Student groups are a great way to get involved at Flagler College. Student groups on campus consist of three types: student clubs, academic organizations, and honor societies. The groups sponsor a range of interesting and fun activities from academic to social to community service.
The Flagler College art gallery, theater, campus newspaper, radio station, and literary journal also provide creative outlets and pre-professional experience. Students are also encouraged to take part in the intramural sports program (See the Athletics section for more about Intramurals).
SGA actively represents student opinions; promotes the social and academic development of students; fosters communication, cooperation and understanding in all areas of Flagler College; recommends and implements improvements necessary to the welfare of the student and Flagler College; and encourages effective student organizations. Website: Student Government Association
CAB is responsible for planning a variety of events that enhance the college experience through social, recreational and cultural activities. Activities include movie nights, game shows, pool parties, inflatable rides, open mic nights, karaoke, comedians, and numerous other activities and events.
A group dedicated to the study and understanding of local archaeological endeavors. This club assists the Florida Public Archeology Network’s events and programs.
This club helps students explore exciting and challenging career opportunities in the non-profit industry, including higher education.
A service organization for students interested in enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-on-one friendships and integrated employment. This is done at the college school level by matching the college students with an intellectually disabled individual from the St. Augustine Center for the living. Website: www.bestbuddiesonline.org
This club exists for the purpose of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through our actions, attitudes and way of life, and reaching out to believers through the Biblical model of discipleship. In doing this we adhere to the infallible Word of God and seek to bring the Kingdom of Christ to the Flagler College campus. Website: www.ccci.org
To come to a better understanding of the Catholic faith through education and prayer. We are committed to fostering a community of faith, encouraging people of all faiths and backgrounds to participate with us in helping those who are less fortunate than us through community service and prayer. Website: www.catholicfellowship.com
This club provides a safe space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students. Club Unity also works to promote issues in an inviting and welcoming environment for all students on campus. Unity acts as a student resource for GLBT issues and educates the students and staff of Flagler College on the lives of GLBT students in an effort to create acceptance. This clubs also performs acts of community service for St. Augustine and raises money for charitable organizations.
Promote the knowledge of and a passion for cultural anthropology and the diversity it creates among human civilization.
To provide the opportunity for exposure to and change of ideas and information related to the field of deaf education.
Stimulate interest and promote the principles of the Republican Party, as well as develop political leadership skills among students.
Provides service to any facet of the college or community upon request, to promote cooperation, communication, and understanding within the college community and between the college and local community.
Provide a venue for students to come together to learn, teach, and play various games, including video, board, card, etc.
This club provides a safe and open environment where musical talents can be nurtured and dance talents expressed.
Brings people together to outreach in the community and help those in need. We are committed to building teams of people who will work together and encourage each other in service projects. It is our hope that each member will feel a sense of importance in their community and also a sense of pride by what he/she has accomplished.
The purpose of this organization shall be to bring campus and community-wide awareness in regards to the global plague that is the violation against human rights.
This club is for students who are interested in expressing themselves through creative writing.
Promote international diversity within Flagler College by organizing various campus events to engage students in different cultures.
Establish and advance at colleges and universities, witness communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world.
Provides recreational activity that will promote a healthy lifestyle as well as a positive social environment to the Flagler College community.
A men’s service organization, which facilitates social well-being within the community by encouraging students to participate in enjoyable, yet beneficial activities and service projects. Community involvement will help individuals in the organization grow as responsible and moral adults as well as aiding those in need in the community.
A woman's community service organization that focuses on promoting "friendship, loyalty, honesty, and sisterhood". Together, we help our community as well as national causes and organizations, while providing an enjoyable atmosphere for social interaction among our sisters. Website: phialphaomega.webs.com
Provides a forum for open discourse of ideas among peers interested in philosophical and/or religious thought. Brings in guest speakers for lectures and dialogue with the students, attends conferences and workshops that feature leading scholars in the various fields regarding philosophy/religion, and promotes tolerance and cooperation within the St. Augustine community through active volunteer service and Symposium events.
Works to expand student knowledge of and participation in politics at the local, state, national, and international levels. Club members meet to discuss important domestic and international issues and events to host educational events including speakers, voter education campaigns, and political debates. The club is also designed to allow students interested in politics to socialize and interact with others who share this interest.
A college branch of Rotary International with the philosophy of "service above self." Rotaract provides an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and social skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to provide better relations between all people worldwide through framework of friendship and service.
This club exists to strengthen students' understanding and knowledge of the social sciences, including, anthropology, criminology, psychology and sociology. This club also mentors students majoring or minoring in the social sciences.
To provide the students of Flagler College with the opportunity to experience Hispanic culture, while at the same raising funds for Hispanic charities and causes. Through public speaking events, cultural events, and other on-campus events, Spanish Cultural Club will be able to raise funds for charities and share cultures of the Hispanic/Latin community.
A student performance group representing Flagler College that combines sign language, music and choreography. The goal of this group is to present a message promoting awareness of the beauty and expressiveness of signing, while providing entertainment for various audiences. SPIRIT also works toward improving the manual communication skills of group members.
Membership is open to all students. Members assist with the implementation of athletic events on and off campus, including intercollegiate, pro, and intramural. This club serves as a means for students interested in the area of Sport Management to gain valuable experience in the field.
Promote respect for life at Flagler College, as well as protect life from conception to natural death, particularly those lives threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, stem cell research, and capital punishment.
