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Dothan Campus Life & Culture

Dothan Campus building

Conveniently located on more than 400 acres along U.S. Highway 231, the Dothan Campus serves primarily adult learners seeking to complete or further their education while balancing the commitments of work and family life.

Tracing its roots to extension courses at then-Fort Rucker in the 1950s, the Dothan Campus today offers 63-degree programs in a term system that offers the flexibility required and appreciated by many adult learners.

A dedicated faculty and staff serve students in a beautiful campus setting that includes Malone Hall, Adams Hall and R. Terry Everett Hall, home to the campus library, the R. Terry Everett Congressional Library and the Wiregrass Archives.

The Dothan Campus is also home to one of the area’s best exercise and nature venues in the Harrison Walking Trails, named for Dr. Thomas Harrison, a former campus president. Located behind Malone Hall, the four-and-a-half mile walking trail winds through 130 forested acres that also includes a 6.7-mile biking trail.

The Dothan Campus also offers various programs, clubs and organizations for students that help to complement and supplement their academic endeavors. Whether it’s the Student Government Association, a service organization or an honor or professional society, students are encouraged to participate in University-sponsored organizations to enhance their educational experience.  


Troy University Biking & Walking Trails Open to the Public

One of Dothan’s best exercise and nature venues is located at Troy University. The Dothan Campus is home to the Harrison Walking Trail, which is made up of three paths totaling approximately four-and-a-half miles. The Campus also houses a six-point-seven-mile biking trail, known as Campus Trails.

The nature walk was commissioned in 1990 by Dr. Thomas Harrison, former president of the Dothan Campus. It is the only long-distance, shaded walking trail in Dothan. The Harrison Walking Trail begins behind Malone Hall and winds through 130 forested acres on the Dothan Campus. The entire Campus sits on 405 acres.

Since it was first carved out in 1998, the biking trail, which begins near the base of the Campus TV tower, has been extended twice. An extra mile was added in the winter of 2004, and a second mile was added in February 2006. Bike clubs, military members, Troy University students, and the general public make use of the Campus Trails regularly.

A two-acre pond is also located on the lush site, along with a one-acre freshwater stream. Area bird watchers and Troy University biology classes make use of the natural habitat to identify and study species indigenous to the Wiregrass. Walkers and bikers can also learn about local flora and fauna. Along the trails, approximately 110 different tree types are labeled with scientific and common names.

The Harrison Walking Trail and Campus Trails are open to the public seven days a week during daylight hours. For more information, contact (334) 983-6556.




Dothan Campus Active Clubs and Organizations

At the Dothan Campus, various programs and services for students are available to complement and supplement academic endeavors. Students are encouraged to participate in University-sponsored organizations. For more information on Troy University, Dothan Campus clubs and organizations, contact:

Office of Student Services
Malone Hall, Room 100
334-983-6556 ext. 21204

Clubs and Organization List 2022-2023

Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Upsilon Alpha International Reading Association Honor Society

A reading and language arts honor society of the International Reading Association. Graduate students must be a major in the field of reading or language arts and have a recommendation by a reading/language arts faculty member. Shall have completed at least nine semester hours in reading or related areas of study at the graduate level, completed at least half of the coursework required for the advanced degree, and have at least a 3.5 grade point average in the area of concentration. Undergraduate students must have completed at least five semesters of undergraduate study or equivalent have completed at least one course in reading or language arts, and have a recommendation from a reading/language arts faculty member in the institution.

The National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS) at Troy University Dothan Campus

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Troy University - Dothan Campus was started in 2017. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. 

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021, we have 254 members who have access to:

  • More than $400,000 in scholarships
  • An exclusive NSLS job board
  • A personalized letter of recommendation

The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.

If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:

  • Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
  • Access to private networking events.

Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination. 

This organization is affiliated with the Rotary Club of Dothan and will depend upon the continued active personal participation of the sponsor Rotary Club(s). Members must be a students at Troy University and have good character and leadership potential.

Student Alabama Education Association (SAEA)
A pre-professional organization for education majors. Students may attend workshops and conferences to earn professional hours. Open to students enrolled in a postsecondary program.

Student Government Association (SGA)
All members of the student body belong to the Student Government Association. A multi-faceted organization, which promotes excellence in scholarship, coordinates and establishes reasonable standards for all student activities within the scope of the Student Government Association, encourages participation in social and educational group activities; promotes an open relationship between the student body and administration in matters of policy formation and student university activity, promotes the positive image of TROY within the local community, and serves as the official representative of the student body in matters concerning student life.

Student Nurses Association
Students enrolled in the Troy University at Dothan School of Nursing program are eligible. This association assumes responsibility for nursing education in order to provide 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, professional role, and the health care of people in all walks of life.

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