Student Services, Resources and 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
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
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," "Rent,"
"Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera,"
"Jesus Christ Superstar," "Miss Saigon,"
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and "Always
Patsy Cline" have been presented at the Times Union Center
for The Arts, the Florida Theatre and the Wilson Center for the
Professional dance companies, symphonies,
musical and comedy troupes known throughout the world have entertained
FCCJ students. Other internationally known talents who have performed
include Kenny Chesney, 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.
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
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 College's
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.
Leadership Development - FCCJ's 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 FCCJ's 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, DramaWorks,
the FCCJ Jazz Band, Jubilee Singers, and the FCCJ Symphonic Band.
The Campus Voice, the FCCJ student news paper,
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 scholar ships 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, horse shoes, 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
A diverse program of intercollegiate
athletics is available at the College. Basketball (men's
and women's), tennis (women's) and volleyball (women's)
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.