Student Organizations

D.R.A.M.A. C.L.U.B.- stands for Dramatic Representation of Actors Making Art to Crush Large Unnecessary Boundaries. The club’s motto is to accept people freely for who they are and to provide a comfortable environment for people to express themselves without fear of judgment. Membership is open to any currently enrolled student at Paul D. Camp Community College. There are two categories of membership:

  1. member who is available for events and meetings
  2. member who is available on a case-by-case basis, also known as an understudy.

FAITH UNLEASHED IN EVERYDAY LIFE (FUEL)- This organization is open to all students interested in developing and strengthening their spiritual development and encouraging one another. This club also works toward developing leadership skills, reach out to others and work in a team environment.

LITERARY CLUB- The goal and structure of this club is to motivate students of Paul D. Camp Community College in all programs toward a better understanding and promotion of literary works. This club strongly focuses on building strong leadership skills, promoting teamwork, and inspiring excellence as students read and discuss diverse literature, attend various cultural events, contribute to the scholarly voice on campus, and serve in various ways through community service.

Photography of Nature Club- is open to enrolled students in good academic standing with the College. The purpose of the club is to promote the advancement of students through volunteer service to the community, to go out into the field and capture the elements of the world in photographs, and to engage in any other lawful activities that further the exempt purpose of the club.

PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT AMBASSADORS- The Presidential Student Ambassador Program is designed to support the President (and the Office of Institutional Advancement) of Paul D. Camp Community College in the positive promotion of this campus. The Student Ambassador team consists of a small group of students who will volunteer to serve as student representatives of the College before a variety of important constituent groups as requested by the President and the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Student Ambassadors are enthusiastic individuals who enjoy meeting new people. They are interested in enhancing the reputation of the College. Students from this core group may be invited to attend social functions, provide tours with visiting dignitaries, meet with legislators, and speak about student life to varied audiences. Other responsibilities include participation in the following: Presidential meetings, commencement, fall faculty in-service, donor meetings, General Assembly Session in Richmond, VA.

Students may self-nominate or be nominated by Faculty or Staff using the designated application. However, to become a Presidential Student Ambassador, a student must: Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.75, have completed at least nine semester credits at the college and be able to serve for a full academic year. A review committee will review all candidates and will select the final cadre of students to serve as Presidential Student Ambassadors.

NURSING STUDENT ASSOCIATION- Open to all pre-nursing and nursing students, the purpose of this organization is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality of health care; provide programs representative of fundamental interests and concerns to nursing students; and aid in the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life.

PHI THETA KAPPA (ΦΘΚ)- This organization is a national honorary society. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship. Working toward this goal, Phi Theta Kappa endeavors to provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

SCIENCE CLUB- This organization is open to all students interested in sciences and learning more about science related topics including space study, horticulture, oceanography and other scientific fields.

Since many of the decisions that are made at Paul D. Camp Community College directly affect students and their academic programs, all students are encouraged to participate in the decision-making processes available to them. The primary ways in which students may participate are through the College’s Steering Committee and through the Student Government Association. The College’s Steering Committee allows one student representative (SGA President) from each campus to take an active role in committee deliberations and vote on an equal basis with other committee members.

The Student Government Association is the recognized representative organization of the student body and has direct access to the President and other administrators of the College on issues and concerns. The Student Government Association provides each student with an equal voice in student affairs. Students automatically become members of SGA when they register. The Student Government Association of Paul D Camp Community College was formed to encourage an active role in college life and activities. All students are urged to acquaint themselves with the Constitution and take part in all student government activities.

The Voice is the College’s student newsletter. Students are encouraged to submit articles that they would like to publish, preferably in Word format, to the student activities coordinator. The newsletter is normally published in November and March. The College maintains the right not to publish any article that is felt inappropriate for a college newsletter.

The Student Support Services Program (SSS) at Paul D. Camp Community College is a federally funded program designed to assist selected college students. The goal of the program is to increase the probability that students will successfully complete their educational goals. To equip students with necessary survival skills, the program offers free tutoring, counseling, cultural and educational enrichment, and assistance for students desiring to transfer to a four-year institution. The SSS staff also acts as a liaison between students and the various college offices to ensure that students have access to all appropriate college and community services.

Participation in the SSS Program is voluntary, and acceptance into the program is based on criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education. Students may refer themselves to this program or be referred by a counselor, instructor or other staff member. Applications for Student Support Services are available in the SSS offices in Franklin and Suffolk.