Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 44

Student Clubs
- Clubs are organized as interest and need are shown. A listing of these
clubs may be found in the Student Handbook, along with the procedures for organizing and
Student Government Association
– The SGA is a student oriented service
organization. The purposes of the SGA are to serve as a liaison for communication
between the students of Darton State College and the faculty and administration; to serve
in an advisory capacity to the Dean of Students/Vice President for Student Affairs; and to
be the official voice of the students of Darton State College.
The Student Success Program is located on the second floor of the Student Center, C-
103. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.or after 5:00
p.m. by appointment. The Student Success Program is designed to help students develop
ways to be successful and can assist students in setting goals, managing time, exploring
campus resources, communicating more effectively, improving study skills, enhancing test
taking strategies, and developing career/educational plans. Other ways the Student
Success Program can assist students include:
Personal Counseling-
Darton State College students may seek short-term
personal counseling from qualified counselors for any academic/nonacademic
problem that is interfering with their ability to achieve academic success.
Academic Advising-
Students who are undecided majors and not taking
Learning Support classes receive academic advising from a success advisor.
Advising sessions consist of exploring various majors, introducing the student to
the Career Center, developing an educational plan, and suggesting strategies to
improve the student’s overall academic success.
Advising Center-
All first-time freshmen and readmitted students, excluding
Health Sciences students, are advised by the Advising Center. Advising
sessions consist of completing a student evaluation, designing a schedule,
registering, introducing the student to the Student Success Program, and making
appropriate referrals to improve the student’s overall academic success.
Students who do not place into Learning Support classes and have not declared
a major receive ongoing advising through the Advising Center.
Student Success Workshops-
Student Success Workshops are developed to
help students improve their academic skills. Topics include enhancing study and
test taking strategies, visualizing goals, building self-esteem, resolving conflicts,
exploring careers, resume writing, and managing test and math anxiety.
Orientation Program-
Prior to each semester, new students are invited to attend
an Orientation Program. Information is provided to help students prepare for
college. Student survival skills, student services, and college activities are
highlighted. Students may register for classes after the completion of the
Orientation Program.
The Career Development Center (CDC) is located upstairs in the Student Center, C-217.
It is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and after 5:00 p.m.by appointment
for evening students. The Center is designed to aid students in making fundamental
decisions about the uses of education in their careers and life goals. The advisors provide
students with interest and personality inventories, individual advising sessions, computer
systems, and “mini courses” on topics ranging from resume writing to job interview skills.
The CDC further provides assistance in selection and planning of career paths, choice of
majors, development and improvement of communication and job search skills, and
discovery of up-to-date career/occupational information. As an educational support
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