|Entertainment and Student Activities|
Variety is the key word in describing the many entertainment opportunities offered on campus. From singers, dancers and comedians to lectures, discussions or art displays, a long list of performers appear on the FCCJ stage or other venues. Many of these opportunities have direct connections with your classroom studies.
In addition to intramural/extramural activities, FCCJ provides a complete game center and a lounge for TV viewing on each campus. The student center is a place to unwind and make friends while playing billiards, ping pong or video games. For the exercise-minded, there is a fitness room on each campus where you may work out with Nautilus or other weight-training equipment.
FCCJ Artist Series
FCCJ Artist Series Broadway spectaculars that have dazzled New York audiences come to Jacksonville through the FCCJ Artist Series. Professionally produced national and international touring attractions, such as "CATS," "Evita," "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Man of La Mancha," have been presented at the Times Union Center for The Arts and the Florida Theatre.
Professional dance companies, symphonies, musical and comedy troupes known throughout the world have entertained FCCJ students. Other internationally known talents who have performed include Dolly Parton, George Benson, the Smothers Brothers, Dionne Warwick and Wynton Marsalis.
As a student you are eligible to receive substantial discounts to many cultural events scheduled by the FCCJ Artist Series.
Organizations and Clubs
Numerous campus student organizations are available at FCCJ. Some of the organizations include Phi Theta Kappa, an organization which recognizes academic achievement; Forensic Team; literary and art magazine; Brain Bowl Team; and the International Student Association. Campus student activities offices provide assistance and encouragement to those interested in starting new organizations and support for existing organizations.
The organization adviser, president and treasurer should contact the campus student activities office for complete information before any financial transactions are initiated or any membership dues are collected.
Campus Student Volunteer Centers
FCCJ students contribute a tremendous amount of time and effort to the northeast Florida community through the activities of the Campus Student Volunteer Centers. The student volunteer centers connect students with the types of organizations they would like to volunteer with and keep track of students volunteer hours. The campus student volunteer coordinator, a student position, can be contacted through each of the student activities offices.
Student Government Association
Each campus has a Student Government Association (SGA) which is recognized as the official student organization representing students at the College. Each campus SGA is charged with the responsibility of participating in the Colleges governing process through the student, faculty and administrative campus councils. Each campus SGA also participates in the SGA executive board, thus coordinating the Collegewide needs of students. Each campus SGA is a member of the statewide Florida Community College Student Government Association.
Student Leadership Program
Leadership Development FCCJs student leadership development program presents leadership activities and workshops on all campuses throughout the term. In addition, retreats and workshops which incorporate low ropes courses and other outdoor activities are presented at FCCJs Nassau Center, a 40-acre wooded site in Yulee complete with everything needed for a weekend retreat. Timely topics and fun experiential learning exercises help you develop your leadership skills.
Arts and Literary Arts
These organizations offer college credit or have emerged from college credit courses. A wide variety of quality educational offerings provide diverse activities that enrich individual students and the college at large, and contribute to the community. Included among these organizations are the FCCJ Chorale, FCCJ Players (drama), the FCCJ Jazz Band, Jubilee Swingers, and the FCCJ Symphonic Band.
The Campus Voice, the FCCJ student newspaper, focuses on issues and events which involve students at the college. It is printed twice a month during the fall and spring terms. Students may serve as writers, editors, photographers, and graphic designers. No experience is necessary, and scholarships are available.
Kalliope, a journal of women's art and literature sponsored by FCCJ for more than 20 years, publishes the work of writers from around the United States. Copies of Kalliope can be purchased in bookstores nationwide or can be read in the libraries of more than 100 colleges and universities around the country. In addition to the journal, Kalliope sponsors: an FCCJ student poetry contest each September; two writing workshops each month; and an annual event featuring a well-known writer. Kalliope's offices are located at Kent Campus.
Both group and individualized intramural/ recreational activities are provided by the College. Activities include flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, bowling, table tennis, horseshoes, billiards and golf. Special discount passes to a variety of community recreational facilities, including bowling, golf, driving ranges, miniature golf and movies are also available at substantial savings from each campus student activities office.
A diverse program of intercollegiate athletics is available at the College. Basketball (mens and womens), golf (mens), tennis (womens) and volleyball (womens) are sports activities based at the South Campus. North Campus is the location for baseball and softball.
Students may participate in the Collegewide intercollegiate athletic program regardless of the campus where they attend classes. Students interested in participation should contact the coach or the director of athletics and physical education.
FCCJ is a member of the Mid-Florida Conference of the Florida Community College Activities Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association.