CONNECT with others THROUGH A GULF COAST STUDENT CLUB OR ORGANIZATION
Right now, a new best friend, an employer, a future business partner, or even a future 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.
Participation in a club or organization:
- builds your career network
- expands your social circle
- increases your leadership skills
- looks great on your resume
- makes college an entertaining and pleasant experience
With more than 5,000 students enrolled on Gulf Coast’s four campuses, you will be able to 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, please stop by the SGA office located in the McSpadden Student Union East Cafeteria on the Panama City Campus. You can also email Lori Cannon 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 or club? Click on each name below to learn more!
- Student Government Association
The purpose and mission of the Student Government Association of Gulf Coast State College is to stimulate student involvement in all aspects of campus life. Using Student Activities Funding, the SGA fosters activities for/with clubs/organizations and empowers students in all aspects of campus governance. They are the official voice through which the opinions and concerns of the student body may be expressed. SGA also serves as liaison between the student body and College administration to ensure all procedures and practices within the organization are inclusive and non-discriminatory. 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.
Location: SGA Office
Time: 12:45pmFacebook IconTwitter Icon
Advisor Information:Lori Cannon, Coordinator of Student Leadership850-873-3598
- 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:Ben Schmidt850-873-3562
- Center for Inquiry (CFI)
- College Democrats
- 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
Engineering Minded People
"In a world with the rapid advancement of technology it is imperative to stay ahead of the curve. Through the individual skill sets of our members and the resources available to us, we will create a better tomorrow for our community and institution."
Club Meeting (Bi-Weekly)
Location: ATC 159
advisor information:Alan Jefferies850-769-1551, ext. 4051
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:Facebook Icon
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.
Day: 2 & 4th Thursday
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.
Location: NS-B 146
Time: 12:15pmFacebook Icon
Advisor information:Jessica Edwards850-769-1551, ext. 6020
- 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.
Location: ATC 133
Time: 4:00pmFacebook Icon
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:Elizabeth Kasey
firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 2813
- Muslim Student Association
Location: Sarzin Lecture Hall
Advisor Information:Tabitha Parker850-769-1551, ext. 2875
- Nursing Student Association (NSA)
Join your future nursing colleagues for networking and fun outside of class.
Location: HS 201
Advisor Information:Jerrie Kirksey850-769-1551, ext. 5833
- Respiratory Therapy Student Association
Have fun with your fellow respiratory therapy students at Gulf Coast State College by joining this campus association.
Advisor Information:Julia Thomas850-769-1551, ext. 5835orJennifer Barberjbarber@gulfcoast.edu
- 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 313
Saturday at 9:00am in the ATC building 1st floor west sideFacebook Icon
Advisor Information:Antonio Adessi850-769-1551, 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.
Location: RC 103
Advisor Information:Deicy Jimenez850-769-1551, ext. 2880
- Student American Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA)
Begin networking with future dental hygienists by joining this club at Gulf Coast State College.
Location: HS 201
Advisor Information:Miranda Stewartmstewart@gulfcoast.edu850-769-1551, ext. 3244
- Student Chef Club
- Student Veteran's Association
- Surgical Services Student Association
Are you interested in a career in the operating room? In this organization, you’ll get to know nursing and surgical technology students who are interested in surgical services.
Location: HS 118
Advisor Information:Libby McNaron850-769-1551, ext. 3551
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.
Location: SUW 89
Time: 1:30pmFacebook Icon
Advisor Information:Melissa Pinero850-769-1551, ext. 3526
- Visionaries Ink
Get inspired and inspire others by interacting with fellow artists on campus at Gulf Coast State College.Facebook Icon
Advisor Information:Tammy Marinuzzi850-769-1551, ext. 2890