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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For students who are interested in learning about the deaf community with an emphasis on the history and culture of deafness in America. For more information, please contact advisor Michele Smith at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or David Woods at 863.292.3641 or email@example.com or Andrew Coombs at 863.297.1010 X5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides an opportunity to maximize the experience of its members in gaining advanced scientific knowledge in the field of engineering technology; facilitates providing the means and the methods for making connections with professionals in the field prior to entering the workforce arena; and promotes achievement of the highest technical competency and professional prowess of its members. For more information, please contact Mori Toosi at 863-837-5937 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 Greg Harris at 863.292.3616 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 Terrance Hays at 863.298.6823 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.
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 KT Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Patrica Linder at email@example.com, Karen Greeson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Rebecca Pugh at email@example.com or Sharon Kochanowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides nursing students the necessary support and guidance to prepare for the assumption of professional nursing responsibilities. FNSA promotes leadership, education, and allows members to gain critical skills and experience to enhance their future nursing professions. FNSA encourages participation in community outreach activities to promote improved health care and 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, and interdisciplinary activities at Polk State College. Members who join FNSA also become members of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). FNSA is a constituent of the NSNA, promoting 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 Lynda Schaak at email@example.com.
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 LouAnne Harto at 863.292.3721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOSA–Future Health Professionals is a national student-led organization run by and for students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions. HOSA is an exclusively health-oriented organization. The mission of HOSA is to help students become effective, compassionate, health professionals and leaders in their chosen field of work. The unique benefits of being a member of the Polk State College HOSA Student club include opportunities for providing volunteer service, securing state and national scholarships, attending educational symposia, and competing in events at regional, state, and national conferences.
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 email@example.com or 863.297.1010 ext. 6439 or Thelma Chicas at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Logan Randolph at 863.292.3611 or email@example.com or Kim Simpson at 863.297.1010 X6439 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cary Gardell at 863.297.1010 X5156 or email@example.com.
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 Madhu Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Lorne Fairbarn at 863.669.2859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 Anna Evans at 863.297.1010 ext. 5751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
For more information, please contact advisor Beth Luckett at 863.297.1010 ext. 4070 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 at 863.297.1010 ext. 5227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact advisor Merrybeth Etherton at 863.297.1010 X4068 or email@example.com.
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
Lakeland Campus Advisors
To inspire campus pride by promoting student involvement by providing cultural, educational, entertaining, and interactive events/activities on campus.
The Tabletop Gaming Club is a student organization made up of members who enjoy playing a broad range of tabletop games (roleplaying games, board games, card games, etc.) and share that enjoyment with other students and community members. The club endeavors to provide an open and welcoming space where interested individuals can teach, learn, and experience all manner of tabletop games.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.