Clubs and Organizations
All student organizations of Dominican College operate under the auspices of the Student Government Association. Each club must have an advisor. His/her general responsibility is to advise the members and to serve 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:
Anime Manga and Gaming Club
Provides members with an entertaining and welcoming environment in which to share their interests in Anime and Manga through the viewing of anime, playing games, and creating a sense of community for those with similar interests.
Aquin Players (Drama society)
The DC Drama Society (Aquin Players) performs a spring musical during the spring semester. Auditions are usually held in December. Other group activities such as trips to Broadway and drama workshops are scheduled during the fall semester in preparation for the spring musical production.
Art of Fashion Club
The Art of Fashion Club orchestrates an annual fashion show which takes place in the spring semester. The production of the show allows students to use their creativity and learn about various aspects of stage production. Proceeds from the Fashion Show are donated to a different charity every year. In addition to the Fashion Show, the club coordinates various events and fundraisers throughout the year.
Aubade is published every year and distributed to graduating seniors the fall after graduation to include commencement pictures. The yearbook staff creates all of the book’s layouts and participates in College events as photographers and copy writers to chronicle a year in the life of the College.
The Biology Club plans informational sessions and trips regarding biology and science topics. This club also hosts guest speakers and MCAT information sessions.
Charger Activities Board (CAB)
CAB works directly with the Director of Student Activities in planning a broad range of events for the entire college community. This organization gives students an opportunity to become involved, organize and plan events, develop leadership skills and become known on the campus. Some of CAB’s annual events include the Talent Show, Spirit Week, Karaoke Night, trips to Broadway shows and more!
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.
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, on-campus demonstrations, field trips, and sponsoring guest speakers and presentations by different law enforcement agencies.
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. Club members lead cooking demonstrations and host catered events on campus.
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
This club is a fun way to keep energy levels high, collaborate with different people on different types of dance and work together as a team to promote school spirit and sportsmanship. The Dance Team participates in half-time shows during basketball games and at other athletic events and campus-wide activities.
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
This club is open to all students with intent to get as many people active in the literal sense. With two-thirds of Americans being obese, we would like to help people get healthy through exercise and diet.
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)
GSA fosters awareness, promotes education, provides a forum of discussion, and creates a community of support surrounding issues of gender and sexual identity. Their mission is to promote and encourage campus life that celebrates all people regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.
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
Creates cultural awareness by sharing Latin culture through the art of dance.
Students interested in Psychology can get together and host events and activities focused around sub-areas of Psychology, such as memory, anger, disorders, treatment, relationships, development, etc. All majors and non-majors are welcomed.
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.
Remember Every Action Can Help(REACH)
This student advocacy group exists to facilitate communication between students and administrators on campus; to be an instrument of positive change; to meet students where they are, listen, and improve the campus for all.
This group creates opportunities for community service for students. Some service projects include: food, coat, toy, and blanket drives; Midnight Runs; and other service projects and volunteer efforts throughout the year.
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)
This organization brings all the nursing majors together. They plan the Fall Social, help with the Health Fair, attend workshops, and plan the Pinning Ceremony at the end of the year.
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.
Stepping into Tomorrow with Extreme Power (STEP Team)
This is the Step Team of the College. They practice under the direction of team captains in preparation for several performances throughout the year, such as at the Talent Show. They also sponsor trips to see other STEP teams perform and compete.
This performance club allows students to express themselves in an open environment through poetry and spoken word at regularly scheduled events.