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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

    Mission & Purpose:

    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.

    Meeting Time & Location:

    Time:

    Every Tuesday @12:45pm

    Location:

    Student Government Office - Committee Meeting

    Board of Trustees Room (3rd floor of SUW) - Business Meeting

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    Advisor Information:

    Lori Cannon, Director of Student Leadership
    850-873-3598
     
  • 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.

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    ADVISOR INFORMATION:

    Erika Goines
    egoines@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, 5886
  • Black Student Union (BSU)

    MISSION:

    The mission of the BSU is to promote leadership, academic excellence, cultural awareness and community engagement amongst students of African descent.  The BSU serves to represent Black students with institutional administration, faculty, staff, the Student Body, and the surrounding communities.

    PURPOSE:

    1. Promote and provide for the social welfare of Black students at FSU-PC and GCSC.

    2.  Develop unity among Black students so that jointly and strongly they can express concerns and problems faced on campus.

    3.  Create awareness to the total university community about issues relationship to Black culture through its sponsorship and involvement in programs on campus.

    4.  Provide and promote political activism, academic excellence, cultural awareness, and economic empowerment through programs, events, and activities.

    5.  Develop leadership skills through participation in programs, events, and activities.

    6.  Serve as a catalyst to the enlightenment of the community to the distinct and proud cultural heritage of Black people.

    MEETING TIME & LOCATION:

    • October 16th (Wednesday), 2:30-3:30pm, SUE 246
    • October 30th (Wednesday), 2:30-3:30pm, SUE 246
    • November 13th (Wednesday), 2:30-3:30pm, SUE 246
    • November 27th (Wednesday), 2:30-3:30pm, SUE 10 - Private Dining Room
    • December 11th (Wednesday, 2:30-3:30pm, SUE 246

    ADVISOR INFORMATION:

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

     

    ADVISOR INFORMATION:

    Ben Schmidt
    850-873-3562
  • 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. 

    mission & Purpose:

    CFI is a unique cultural organization whose purpose is three-fold.

    1.  To establish a positive social environment for GCSC students who's goal is to develop a worldview based on science and evidential reasoning.

    2.  To enrich GCSC campus life by sponsoring educational and fellowship events that encourage student dialogue on matters in freedom of inquiry, science, and reason.

    3.  To engage GCSC students in issues of national and international importance to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

    Meeting Time & Location:

    Time:

    Every Thursday @12:30pm

    Location:

    SS200

    Advisor Information:

    Melanie Pelton
    mpelton@gulfcoast.edu
    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.

     

    ADVISOR INFORMATION:

    Erika Goines
    egoines@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, 5886
  • College Democrats -  not active

     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
    OR
    Leslie Hapner
    850-769-1551, ext. 3511
     

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  • Commodores Pep Club

    mission & purpose:

    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.

    meeting Time & Location:

    Time:

    Every Thursday @12:30pm

    Location:

    "The Pit" SUE RM22

     

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    ADVISOR INFORMATION:

    Jessica Owens
    850.769.1551 ext. 2805
     
    Kelli Walsingham
    kwalsingham@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551 ext. 6180
     
    Lloyd Harris
    lharris@gulfcoast.edu
    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.

    Meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Mondays, 1:00pm

    Location:

    ATC 216

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    ADVISOR INFORMATION:

    Erika Goines
    egoines@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, 5886
  • Computer Science Club -  status pending

     

    advisor information:

    Dr. Wendy Payne
    wpayne@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551 ext. 3876
     
  • 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. This is a co-curricular organization tied into Gulf Coast State College’s cyber-security and communications training program.

     

    Advisor Information: 

     
     
  • Creative Writing Association - status   pending

    advisor information:

    Matthew Brock
    850.769.1551 ext. 2871
  • E.M.P. - not active

    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

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Tuesdays, 10:00am

    Location:

    ATC 125

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    Advisor Information: 

    Emanuel Hernandez
    850-769-1551, ext. 2845
     
  • Fusion (Dance) - status pending

    Meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Bi-weekly, on Mondays, 11:00am

    Location:

    Gym

    advisor information:

    Kendra Kizziah
    850.769.1551 ext.3344
     
    Danielle Pierce
    850.769.1551 ext. 2902
  • Gender Sexuality 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 Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), as we strive to achieve a culture of acceptance and diversity on our campus and in the community.

    mission & purpose:

    Gender Sexuality Alliance exists to provide an open forum for the sexual and gender minority of our community and their allies to discuss and share with one another in a safe, comfortable, student-led environment.  It will work to educate both its members and the members of the wider community on the issues faced by GSA students; and to combat the presence of intolerance in our society through the promotion of equality, understanding, and acceptance.

