CONNECT with others THROUGH A GULF COAST STUDENT CLUB OR ORGANIZATION
Right now, your new best friend, your next boss, your future business partner, maybe even your spouse, could be playing intramurals, studying in the library or working on a project in a lab. You may meet in class, but your chances of meeting increase dramatically when you get involved with a club or organization at Gulf Coast State College in Florida.
Participation in a club or organization:
- builds your career network
- expands your social circle
- increases your leadership skills
- looks great on your resume
With more than 5,000 students enrolled on Gulf Coast’s four campuses, you’ll connect with like-minded people during your academic career. If you don’t see a club or organization that interests you, start one. As the saying goes, “If you build it, they will come.” For more information,stop by the SGA office located next to the ATM in the McSpadden Student Union East on the Panama City Campus. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-873-3598 to help answer your questions.
CURRENT STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Want to connect with students in an existing student organization? Click on the club or organization name below to learn more about each.
- Student Government Association
Members of the Student Government Association approve new campus clubs and organizations, plan activities on and off campus and encourage fellow Gulf Coast students to get involved.
Advisor Information:Lori Cannon, Coordinator of Student Leadership850-873-3598Katrina Porter, Student Event Planner850-872-3864Samantha Wagner, Student Government Advisor850-769-1551 ext. 2805
- African American Student Union (AASU)
The mission of the African American Student Union of Gulf Coast State College is to promote and celebrate the diversity of minority students by developing a rich understanding of cultural awareness, economic empowerment and a love for education. AASU members learn to excel socially, academically and personally while making a positive impact on the community.
Advisor Information:Ashley Mosley850-769-1551, ext. 4023orIsi Ogwude850-769-1551, ext. 6015orTony Pilot850-769-1551, ext. 3397
Do you have a passion for math, science, history, literature or art? Do you enjoy quiz shows? Are you competitive? If you answered yes to these questions, our Brain Bowl team would love to hear from you. But wait, there’s more! Team members receive scholarships, attend competitions and learn interesting trivia to impress friends and family.
ADVISOR INFORMATION:Sara Duff850-769-1551, ext. 5811
- Center for Inquiry (CFI)
- College Democrats
We are the College Democrats of Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. We are a club for like-minded people who want to be politically active and make a difference in the community.
Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursday's of every month at 12:30pm in Room 200 in the Social Science Building.
Please visit our website for more information
850-769-1551, ext. 2825
- Collide College Ministry
Need a place to gather together with other college students to worship and learn about God? Collide with us. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at The Wreck, located at 4102 W 390, Lynn Haven, FL 32444.
- Corps Tigris (Tiger Team)
Members of Corps Tigris, Latin for Tiger Team, are training to patrol cyberspace and hunt down its worst actors. As the nation’s first collegiate cyber-security demonstration team, Corps Tigris brings the shadowy world of hacking to light and teaches you how to protect yourself in the digital jungle. The club is a co-curricular organization tied into Gulf Coast State College’s cyber-security and communications training program.
Advisor Information:Guy Garrett850-769-1551, ext. 2817
Are you attracted to social causes, such as community empowerment, social entrepreneurship and innovation? Reach out through the Gulf Coast State College’s Enactus team. Please check these videos for more information:
Advisor Information:Emanuel Hernandez850-769-1551, ext. 2845
- Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Want to create an atmosphere of love and acceptance on campus for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity? All students and faculty are invited to attend meetings and events of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), as we strive to achieve a culture of acceptance and diversity on our campus and in the community.
Advisor Information:Melissa Pinero850-769-1551, ext. 3526
- GCSC Goes Green
Gulf Goes Green (G3 ) strives to introduce environmentally conscious, sustainable practices, and to take action to educate people towards a cleaner, more eco-friendly campus and community. So far we have planted a garden here on campus, helped clear room for a garden at the Panama City Rescue Missions, and have organized a beach cleanup at Pier Park. Some of the goals G3 hopes to achieve during the spring semester include starting a paper and cardboard recycling program going at Gulf Coast State College and setting up a small hydroponics system. All of the material in the Gulf Goes Green Garden was upcycled, or donated by Lowe’s in Panama City Beach, and funding for the hydroponics system was donated by the conservation branch of the Panama City Women’s Club.
