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In addition to the various Student Activity programs offered at Darton State College, the Department of Campus Life also promotes and facilitates student involvement in a variety of on-campus clubs and organizations. These clubs represent an expansive assortment of topics including sport clubs, international organizations, religious organizations, academic honorary organizations and other special interest clubs who’s interest centers around academic area of study.

Clubs & Organizational Directory

Organization Description
Alpha Mu Gamma

The purposes of Alpha Mu Gamma, the National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society, are to (1) recognize achievement in foreign language study, (2) nurture an interest in the study of foreign languages, literature and civilizations, (3) stimulate a desire for linguistic attainment and (4) foster sympathetic understanding of other people through the medium of languages. Contact Shigeru Tanaka at (229) 317 6913, e-mail shigeru.tanaka@darton.edu or Mary Washington at (229) 317 6761, email mary.washington@daton.edu

Contact Shigeru Tanaka or Mary Washington for more information.

Art Students League

The Art Students’ League is a club formed to promote art appreciation in the college and community and to provide a creative outlet for artistic talent. The Art Students’ League is open to any student taking art, majoring in art, or having college credits in art. ContactMichael C. Mallard at (229) 317-6244, e-mail michael.mallard@darton.edu or Abigail W. Bellard at 229-317-6853 e-mail abigail.bellard@darton.edu

Contact Michael C. Mallard or Abigail W. Bellard for more information.

Baptist Collegiate Ministries - BCM

The Baptist Collegiate Ministries is a denominational ministry on all types of campuses. Its purpose is to conserve and help train Baptist students for effective Christian discipleship. It functions to remind each student of a responsibility to Christ, church, denomination and of the obligation as a Christian citizen to the world. Contact David J. Latona at (229) 317-6816 or david.latona@darton.edu

Contact David J. Latona for more information.

Cavalier Spirit Club

To entertain students, faculty and staff through on campus activities and events. Contact Dr. Jamie D. Barker at (229) 317-6515 or e-mail jamie.barker@darton.edu

Contact Dr. Jamie D. Barker for more information.

Circle K International

Our mission is to develop Darton State College students into responsible leaders with a commitment to serve the community. Contact Roger Marietta (229) 317-6808 or e-mail roger.marietta@darton.edu

Contact Roger Marietta for more information.

CLUB LIFE - Leadership Influence Friendship Excellence (Servant Leadership program)

We all have ambitions of serving others, but it’s only the few who take time out of their day to begin to think of others…first. This program is the beginning of a movement, one that takes us out of our comfort zones and into a new world of character, leadership, and serving others…first. The Darton College Servant Leadership Program is committed to providing both educational and service opportunities to students who are ready for this challenge. Contact Kathy Haley at (229) 317-6728 or e-mail kathy.haley@darton.edu.rn

Contact Kathy C. Haley for more information.

Darton Association of Nursing Students - DANS

DANS is an organization composed of Darton Nursing Students with a goal of promoting nursing ideals. Our success as a club is based on the participation of over 500 nursing students here at Darton. Our voice is heard at state and national conventions. We assist with events at Darton as well as in the community, health fairs, blood drives, memory walk, light the night, snickers marathon just to name a few of the many projects for DANS. We encourage you to join the fun and meet your fellow nursing students. DANS is also a great networking tool allowing you to access tips and strategies from senior students. Come join us! Contact Nancy C. Mitchell at (229) 317-6502 or e-mail nancy.mitchell@darton.edu or Andrea L. Dozier (229) 317-6454 andrea.dozier@darton.edurn

Contact Nancy C. Mitchell or Andrea L. Dozier for more information.

Darton College Ambassadors

The Darton State College Ambassadors is an organization built of leaders. Our goal is to serve the college and give everyone the best experience of Darton State College. We help out with all events held here at Darton e.g. commencement and visitation days. Contact Kristin M. Speegle at (229) 317-6942 or e-mail kristin.speegle@darton.edu , or contact Caitlin Bailey at (229) 317-6941 or e-mail caitlin.bailey@darton.edu

Contact Kristin M. Speegle or Caitlin Bailey for more information.

Darton College Basketball Club

The purpose of the DCBC is to represent Darton College while providing an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to play basketball, promote the sport of basketball, teach and practice the fundamentals of basic and advanced techniques through the instruction of an advisor or coach, and to give the students the opportunity to play basketball at the intercollegiate level. The DCBC seeks to promote good sportsmanship and character to it members and affiliates. Contact Mike Harbuck at (229) 317-6981 or e-mail james.harbuck@darton.edu

Contact Mike Harbuck for more information.

