Clubs and Organizations
If you see a club you are interested in or want to start your own, stop by SALO on the Lakeland or Winter Haven campus and the JDA Center to find out how to charter your own club with fellow students! Contact Student Government at: email@example.com
Mission to support and empower young at-risk mothers tap into their potential in order to adequately provide for their children and ultimately be successful on life’s journey. We will achieve our mission by holding seminars and workshops that will educate participants and provide them with the tools and resources necessary to be strong and productive members of the community. For more information, please contact advisor Latasha Lee, at 863.297.1000 Ext. 6278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inform students of chemistry-related jobs, expose students to chemistry outside of the classroom. We also advocate for chemistry and foster curiosity for K-12 students in Polk County and provide information to students of chemistry-related volunteer opportunities. Students can attend and/or present at regional and national ACS meetings and earn scholarships.
Promotes, prepares, and educates students pursuing a career in all mediums of visual arts. For more information, please contact advisors Holly Scoggins at 863.297. 1061 or email@example.com or David Woods at 863.292.3641 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrew Coombs at 863.297.1010 X5150 or email@example.com.
The Polk State College Bass Fishing Club is a BASSmaster and FLW Collegiate National Championship Contender, consistently ranking in Collegiate Competition throughout the United States. The Fishing Team students strive to be the best by learning, staying active in the community, and giving back to the community while competing to continue their careers in fishing by making it to the professional arena!
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides members cultural awareness and pride within the African American society by organizing enjoyable, educational, and cultural events at Polk State College. For more information, please contact advisor Marc St. Fort at 863.297.1010 ext. 5441 or email@example.com.
Promotes recognition for and involvement of African American students with the intention of creating a strong voice on campus and making an impact on decisions regarding students of the college community. For more information, please contact advisor Jesus Jaime at 863.297.1000 Ext. 5504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact advisor Kevin Ferrier at 863.669.2947 or email@example.com.
The mission of Chi Alpha is to reconcile students to Jesus Christ, thereby transforming the College, the marketplace, and the world. Chi Alpha’s mission motto is “Every student goes, every student gives, every student prays, and every student welcomes.” To this end, the organization is committed to a five-fold philosophy: being a community of worship, prayer, fellowship, discipleship, and mission. For more information, please contact advisor Luis Fernandez at 863.292.3678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To share with the Polk State community and beyond various social and artistic concerns raised in the comic and cinema medium. For more information, please contact advisor Derek Menchan at 863.669.2928 or email@example.com.
For student writers who are interested in integrating, learning, and growing in their writing skills and techniques and who enjoy writing poetry, prose, plays, song lyrics, graphic novels, and other genres. For more information, please contact advisors Eileen Murphy at 863.669.2876 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Childree at email@example.com.
Diversity of Dance gives students the opportunities to have their first dance experience, as well as offering advanced opportunities for trained dancers. Members of DOD have the opportunity to choreograph and perform at home basketball and volleyball games and other sponsored events on campus and in the communities. Style of dance range from jazz, hip-hop and other styles. For more information, please contact advisor Melissa Bennett at 863.297.1000 Ext 3616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Flight Team was created to compete in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference. (NIFA SAFECON)
There are two main events during the year. The Regional competition in November and the National Competition in May.
All students with an interest in aviation are invited to join. They don’t need to be a pilot since half the events are academic events related to aviation.
FLAG is a group of students that are committed to focusing on global concepts of sustainable practices and environmental awareness to benefit the health and wellness of our campus and community. For more information, please contact advisor Rebecca Heintz, email@example.com or 863.297.1010 ext. 5318.
Inspires competent young people to consider teaching as a career. Provides members with the knowledge and experiences that develop dispositions and aptitudes essential to successful teaching. For more information, contact Steve Lagrande at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides nursing students with the necessary support and guidance to prepare for professional nursing responsibilities. FNSA promotes leadership, education, and allows members to gain critical skills and experience to enhance their future nursing profession. FNSA encourages participation in community outreach activities to promote improved health care and the resolution of related social issues. Members can inspire others by participating in volunteer activities such as public awareness campaigns, health fairs, education seminars, and blood drives, as well as interdisciplinary activities at Polk State College. Members who join FNSA become members of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) as well. FNSA is a constituent of the NSNA and promotes collaborative relationships with professional nursing organizations on the state and national level. FNSA serves as a channel of communication between nursing students and various state and district units of professional nurses’ associations. Membership is open to any student who is currently enrolled or is planning to enroll in the nursing program. For more information or to join, please visit www.fnsa.net or contact one of the current officers or faculty advisor Gwyndolyn Phillips at 863.297.1000 Ext. 6352 or email@example.com.
This club provides an opportunity for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allies to come together in a safe space, to share stories, learn about resources, and further inform the community around us. For more information, please contact advisor, Kim DeRonda at 863-669-2805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To enable students to reach their potential through advancement of academics, leadership, and service. The key is to achieve the student’s personal, professional, and altruistic goals. For more information, please contact advisor Herbert Nold at 863.669.4925 or email@example.com.
For students interested in awareness and understanding of the personal and professional experiences of individuals across the globe. For more information, please contact advisor Kim Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863.297.1010 ext. 6439 or Thelma Chicas at email@example.com or 863.297.1010 ext. 6358
Provides opportunities for students interested in awareness and understanding of the personal and professional experiences of individuals across the globe. For more information, please contact advisors Bryan Rivers at 863.297.1010 ext 5814 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Simpson at 863.297.1010 X6439 or email@example.com or Cary Gardell at 863.297.1010 X5156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A community of students who are compelled to serve, to grow, and to renew the campus through the love of Christianity. For more information, please contact advisor Simmi Johnson at email@example.com.
