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Student Organizations

Registered student organizations 

Registered Student Organizations will allow students to build communities through connections made by common interests and identities.  These communities will provide opportunities for students to develop their leadership, promote awareness of issues, expand professional and personal competencies, and engage with Dalton State and local communities outside of the classroom.

All active RSOs are listed below in alphabetical order by type. Click on the name of an organization to learn more!


Academic and Departmental 

An academic/departmental organization is an extension of a specific academic program or department. These organizations facilitate further growth within a given discipline, fostering supplemental learning and professional development opportunities.


American Criminal Justice Association, Lambda Alpha Epsilon is to engage Criminal Justice majors and minors at Dalton State through campus events, promoting/raising awareness for criminal justice issues, learning through guest speakers- law enforcement agencies/personnel, and to provide opportunities for members.

President: Yzamar Caro
Advisor: Natalie Johnson

 


 


College Affiliated

College-affiliated organizations provide programs and events to all students on campus and receive annual student fee-based operating budgets to support their work.

 


Community Engagement & Advocacy

Service organizations strive to provide a wide variety of safe, well-planned volunteer and community service opportunities. Advocacy organizations actively educate and cultivate interest in specific issues.  In addition, they all foster a life-long commitment to civic engagement and provide opportunities for students to reflect on their community service experience.


The purpose of the Young Democrats is to stimulate in the youth of Dalton State College an active interest in governmental affairs; to increase the efficiency of popular
government; to foster and perpetuate the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party; to recruit the most promising material for leadership; to encourage statesmanship; to aid the Democratic Party; to provide through its administration the highest degree of justice and social welfare; and to serve as a voice for young people within the Democratic Party

President: Rachel Moffett
Advisor: Annabelle McKie-Voerste


Diversity and Inclusion 

Diversity organizations facilitate the maintenance of and/or education relating to customary beliefs, social forms, and gender, racial, ethnic, spiritual, or social group traits. Diversity organizations foster communication, understanding, and positive relations among cultural groups.

 

 


Faith-Based or Religious

Faith-Based or Religious organizations serving the DS campus are based on the philosophy of providing opportunities for spiritual enrichment, social activities, and religious service. Religious organizations strive to allow students to integrate spiritual values, intellectual pursuits, and personal development.


There are currently no active RSOs in this category. If you are interested in starting one, please see the tab labeled "New RSO Requests". 


Fraternity or Sorority

Social fraternities and sororities are those organizations (most recognized as single-gender) that provide students with a social atmosphere while establishing standards in academics, philanthropy, community service, and education. These organizations are exclusive (used to denote attaining membership in only one organization) and are initiatory by historical standards.


 

 


General Interest

General interest organizations provide an opportunity to plan and participate in various programs that provide students with support, social interaction, and co-curricular opportunities outside the classroom. These organizations promote events regarding topics of interest that enhance student learning inside the classroom through practical application outside the classroom.

The purpose of the Dalton State Historical Society is to provide all lovers of history with an outlet to grow in the history field. To assist in this goal, we will branch out to include various events in the history fields such as museum trips, reenactments, guest speakers, and games all with the main focus of showing different career outlets for those within the history program.

President: Regan Moorehead
Advisor: Jeff Stanley

 


Don't See What You Are Looking For?

Any student can start their own club! Click the New RSO tab at the top of this page to learn more. 

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Hazing is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. For more information on hazing, please refer to the Max Gruver Act. To report hazing or any other violation of the Student Code of Conduct, please refer a concern below. 

Refer a Concern

Hello! Thank you for wanting more information on the Request For Funding Process here at Dalton State College. Those eligible to request funding through this process include: Current RSO’s, RSO’s seeking recognition, any student, any employee or department hosting a student program.

  1. In order to submit the Request For Funding, please make sure you have all of the items taken care of prior:
    • For Current RSO’s: please make sure that you have attended 75% (6 out of 8) SGA Meetings of the previous year in order to be eligible.
    •  All other eligible parties: you may submit a Request For Funding at any point.
  2. Please use this form to submit the official request. If you have any questions during the process, please reach out to the Office of Student Life for further assistance - contact information is below.
  3. After submitting the request, you should receive an email from the Vice-President of SGA to present your Request for Funding at the Budget and Fee Committee meeting that occurs prior to the full SGA meeting, the last Friday of every month at 8:00am. In addition, you will attend and present the request at the General SGA meeting at 10:00 AM. You will be responsible for presenting these items:
    • The amount requested
    • A breakdown of costs
    • The number of students attending
    • The benefit the targeted students will gain from your proposal
    • How it will help the students at Dalton State college
  4.  After these steps have been completed, a decision will be made by the voting members of SGA. If your request has been approved, you can work with Student Life to process all purchases.
    • For reference, you can access the SGA Funding Policies here (p. 13 - 18).

Request for Funding Application 

We are so glad you are interested in starting a new RSO! Below is an overview of the process.

To submit the RSO Request, please make sure you have all of the items completed:

  1. 10 or more currently enrolled student members that have agreed to join the club
  2. A faculty or staff member that has agreed to serve as an advisor to the group
  3. A constitution that states all required information.
     Need help writing a constitution? See the template here.
  4. Optional: Request for Funding 
    Funding eligibility is contingent on approval of New RSO Application. 

Once the above items are completed, please fill out New RSO Application. If you have any questions during the process, please reach out to the Office of Student Life - contact information is below. 

After submitting the application, you should receive an email from the Vice-President of SGA present your Request for Funding at the SGA Cabinet meeting that occurs prior to the full SGA meeting, the last Friday of every month at 8:00am. In addition, you will attend and present the request at the General SGA meeting at 10:00am. You will be responsible for presenting these items:

  1. RSO Application with the general purpose of the organization
  2. The benefit the targeted students will gain from your proposal
  3. How it will help the students at Dalton State College

Submit Your New RSO Application, Here.  

After these steps have been completed, a decision will be made by the voting members of SGA. If approved, the president and advisor will be required to complete online RSO training.

If approved, consider submitting a Request for Funding (p. 11) to secure an operating budget for your new RSO.

 

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Location: Dean of Students Office, Pope Student Center 
Email: hwilliams@daltonstate.edu
Phone: 706-712-8234

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