Every month a fun excursion is planned by our student involvement professionals. Everything from Broadway plays, clear blue springs and golden sandy beaches, museums to roller coasters, pro sports of all varieties are just an hour or two away.
Central Florida is one of the world’s most popular destinations and Florida Southern in Lakeland is right in the middle of it all.
Florida Southern boasts 30 Division II NCAA championships!
College life isn’t only about what you do in the classroom. Participating in a broad range of life experiences is key to broadening your horizons.
Along with friendships and fun, fraternities and sororities have a way of bringing out the best in their members.
Through our Senate and President’s Circle meetings, SGA fosters leadership and organizational development.
Our ensembles include bands, orchestras, and choirs for musicians at every level of ability, as well as a number of smaller chamber groups for singers and instrumentalists. Whether you are an experienced performer or a hobbyist, we have a group for you.
Florida Southern College has annual lecture series that bring in thought-provoking speakers who are leaders in their respective fields to share their experiences, knowledge, and insights with our students.
From aspiring rock star going nowhere fast to a history-making Ph.D. rocket scientist, Adam Steltzner is recognized as one of NASA’s leading – and most unique – innovators. For nearly a decade, Adam led and inspired the breakthrough team that invented the ingenious “sky crane” landing system that so spectacularly landed the Mars rover, Curiosity, on the Martian surface 300,000,000 miles from Earth.
Nicholas Carr is a compelling writer and speaker whose work focuses on the intersection of technology and culture. He is the author of the acclaimed book The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us (2014), and his previous work, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (2010), was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times bestseller. His most recent book, Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations (2016), continues his exploration of the Internet’s impact on society.
Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Over the past 30 years, her outspokenness, in her writing and in lectures, has brought the eyes of the world upon her. One of the most widely-read American poets, she prides herself on being "a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English."
Domenico Montanaro is NPR’s lead editor for politics and digital audience. Based in Washington, D.C., he directs political coverage across the network’s broadcast and digital platforms. Before joining NPR in 2015, Montanaro served as political director and senior producer for politics and law at PBS NewsHour. There, he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court, and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
In the midst of an increasingly caustic media environment, Josh Earnest was selected by President Obama to assume the most visible job in American politics as White House press secretary in 2014. Earnest distinguished himself – not with bluster – but with a keen ability to marshal facts and construct persuasive arguments that earned him the respect of Washington insiders in both parties.
Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. She flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s STS-47 Spacelab J mission in September 1992 and was NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist performing experiments in material science, life science, and human adaptation to weightlessness.
Nina Tandon is at the cutting edge of science where sci-fi meets reality. She works on growing artificial hearts and bones that can be put into the body, and studies the new frontier of biotech: homes, textiles, and video games made of cells. CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, Tandon was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.
Raised in India, schooled at Harvard, and living in New York City, Mira Nair is one of the most formidable directors working today. Her debut film Salaam Bombay! won 25 international awards, including two at Cannes. Her other films include Mississippi Masala (with Denzel Washington), Vanity Fair (with Reese Witherspoon), and Queen of Katwe (with Lupita Nyong’o).
Florida Southern College has more than 100 student clubs and organizations.
FSC Climbing Club aims to provide students with a unique and fun way to both express themselves, improve their fitness and personal health through the sport of climbing.
FSC Running for a Cause is a fun way for non-competitive runners to participate in philanthropy while enjoying weekly runs with other members of the Florida Southern community.
FSC Sailing Club gives students the ability to express their interests in the unique activity of sailing, the sense of being a member of an intricate team, and the associated concepts with the sport.
Table Top Sports Club is for students who want to practice their skills in all of the table top sports including foosball, pool and others, but the main focus will be table tennis.
Art for the Non-Artist provides a safe, judgment free zone for students to create art. Students will be given an opportunity to learn skills such as embroidery, water marbling, painting, etc., at their own rate with no pressure.
Choreography Club is dedicated to working on choreography by each club member. Members may be experienced or non-experienced dancers.
Mocappellas is FSC’s premiere a cappella group. Founded in the Fall of 2012, it has performed on and off campus, covering pop songs using only the voices of its talented members.
The Mocettes is the official dance team of Florida Southern College.
Poetry Club is meant for students interested in writing, reading, and discussing poetry.
SoCo Productions is a non profit organization with the intention of creating chapters across the globe for students to explore the music business on their individual campus, that might not have the chance otherwise.
Studio Box is a student founded and student run improv organization that is immensely popular with students, usually hosting shows with around 200-300 attendees, and has been awarded "Organization of the Year" multiple times.
Vagabonds educates students and the surrounding community about the theatrical activity on and around campus.
Allies seeks to provide a safe place for students of all sexual orientations, promoting awareness and sponsoring a feeling of community.
Asian & Pacific Islander Student Association aims to emphasize unity and empowerment through collaboration and awareness of the diverse student communities on campus.
College Democrats promotes political awareness on the Florida Southern campus and in the Lakeland community as well as the ideals of the Democratic party.
College Republicans promotes political awareness on Florida Southern’s campus and in the Lakeland community as well as the ideals of the Republican party.
Multicultural Student Council (MSC) seeks to empower and educate the community through change, diversity and involvement while bringing forth leaders and creating a bridge of unity and commitment.
