Student Clubs and Organizations

ʿⱦapp provides a variety of opportunities for student engagement, clubs and organizations. Contact a club or organization advisor to learn more about getting involved.

If you would like to learn more about a club or have an idea for a student organization that is not listed, please contact the Coordinator, Student Enrichment, Dway Pulliam.

Club Advisors

All ʿⱦapp student clubs and organizations are required to have an advisor to be active each academic year. If you would like to or are currently serving as a club advisor, please review the Advisor Guide (pdf) to help you along your journey of student service. 

Cambiando Caminos

Cambiando Caminos

Cambiando Caminos (Changing Paths) is a student-led, educational advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening the identity and presence of Latino students at ʿⱦapp. We highly value inclusiveness and diversity. Therefore, we welcome all ʿⱦapp students. We aim to achieve our mission by advocating and providing opportunities for educational advancement, self-improvement, and community outreach with the primary focus on Latino students.

Advisor: Jesus Gomez-Cespedes

Future Business Leaders of America-Collegiate (FBLA-Collegiate)

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Collegiate

FBLA Collegiate is dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of leaders by preparing members for careers in business and business-related fields.

Advisors: Dr. LaTonya Steele, (919) 537-7200, ext. 8064
                 Dr. Norman Collins, (919) 536-7200, ext. 1402

FBLA-Collegiate blue and yellow logoFBLA Collegiate Membership

Any student who is interested in developing their business and leadership skills and is enrolled in degree-generating courses at ʿⱦapp can join Future Business Leaders of America Collegiate (FBLA Collegiate).

Interested students can join using the FBLA Collegiate Membership form.

Annual Dues

Annual dues are $20 per member (including $10 for national dues and $10 for state dues). The membership year is August 1 - July 31.

Members have opportunities for:

  • An extension of the learning process and sharing interests with other members
  • Acquiring business knowledge and skill assessment
  • Development of personal qualities such as dependability, cooperation, and a sense of humor
  • Creating job contacts
  • Cultural development and social maturity
  • Encouraging an understanding of the American Enterprise System
  • Experience in leadership and "followership" as well as lessons in decision-making
  • Encouraging high scholastic standards
  • Resume building experiences
  • Development of "success" characteristics expected by employers
  • A school activity for students 
  • Working toward a common goal
  • Development of a competitive spirit and self-confidence as well as recognition and prestige
  • Learning human relations skills and encouraging student motivation
  • Getting to know your instructors
  • Learning to accept responsibility
  • Encouraging patriotism
Gamers Club

Gamers Club

Logo: ʿⱦapp Gamers Club green and orange text with a game controller pictured below itThis club is for current students of ʿⱦapp who enjoy any form of gaming such as card games, video games, and board games. To join all you need to be is a current ʿⱦapp student, and must attend more than two general meetings.

Whether you're a casual gamer or a competitive esports player, our club is the perfect place for you to connect, compete, and have a blast with like-minded individuals.

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Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

This is a scholastic honor and educational-service organization for students in colleges and universities. The organization’s objectives are to recognize and encourage excellence in education, to promote the development of leadership ability and character in its members and to foster, disseminate, and improve education through appropriate service projects.

Advisor: Oluwunmi Ariyo - ariyoo@durhamtech.edu or 919-536-7200, ext. 1205

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa

This international honor society recognizes academic achievement among two-year college students, providing opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming. The organization also provides access to many scholarship opportunities.

To be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the student must be enrolled in a degree program and have a minimum 3.5 GPA with at least 12 hours of credits. Eligible students are emailed their invitations at the beginning of the semester.

Advisor: Jen Macy, 919-536-7200, ext. 8188

Sexuality Pride Educate Connect Trust Respect Unity Multiplicity (SPECTRUM)

Sexuality Pride Educate Connect Trust Respect Unity Multiplicity (SPECTRUM)

SPECTRUM is an organization with the mission to advocate for and support the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community at ʿⱦapp. SPECTRUM provides a framework for support and a place to share common concerns and experiences. It is a social club that serves as a place for the LGBTQ+ community to get to know one another while discussing topics and sharing perspectives, playing games, watching videos, doing volunteer work/community service, creating crafts, and joining the larger LGBTQ+ community and allies for events like NC Pride.

SPECTRUM seeks to raise awareness through educational advocacy and community involvement while working to dismantle oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and relational style in all its forms.

It is important to foster queer community wherever you are, especially on a college campus, and SPECTRUM allowed us to do just that,” he said. “In a place that may feel daunting to a LGBT+ student, the club provides a safe welcoming place. I came to ʿⱦapp in 2020 in the height of the pandemic and felt quite alone on campus. I was looking for a place where I belonged and SPECTRUM gave that to me.

Cooper Pollock, former club senator

2022 student pride march with ʿⱦapp rainbow banner and President Buxton in the middle of the marchersStudents can expect online and in-person meetings with candid discussions to assess student needs, participation in poetry readings and community activities, the development of a newsletter, and film opportunities with panel experts.

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Advisors: Bridget Bell, bellb@durhamtech.edu

Join ʿⱦapp in the Pride Parade, September 23, 2023, Duke East Campus, meet up at 10 a.m. in Whole Foods parking lot. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

 

STEM Journal Club

STEM Journal Club

The purpose of the STEM Journal is to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) discussion, participation, and education through regular meetings and collaborative efforts with the Science department, Transfer Center, ʿⱦapp SGA, and local community organizations.

Advisor: Catherine Ward, 919-536-7200, ext. 8092

 

Student Government Association (SGA)

ʿⱦapp Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association is the collaborative, legislative student voices of student advocacy, experiences, and changes for the betterment of the ʿⱦapp experience. ʿⱦapp’s SGA is designed to give students the opportunity to gain interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Students navigate their leadership as champions for vision, community, social advocacy, service, and scholarship through transformative and experiential opportunities. With empowerment and a dedication to reflection and growth, the SGA functions as a collaborative student partner with college administration, professional faculty and staff, and as the liaisons for the student body.

The SGA meets monthly to discuss student concerns that affect their experience during their time at the college. They work as the student liaisons to improve the ʿⱦapp activities and procedures that impact the student body. The SGA advocates for a positive experience with student life and works collaboratively with the Department of Student Enrichment and college administration to foster change, growth and the betterment of students as they strive to “Do Great Things.” during their ʿⱦapp journey.

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Advisor: Dway Pulliam, 919-536-7200, ext. 1107

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

SOTA is a nonprofit, student-run organization that promotes occupational therapy through community service, public relations, fundraising, and campus activities. It provides fellowship among students and faculty, educational opportunities through community service activities, and leadership opportunities within the organization.

This year, SOTA is opening its doors to prospective ʿⱦapp occupational therapy assistant students. Membership is a great opportunity to meet current students in the program, learn more about the club, and get involved in the community. The SOTA membership fee is $5 for current occupational therapy assistant students and $2 for prospective occupational therapy assistant students per semester.

Advisor: Virginia Wolfe, 919-536-7233, ext. 8103

Tau Eta Sigma

The Greek letters represent the spirit and intent voiced by an informal group of students from the class of 1969. This group, dedicated to achieving excellence within the discipline of dental technology, was known as “The Number Seven Society” after a basic laboratory instrument.

Tau Eta Sigma is a fraternity that promotes the highest possible degree of individual excellence in the art and science of dental technology and was established to honor any undergraduate who wishes to distinguish themselves in the field and dental community.

Advisor: Erin Popov, 919-536-7233, ext. 8100

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