College Catalog: Student Life

Durham Tech acknowledges the importance of student life outside the classroom and supports a variety of social, cultural, and professional opportunities to enhance a student’s in-class educational experiences. Durham Tech provides a variety of activities, clubs, and organizations for students and the broader community. Educational, cultural, and social activities must support the College's mission, values, and strategic goals. The College establishes and follows processes and guidelines to encourage student engagement; foster student leadership; charter official student clubs and organizations; coordinate and provide administrative oversight of activities, clubs, and organizations; provide access to and information about related funding and expenditures; maintain a safe learning environment; and ensure compliance with college policies and with state and federal laws. Review the Clubs, Organizations, and Activities procedure.

More information can be found in the Student Clubs and Organizations section of the website.

Student Publications

Recognizing the importance of a public forum for the written expression of ideas as well as the development of effective communication skills, Durham Tech supports student involvement in campus publications. The Final Draft Club publishes Final Draft, a student literary magazine.

While the views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect those of the College, faculty and staff advisors assist students in developing the publications in a manner consistent with responsible journalism, acceptable English composition, and the stated purposes of the College.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) provides input to the College’s administration on decisions affecting students, makes decisions regarding the allocation of student event funds, and plans student activities and events. The SGA also approves and provides support for student organizations. Student senators represent academic departments and student organizations.

Student interest and leadership are necessary for the SGA to function effectively; students are encouraged to become actively involved. Additional information about the SGA is available on the SGA web page.

Student Leadership Program

The Durham Tech Student Leadership Program, Journey, is designed for students seeking to build their leadership skills through active participation in dynamic workshops led by motivational speakers. Eligible students are encouraged to apply in the fall semester, and will be selected through a competitive process.