Student Organizations and Leadership

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Finding Your Community

Finding community in a virtual world is both challenging and vital to student success, which is why having leaders who help us navigate these times is crucial. Below are some resources to help you find connections, support your student organizations, and lead successfully during these challenging times. 

Student Organizations

Students come to Florida Poly with a passion for STEM, but their individual interests vary. That’s where student-led clubs and organizations shine. The University has more than 40 student clubs that are all led by students.

Even though students are not on campus this semester, many of these groups continue to meet virtually. Visit the Clubs and Organizations listing to find out more about each club and who to contact for more information.

Students who are interested in forming a new student organization or would like additional information should submit this online form.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) continues to meet and do its important work virtually. To find out more or get involved, send an email.

Leadership Co-Curricular Endorsement

Florida Poly students are known for stepping up, standing out, and rising to meet any challenge. The desire to do more and learn more is baked into the DNA of our student leaders. Although they don’t do it for the recognition, co-curricular endorsements do exactly that.

Co-Curricular Endorsements

These endorsements are designed to motivate students to take part in educational experiences that are connected to, but distinct from, the expected academic experience. They enhance the not-for-credit development while recognizing thoughtful participation, reflection, and learning through the endorsement’s area of focus.

Endorsement submissions will be reviewed by the Co-Curricular Planning Council and approved endorsements will be noted on a student’s co-curricular transcript.

How Does it Work?

Students begin the leadership endorsement by declaring their intention to create a portfolio. This should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday in January for the fall semester and the last Friday in September for the spring semester. Contact success@floridapoly.edu or 863-874-8640 for more information.

Participating students will develop a portfolio and attend at least three leadership or career workshops in the semester prior to graduation.

Portfolio

Students should include documentation of at least two extracurricular or co-curricular leadership experiences and two curricular leadership experiences (one page for each activity). For each, include:

  • Description of the activity
  • Documentation demonstrating actual involvement in the activity
  • Sign-off from the responsible party for that activity (faculty or staff)
  • Reflection or growth statement about each activity and how interpersonal skills were implemented
  • Tie in with personal growth that can/could be applied to this experience based on new insights and experience gained in workshops.

A personal growth statement in which the student discusses their path at Florida Poly and their potential for continued personal and professional growth also should be included, with reference to the leadership workshops that the student attended.