The Office of Student Development provides a diverse range of programs, activities, and services that are designed to enhance the student experience at Dover Business College.
Orientation provides new students with information regarding the services available at the College. This program acquaints students with their peers and faculty, helps students feel comfortable in their new surroundings, and encourages them to become active participants in campus life.
At Dover Business College students are encouraged to join or form student organizations that address their interests and concerns. Whether social, cultural, academic, or recreational in purpose, student organizations offer opportunities to network, share, and lead.
A variety of college-sponsored events are held throughout the year. Among them are a summer picnic and a holiday party.
The student body participates in community activities, food drives, and fundraising events for charitable organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, March of Dimes, the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, and the American Red Cross. Healthcare students organize health fairs, blood drives, and medical screenings.
All students have a voice in Dover Business College governance through the Student Government Association (SGA). Although the College's Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for final policy decisions, student comments and recommendations are strongly encouraged. SGA officers meet regularly and act as a liaison between students and administration. The Association also serves in an advisory capacity in planning campus activities and events.
Emerging student leaders are provided with the opportunity to receive additional training from staff and faculty who specialize in this field.
Sigma Alpha Pi
The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alph Pi, is dedicated to creating long-term positive change in students' lives.
In addition to having the opportunity to hear the nation's leading presenters, authors, and success coaches, students who become members of this society become a part of a community of like-minded, goal-oriented individuals.
To be eligible for induction into this society as a member, you must be formally invited by the Office of Student Development. The organization is a merit-based honor society available to both on-campus and online students.
Dover Business College recognizes the value of student assistance services and has a professional staff member available to work on a short-term basis with students. When appropriate, referral to outside treatment is provided.
Services are available to all enrolled students and are designed to assist students with social, emotional, or academic issues so that they are able to remain in school and benefit from their educational opportunities. In addition, the Office of Student Development frequently offers special seminars, based on student needs, interests, and demands.