Darton College Competition Shooting Team

DCCST is a gun of gun enthusiasts who provide gun safety education and firearms training. They also participate in sheet/trap shooting contests. Contact Teresa Eberhardt at (229) 317-6874 or email teresa.eberhardt@darton.edu or Charles A. Barnhill at 229-317-6316 or email charles.barnhill@darton.edu

Contact Teresa Eberhardt or Charles A. Barnhill for more information.

Darton College Extraordinary Men of Distinction

To serve as a network and support base for African-American male students. To provide them with an opportunity to grow politically, socially, culturally, professionally. To increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of African-American males. To sponsor a speaker's series, facilitate student forums, create a mentor system, and participate in leadership and academic workshops. To provide services to the community, and host other cultural awareness events.

Contact Eric O'Cain or for more information.

Darton College Fishing Club

The purpose of the Fishing Club is to represent Darton College while providing an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to fish in various categories of competitive and non-competitive recreational fishing including, but not limited to bass angling, fly fishing, offshore fishing, and flats fishing. The Fishing Club competes with other schools in fishing tournaments on a local and regional basis. The Fishing Club holds safety as the highest priority and seeks to promote good sportsmanship and character to it members and affiliates. The Fishing Club respects the environment and the natural habitat of all species of fish. Contact Michael Harbuck at (229) 317-6981 or e-mail michael.harbuck@darton.edu

Contact Michael Harbuck for more information.

Darton College Forensics and Debate Club

The Debate Club is a college club available to all current Darton students. The club promotes opportunities for students to increase their communication, advocacy, and rhetorical skills through formal and informal events involving debates and speeches. Contact Smith-Butler at (229) 317-6518 or e-mail victoria.butler@darton.edu

Contact Smith-Butler for more information.

Darton College Music Club

The Music Club members serve as music ambassadors for the Music Department and Darton College. Members expand music offerings and awareness to Darton Student body through music performance, community service and projects. Membership is open to all Darton Students. Provide a nurturing environment for musical creativity and performance. The music club members foster the musical arts through performance, support and attendance at musical events. Contact Marc F. Boensel at (229) 317-6857 or e-mail marc.boensel@darton.edu

Contact Marc Boensel for more information.

Darton College Phi Theta Kappa-Chi Xi Chapter

That academic excellence among two-year college students may be nurtured; that opportunity may be provided for leadership training; that an intellectual climate may be promoted for an interchange of ideas and ideals; and that scholars may be imbued with desire for continuing education, we dedicate ourselves as fellows of Phi Theta Kappa. Among us membership is a privilege earned by qualifications, honor, and service. In the conduct of our activities, truth shall be our quest, diligence our staff, and achievement our purpose. Frank Malinowski (229) 317-6832 or e-mail frank.malinowski@darton.edu

Contact Frank Malinowski for more information.

Darton College Science Club

The purpose of this organization is to promote a general interest in the natural sciences at Darton College, and to relate these sciences with real-life, career-based experiences. Contact George Flowers at 229-317-6445 or e-mail george.flowers@darton.edu or Wanda Lewis at wanda.lewis@darton.edu

Contact George Flowers or Wanda Lewis for more information.

Darton College Table Tennis Club

The Darton College Table Tennis Club is open to all students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher who possess the necessary skills to compete at the collegiate level. The Table Tennis Club promotes Darton College by competing in various local, regional and national table tennis tournaments. The Table Tennis Club is sanctioned by the Office of Student Activities as an official Darton College club. Hopefuls may apply for a try-out date by submitting a letter to the Assistant Director of Student Activities. For more information contact Michael Harbuck at (229)317-6981.

Contact Michael Harbuck for more information.

Darton College Track Team

The purpose of the track club is to represent Darton State College while providing an opportunity for students to train for and compete in various categories of competitive running. The club competes with other clubs and collegiate teams in area track meets. The track club holds safety as the highest priority and seeks to promote good sportsmanship and character to its members and affiliates. Only Darton students may be members of the club. Applicants must read and sign the application, rules, and all other waivers and paperwork required for admission into the club. Contact Bruce A. Skiles at (229) 317-6458 or e-mail bruce.skiles@darton.edu

Contact Bruce A. Skiles for more information.