850-769-1551, ext. 6020
- GCSC Phi Theta Kappa
The Phi Theta Kappa Society recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students through leadership development and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas, lively fellowship and the promotion of continuing academic excellence.
Advisor Information:Tracy Sewell850-769-1551, ext. 4826
- GCSC Players
The Players are the theater club on the Gulf Coast State College Panama City Campus who received the 2016 Outstanding Campus Organization. The Players produce events in the Amelia Tapper Center Theater Lab that range from comedy nights to improv workshops. The community is welcome to join us during our weekly meetings on Mondays at 5 p.m.
Advisor Information:Jason Hedden850-769-1551, ext. 3887
Too much time in the library? Stay active and get moving. The Gulf Coast State College Campus Recreational Intramural program provides a variety of opportunities for physical fitness, wellness and socialization.
Advisor Information:Katrina Porter850-872-3864
- Nursing Student Association (NSA)
Join your future nursing colleagues for networking and fun outside of class.
Advisor Information:Jerrie Kirksey850-769-1551, ext. 5833
- Physical Therapists Association Club (PTA)
Students in the physical therapy program decompress and hang out together outside of classes and clinicals.
Advisor Information:Kelli Walsingham850-769-1551, ext. 6180
- Respiratory Therapy Student Association
Have fun with your fellow respiratory therapy students at Gulf Coast State College by joining this campus association.
Advisor Information:Katrina Reese850-769-1551, ext. 3837
- Ripples of Change
"To assist those in need whether it be domestic or abroad, striving to build a better today through our philosophy that we can always do more than we did yesterday, and inspiring others to do the same."
Designing/building a sustainable tiny house community for our less fortunate community.
Thursdays at 12:30pm in the ATC building room 323
Saturday at 9:00am in the ATC building 1st floor west side
850-769-1551, ext. 5887
- Sonography Club
In the Sonography Club, you’ll connect with other Gulf Coast students in the profession. This club goals are to promote high quality education, professional registration, continuing education, lifelong learning and a strong commitment to the medical profession, patients and the community.
Advisor Information:Vicki Bynum850-769.-551, ext. 3591
- Spanish Club
Whether you are a native speaker or just learning the language, join the Spanish Club to have fun and practice your Spanish skills.
Advisor Information:Katherine Riley850-769-1551, ext. 2881
- Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA)
Begin networking with future dental hygienists by joining this club at Gulf Coast State College.
Advisor Information:Kim Guilford850-769-1551, ext. 3244
- Student Chef Club
Are you a fellow foodie? Join the Student Chef Club to meet other students who love to cook.
Advisor Information:Paul Ashman850-769-1551, ext. 5852
- Student Veteran's Association
Your military colleagues know your challenges and triumphs better than anyone else on campus. Get to know them by getting involved in the Student Veteran's Association. For more information please visit the
Advisor Information:Suzanne Remedies850-769-1551, ext. 5011
- Surgical Services Student Association
Have you overcome environmental, social, academic and cultural barriers to get to or through college? At TRiO, you’ll become friends with classmates who are walking a similar path.
Advisor Information:Melissa Pinero850-769-1551, ext. 3526
- Urban Arts Club
Urban Arts is a club built to use natural scientific studies and human actions such as hobbies and necessary actions, meant to keep one healthy in an effort to improve human psychology and behavior to make the world a better place.
Advisor Information:Tara VanNette850-769-1551, ext. 2830
- Visionaries Ink
Get inspired and inspire others by interacting with fellow artists on campus at Gulf Coast State College.
Advisor Information:Tammy Marinuzzi850-769-1551, ext. 2890