    Meeting location & time:

    • Every other Thursday, 2:00-3:00pm, ATC 156
    • Every other Wednesday, 10:00-10:30am, ATC Lobby

    Advisor Information: 

    Kristen Cottrell
    kcottrell@gulfcoast.edu
    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.

     Meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Every Wednesday, 12:15-1:00pm

    Location:

    NS-B 144

     

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    Advisor information:

    Jessica Edwards
    850-769-1551, ext. 6020
  • GCSC Players - status   pending

    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. 

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    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
    rmullinax@gulfcoast.edu
     
  • Jazzodores -  status pending

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Tuesdays @3:15pm

    Location:

    Amelia Center RM 134

    advisor INformation:

    John Divine
    jdivine@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551 ext. 4025
  • Muslim Student Association

    mission & purpose:

    The mission of the Muslim Student Association shall be to take action on behalf of the student body and to specifically work to:

    • Spread the message of Islam and inform others about the true meaning of Islam.
    • Stimulate student understanding in all aspects of campus life.
    • Foster activities for (and with) clubs/organizations of the student body.
    • Manage all student activity fees in a fiscally accountable manner.
    • Empower students in all aspects of student and campus governance.
    • Provide an official voice through which the opinions of the student body may be expressed.

    Meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Every Monday, 3:30-4:30pm

    Location:

    Language and Literature RM16

     

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    Advisor Information:

    Kelly Williams
    kwilliam19@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, ext. 3515
  • Nursing Student Association (NSA)

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

    mission & purpose:

    To support nursing education and promote the nursing profession.

    • Bring together and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs.
    • Convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession.
    • Promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession.
    • Advocate for high quality, evidence-based, affordable and accessible health care.
    • Advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education.
    • Develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.

     meeting time & Location:

    • September 10th (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • October 7th (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • November 4th (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • February 3rd (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • March 2nd (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121
    • April 6th (Monday), 1:45-2:30pm, HS 121

    Advisor Information:

    Jerrie Kirksey
    850-769-1551, ext. 5833
  • Respiratory Therapy Student Association - pending

    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
     
    or
     
    Jennifer Barber
    jbarber@gulfcoast.edu
  • Ripples of Change - not active

    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."

     

     

    Advisor Information:

    Antonio Adessi
    850-769-1551, ext. 5887
  • Sonography Club -  not active

    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 -  status pending

    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:

  • Student American Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA)

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

    mission & purpose:

    The mission & purpose of this club shall be to cultivate, promote, and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene, to represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession, and to contribute toward the improvement of the health of the public.

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm

    Location:

    HS 201

    Advisor Information:

    Miranda Stewart
    mstewart@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, ext. 3244
  • Student Chef Club -  not active

    Are you a fellow foodie? Join the Student Chef Club to meet other students who love to cook.

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    Advisor Information: 

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

    We are the SVA, a student lead club 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.

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    3rd Thursday of each Month, 12:30pm

    Location:

    Student Veterans Room in SUE

    Advisor Information:

    David Jantzen
    850-769-1551 ext. 3210
    OR
    Suzanne Remedies 
    850-769-1551, ext. 5011
     
  • Surgical Services Student Association  -  not active

    Are you interested in a career in the operating room? In this club, 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.

    meeting time & location:

    • 1st Tuesday of every Month @11:00am, SUW 82
    • Last Wednesday of every Month @12:15pm, SUW 82

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    Advisor Information:

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

    mission:

    Visionaries Ink exists to promote the arts and artist growth at GCSC and in the surrounding community.

    purpose:

    • Provide all interested students, even those not enrolled in art courses, a creative outlet in a safe environment.  (As well, as access to instruction, materials, and facilities.)
    • Participate in school/community events with artistic contributions.  For example: painting backdrops for band and theater events.  These will provide both artistic and community building experience.
    • Establish connections to local community art resources (local galleries, artists, etc...)
    • Provide students who are enrolled in art courses an established day and time to seek extra help/time on current projects.  This would also allow for peer as well as instructor support.
    • Arrange club trips to institutions of learning (museums, galleries, figure-drawing classes) that will serve to enrich the student experience and expand their scope of community resources.
    • The art club may supply materials, studio space and workshops to its members.

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Every other Thursday, 12:30pm

    Location:

    Amelia Center Room 128

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    Advisor Information:

    Tammy Marinuzzi
    850-769-1551, ext. 2890
     
    Pavel Amromin
    pamromin@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551, ext. 4874
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