Offers individual, dual, and team sports for male and female participants. Intramural activities range from traditional sports such as flag football, soccer, and basketball and non-traditional sports like ultimate Frisbee and dodgeball. For more information, please contact Marc-Allen St. Fort at MSaintFort@polk.edu.
A club that helps build confidence in students of all abilities and interest levels in math by giving them the opportunity to engage in fun math activities in a relaxed, social environment. For more information, please contact advisors Richard Decker at 863.669-2872 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lorne Fairbarn at 863.669.2859 or email@example.com.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Club works under the supervision of an occupational therapist. The OTA teaches individuals with emotional, developmental, and/or physical disabilities new methods or techniques to perform daily activities, and adapts the environment, and/or tasks to maximize independent functioning. “Occupation” (purposeful activity) is used as a means of preventing, reducing, and/or overcoming physical, social, and emotional disabilities in people of all ages. This club is limited to students who are currently admitted into the OTA program. For more information on the OTA program at Polk State, please refer to the program webpage https://www.polk.edu/occupational-therapy-assistant/
For more club information, please contact advisor Dr. Anjali Parti at 863.297-1010 ext. 5425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pearl of a Nation-Haitian Student Club is a relaxed atmosphere for students to meet and network with Haitian and other West Indies students. Students of all cultures are encouraged to share their Haitian and other West Indies heritage. Their mission is to promote the interest of the people of the West Indies within the college and the local community.
For more club information, please contact advisor Vlanouse Saint-Vil at 863.297-1010 ext. 5337 or email@example.com
Peer Mentor Club is to provide support and enrichment to mentors associated with the First-Year Experience (FYE) Peer Mentor Program. The PMC allows discussion of issues related to mentoring on campus while providing a social, informal, and inspirational framework to all mentors and their mentees. Utilizing social gatherings, service projects, and a monthly forum, the PMC hopes to improve the quality of life and support provided to mentors so they can better serve the community.
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science, instructors and students, to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% healthcare!
For more club information, please contact advisor Kari Sabin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club is the official organization of the Polk State College Physical Therapist Assistant Program.The objectives of this organization are:
- To promote interest in physical therapy on campus and in the community among members and nonmembers.
- To maintain communication with other physical therapy students in the state and across the nation.
- To provide a forum for discussion between students and faculty members of the educational goals, policies, and problems within the program as they relate to student education and affairs.
- To engage in campus and community activities to further the dissemination of knowledge of the practice of physical therapy.
The PTA Club welcomes students that are interested in the PTA career. The members are composed of:
- Active: Students who are presently enrolled in the professional level of the physical therapist assistant program.
- Affiliate: Students enrolled in the pre-physical therapy curriculum and students with an active interest in physical therapy as a profession.
- Honorary: Physical therapy faculty and those persons designated by a majority vote of the active and affiliate membership.
- Alumni: Students who have graduated from Polk State College’s PTA Program.
For more information, please contact advisor Shannon Ryals at 863.669.2906 or email@example.com.
Quiz Bowl is an academic competition in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all general areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, popular culture, and more. It can be thought of as similar to a team version of college Jeopardy. Four players compete at once, with substitution able to be made between rounds. The team travels to competes against other collegiate teams.
Contact Peter Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact advisor Beth Luckett at 863.297.1010 ext. 4070 or email@example.com.
To promote collocation between the respiratory care students by assisting the faculty in developing and implementing marketing strategies for the program and promoting campus and community awareness about respiratory care.
863.297.1010 ext. 5423
The purpose of Safe Space is to provide an open forum where students can discuss issues and participate in enrichment activities on campus and in the community. For more information, please contact advisor Keith Bonney e863.297.1000 Ext. 5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Government is the governing organization and representative of the student body, and its actions supersede those of all other student organizations and provides students with an active voice in the administrative and legislative matters concerning the student body. For more information contact us at email@example.com.
SISTERS (Strong, Independent, Sisters, that Encourage, Respect, and Survive) build unity and trust between young ladies for the purpose of influencing an academic, professional, and social foundation that will establish long-lasting relationships and future opportunities. For more information, please contact advisor Yulonda Bell (WH) at 863.297.1010 ext. 5227 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Battle (LK) at 863.297.1000 Ext. 6334 or email@example.com.
For more information, please contact advisor Merrybeth Etherton at 863.297.1010 X4068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the STEM Club is to expose students in STEM Careers and to increase the number of underrepresented minorities to pursue degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The club introduces students to undergraduate research opportunities and internships in their field of study. STEM club meets on a weekly basis to attend workshops, seminars and, peer mentoring sessions.
For more information contact:
Winter Haven Campus Advisor
To inspire campus pride by promoting student involvement by providing cultural, educational, entertaining, and interactive events/activities on campus.
The purpose for this club is to give students an opportunity to explore the game of chess and interact with other chess lovers. Students will have a chance to learn different playing styles, teach chess to other students and the community. For more information contact: David Alexander, email@example.com
To promote, prepare, and educate students pursuing a career in all mediums of visual arts. For more information, please contact advisor Andrew Combs at 863.292.1010 X5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To engage and promote healthy lifestyles to students through various workshops and work-out classes. For more information, please contact advisor Laurel Smith at 863.297.1010 ext. 5067 or email@example.com.
The Unete Club aims to help connect Spanish-speaking students with other students on campus, to create an environment of support, cultural awareness, professional development, educational opportunities, leadership skills and social and political involvement. Through the collaboration of other student clubs and organizations, Unete! Will promote diversity, and reinforce our college’s mission to transform lives through the power of education and to celebrate diversity. For more information, please contact advisor Jeannette Grullon at 863.837.5928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.