanding and familiarity with the three major components of the criminal justice system–police, courts, and corrections–by organizing and conducting seminars, demonstrations, field trips, and sponsoring guest speakers and presentations from local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies. The Criminal Justice Club will consist of students in a wide variety of majors; any student who is interested in Criminal Justice is strongly encouraged to join. The Criminal Justice club will be fun, informational, and active throughout the school year.
Commuter Connections Council
This club is exclusive to commuters as both a resource and a support system. The goal of the club is to help commuters feel like fully integrated members of the College community by increasing their knowledge of the activities, resources and opportunities that are open to all students, while being sensitive to the particular issues pertaining to the commuter population.
The DC Chefs are dedicated to teaching and building community through food. The purpose of our organization is to educate our members in the culinary arts as well as teach them life skills needed in real world situations.
The Chorus, under the guidance of its director, Jack Gremli, has performed at events such as athletic contests, Honors Night, and holiday lunches for faculty, staff, and administrators.
DC Dance Team
DC Dance Team is committed to encouraging all dancers to strive for excellence and enjoy the journey along the way. We believe each dancer has the ability to increase her/his physical, emotional and intellectual well-being through our dance program. DC Dance Team promotes strong self-confidence, self-respect, discipline and appreciation through the fine arts of dance. We inspire every dancer for find the creativity inside herself/himself as “we dance to tell a story” each year.
The Debating Society is a co-curricular student organization dedicated to the advancement of reasoned discourse in public life. The club provides students with a positive, nurturing forum in which to develop critical thinking skills and effective communication skills as well as leadership and social enrichment opportunities. Membership in the Society also provides students the chance to compete in intercollegiate debating tournaments as part of the Public Forum Debate League. At its most basic level, the Society is designed to be a leader of academic excellence on campus as well as to provide enrichment to the college experience for all who become members of the team.
This club promotes awareness of how to be sustainable and eco-friendly throughout the campus.
Fitness and Health Club
The Fitness and Health Club of Dominican College is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for those that are looking to either start a new healthier lifestyle or looking for more option to be active. The club provides opportunities for students to come together to learn more about nutrition or to get involved with scheduled activities. Students will be able to do various sports or go on nature walks that add to the experience of the school.
Freshman Board of Activities (FBA)
The only club exclusive to a class, FBA plans events for the Freshman class to build community among first year students and help them enjoy their time at Dominican College. Although the club is led by a faculty moderator and a student moderator, (usually a Peer Mentor), freshmen have a lot of input and get hands-on training in planning and implementing events and activities on the college level.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Our mission is to be advocates of the LGBT community on the campus community of Dominican College. Each member represents, love, compassion and equality for all beings. With our efforts we hope to enlighten people and create a safe environment for LGBT members to become active and feel welcomed here at our campus. Our actions can shed light upon the ignorance people have towards homosexuality and bring us once step closer to achieving a goal of equality among all people. Orientation does not change the person and love is for all people to enjoy, not limited by gender.
Habitat for Humanity
This club exists to collaborate with Habitat for Humanity, the international organization committed to eliminating poverty housing around the world, to build, educate, advocate, and fundraise. Students have the opportunity to work on building sites as the local chapter makes dates available.
Latin Dance Team
The Latin Dance Team’s purpose is to practice and learn the art of Hispanic dance. Members will be able to express themselves through dance while also being able to socialize and impact the lives of each other as well as the community through community service. Our goal is to continue as a team with confidence, creativity, rhythm, self-esteem, technique, and an appreciation of Hispanic music and dance.
PAWS: Second Chance
The goals and mission of PAWS is to provide students who have a passion for helping animals, an opportunity to participate in rescue and care of those in need. No-kill shelters will be supported through the club’s activities and fundraising initiatives. Kill shelters will be our focus, so our club can help convert them into no-kill shelters.
Pitches and Cream A Cappella Group
Our mission is to enhance the music and art experience of the students at Dominican College.
Stimulate interest and engagement in fun activities that promote peer affiliation, psychological well-being, multiculturalism, and a sense of belongingness to the Dominican College community.
Radio DC- “The Voice”
The Student Radio Station of Dominican College is the web-based radio station that plays an eclectic mix of music and talk. The station operates through the Communication Studies Program and offers students media and entertainment experiences. Student-leaders design a program schedule for the campus that runs seven days a week. You can listen to The Voice by clicking here .
Rotaract’s mission is to ensure everyone feels like a part of something. We work together locally & internationally. Club relies on members & committees to achieve our goals. “Mission of Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill & peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, alleviation of poverty.”
Serving Hearts Club
The mission of the Serving Hearts Club is to provide service opportunities to students who wish to give back to the local and international communities. As part of its mission, this club will work with veteran organizations to accomplish goals, namely, to provide care packages to soldiers, to visit hospital-bound veterans at the local VA hospital, and to reach out to families of those in military service while their loved ones are deployed overseas.
Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
This group is comprised of student athletes. Each DC Team has a representative. Their purpose is to enhance the total student-athletic experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association is the official representation of the student body. SGA consists of the Executive Branch: the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary and the Representatives Branch: 4 Class Presidents and 4 Class Vice Presidents (one of each for each class). Student Government’s objectives are: 1. to act as the official representative of Dominican College students in all matters that relate to them as DC students in particular and college students in general; 2. to strive for mutual cooperation and understanding among students, faculty and administrators; 3. to approve charters and budgets submitted by clubs and organizations, provided these charters comply with the guidelines stated in the Student Government Constitution; 4. to help plan a cultural and social calendar that will meet the varied needs and desires of the College community.
Student Nursing Association of Dominican College (SNADC)
The purpose of the Student Nurses’ Association of Dominican College (SNADC) is to create awareness of the nursing studies in all aspects and unite all nursing students of all level and programs of the nursing major at Dominican College. We provide guidance and support to all nursing peers assuming the nursing major. Our mission is to also support charitable causes and events as future registered nurses.
Social Work Club
The SW Club comes together to plan events that involves members with the larger regional, national and global community around topics that explore social problems. They also plan a Social Work Community Day and attend workshops. Most members are Social Work majors, but the club is open to everyone: All majors are welcomed.
As an organization run through the Office of Admissions, the Ambassadors are responsible for providing tours and information to prospective families, speaking to visiting groups, visiting high schools, and representing the Office of Admissions and the College in a consistently friendly, knowledgeable and respectful manner. There is an application process to apply.
The DC Step Team strives to make a community where artistic expression is possible for everybody looking for personal growth through the art of dance. Step Team not only inspires a way of expression, comfort, and creativity, but we also stand for a positive and uplifting environment for the team and the Dominican College campus. We encourage academic accomplishment, unity and leadership inside a diverse society, through teamwork and encourage self-respect and discipline through the community.
Ultimate Frisbee Club
To promote the sport of Ultimate Frisbee through competitive and enjoyable games. It is an opportunity for friends and students to get together to build leadership, initiative, and teamwork among the members of the team while playing Frisbee and build integrity regardless of skill level.
Uniting Students Culture (USC)
Uniting Students Culture (USC) is a culturally diverse club where we enrich the mindset of students on campus by discussing the different standpoints of individuals. Our goal is to help students by showcasing and celebrating different traditions within their culture. Through service we will link our students into the community. We will help students develop a sense of identity, community, and pride.
To perform poetry for the student body and to give club members a chance to perform and perfect their art form. In doing this we give club members a sense of belonging, accomplishment, and community in sharing their words with the Dominican community.