Student Services, Resources and Activities
Organizations and Clubs
Numerous campus student organizations are available at Florida
Community College. 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 advisor, 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.
Florida Community College 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
in which they would like to volunteer 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.
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 — Florida Community College’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 Florida Community College’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 Florida Community College Chorale,
DramaWorks, the Florida Community College Jazz Band, Jubilee
Singers, and the Florida Community College Symphonic Band.
The Campus Voice, the Florida Community College 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
Florida Community College 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: a Florida
Community College 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.
Florida Community College Artist Series
Florida Community College Artist Series – Broadway spectaculars
that have dazzled New York audiences come to Jacksonville through
the Florida Community College 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 Arts.
Professional dance companies, symphonies, musical and comedy
troupes known throughout the world have entertained Florida Community
College 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 Florida Community College
In addition to intramural/extramural activities, Florida Community
College 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.
Variety is the key word in describing the many opportunities
offered on campus. From singers, dancers and comedians to lectures,
discussions or art displays, a long list of performers appear
on the Florida Community College stage or other venues. Many
of these opportunities have direct connections with your classroom
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
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
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.
Florida Community College is a member of the Mid-Florida Conference
of the Florida Community College
Activities Association and the National Junior College