It is understandable that college students have a busy life, and that making time for extracurricular activities can be very difficult. Nonetheless, if you want your resume to soar above your competition when looking for a job, or filling out a college application, joining a student club or organization is one of the best things that you can do for your academic career. Joining a club/organization provides a wealth of opportunities that may not be available otherwise.
Joining a club/organization can greatly improve the quality of your resume. Potential employers look for academic involvement and leadership skills in your resume. Being involved in a club/organization can help you to develop new knowledge, which will help boost your performance in the work force. Being involved in a club/organization provides a team atmosphere, which is important because it teaches how to work well with others. Your involvement in a club/organization will also teach you responsibility, often exposing you to real life experiences.
A club/organization encourages a student to form strong relationships with students, and people within the community. Not only is being involved in a club/organization a great opportunity to make friends, but you may also make important business contacts for the future.
Being more involved in your campus life will also encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and participate in activities that you have never done before. These activities often enrich your college experience, and it also helps you to conquer your fear of public speaking.
Being a member of a club/organization may seem time consuming, but the work done in a club/organization is shared by all members. Members understand that school may sometimes have to come before your involvement. You will find that your team members won’t have a problem helping you finish your tasks, while also supporting your future endeavors. Time management is also an important skill that you will learn from your involvement in a club/organization. You will find that the leadership, communication, and innovative skills that you learn within a club/organization will benefit you for the rest of your life.
Below you will find more information on the student clubs and organization on the St. Petersburg/ Gibbs campus.
St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
Student Clubs and Organizations
Circle K: Kiwanis Services Club.
Advisor: Paul Cutlip (727)341-4669
Engineering Club: Dedicated to further advance the education at SPC in the fields of innovation and engineering.
Advisor: Dr. AnnMarie Eligon (727)341-4791
Ethics In Action: Awareness of ethical issues.
Advisor: Dr. Lee Miller (727)341-4780
Friends Of Florida Club: St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus Environmental Club.
Advisor: Dr. Jabe Breland (727)341-4374
Gay Straight Alliance: (GSA)
Advisor: Jeff Hooks (727)341-4664
Advisor: Paul Cutlip (727)341-4699
Harambee: Black Student Union.
Advisor: Albert Farr (727)341-4749
High Achievers Club:
Advisor: Larissa Brown (727)341-4675
International Students Organization: To strengthen unity and understanding between various cultures.
Advisor: Larry Spicer (727)341-4370
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship:
Advisor: Tim Wolter (727)341-4206
Latinos United: Hispanic Latino Organization.
Advisor: To Be Determined (727)341-4224
Medical Lab for pre-health professionals:
Advisor: Dr. Rudy Digirolamo (727)341-4779
Peer Academic Advisory Club (PAAC): Peer generated academic and special support.
Advisor: To Be Determined (727)341-4627
Phi Theta Kappa: International Honors Society.
Advisor: Jessica Magnani (727)341-4348
Student Government Association: Student Representation.
Advisor: Davie Gill (727)341-4367
Student Veterans Association:
Advisor: Dr. Michael Earle (727)341-3557
Theater Arts and Production Club:
Advisor: David Fitzgerald (727)341-4360
The Tutoring Club:
Advisor: Dr. Richard Musgrave (727)341-4379
The MIRA Radio Production Club
Advisor: Professor Dave Greenberg (727)341-4364
Tamica Dukes (727)341-4399
Collegiate Music Educators: Open for all musicians.
Nancy Smith (727)341-4361
Band-College band and Jazz Ensemble:
John Bannon (727)341-4205
Choral Program: College Chorus and Madrigalians.
Dr. Vernon Taranto (727)341-4678
Intramurals: Athletic tournaments and competition
Student Life and Leadership (727)341-4627
Men Achieving Excellence: Helps male students get the most out of their education.
Nick Berry (727)394-6204
Melissa Quinones (727)791-2708
Tips for initiating the club process:
– You need to have at least 6 students interested in joining.
– You must secure a club sponsor who meets Advisor criteria.
– Submit the required paperwork to Student Life and Leadership
– Once your paperwork is completed and turned in, the office of Student Life and Leadership will keep you posted on your club status. Please allow up to 4 weeks for your forms to be processed!
For more information on Student Clubs and Organizations, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at 727-341-4627 or stop by the Student Services Building room #111