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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 email the club advisor listed under the Student Organization. If you are registering a new student organization, please read the Student Organization Handbook and then fill out this form.  To access this form, please log in to your RaiderNet and click this link. 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

Brain Bowl

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 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.

For more information, contact Dr. Valencia Tamper by email at or call (850) 729-6754.

Cosplay and Costuming Club

The Cosplay and Costuming club provides a positive atmosphere for costuming enthusiasts to come together and exchange fabrication techniques and foster a supportive community environment. The Cosplay and Costuming Club is an organization committed to fostering education, collaboration and enjoyment in the costuming arts. Focus will be on building community and supporting and helping each other in our creative endeavors in costuming. For more information please contact club advisor Lesha Denega

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

Ensemble Groups

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.

Voices of NWF Application Form

Dance Ensemble

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.

Dance Scholarship Form

Musical Theatre

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

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

Film Club

Film Club gatherings are open to all NWFSC students, faculty/staff, and members of the public that are interested in watching and discussing films. Screenings are free and occur once every three weeks in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. For more information, please email advisor Dr. David Simmons at

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, Ronnie Stanley at

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

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

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

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


Pray is an opportunity for students to pray together for any personal or public issues they would like to. If you do not know how to pray, learn by watching others pray. In addition, members will be able to interact with other individuals who pray or have questions about prayer. For more information, contact club advisor Lisa Haddorff at

Meetings are the second week of every month.

Monday: Fort Walton Campus, Building 3, Room 229

6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday: Niceville Campus, Building 500

9 – 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday: Niceville Campus, Building 420, Room 133

12 – 1 2:30 p.m.

Thursday: Niceville Campus, Building 400, Room 130

12:30 – 1 p.m.

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 or (850) 729-4958 for more information. 12:30

Radiography Club

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 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 April 30 deadline may be selected for an interview.

For more information, please contact RaiderRep Advisor:  Tony Chavez at Please visit the College’s Scholarships page to access the RaiderRep application.

Raider Writers

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. For more information, please contact advisor Jessica Temple at

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 or (850) 729-4904.