Darton Organization of Respiratory Care Students

To promote respiratory health and overall knowledge of respiratory therapy among students, faculty, and the community. Katie Brown at (229) 317 6897, e-mail kathryn.brown@darton.edu

Contact Katie Brown for more information.

Darton State College Dance Company

The Darton College Dance Company is a pre-professional dance company that is a brand new addition to our dance program. This dance troupe will perform on our campus, throughout the community and regionally. Students who major in dance have the opportunity to audition and upon acceptance will have to sign a contract for the semester. The mission of Darton College Dance Company is to bring dance and the arts to Darton College and southwest Georgia through performances and events, while educating our students on art of dance. Contact Elizabeth Delancy at (229) 317-6991 or e-mail elizabeth.delancy@darton.edu

Contact Elizabeth Delancy for more information.

Darton State College Young Democrats

State the purpose or goals of the organizations. It may be definitions, academics, cultural, service-oriented, political, religious, etc. The group should not duplicate the ideals of an already existing student organization. If there are similarities, state the unique aspects that characterize the organization. State any local, region or national affiliations with any other groups. State how the club’s/organization’s purpose is consistent with the college mission. Contact Patrick Garner at (229)317-6871 or e-mail patrick.garner@darton.edu

Contact Patrick Garner for more information.

Darton Student Television

We, the members of Darton State Student Television, establish this media outlet to provide students opportunities for advancing the study of journalism and media, for developing skills in video production, and for providing information to better inform the students of Darton State College. The organization will work to provide opportunities for leadership, creativity, and dialogue to the college campus and the community. DSTV will provide students, interested in journalism and television production, an outlet to produce original content. Contact Brian Perkins at (229) 317-6858 or e-mail brian.perkins@darton.edu.rn

Contact Brian Perkins for more information.

Delta Psi Omega / Darton Players

The purpose of this chapter of Delta Psi Omega is to stimulate interest in dramatic activities in Darton State College and to secure for the college all the advantages of a large national honorary fraternity, and by electing worthy students to membership, serve as a reward for their efforts in participating in the plays staged by the dramatic organizations of the college. This cast in no way aims to take the place of the regular college dramatic club. Contact Deborah Liss-Green at (229) 317-6875 or deborah.lissgreen@darton.edu

Contact Deborah Liss-Green for more information.

Democratic, Independent, Republican Team - DIRT

Discuss political issues, provide forums on political topics, educate students, help with voter registration, sponsors candidate forums. Contact Roger Marietta (229) 317-6808 or e-mail roger.marietta@darton.edu

Contact Roger Marietta for more information.

Environmental Awareness Club

The Environmental Awareness Club (EAC) promotes recycling and environmental awareness on campus. Membership is open to all currently enrolled students. Contact Shigeru Tanaka at (229) 317-6913 or e-mail shigeru.tanaka@darton.edu or Mary Washington at (229) 317-6761 or e-mail mary.washington@darton.edu

Contact Shigeru Tanaka or Mary Washington for more information.

Human Services Club

The purpose of the Human Services Club is to encourage the personal and professional growth of students through service learning projects both on the Darton campus and community wide.The goal of the Human Services Club is to enhance the learning process while honing "hands-on" human service skills. Contact Elaine Blankenship at (229) 317-6972 or e-mail elaine.blankenship@darton.edu

Contact Elaine Blankenship for more information.

Military Student Organization

The Darton College Military Student Organization acts as the voice for our military students (Active, Veteran, Guard, and Reserves) and their family members. Membership is open to all Darton students. Contact Stefane Raulerson at (229) 317-6538 or e-mail stefane.raulerson@darton.edu

Contact Stefane Raulerson for more information.

Omega Xi Theta criminal Justice Club

Improve knowledge of criminal justice through educational agricultural activities. Promote professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues. Encourage the establishment and expansion of higher education and professional training in criminal justice. Promote higher standards of ethical Conduct, professional training, and higher education within the criminal justice field. Continue to uphold the excellence of education in the field of criminal justice. Provide a unified voice for professionals in, and students of, criminal justice . Foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies. Contact Jason D. Armstrong at (229) 317-6837 or e- mail jason.armstrong.1@darton.edurn

Contact Jason D. Armstrong for more information.

