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.
The National ASLHS organization encourages and recognizes high academic achievement in ASL studies for college and university students. The mission of the Polk State College American Sign Language Honor Society is to spread awareness about Deaf Culture, promote the use of ASL, and sponsor service-learning events and support activities that benefit Deaf and hard of hearing individuals here in Polk County.
Contact: Diana Cobble. 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.
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 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 (WH) at 863.297.1000 Ext. 5504 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Otis Wilson (LK).
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.
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.
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 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 levels. 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.
Students can go to: https://canvas.polk.edu/enroll/RGJXCX to self-enroll in the FSNA Course. You must be currently in the nursing program to be a member.
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.
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 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 Simmi Johnson 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 Blessen Jacob
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.
Provides activities that encourage students to explore, enjoy, and appreciate mathematics. For more information, please contact advisor Li Zhou at 863.292.3643 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 Annette Bullard at 863.297.1010 or email ABullard@polk.edu.
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.
To collectively advance student’s knowledge in proper Human Resource practices through encouraging certification, effectively networking with students around Polk State College while
offering support and sharing information on internship and career opportunities. Further. this student chapter will be affiliated and supported by the members of the MidFlorida SHRM chapter
and SHRM. which is recognized as the global professional organization for the HRM profession
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 Regina Tino at 863.669.2906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact advisor Jamie Selph.
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
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 Ivy Patrick.
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
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.
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 the below advisors:
Jeannette Grullon: WH Campus
Gonzalo Gutierrez : Lakeland Campus