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:

  1. 3 Helping Hands Inc.

    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

  2. American Chemical Society

    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.

    Advisors, Dr. Jess Jones or Professor Amanda Jones

  3. Art Club - WH

    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 or David Woods at 863.292.3641 or or Andrew Coombs at 863.297.1010 X5150 or

  4. Bass Fishing Club - Airside West

    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

  5. Black Student Union - WH

    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

  6. Brother 2 Brother (Students for African American Brotherhood) - WH

    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

  7. Cardiovascular Club - Airside West

    For more information, please contact advisor Kevin Ferrier at 863.669.2947 or

  8. Chi Alpha (Christian Club) - WH

    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

  9. Comics, Animation and Cinema Club - LK

    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

  10. Creative Writing Club - LK

    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 or Heather Childree at

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  11. Diversity of Dance

    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

  12. Flight Team

    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.

    For more information check out our webpage  or contact Coach Carl Valeri at 832.865.4522 or

  13. Florida Local Awareness Group (FLAG)

    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, or 863.297.1010 ext. 5318.

  14. Florida Future Educators of America - LK and WH

    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

  15. Florida Nursing Students Association (FNSA)

    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: to self-enroll in the FSNA Course. You must be currently in the nursing program to be a member.

    For more information or to join, please visit or contact one of the current officers or faculty advisors:
    Natalie Ford- x6451
    Jillian Capper- x5339

  16. Free To Be Me (GSA) - LK

    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

  17. Golden Key International Honor Society - LK

    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

  18. Honors Program Student Council

    Provides highly-motivated, talented students who wish to be challenged an intellectually-stimulating academic program and engages students through academic field trips. For more information, please contact Natasha Mohamed at

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  19. International Circle - LK

    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 or  863.297.1010 ext. 6439 or Thelma Chicas at or 863.297.1010 ext. 6358

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  20. International Circle - WH

    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 or Kim Simpson at 863.297.1010 X6439 or or Cary Gardell at 863.297.1010 X5156 or

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  21. Intervarsity Council - LK

    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

  22. Intramural Sports - WH

    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

  23. Math Club - LK

    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 or Lorne Fairbarn at 863.669.2859 or

  24. Math Club - WH

    Provides activities that encourage students to explore, enjoy, and appreciate mathematics. For more information, please contact advisors Cynthia Scofield at 863.292.3636 or or Li Zhou at 863.292.3643 or

  25. Occupational Therapy Assistant Club - WH

    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

    For more club information, please contact advisor Dr. Anjali Parti at 863.297-1010 ext. 5425 or

  26. Pearl of a Nation

    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

  27. Peer Mentor Club (PMC)- LK and WH

    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.

    Cate Igo

    Phone: 863.298.6856

  28. Polk State HOSA-Future Health Professional

    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

  29. PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant) - WH

     Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club is the official organization of the Polk State College Physical Therapist Assistant Program.The objectives of this organization are:

    1. To promote interest in physical therapy on campus and in the community among members and nonmembers.
    2. To maintain communication with other physical therapy students in the state and across the nation.
    3. 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.
    4. 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:

    1. Active: Students who are presently enrolled in the professional level of the physical therapist assistant program.
    2. Affiliate: Students enrolled in the pre-physical therapy curriculum and students with an active interest in physical therapy as a profession.
    3. Honorary: Physical therapy faculty and those persons designated by a majority vote of the active and affiliate membership.
    4. 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

  30. Quiz Bowl

    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


  31. Radiography Club - Airside

    For more information, please contact advisor Beth Luckett at 863.297.1010 ext. 4070 or

  32. Respiratory Care Club

    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.
    Shana Kent-Smith
    863.297.1010 ext. 5423

  33. SGA (Student Government Association) - LK, WH, Centers

    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

  34. SISTERS (Strong, Independent, Sisters, that Encourage, Respect and Survive)

    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 or Kim Battle (LK) at 863.297.1000 Ext. 6334 or

  35. Sonography Club - Airside

    For more information, please contact advisor Merrybeth Etherton  at 863.297.1010 X4068 or

  36. Speech & Debate Team - LK

  37. Stem Club

    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
    John Fynn

    Larry Young

  38. Student Activities Board - Airside, JDA, LK, WH

    To inspire campus pride by promoting student involvement by providing cultural, educational, entertaining, and interactive events/activities on campus.

  39. The Chess Club

    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,


  40. Visual Arts Society of Polk State College - WH

    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

  41. Wellness Club - WH

    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

  42. Unete Club-Hispanic Club

    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