All student organizations of Dominican College are student-run and student-started and 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:
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.
The Booklings provides an intimate setting for readers and writers to gather. It is a free and open-minded space for students to share their thoughts on books they have read as well as a place to share and express their creative writing ideas and works. Our goal is to help the Dominican College family see English as more than a subject taught in the classroom.
CAB – Charger Activities Board
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.
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.
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.
DC Auto Club
The mission of the DC Car Club is to promote the sport and hobby of owning, building, and modifying vehicles of both past and present years; and to encourage participation in such sport and hobby; to promote friendship, help fellow clubs and organizations by attending functions, supporting our local communities and charities, and to educate the college community concerning driver safety and basic car maintenance.
DC Civil Discourse
The mission of this club is to facilitate an environment where students can learn how to discuss controversial topics in a civil, respectful, and knowledgeable manner.
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.
DC Equal Access Club
The DC Equal Access Club’s mission is to promote the full social, economic, and political inclusion of people with disabilities in the Dominican College community. We strive to eliminate barriers through social and volunteer activities for the benefit of the college community.
DC Strength is a club that focuses on providing the knowledge and coaching for sports performance through Power-Lifting and Olympic Weightlifting.
The Dominican College Debating Society is a co-curricular student organization dedicated to the advancement of reasoned discourse in public life as well as academic excellence on campus. By providing a positive, supportive, yet challenging environment, the Debating Society enables student members to hone their critical thinking, effective communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, which facilitates their personal growth, prepares them for future career success, and provides enrichment to their overall college experience.
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.
The History Club is open to students from all disciplines and backgrounds, providing them with the opportunity to experience the richness of historical discourse in its many manifestations. Its programming includes field trips, movie events, and community involvement. Through participation in club activities, students can advance educational, career development, and networking opportunities while also enriching the campus experience for the entire Dominican College community.
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.
Love Your Melon
Love Your Melon is an apparel brand, sold by college students, with a mission to give every child a hat/beanie who is battling cancer. We, as a club on campus, want to pull together as a community and school to make sure that we fulfill the mission to give every child a hat who is unfortunately battling cancer. The club participates in other support activities, including fundraising, awareness, and visits to those who are sick.
The mission statement is to give students the opportunity of coming together in an academic environment to talk about photography, to go together as a club and take pictures of what inspires us all, and so our members can show their art to the rest of the campus.
Pitches and Cream, A Cappella Group
Our mission is to enhance the music and art experience of the students at Dominican College. We welcome all students of all different musical backgrounds and interest. No experience is necessary for our group!
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.”
SAAC – Student Athletic Advisory Committee
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.
SGA – Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is the official representation of the student body. 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.
SNADC – Student Nursing Association of DC
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.
SOTA – Student Occupational Therapy Association
The mission of SOTA is to elicit a collaborative working environment where occupational therapy students and faculty come together to develop new ideas and methods, which will contribute to enhancing awareness of the profession at the local, state, and national level. Members will develop advocacy events to educate the community about the impact of occupational mental health, life roles, and daily living.
SPTA – Student Physical Therapy Association
The mission of the SPTA is to provide the student body the opportunity to create activities that will facilitate student interaction, professional development, and involvement in community service.
Our mission is 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.
* List is subject to change each semester.