Join a Club
A Diverse Offering of Student Organizations
Joining a student organization is a great way to network with other students and professionals, build your resume and have fun! Below, you will find a diverse offering of clubs and organizations available for membership.
If you are interested in joining a club, please complete this form. If you are registering a new student organization, please read the Student Organization Handbook and then fill out this form. If you are reactivating an inactive student organization, contact the Student Life Office in the Activities Center for information on inactive clubs & organizations.
African American Student Association
Membership in AASA will give students an opportunity to interact with other individuals who share common interests and develop leadership skills. AASA follows the PACE Plan, which stands for Political Activism, Academic Excellence, Cultural Awareness, and Economic Empowerment. Contact Advisor Patrice Williams-Shuford for more information at (850) 729-5298 or email@example.com.
Brain Bowl is a team that competes in academic tournaments around the state in the fall and spring semesters. Tournaments consist of competing against teams from other colleges and universities, answering questions in multi-round matches on topics such as math, current events, history, art and music, geography and science. Tuition scholarships are available to participating students. For more information, contact Dr. Kurt Teets by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 729-5247.
Club de Español
The purpose of the Club de Español is to promote and cultivate interest in the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and in the Spanish language.
Dungeons and Dragons Club
Dungeons and Dragons Club creates a way for newcomers, players, and Dungeon Masters to connect and organize with each other. For more information contact Dr. Christopher Snellgrove at 850-729-6056 or email@example.com.
Voices of Northwest Florida
Voices of Northwest Florida is a vocal ensemble created to promote excellent musicianship and character and serves as a team of ambassadors in concert with the President’s Office to advance the mission of the College. These outstanding students perform a variety of music from patriotic to inspirational to modern pop and represent Northwest Florida State College on campus, in the community and beyond. Each student receives a full tuition scholarship.
Dance Ensemble is open by audition to those students whose dance training has prepared them to meet the demands of stage performance. Students have the opportunity to study with guest artists in master classes, workshops, and residency programs. Performance opportunities range from small events to main stage productions.
Members of our dance team (DAA1681) comprise Raider Rhythms, a select dance ensemble that appears at Raider basketball games in the college arena. Others selected for Dance Line may be featured with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra or the Soundsations Show Choir performances. Dancers may also join holiday shows and Foundation events where they can gain performance experience.
Scholarship funds are available for qualified students who come through a dance audition process.
Musical Theatre produces one Broadway-style musical each year in summer. Sponsored by the Arts, Humanities, Communications and Design division, the summer musical allows students to participate in every aspect of theater production: musical theater stage performance, set construction, lighting, sound, costume and orchestra.
Participation in the summer musical is open by audition to all students and members of the community. Auditions are usually held in April with rehearsals commencing with the start of the college’s summer semester.
While working in the musical, students can earn theater arts credit in such courses as Rehearsal and Performance (TPP1190) and Musical Theater Dance (DAA1580) depending on their area of participation. Students are also eligible to receive Fine & Performing Arts scholarship support for the summer musical courses.
NWF Symphony Chorale
Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale is open by audition to students, staff, and members of the community. The chorus performs major choral compositions during the Fall and Spring Terms of each year and maintains a select membership of auditioned singers. Students can earn college credit for participation in chorale (MUN1390), however, community members are allowed. The chorale performs at local churches and on Main stage with the NFSO and other ensembles doing works such as Handel’s ‘Messiah’. Solo opportunities are often a feature of the Chorale.
NWF Symphony Orchestra
Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra is open by audition to musicians who have a demonstrable performance skill with an orchestral instrument. The orchestra draws its membership of more than sixty professional musicians from throughout NW Florida and South Alabama. Auditions are generally held in August for the upcoming season. See the NWFSO web page for audition instructions and repertoire information. For more information, contact (850) 729-6023.
