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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Oct 27, 2020
 
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021] 
  
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021]

Student Services: Co-Curricular Activities


Ally Development

Ally Development provides support and brings awareness to LGBTQ+ issues by developing programs and Safe Space curriculums. We currently have over 90 FSCJ faculty and staff as Certified Allies and are working on providing certification for students. For more information, contact diversity.socialchange@fscj.edu.

Calendar of Events

For a list of all events happening at FSCJ, visit fscj.edu/news-events/calendar.

Diversity & Inclusion Programs and Trainings

Diversity & Inclusion programs and trainings address culturally inclusive topics affecting our diverse student populations. We engage the College through diversity retreats, workshops, ally training and educational presentations. Students will also have the opportunity to assist with training and programs. For more information, contact diversity.socialchange@fscj.edu.

FSCJ Leadership Certificate Program

The FSCJ Leadership Certificate Program is offered in the fall and spring terms and is capped at 60 participants per semester. To receive a Leadership Certificate, recipients must attend a Leadership Retreat, online or in-person workshops, and a Leadership Symposium. For more information, contact getinvolved@fscj.edu.

H.O.P.E. Food Pantry

The FSCJ H.O.P.E. (Helping Out People Every Day) Food Pantry serves students by providing food and educational programs. The pantry provides students anonymous access to free non-perishable food products, made available by generous donations from the community. If you have questions about the FSCJ H.O.P.E. Food Pantry or need assistance, contact FoodPantry@fscj.edu.

The Downtown Campus H.O.P.E. Food Pantry is located in Room C-101G (101 W. State St., Jacksonville, FL 32202) and the South Campus H.O.P.E. Food Pantry is located in Room D-116 (11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246). If you or a student that you know are facing food scarcity but attend classes at another campus, make a referral in your nearest Student Life Center for assistance.

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. For additional information, contact getinvolved@fscj.edu.

History & Heritage Celebrations

History & Heritage month celebrations provide a space to teach and learn about cultural history through Collegewide events. Celebrations include: Diversity Awareness Month, LGBTQ+ Week, Hispanic Heritage Month, Veterans Week, Human Rights Week, Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Asian Pacific American Heritage Week. For more information, contact hhc@fscj.edu.

Intercollegiate Athletics

A diverse program of intercollegiate athletics is available at the College. Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Indoor Volleyball and Women's Beach Volleyball are located at the South Campus. Baseball and Softball are located at our North Campus. For more information, visit gobluewave.com.

Students may have an opportunity to tryout and participate on an intercollegiate athletic program regardless of the campus where they attend classes. The director of athletics and coaching staff designated for each sport oversee the recruitment, eligibility and financial assistance of student athletes. Florida State College at Jacksonville is a member of the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA). Our teams participate in the Mid-Florida Conference. Florida State College at Jacksonville is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Student who wish to try out for a team must do so prior to the start of the semester in order to academically verify eligibility. Contact the head coach directly for tryout dates and the required physical. For head coach contact information, visit gobluewave.com/information/directory/.

Intramural/Recreational Activities

The College provides both group and individualized intramural/recreational activities. Activities may include flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, dodgeball and kickball. In addition, fitness centers are located at South, Downtown, North and Kent Campuses, and at Deerwood Center. Special discount passes to a variety of community recreational facilities, including bowling, movies, and JTA bus passes, are available for purchase in the Campus Student Financial Services Offices. For additional information, visit fscj.edu/admissions-aid/student-financial-services/contactus.

Retention & Mentoring

K.I.N.G.S (Keys to Inspiring Noble Gentlemen to Succeed) and Project C.L.A.S.S. (Creating Ladies and Shaping Sisters) retention and mentoring programs engage underserved students by supporting their educational and professional aspirations through academic enhancement, character enrichment, leadership and career development. For more information, contact diversity.socialchange@fscj.edu.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors lead campus tours and assist with recruitment and retention activities. For more information, contact studentambassadors@fscj.edu.

Student Government Association

The FSCJ Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the official voice of the student body as well as provides a connection between the student body, faculty and the administration of the college. SGA is governed by currently enrolled students and consists of representatives from each campus and center SGA. For more information, visit fscj.edu/sga or contact sga@fscj.edu.

Student Handbill Procedures

Any individual or organization wishing to distribute handbills while on College property may do so if approved by the Director of Campus Operations in coordination with Student Life & Leadership for each campus. If approved, a designated area will be provided for the activity. For additional information, contact getinvolved@fscj.edu.

Student Life Centers

Student Life Centers provide a safe place for students to relax, meet new people, and study with friends. Students may play table tennis, billiards, board games, (air hockey and foosball at some locations) and utilize televisions for gaming console use. Students may learn about different ways to get involved by speaking to Student Life & Leadership or Diversity & Social Change staff. 

Student Life Center Locations and Phone Numbers
  • Cecil Center: Room A110, contact Kent Campus Student Life & Leadership at (904) 381-3674 for ways to get involved.
  • Deerwood Center: Room G1701, (904) 997-2507
  • Downtown Campus: Room C101, (904) 633-8210
  • Kent Campus: Room G149, (904) 381-3674
  • Nassau Center: Room A102, contact North Campus Student Life & Leadership at (904) 766-6786 for ways to get involved.
  • North Campus: Room E235, (904) 766-6786
  • South Campus: Room U200, (904) 646-2284

For more information, contact getinvolved@fscj.edu.

Student Organizations

Florida State College at Jacksonville has more than 60 student organizations. A list of student organizations, as well as the Student Organization Charter kit and the Student Organization Handbook, are available at fscj.edu/student-services/student-life/student-life-leadership/clubs-organizations.

Students may also utilize Community, the online co-curricular student portal. Community helps students locate student organizations based on interests, meeting frequency, meeting times and locations. Student organizations can use Community to advertise events, track meeting attendance, manage membership rosters, poll members and share documents. In Community, students can track their participation in FSCJ out-of-classroom involvement with their Co-Curricular Transcript which they can share with employers and other institutions of higher education when transferring. To login to Community, visit shibboleth-fscj-community.symplicity.com/sso/. Instructions for using Community are available in Community within My Account > Documents.

Volunteer Service Programs

Volunteer Services offers opportunities for students to connect with the community by encouraging them to take a few hours out of their week to volunteer. Students learn how to work cohesively with different people to form teams as well as how to be a leader. To see what volunteer opportunities are available, please log in to FSCJ Serves (serve.fscj.edu).  If you have additional questions about the areas of Volunteerism, contact FSCJVolunteers@fscj.edu.