Student Clubs and Organizations








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.


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.





    Advisor Information:

    Lori Cannon, Director of Student Leadership
  • 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:

    Carl Dixon
    850-769-1551 ext. 3835
  • Alternation

    The Alternation is the student-run radio station at Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) and provides the highest quality of free-form programming that broadcasts entertainment, music, news, thoughts, sounds, ideas and event listings that support free speech, diversity, and the interests of the local and global community The Alternation serves.



    Erika Goines
    850-769-1551, 5886
  • Brain Bowl

    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.



    Ben Schmidt
  • Center for Inquiry (CFI)

    Are you interested in promoting and defending science, reason, freedom of inquiry and secular values in all areas of human endeavor? Join the Center for Inquiry. 



    Advisor Information:

    Melanie Pelton
    850-769-1551, ext. 6005
  • Center for Student Media

    The Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) Center for Student Media is made up of members of the student body and produces and broadcasts audio and video content for the college and community, along with developing graphic and web design deliverable.



    Erika Goines
    850-769-1551, 5886
  • 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.  



    Advisor Information:

    Melanie Pelton
    850-769-1551, ext. 2825
  • Collide College Ministry

     Collide College Ministry - Come join Collide College Ministry every Thursday night. Collide is a ministry where college students can worship and fellowship together.

    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.

    Advisor Information: 

    Hayden McGee Russell
    850-769-1551 ext. 2829
    Leslie Hapner
    850-769-1551, ext. 3511


  • Commodores Pep Club

     Our aim is to establish Commodore pride between current and future students, faculty, staff, and the community.  Commodores Pep Club will create relationships between peers by bringing the school together, improving school spirit and morale, and support every department in a cheerful manner.



    Lloyd Harris
    850.769.1551 ext. 2867
  • Commodore Productions

    Commodore Productions is a student-run organization that produces and delivers multi-media content for Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) and the surrounding community.



    Erika Goines
    850-769-1551, 5886
  • 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: 

  • E.M.P.

    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."



    advisor information:

    Alan Jefferies
    850-769-1551, ext. 4051
  • Enactus

    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:

    What is Enactus?

    Enactus at GCSC



    Advisor Information: 

    Emanuel Hernandez
    850-769-1551, 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: 

    Kristen Cottrell
    850.769.1551 ext. 3326
  • GCSC Goes Green

    Gulf Goes Green (G) 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.




    Advisor information:

    Jessica Edwards
    850-769-1551, 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. 




    Advisor Information: 

    Jason Hedden
    850-769-1551, ext. 3887
  • Intramurals

    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:

    Chaz Mullinax
    850-769-1551 ext. 3498
  • Muslim Student Association


    Advisor Information:

    Kelly Williams
    850-769-1551, ext. 3515
  • Nursing Student Association (NSA)

    Join your future nursing colleagues for networking and fun outside of class.



    Advisor Information:

    Jerrie Kirksey
    850-769-1551, 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 Thomas
    850-769-1551, ext. 5835
    Jennifer Barber
  • Ripples of Change

    Mission Statement:

    "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."

    Current Projects:


    Re-envisioning a Panama City YOU want.


    Advisor Information:

    Antonio Adessi
    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 Bynum
    850-769.-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: 

    Deicy Jimenez
    850-769-1551, ext. 2880
  • Student American Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA)

    Begin networking with future dental hygienists by joining this club at Gulf Coast State College.



    Advisor Information:

    Miranda Stewart
    850-769-1551, 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: 

    Denise Crider
    850-769-1551, ext. 2848
  • Student Veteran's Association

    We are the SVA, a student lead organization that assists student veterans and their families in pursuing educational, professional and vocational goals by providing access to information, tools, and services that will enhance your skills supporting both your military career and the transition to civilian life.

    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.


    Advisor Information:

    David Jantzen
    850-769-1551 ext. 3210
    Suzanne Remedies 
    850-769-1551, ext. 5011
  • 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.



    Advisor Information:

    Libby McNaron
    850-769-1551, ext. 3551
  •  TRiO Society

    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:

    Diane Garrard
    850-769-1551, ext. 3526
  • Visionaries Ink

    Get inspired and inspire others by interacting with fellow artists on campus at Gulf Coast State College.


    Advisor Information:

    Tammy Marinuzzi
    850-769-1551, ext. 2890