Jazz Ensemble plays jazz, big band, and rock in an ensemble setting. It is open by audition to any student instrumentalist who wants to develop professional performance abilities pertinent to the jazz band style. Students must have some experience in high school bands or be playing consistently in other venues. Jazz Band performs at area events and festivals, competes in local competitions, and performs in concert on Main stage at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center twice per year.
Students will earn credits in Jazz Ensemble (MUN1720A) and may apply for Fine & Performing Arts scholarship coverage. An accompanying lesson in Applied Music for a chosen instrument may also be approved. Contact Fred Domulot for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film Club is a gathering of NWFSC students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public, who meet to screen a free film and discuss it afterwards. We are currently on hiatus, due to the pandemic, but hope to return soon. For more information, please email faculty advisor Dr. David Simmons at email@example.com.
Forensics Team (Speech and Debate)
Is public speaking in your future: lawyer; teacher; minister; theater; movies; politics; radio/TV reporter; talk shows? Maybe you like to debate the issues, or you like to enlighten or to entertain people. Are you looking for scholarship opportunities? If so, consider joining the NWFSC Forensics Team! For more information, contact advisor, Cecil Scalf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club creates a safe space for students to stay and feel accepted, poses solutions to society and the college community on LGBTQ+ issues of today’s world, and demonstrates leadership of the students at NWFSC to make positive changes to today’s world.
Contact Advisor David Simmons for more information at email@example.com
Junior Prep Club
The Junior Prep Club as an entirely student-maintained organization intends to aid students’ ability to perform well on major exams such as the SAT or ACT. The Junior Prep Club hopes to help in the students’ goal to do this by holding periodic club meetings in which members will study for such exams through many common & unique methods. While The Junior Prep Club aims to focus on studying, the organization itself expects all current & potential members to socialize and enjoy the process.
For more information contact Dr. Anne Brinton at 850-729-5297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Lab Technology Association
The Medical Laboratory Technology Association of NWFSC, will be the landing pad and welcoming party to the MLT program of NWFSC. Open to all part-time and above students of NWFSC, all activities and events will be based on the medical laboratory technology and sciences to promote community building and education. For more information contact Sarah Loffreda at 850-863-6523 or email@example.com.
National Society of Leadership & Success
The NSLS is the nation’s largest collegiate leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. In addition to honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online.
For more information contact Michael Emigh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Membership into Northwest Florida State College’s Sigma Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is by invitation only. It is extended by student email to those students currently enrolled at Northwest Florida State College who have completed a minimum of twelve credit hours at our college and have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in all college courses. For more information, contact advisor Selin Apak at (850) 729-5255, or email email@example.com
Pre-Professional Educators Association
The Pre-Professional Educators Association (PEA) was established fall 2009 to enhance Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Teacher Education Programs. PEA serves three main purposes: 1) To provide prospective education majors with information on NWFSC Teacher Education Programs 2) To mentor and assist program peers 3) To enhance the Teacher Education Program experience with activities that enrich the lives of and relationships among students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Please contact advisor Therese Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 729-4958 for more information.
The Radiography Club is composed of members enrolled at NWFSC in the Radiography program. The club promotes awareness in the radiography field and participation in health care related activities. Contact advisor Grace Stewart at email@example.com or (850) 729-6462.
Raider Rep – Student Ambassadors
The RaiderRep Student Ambassador program at Northwest Florida State College is a leadership and scholarship opportunity for current students. Students who complete the online application by the June 15 deadline may be selected for an interview. For more information, please contact RaiderRep Advisors: Tony Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marley Veneszee at email@example.com. Please visit the College’s Scholarships page to access the RaiderRep application.
The Raider Writers is a group focusing on providing a place of fellowship for creative writers and spoken word artists of Northwest Florida State College.
Student Nurses Association
This organization is for students accepted into the nursing program. It aids in reaching members of the community though volunteer work and prepares students for their future career as nurses by teaching them leadership skills. Contact advisor Henry Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 729-4904.