The Science of Success begins here! To make sure you learn all you can, NDSCS sponsors over 30 student-run clubs and organizations. If you're serious about getting ahead in life, there's no better place than here to begin.
|Club||Advisor / Phone|
|Agri-Business Club||Craig Zimprich / email@example.com|
|Allied Dental Club||Mallory Regan / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Auto Tech Club||Lynnette Krack / email@example.com|
|Campus Activities Board||Jeff Bass / 671-2185
Alissa Sherven / 671-2404
|Cru||Seth Simonson / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chefs Club||Kyle Armitage / email@example.com|
|Civil Technology Club||Jeff Jelinek / 671-2268
Seth Simonson / 671-2268
|Clay Target Team||Erin Johnson / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Collegiate DECA||Greg Anderson / email@example.com|
|Construction Design Technology Club||Lara Lekang / 671-2592|
|Diesel Club||Barry Frank / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Drama||Melissa Frank / email@example.com|
|Ducks Unlimited College Chapter||Margaret Brady / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Electrical Club||John Travis / 671-2783
Slade Fitzgerald / 671-2568
|EMS Club||Tom Dobrzynski / email@example.com|
|eSports Team||Colby Youngquist / 671-3029
Matt Diischer / 671-2209
|Football||Eric Issendorf / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|HVAC Club||Mark Wood / 671-2797
Jeff Kukert / 671-2515
|ICT Club (Information and Communications Technology)||John Kroshus / email@example.com|
|International Society of Automation||Lonnie Wurst / 671-2832
Slade Fitgerald / 671-2568
|Jazz Band||Dr. Adam Hollingsworth / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Machinist's Club||Lincoln Thompson / email@example.com|
|Media Squad||Kerri Kava / 671-2109
Alissa Sherven / 671-2404
|Men's Basketball||Stu Engen / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|NDSCS Ambassadors||Hannah Franks / 671-2234
Courtney Diestler / 671-2188
|NDSCS Pride||Allison Gomes / 671-2541
Kijia Homes / 671-2258
|Occupational Therapy Assistant Club||Missi Twidwell / email@example.com|
|Phi Theta Kappa||Erin Johnson / 671-2278
Shannon King / 671-2296
Jeff Hart / 671-2342
|Powersports Technology Club||Luke Kasowski / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robotics Club||Lonnie Wurst / 671-2832|
|Skills USA||Chuck Campbell / 671-2560
Mike Seedorf / 671-2101
Derrick Sundeen / 671-2657
|Student Practical Nursing Club||Jeri Christiansen / email@example.com|
|Student Senate||Kerri Kava / 671-2109
Dr. Jane Vangsness Frisch / 671-2627
|Tabletop Gaming Club||Colby Youngquist / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Volleyball||Jane Passa / email@example.com|
|Welding Club||Vance Harthun / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wildcat Singers||Bryan Poyzer / email@example.com|
|Women's Basketball||Thomas Dryburgh / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Women's Softball||Michael Oehlke / email@example.com|
All clubs are required to submit their officers and club roster to the Department of Student Life annually. This information is used for our general education report.
Club Service-Learning Guidelines
The Student Senate supports service learning and has required all clubs participate in no less than one service-learning project annually in order for clubs to remain an NDSCS officially recognized club. Students' college experience can be greatly enhanced by providing a service to someone in need.
What is Service Learning?
Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.
Why Service Learning?
- leads to engagement
- helps achieve good citizenship
- fosters the development of important personal and social skills
- develops stronger ties to schools, communities and society
- promotes exploration of various career pathways
- is associated with positive school environments
- is associated with more community support for schools
A Successful Service-Learning Experience will have four components:
- Investigate Determine an area of need in your school or community. Contact the area in need to determine how you can implement and plan how you can help
- Prepare/Plan Work with your advisor or the agency that you are assisting to create a plan. What is your goal? What steps do you need to take to accomplish your goal? What supplies do you need?
- Action Plan a time to help when most or all of your club members are able to attend. Then, begin your project.
- Reflection Reflect on your experience as a group. Discuss together what you learned. Consider the following questions:
- Did you accomplish your goal?
- What did you learn from this opportunity?
- Would you recommend completing this project again? Why or why not?
- Did you receive any feedback?
