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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 Donna Peterson or call 850-769-1551 ext. 3868 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!

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  • Black Student Union

    Bio coming soon!

     Meeting time & location:

    Time:

    To be determined

    Location:

    Contact club advisor for more details

    Advisor information:

    Gretta Preston
    850-283-2323, Ext. 2910
  • GCSC Brain Bowl 

    Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) encourages academic competitions at the community college level. Any student can try out for the Brain Bowl Team in the fall providing they are enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Spring scholarships are provided to the students selected for the term. 

    Meeting Time & Location:

    Time: 

    Friday 10 AM-12 PM

    Location: 

    J.R. Asbell Building (RM 101)

    Advisor Information: 

    Ben Schmidt
    bschmidt@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, Ext. 3562
  • Center for Student Media

    Bio coming soon!

    Meeting Time & location:

    Time:

    Tuesday 11 AM

    Location: 

    Advanced Technology Center (RM 216)

    Advisor Information:

    Dr. Erika Goines
    850-769-1551 Ext. 5886
  • Manga Club

    Bio coming soon!

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Thursday 1 PM-2 PM

    Location:

    Private Dining Room in SUE

    advisor INformation:

    David Russell 
    drussel10@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551 Ext. 5811
  • GCSC TTRPG Club

    Bio coming soon!

    Meeting time & location:

    Time:

    To be determined

    Location:

    Contact club advisors for more details

    Advisors Information:

    Sandra Pugh
    spugh@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, Ext. 2879
     
    Jim Blais
    (850) 769-1551, Ext. 2882
  • Girls in the Word

    Bio coming soon!

     meeting time & Location:

    Time:

    Friday 9 AM

    Location:

    Carl's Gray Park, Honors Lounge Room

    Advisor Information:

    Amber Clark
    850-769-1551, Ext. 2872
  •  PRIDE
    PRIDE 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 works to educate both its members and the community on the issues faced by LGBTQ+ students; and to combat the presence of intolerance in our society through the promotion of equality, understanding, and acceptance.
     

    Meeting Time & Location:

    Time:

    To be announced

    Location: 

    Contact advisor for more details

    Advisor Information: 

    Vincent Pelligrino
    vpelligri@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, Ext. 2888
     
    John Divine
    (850) 769-1551, Ext. 4025
  • History Club

    Bio coming soon!

    Meeting Time & Location: 

    Time:

    Thursday 8 AM

    Location: 

    Amaveda

    Advisor Information:

    Patrick Brennan
    pbrennan@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, Ext. 2828
  • Model UN

    Model United Nations (Model UN) is an academic simulation where students step into the shoes of ambassadors from U.N. member states and try to develop solutions to world problems. Student “delegates” research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, prepare draft resolutions, debate, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, and learn a simplified version of the parliamentary procedures used in the real United Nations, all with the goal of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect almost every country on Earth. 

    Meeting Time & Location: 

    Time:

    Wednesday 4:10 PM-5:55 PM

    Location: 

    Social Science Building SS (RM 102) 

    Advisor Information:

    David Fistein
    dfistein@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, Ext. 2826
  • Florida Nursing Student Association

    The purpose of the Florida Nursing Student Association is 

    1. To aid in the preparation of nursing students for the assumption of professional responsibilities.
    2. To aid in the development of the whole person and that person’s responsibility for the healthcare of people in all walks of life.
    3. To provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns.

    Meeting Time & Location:

    Time:

    2nd Monday of the Month 2 PM

    Location: 

    Health Science Building (RM 121)

    Advisor Information:

    Jerrie Kirksey
    jkirksey@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769.-551, Ext. 5833
  • Pep Club

    Bio coming soon! 

    Meeting Time & Location: 

    Time:

    Friday 12 PM

    Location:

    Student Union East (RM 54)

    Advisor Information:

    Jessica Owens
    jowens9@gulfcoast.edu
    850.769.1551 Ext. 3243

  • Student American Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA)

    SADHA is a component of ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association) that works to support dental hygiene students through education, networking, advocacy, and promoting oral health care needs of the community. 

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    1st Tuesday of the month 12 PM- 1 PM

    Location:

    Health Science Building (RM 201)

    Advisor Information:

    Miranda Stewart
    mstewart@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, Ext. 3244
  • Phi Theta Kappa 

    Honor Society 

    Meeting Time & Location:

    Time:

    To be determined

    Location:  

    Contact club advisor for more details 

    Advisor Information: 

    Akiko Nakamura 
    (850) 769-1551, Ext. 5148
  • Spanish Club

    Bio coming soon!

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Thursday 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

    Location:

    Rosenwald Building (RM 103)

    Advisor Information:

    Kathrine Riley
    (850) 769-1551, Ext. 2881
  • Student Veteran's Affairs 

    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:

    Thursday 12 PM

    Location:

    Student Union East (RM 62)

    Advisor Information:

    David Jantzen
    djantzen@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, Ext. 3210
     
  •  Tonality 

    Bio coming soon1

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Thursday 4 PM

    Location:

    Amelia Center (Piano Lab)

    Advisor Information:

    John Divine
    jdivine@gulfcoast.edu
    850-769-1551, Ext. 4025
  • Turning Point USA

    Bio coming soon!

    Meeting Time & Location:

    Time:

    Thursday 12:45 PM

    Location:

    Library

    Advisor Information:

    Iman Elkomy 
    (850) 769-1551, Ext. 3332
  • Visionaries Ink

    “To promote the arts and artistic growth at GCSC and in the surrounding community.” – Visionaries Ink Mission Statement

    Meeting Time & Location:

    Time:

    Thursday 12:30 PM

    Location:

    Amelia Center (RM 128)

    Advisor Information: 

    Tammy Marrinuzzi
    (850) 769-1551, Ext. 2890
  • Trio Society 

    Our club is linked to the TRIO Student Support Services program which serves and supports students who are first generation, low income and/or students with disabilities to provide them comfortable and inclusive way to get involved with student life on campus. 

    meeting time & location:

    Time:

    Thursday 12:45 PM

    Location:

    Student Union West (RM 307)

    Advisor Information:

    Kendra Kizziah
    (850) 913-3344
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