Student Clubs

In addition to the Student Senate, there are several active clubs on campus.

Administration of Justice (ADJ) Club

The ADJ Club is a social-service organization, whose membership is open to ADJ majors and other interested students. Major activities of this club include the Criminal Justice Career Fair in April and the Field Trip to Washington, DC in May. Fundraisers are held throughout the year, enabling members to defray costs during the field trip. The club also has a clothing line, “ADJ Gear,” consisting of hats, t-shirts, golf shirts and sweatshirts.

Contact: Ben Worth, at (540) 863-2933

Art Club

The purpose of the Art Club is to enrich the community and students through means of learning, teaching, creating and discussing various mediums of art. Art Club aims to utilize and cultivate the talents of each member to benefit both the community and club members.

For information, contact Darilyn McGraw at 540-863-2810 or Katie Dotson at 540-863-2805.

Culinary Club

The Dabney S. Lancaster Culinary Club is designed to enhance the culinary school experience by bringing teamwork, friendship and purpose into practical application. Students participate in civic events, fundraising opportunities and program activities in order to recognize the need to actively support skill development and local hunger. By participating, students elevate their level of professionalism and civic duty.

Contact: Ed McArdle, at (540) 863-3514

Fellowship of Faith

The purpose of this organization is to have a club in which members of the DSLCC community can express their concerns about faith and fellowship with others who share similar views, create events that promote the environment of faith and initiate an ongoing dialogue that encourages a spirit of unity/harmony even between those of different faiths. The one consistent goal will be to work together to serve one another and support one another throughout our Dabney experience.

For information, contact Tina Dressler at 540-863-2817.

Forestry Club

The Forestry Club promotes a spirit of fellowship among students in the forestry program and furthers the education and enjoyment of its members in the field of renewable natural resources. In addition, the club encourages students in other programs to participate in its activities. Activities include Forestry Field Day, annual picnic, trash pick-up in the George Washington National Forest and participation in the Tri-State Annual Woodsmen’s Competition.

Contact: Scott Reigel at (540) 863-2894

LGBT + Club

LGBT + Club is for people of all gender, sexuality, orientation and expression. Our goal is to provide a confidential and safe space by promoting education and resources and fostering respect for diversity.

For information, call Nova Wright at (540) 863-2868.

National Society of Leadership and Success “Building leaders who make a better world”

The Society is founded upon the core beliefs that one can achieve one’s dreams with the proper support and dedicated action, and that we accomplish more together than we would achieve alone. It began with founder Gary Tuerack’s vision of creating a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals could come together to learn from and support each other.

The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success- oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

For information, contact: Christopher T. Shiraki at  Ph# 540 863-2904

Multicultural Club

The mission of the DSLCC Multicultural Club is to promote an environment of understanding and harmony for all people of various cultures and backgrounds; to raise awareness, community visibility and increase support of campus-wide programs; to promote acceptance and appreciation of diverse cultures; to promote education and increase cultural awareness; and to organize events and programs that will increase cultural diversity and inclusion.


Nursing Students Association

The Nursing Students’ Association (NSA) was formed to promote the professional growth and development of nursing students. The activities of the NSA are varied, allowing students various opportunities to participate in events and activities that are related to health and wellness. Members of the NSA also have the chance to develop leadership skills, implement outreach projects into the community and advance nursing education and practice. The NSA is a constituent chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and the Virginia Nursing Students Association (VNSA).

Faculty Advisor: Beverley Ellis-Smith at

Practical Nursing Student Organization

The DSLCC Practical Nursing Student Organization is comprised of currently enrolled practical nursing students. Our purpose is to promote practical nursing education by providing leadership and community service opportunities. It is our goal to promote professional growth and development of the student both on a personal and professional level.

We accomplish these goals through a Community Services Committee which plans and directs various community activities during the year. In order to accomplish the work of this committee various fundraisers are conducted throughout the year.

Upcoming events include: a visit to the Virginia State Board of Nursing to observe the legislative function of the Board, and a Health Fair/Bloodmobile co-sponsored with other student organizations at DSLCC. The Practical Nursing Student Organization is a sponsor for the DSLCC Nursing pinning ceremony annually.

Contact: Tina Hawley at (540) 863-2802

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest and most prestigious honor society in the country that serves two-year colleges. Membership to the DSLCC Phi Theta Kappa Society is by invitation only as students must meet specific eligibility criteria, which is based primarily on academic achievement. DSLCC Phi Theta Kappa fosters an environment that promotes the development of leadership, critical thinking and mentoring skills so crucial in today’s society. DSLCC students will also find valuable resources in regional and national conventions and planned and coordinated Phi Theta Kappa functions. For more information on Phi Theta Kappa, please visit,

An investment in membership to the DSLCC Phi Theta Kappa Society opens doors of new opportunities including transfer scholarships, intellectual enrichment and personal development based on the organization’s four hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship.

Contact: Ralph Sass at (540) 863-2890 or or Jodi Burgess at (540) 863-2835 or via email at

TEACH (Teachers Educate and Change Humanity)

TEACH is the DSLCC organization for students pursuing a career in Education. Our mission is to “provide future educators with current information, opportunities, and experiences that will encourage and enhance their education and career paths, and to encourage said educators with opportunity for leadership and community connection” (TEACH Constitution). We meet monthly and offer workshops for a variety of college pursuits in education, including Scholarship opportunities, Praxis preparation, Transfer needs and news, Portfolio development, and other concerns for students in this challenging career path.

Contact: Tondalaya VanLear (540) 863-2854 or