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: Gary L. Boyer, Sr., at (540) 863-2885

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 Phillip F. McManus, CWPC, CHE at (540) 863-2931

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: Joe Thacker at (540) 863-2893

LGBT+ ClubLGBT+ 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.

Contact: Nova Wright at 540-863-2868 or

The 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.

Advisor: Christopher T. Shiraki at  Ph# 540 863-2904

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 Advisors: Gloria Smitka at and 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: Penny Fauber at (540) 458-3299 or

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.

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, Kathy Nicely at (540) 863-2841 or via email at, 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