Student Organizations - Continued
Madrigals is a small, by audition-only, mixed choir. The group
specializes in acappella music from the Renaissance to the modern.
Music Theatre produces at least one Broadway-style musical annually.
Participation is open by audition to all students and members of the community.
The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra of OWCC is open by audition to
all OWCC students, staff, and interested members of the community who have a
demonstrable performance skill with an orchestral instrument. The Orchestra
draws its membership of more than sixty players from throughout the Panhandle
and South Alabama.
OWCC Jazz Combo is a small ensemble open to any student instrumentalist
who wants to develop performance and improvisational skills in the jazz idiom.
All students enrolled will be auditioned for placement. This ensemble performs
throughout the community during the year.
OWCC Show Choir is a small, by audition-only mixed choir, comprised of
college students who are enrolled full-time. The group specializes in up-tempo,
contemporary, entertainment oriented music ranging from jazz tunes of the 40's
to the latest pop tunes, as well as show-stopping selections from Broadway and
Hollywood. Choreography is incorporated into each performance.
OWCC Symphonic Chorus is open by audition to all students, staff, and
interested members of the community. The chorus performs major choral
compositions during the fall and spring semester of each year and maintains a
membership of sixty or more auditioned singers.
Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society whose goal is to honor
students who have attained a high scholastic standing, and to provide them with
the opportunity to congregate and sharpen their intellects. Service projects
and social activities are available to the membership.
Pre-Law Society promotes a better understanding of law and the legal
system. Membership is open to students currently enrolled in pre-law studies or
those considering attending law school in the future.
PRIME TIME Computer Club provides an opportunity for learning, sharing
and enjoying computer knowledge. Membership is open to individuals who have
taken at least one PRIME TIME (Positive Retirement through Imaginative
Education) computer course.
Proscenium Playhouse is the drama group of the Fine and Performing Arts
Department. Its goals are to foster an interest in and an appreciation of the
theatre arts, to produce plays, and to provide an outlet for the creative
abilities of the students and community members.
Rock and Jazz Ensemble in big band, combo and rock groups is open by
audition to any student instrumentalist who wants to develop professional
performance abilities. Must have some experience in high school bands, etc.
There are other chartered organizations which are not currently active such as
Circle K, College Republicans, ENUF, Jefferson Democratic Association, Phi
Beta Lambda Business Education Fraternity, Phi Lambda Alpha, Reader's Theatre,
and Veterans. If you are interested in reactivation of one of these
organizations, check with the Student Activities Office in the College Mall to
learn how this may be accomplished.
Students are encouraged to participate in student activities and enjoy them as
long as they do not interfere with their studies.
Student Organization Rules. Students enrolled at the college are free to
organize and are encouraged to join associations which promote their common
interests, so long as the following apply:
- The purposes, principles, and policies of the organization are
consistent with the general philosophies and principles of the college;
- Membership in the organization is open to all currently-enrolled
college students in good standing without regard to age, color, creed, national
origin, handicap, marital status, race, religion, or sex except for those
particular groups which are selective on the basis of scholarship;
- The purpose, criteria for membership, rules or procedures, and a
current list of officers are filed with the Coordinator of Student Activities;
- The policies and actions of the organization are determined only by
those individuals who hold bona fide membership in the organization;
- A faculty sponsor has been appointed by proper authority;
- The Student Senate has recommended, and the President of the college
has approved recognition of the organization, and
- The organization is in compliance with the general and specific
policies enumerated in the Handbook for Student Organizations and in the