The Flagler College Surf Team & Club advances surfing as a sport on the collegiate level, strengthens the skills of surfers at Flagler College, and increases awareness of surfing at Flagler College in the local community. The Surf Club welcomes members of any ability level with an interest in surfing.
This organization is a student-run public relations agency which works with non-profit groups on the St. Augustine area.
Model United Nations simulations provide students with a unique opportunity to both utilize and expand their knowledge of international affairs outside of the classroom. Participation in simulations demands that students develop a thorough knowledge of not only the politics of the particular nation they are playing, but the relationship between their state and other states, and the role of the United Nations in this process. Participation in simulations requires significant study, preparation, and practice. Simulations also familiarize students in a very real way how the United Nations functions, particularly the practice of effective verbal and written communication, negotiation, compromise, and diplomacy. A Model United Nations Club affords students who are interested in international affairs the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and prepare for further graduate study or work in international careers.
PAD membership is open to any student in good standing who is interested in pre-law studies. PAD promotes the intellectual and social activities of its members in order to aid in their advancement into the study of law. Website: Phi Alpha Delta
The Flagler College PRSSA chapter is one of 248 other chapters in colleges and universities across the country whose mission is to advance the profession and the preprofessional. The chapter serves as a networking ground between students and professionals, as well as a way for members to build professional portfolios. As a member, students get a hands-on approach to public relations. The Flagler College PRSSA chapter also writes and executes strategic plans for local organizations.
This organization exposes the student body and greater community to effective ethical journalism. Website: www.flaglercollegespj.blogspot.com
The purpose of this organization is to assist in furthering the practice of professional management through interaction of students, faculty and operation managers.
Enactus is a worldwide academic organization connecting students and faculty with industry leaders and businesses. The focus of the organization is positively impacting the community through service leadership projects. The Flagler College chapter of Enactus started in 1998 with four students. The first project we created was Flagler’s Legacy, a tour business of our historic campus. In 2004, we won the National Exposition in Kansas City and then represented the United States in the World Cup in Barcelona, Spain, placing First Runner Up in the world. Our connections with the partner companies who sponsor the Enactus organization grow stronger every year. Many of our alumni are currently employed with Enactus partner companies at their corporate headquarters including Unilever, Aflac, Lowes, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Crossmark, and many more. In 2009, our team won the National Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then represented the United States in the World Cup in Berlin, Germany. Since then, we have been chosen as Second Runner Up and First Runner Up against 600+ teams in the United States in 2011 and 2012. We are committed to working with our community on service leadership projects that enlist our entrepreneurial skills to improve the lives of others. To learn more visit ENACTUS.
A general academic honorary society. Its purpose is to promote and recognize character and scholarship.
Alpha Kappa Delta is an international honor society dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamanthanein Diakonesein or "to investigate humanity for the purpose of service." AKD is organized to promote excellence in the study of sociology, in the research of social problems, and in other activities that will lead to improvement of the human condition. Junior and senior students majoring or minoring in Sociology with high academic achievement are eligible for membership in Alpha Kappa Delta.
The Theatre Arts Department petitioned the National Theatre Arts Honor Society, Alpha Psi Omega, to approve a chapter at Flagler College. Inductions take place after pledges have proven their contributions to the national chapter. The Chair of Theatre Arts, Phyllis M. Gibbs, is the sponsor. This is a service organization as well as an honor society, and members must not only contribute to their department but to their college and community as well.
An international honor society in education, Kappa Delta Pi is organized to recognize excellence in education. The honor society is based on high academic achievement, commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. Kappa Delta Pi elects those to membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions.
An international honor society to recognize scholarship and achievement in business. Accounting or Business Administration majors that are Juniors and Seniors and who rank in the top 10% of their class, and who are invited by the faculty, are eligible for membership.
The society has a threefold purpose: to recognize individuals who have attained a high standard of leadership in collegiate and/or community activities and to encourage them to aspire to higher achievements; to bring together the most representative individuals in all phases of collegiate life and thus to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest; and to bring together members of the faculty and student body on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness. Members are selected on the basis of their achievement in five major phases of campus life: scholarship; athletics; campus or community services, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and the creative and performing arts.
A national academic honor society for students studying history. This opens an array of opportunities for students, including scholarships, regional and national conferences, and networking for graduate school. The Flagler chapter, Alpha Nu Omega, is responsible for on-campus activities, including prestigious guest speakers, conferences, movie nights, and an array of other history-related endeavors. There are guidelines for acceptance into the club, and eligible students are notified. Involvement with Phi Alpha Theta is a wonderful way to bring history alive on Flagler's historic campus.
The society functions at the national level, sponsoring programs and events of value to the profession and teaching of political science. The Flagler Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of political science and the many fields in which it plays a role. Flagler’s Chapter seeks to promote academic excellence in the field of political science and offer students a view of the many career choices a political science major has to offer, both academic and non-academic. This will include, but is not limited to, assisting students in researching graduate school programs, inviting guest speakers in the fields of political science and political theory to Flagler, assisting students in submitting papers for publication in the Pi Sigma Alpha magazine or other undergraduate publications, on-campus Help Nights during mid-terms and finals, etc. These events will help increase interest in the political science major at Flagler and help current majors make contacts and develop potential career paths.
A national honor society in Psychology, Psi Chi is dedicated to encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of Psychology. The goals of Psi Chi are: to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership; and to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to its creative development.
The purpose of this society is to confer distinction for high achievement in the English language and literature, to provide cultural stimulation on campus, and to promote interest in language and literature in the community.