Outdoor Adventure Club

The Outdoor Adventure Club provided outdoor recreation opportunities for Darton College students. Students who enjoy the outdoors are given a venue through which to meet other students with similar interests. It also provides unique opportunities for students such as caving, SCUBA diving, rock climbing, fly fishing, etc. Many participants have never had an opportunity to camp or to participate in these activities before. The club also promotes outdoor education, responsible and safety conscious behaviors and the sustainable use of our natural resources. Contact Joshua B. Fulmer at (229) 317-6778 or e-mail joshua.fulmer@darton.edu

Contact Joshua B. Fulmer for more information.

Paralegal Student Association

To promote awareness of issues related to the field of paralegal studies, provide a forum for networking with students and professionals, and advance professionalism and excellence in the paralegal field. Contact Georgina Trulock at (229) 317-6517 or e-mail georgina.trulock@darton.edu

Contact Georgina Trulock for more information.

Student Government Association - SGA

The Student Government Association serves as a liaison and provides a forum of communication and recommendation between the students of Darton College and the Administration, the Board of Regents, the state government, and the public. Membership consists of the Executive Council, the Senate and the Cabinet. Senators must possess at least a 2.0 GPA. Executive Council members must possess at least a 2.5 GPA. Contact Guilherme Moura at (229) 317-6500 or e-mail guilherme.moura@darton.edu

Contact Guilherme (Gill) Moura for more information.

Student Occupational Therapy Association - SOTA

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (S.O.T.A.) is a club formed to promote a better understanding of occupational therapy and the important roles played by occupational therapy professionals. Enhancement of public knowledge of the field in general and the Occupational Therapy Assistant role is promoted. Any student may be a member of this organization provided they are currently enrolled in Darton College, and are interested in Occupational Therapy career opportunities. For more information contact Tonya Curles at (229)317-6907 or tonya.curles@darton.edu

Contact Tonya Curles for more information.

Students Professional Association of Georgia Educators - SPAGE

Purpose. The purposes of SPAGE are as follows: (a). To give students preparing to teach practical experience in working together and in working with other SPAGE chapters and/or the state organization on challenges of the profession and of society; (b). To acquaint students preparing to teach with the history, ethics, organization, policies, and programs of the state organization; (c). To develop among pre-teachers an understanding of the teaching profession through participation in the local and state organization; (d). To interest capable young men and women in education as a professional career and to encourage the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct among pre-teachers; (e). To promote quality education; and (f). To hold meetings and conferences for the mutual improvement and education of members. Cheryl P. Lucas at (229) 317-6009 or e-mail cheryl.lucas@darton.edu

Contact Cheryl P. Lucas for more information.

The English Honnor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta

Sigma Kappa Delta is an English honor society for two-year colleges. Darton College is the Pi Delta chapter. We have been recognized nationally as an Ivy Chapter, a distinction given only to outstanding chapters. Students do not have to be English majors to join. Contact Elizabeth Perkins at (229) 317-6733 or e-mail elizabeth.perkins@darton.edu,Christina V. Cooper at (229) 317-6554 or christina.cooper@darton.edu

Contact Elizabeth Perkins or Christina V. Cooper for more information.

The Honors Association

The purpose of the organization is to provide an organizational structure for students in the Honors Program to engage in extracurricular sociaal and enrichment committee. Contact Shani Clark at (229) 317-6926 or e-mail shani.clark@darton.edu

Contact Shani Clark for more information.

The Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement Program - MESA

MESA is an academic enrichment program that provide community college math, engineering and science majors support so they can excel academically and transfer to four-year institutions to complete their degrees in science, math and engineering fields. Membership in the MESA Program is limited to women and minorities majoring in the science, math and engineering field and planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their degrees. Membership in the MESA Club is open to all students. For more information contact Lauren Mueller at (229) 317-6797 or lauren.mueller@darton.edu or Sonya Parker at (229) 317-6885 or sonya.parker@darton.edu

Contact Lauren Mueller or Sonya Parker for more information.

Woman of Distinction (WOD)
(Woman of Distinction )

The purpose of Woman of Distinction is to serve girls of any race, age, and religion. We will engage and educate girls of Darton State College in communication, goal planning, relationships, sexual health, violence/abuse, beauty, and self-confidence as well as issues a local, state, and global level. Contact Wendy M. Wilson at (229) 317-6925 or e-mail wendy.wilson@darton.edu

Contact Wendy M. Wilson for more information.

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