Selecting a Project
The project should:
- Benefit a school or community organization
- Benefit a non-profit or individual in need
- Be realistic and obtainable
- Be 100% volunteer (you or your club is not paid in money or any other benefit for doing so)
- Make a difference
- Field of study experience
- Be a part of a bigger service-learning project, (i.e. United Way Day of Caring)
- Address service and maintenance needs
- Serving the homeless and/or hungry
- Creating awareness for oppression
- Helping the environment
- Fostering the arts
- Promoting literacy
- Volunteering with animals
- Advocating for social justice
- Creating awareness for violence and abuse prevention
- Serving the elderly or young children
- Creating opportunities for or supporting education
As a reminder, you are representing your program, club and NDSCS:
- Listen carefully and follow directions
- Honor time commitments
- Arrive prepared
- Ask questions so you understand expectations
- Uphold the NDSCS Student Rights & Responsibilities: a Code of Conduct at all times
All club advisors are required to submit a year-end evaluation of club activities. This information is used for our general education report and to communicate with incoming students about the nature of this club.
Any NDSCS official student club in good standing may apply to raise funds.
No student fundraising activity may take place without prior Student Senate approval. Fundraising petitions are approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. All petitions must be completed in full and submitted at least two weeks prior to starting the fundraising activity. The Student Senate will approve or deny all club and/or organization fundraising requests. The Student Senate may determine a time limit, prices of items/services to be sold and priority of conflicting fundraising applications, if necessary.
Examples of approved projects are:
- Sale of merchandise
- Sale of services
Clubs wishing to hold functions off-campus must first secure the approval from their advisor before presenting their application to the Student Senate.
All student fundraising (except certain designated off-campus projects) must be conducted from an approved area. This information must be shared on your fundraising application. The club is responsible for reserving space in the Lobby of the Hektner Student Center with the Department of Student Life or the Front Desk at NDSCS Fargo prior to contacting Student Senate.
No soliciting is permitted outside the designated locations, but services contracted within the location may be performed outside. Absolutely no off-campus soliciting is allowed, door-to-door business, locally or any other place. A club found in violation is immediately suspended until further notice. Only activities which provide a direct benefit to the students, such as merchandise, services, or entertainment will be approved.
All financial obligations are the responsibility of the club.
A fundraising report must be completed and submitted to the Student Senate within two weeks after each fundraising event. New petitions will not be issued to organizations whose report of a previous project is not on file.
Violators of these requirements shall incur immediate suspension of charter and shall be officially notified. The Student Senate will conduct a hearing which could result in temporary or permanent loss of charter as well as loss of campus privileges, such as eligibility for funding, use of college resources, campus meeting sites, homecoming allocation, inter-collegiate associations, advisor, fundraising activities, or other as specified at the time of the hearing. The faculty or staff advisor will be notified that a hearing is being conducted and will be notified of any actions that are taken.
All clubs participating in a fundraising project must complete a report within two weeks of the project's completion.
- Must be recognized as an official NDSCS club.
- Must provide all information required in the Annual Club Membership Form.
- Must provide all information required in the Club Funding Request Form below.
Club funding guidelines allow no more than 50% funding for any request, pending availability of funds. Your request must reflect this:
- Only student expenses can be paid with club funds
- Individual dues or club membership fees may not be paid from club funds
Provide the following: list of members attending this trip, trip itinerary, quote and/or invoice for transportation, receipts for expenses incurred.
An award letter will be sent to the advisor's email address in November
May a club submit more than one request?
Clubs may submit up to 3 requests per academic year. Only one request can be submitted at a time. Please use the form below for each request.
How does a club obtain funds once approved?
Depending on if you prefer an interdepartmental transfer of funds or a check, sign a standardized NDSCS Request for Payment Form (RFP) or Interdepartmental Billing Form (IDB):
- A copy of the appropriate form (RFP or IDB) will be included with your award letter
- Attach an updated list of members attending (if membership roster has changed since you originally submitted)
- Forward to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at the Student Life Department, Hektner Student Center
Deadline to submit for approved funding: May 29, 2020
The process above for obtaining funds must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the club trip. If the club does not spend all of the funds received, the balance must be returned within 10 days to Student Life.
Have an idea for a new club or organization? We recognize our students unique interests and encourage you to start a new club if what interests you isn't currently represented in the list above. To create a new club:
- Talk to NDSCS Faculty and Staff to identify a new club advisor (advisor must be full-time benefited NDSCS faculty or staff); then
- Complete the Petition to Organize and Charter a New Campus Organization form.
- Once complete, the form will be submitted to the NDSCS Student Senate and routed for official approval.
If you have further questions, please call Student Life at 701-671-2109.