College is much more than just academics. The invaluable experiences gained through co-curricular activities can’t just be delivered in the classroom alone. The term “co-curricular” replaced the previously used term “extra-curricular” to emphasize that your involvement outside the classroom goes hand in hand with your classroom academics!
Student Life strives to cultivate a campus environment that promotes equity, opportunities for all students to participate in extracurricular activities, and the environment for each student to learn and practice essential skills needed after college life. Student Life provides support to students, student organizations, community service projects, and community activities that may enhance the quality of educational life for students. Student Life also provides social and cultural enrichment opportunities in Okaloosa and Walton counties.
NWFSC is an active member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) which is composed of all public community and state colleges in Florida.
Intercollegiate Sports operate under the rules and regulations of NJCAA and FCSAA. Varsity athletes enjoy the privilege, honor, and social distinction of representing the college in the field of athletic competition. Representation of the college is open by competitive selection to all students provided they meet the eligibility requirements of the FCSAA. Intercollegiate sports include basketball for men and women, baseball for men, and fast-pitch softball for women.
Intramural Activities may be offered based on student interest. These include team sports such as flag football, volleyball, softball, tennis, and basketball, as well as individual and recreational sports such as tennis, racquetball, and backgammon. Classes, clubs, organizations and independent groups are encouraged to form teams and compete.
Times, schedules, and places of meeting for activities are posted on the bulletin boards located in the Activities Center and throughout the Niceville Campus.
Student Life oversees a wide variety of student organizations that cover many interests and activities. Membership is open to all students who qualify, without regard to age, color, creed, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sex, except for those particular groups which are selective on the basis of scholarship. For more information on getting involved with a student organization or starting one, visit Student Life at www.nwfsc.edu/studentlife or contact the office at (850) 729-5348.
Student Government Association
Student Government Association (SGA) provides a voice for the Northwest Florida State College student body in all college affairs while helping to further the goals of the college from a student perspective. The President of SGA is a member of the Administrators, Supervisors and Professionals Council (ASP) and represents the student body. The SGA president receives a yearly tuition scholarship. The SGA Senate and President are housed in the Activities Center.
SGA participates with the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA) in representing students across the state to advocate change in Florida legislation beneficial to all college students. Lastly, SGA coordinates and regulates various activities for students such as fall and spring flings and various service learning opportunities.
All currently enrolled students of NWFSC are members of SGA with the right to full voice, upon recognition, in all SGA functions. However, the only students with the right to vote in SGA functions are; the elected Vice-President, elected and appointed Senators, and appointed Officers of the SGA Executive Board; In the event of a tie vote at any SGA function, the SGA President will cast the deciding vote.
Student Activities Board
Student Activities Board (SAB) provides coordination among all of student clubs and organizations. The executive board consists of a member from each of the school sanctioned organizations: Brain Bowl, Forensics, Phi Theta Kappa, and SGA. The SAB makes budgeting decisions regarding student activity funding. The vice president of SGA is the presiding officer and receives a tuition scholarship.
The names of recognized student organizations are owned by NWFSC. Students or others shall not organize independent groups of the same name nor function as a group independent of the college utilizing the name of a NWFSC student organization.
Each student activity, club, and organization authorized to function in the name of the College shall be organized, chartered and operated in accordance with Florida Statutes, State Board Rules, NWFSC Student Handbook, and the Student Organization Handbook. Visit Student Life (www.nwfsc.edu/studentlife) for more information.