Getting Involved

​Student Life and Engagement

Student Life and Engagement provides many opportunities to get involved on campus. You can join a club, run for ​student government, play a sport, or attend one of our many in-person and virtual events.

Afterall, the college experience is more than just a collection of courses and grades — it’s also a time to explore career interests, develop lifelong friendships and take advantage of new opportunities to develop personally, academically and professionally.

Ways to Get Involved:

Fitness Centers and Intramurals

Dallas College has fitness centers at every campus that can help you meet your fitness goals. Our fitness centers offer a variety of equipment, as well as in-person and virtual group classes. You can also participate in intramural sports like basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, and flag football, to name a few. This is a wonderful way to meet new people and become active while taking classes at Dallas College. 

Student Leadership Academy

We believe that everyone has the potential to be a leader. Our free leadership program gives you the chance to enhance your knowledge of leadership through the humanities, hands-on activities, dynamic speakers, conferences and retreats. You also have the opportunity to apply for the Student Ambassador program upon completion of Level 1 and 2. Learn more about Student Leadership Academy and Student Ambassador Program

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) supports the college's mission and is composed of elected representatives from the student body at each campus. Collectively, they are the voice of the student body and govern the Recognized Student Organizations to promote student advocacy, legislation, community service and co-curricular programs that enhance the intellectual, physical, social and cultural atmosphere at each campus. Learn about SGA at each campus.

Clubs and Organizations

Joining a student club or organization can help you discover new interests, improve certain skills, and assume leadership roles in the campus community. Each of our campuses offers clubs and organizations that cover a wide range of interests, including academic, religious, recreational, political, and service pursuits. Learn about student clubs and organizations.

Phi Theta Kappa

Founded in 1918 to give prestigious recognition to students with excellent scholarship and character, Phi Theta Kappa provides enrichment in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Inducted members are not only recognized for their outstanding academic achievements, but they also have opportunities to develop leadership and professional skills, earn scholarships and explore career paths. Our Special Academic Programs Office can provide you with information about joining. Learn about the Phi Theta Kappa chapters at your campus.

Service Learning

Special Academic Programs also offer service learning opportunities. Service learning is a transformational learning experience that:

  • Makes a connection between service and academic learning objectives.
  • Is based on a reciprocal relationship in which service reinforces and strengthens your learning, and learning reinforces and strengthens your service.
  • Gives you the chance to apply new skills and knowledge to real-life situations in your own community.
  • Provides structured opportunities for you to reflect critically on your experiences.
  • Helps you earn academic credit by demonstrating that you have learned through service, rather than just putting in the hours.

Contact your campus Service-Learning staff to learn about opportunities available to you.


In collegiate sports, you can learn how to compete at an elite level. But you will also learn skills that can help you in all areas of your life. Through athletics, you can develop lifelong skills in fitness, collaboration, competition, teamwork and organization.

The following sports are offered for student participation at Dallas College:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Esports
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Even if you are not an athlete, try attending an athletic event or two. Support your friends on the team. You will have a greater sense of school belonging, pride and commitment.

Learn about athletics at each of our campuses.

Student Newspapers

Student newspapers are published on most of our campuses every two weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters, and they operate websites year-round. Many of our campus newspapers and student journalists are winners of the prestigious national Pacemaker Awards.

Current staff members have also won such honors as Community College Journalist of the Year, national Story of the Year, and the Buster Haas Minority Internship from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors. Many former staffers have also advanced into professional communications careers. Learn how to join the staff of a student media organization.