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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Student Services: Student Engagement


Clubs and Organizations

Numerous campus student organizations are available at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Some of the organizations include Phi Theta Kappa, an organization which recognizes academic achievement; Forensic Team and the Brain Bowl Team; Other clubs available are based on career, major or personal interests. Campus Student Engagement offices provide assistance and encouragement to those interested in starting new organizations. Campus Student Engagement offices offer support for existing organizations to ensure compliance with college policies and procedures related to financial transactions, student organization discipline procedures, student travel, and the use of college vehicles.

Campus Student Volunteer Centers

Florida State College at Jacksonville students contribute a tremendous amount of time and effort to the northeast Florida community through the activities of the campus student volunteer centers. The student volunteer centers connect students with the types of organizations in which they would like to volunteer and keep track of students' volunteer hours. The campus student volunteer coordinator, a student position, can be contacted through each of the Student Engagement offices.

Student Government Association

Each campus has a Student Government Association (SGA) that is recognized as the official student organization representing students at the College. Each campus SGA is charged with the responsibility of participating in the College's governing process through the student, faculty and administrative campus councils. Each campus SGA also participates in the SGA executive board, thus coordinating the College wide needs of students. Each campus SGA is a member of the statewide Florida College System Student Government Association.

Student Leadership Program

The College's student leadership development program presents leadership activities and workshops on all campuses throughout the year. In addition, retreats and workshops which incorporate low ropes courses and other outdoor activities are presented at Florida State College at Jacksonville's Nassau Center, a 40-acre wooded site in Yulee complete with everything needed for a weekend retreat. Timely topics and fun experiential learning exercises help to develop student leadership skills.

Intercollegiate Athletics

A diverse program of intercollegiate athletics is available at the College. Basketball (men's and women's), tennis (women's) and volleyball (women's) are sports activities based at the South Campus. North Campus is the location for baseball and softball.

Students may participate in the College-wide intercollegiate athletic program regardless of the campus where they attend classes. The director of athletics and physical education oversees the recruitment, eligibility and financial assistance of student athletes. Florida State College at Jacksonville is a member of the Mid-Florida Conference of the Florida College System Activities Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Intramural/Recreational Activities

The College provides both group and individualized intramural/recreational activities. Activities may include flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, table tennis, and billiards. Special discount passes to a variety of community recreational facilities, including bowling, movies, and JTA bus passes, are available for purchase in the campus Business Offices.

Campus Life

In addition to intramural/extramural activities, the College provides a student lounge for relaxing on each campus. The student lounge is a place to unwind and make friends while playing billiards, ping pong, video games or watching television. For the exercise-minded, Downtown, Kent, Open Campus/Deerwood Center and South Campuses offer a fitness center where you may work out with exercise and weight-training equipment.

Variety is the key word in describing the many opportunities offered on campus. From singers and dancers to lectures, discussions and art displays, a long list of cultural activities appears on the Florida State College at Jacksonville stage and other venues. Many of these opportunities have direct connections with your classroom studies and event details can be found in the online college calendar.

Hazing Prohibited

The College prohibits any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student. Students and organizations are prohibited from engaging in any form of hazing either on or off campus.

Student Assistance Program

Florida State College at Jacksonville has created the Student Assistance program to provide students with the resources they need to cope with college-related, personal, legal or financial issues that may be affecting their studies and their ability to be your best. Services are free and confidential and are available in-person, online or by phone (855) 384-1800 (toll-free).

Student Handbill Procedures

Any individual or organization wishing to distribute handbills while on College property may do so as approved by the campus president.  Each campus president will provide a designated area for the activity.  Specific guidelines to be followed will be available in the campus president's office.

Transcript Requests

Florida State College at Jacksonville offers many convenient ways for you to request your academic transcript.

  1. Request Your Transcript Online - If you want to send or reorder an official transcript to another institution, your home address, or any other address, you can log on to Connections, the College's online student services site, and make your request online.
  2. Mail Us a Written Request - In requesting your transcripts, your mailed transcript must always include: your full name, former last names, current address, telephone number, your date of birth and dates of enrollment; as well as the name and address of the agency or person who will be receiving your transcripts, and finally, your signature. For faster processing, you may include the last four digits of your social security number. Mail your request to: Florida State College at Jacksonville, Attention: Student Records Office, P.O. Box 40515, Jacksonville, FL 32203-0515.
  3. Just Need an Unofficial Transcript? You can view and print an unofficial transcript through Connections.
  • Allow three working days for your transcript request to be processed and mailed via US postal mail or electronically. Transcripts are sent electronically to Florida public community colleges, state colleges and universities. Receipt date of the transcript at the receiving institution is dependent upon the time in which the school checks their electronic mailbox. Electronic transmission can take from one to seven days.
  • For your privacy and protection, we do not fax transcripts.
  • No transcript request will be processed until all financial obligations to the College are clear. Certain holds prevent transcript requests from being processed.