Women’s Advocacy Club educates and informs about the injustices directed towards women in today’s society and promotes action.
Arabic Club provides students with the resources to learn Arabic and experience Middle Eastern culture.
Art History Club provides students with the resources to learn Arabic and experience Middle Eastern culture.
Computer Science Club brings computer science majors, and any other majors willing to join, closer together by learning about certain technology related topics as well as playing fun strategy games.
Criminology Club exposes interested students to the diverse areas of criminology including criminal justice law enforcement, crime scene analysis, and the psychology and science behind crimes.
Elite Board of Students is an organization for outstanding business students which puts on networking events and provides access to business leaders in the community.
FSC Dance Club is a student-led departmental organization for dance majors and minors.
History Club provides an organization for students with a general interest in history and those who wish to excel within the history major.
Math Club is a club formed to promote the interest of math among students.
Mocs and Mentors welcomes both Elementary and Secondary Education majors to a peer-mentoring program.
Psychology Club allows students to build leadership and communication skills while expanding their understanding and knowledge of psychology.
Association of Honor Students serves as the liaison between students in the program and the governing faculty committee and strives to support its members with sponsored intellectual dialogue and simple camaraderie.
Alpha Epsilon Delta is a health profession honorary.
Beta Alpha Psi is an accounting academic honor society.
Beta Beta Beta provides networking and service opportunities for biology majors.
Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national honor society for students who excel in the field of chemistry.
Kappa Delta Pi provides opportunities and resources to educators at all stages of their education.
Kappa Mu Epsilon is a mathematics honor society that furthers the interest of undergraduate mathematics and helps realize the important role that mathematics has played in the development of Western civilization.
Omicron Delta Kappa seeks to recognize those who obtained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities as leaders and scholars.
Phi Alpha Delta is a professional law fraternity created for the purpose of uniting students and professionals of the law field.
Phi Eta Sigma is an honorary that encourages freshmen to establish a high GPA and academic excellence.
Pi Sigma Alpha is an honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States.
Rho Rho Rho is a National Honor Society for students studying Marine Biology.
Sigma Tau Delta confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.
Adam Smith Club is a student organization where we discuss and share ideas that support economic freedom.
Astronomy Club is an outlet for students to participate in astronomy-related activities and get plugged in with others who share their excitement of astronomy.
Board Game Club is a free service to students who are interested in taking some downtime and playing board games.
Chess Club brings chess playing opportunities to the Florida Southern community.
Disney Club is a special interest group with a main focus on Disney! We will be watching movies, playing games, and planning trips to the Disney Parks!
Financial Investment Club aids students in learning how to manage their finances as well as learn to invest additional income that they may have.
Flosoco is an on-campus ocean conservation and sustainability group working towards making a positive impact through education and awareness.
Forensics League seeks to grow confident public speakers in the field of competitive speech and debate. This multi-college organization trains students in speech and performance.
FSC Garden Club is to provide an outlet for students of all majors to practice the art of gardening!
Harry Potter Club is for students who are interested and invested in the Harry Potter world created by J.K. Rowling.
Model United Nations educates participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomats and UN agenda.
Nature Enthusiasts seeks to engage in activities outdoors and to learn more about nature.
Roosevelt Institute affiliated with the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, a policy think tank to engage students in healthy debate and political discourse.
Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment for members to develop their oral communication and leadership skills.
American Advertising Federation (Ad Fed) works with a network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, and local advertising clubs to promote and protect the well being of advertising.
American Chemical Society (ACS) is a professional organization that seeks to connect students with an interest in chemistry to professionals and opportunities in the chemistry field.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) main goal is to provide insight into scientific research and academic opportunities for students interested in Biochemistry and related fields.
Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity seeks to promote and support excellence in music and musicianship.
Florida Nursing Student Association advances the BSN Nursing major and provides an outlet of community, culture and service for future nurses to voice their values, purpose and vision while preparing for a life-changing career.
Florida Public Relations Association promotes the external education of Public Relations majors and those interested in public relations.
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) provides opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.
Media Industry Club is organized to bring together educators, students, and the leaders of the music and media industry in order to more successfully prepare students for careers in these fields.
National Association for Music Education is an organization focused on professional development for future music educators.
Phi Alpha Delta unites students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship which is designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law.
Phi Mu Alpha enriches the lives of music students and advances music in America.
Sigma Alpha promotes its members in all facets of agriculture and strengthens the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership and service and to further the development of excellence in women.
Enactus is a community of students, academics, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action and innovation to transform lives and create positive, sustainable change throughout our world.
Habitat for Humanity promotes awareness, fundraising, advocacy, and construction of affordable low-income housing.
Rotaract seeks to put service above self in the Lakeland community and around the world while working alongside the Rotary Club of Lakeland.
TZeDeK raises awareness for social justice issues and to take action for them.
Residence Hall Association serves as a voice of the halls and provides programming for residential students.
Student Athletic Advisory Committee is an athletic advisory committee for the NCAA and FSC.
Students for a Sustainable Campus promotes and generates green events and programs.
Student Government Association (SGA) empowers, communicates, and promotes unity through education and service in order to represent the student body.
Cantilevers creates an annual journal of the arts.
FSCTV is Florida Southern’s daily broadcast news source.
Interlachen produces an annual magazine.
The Southern FSC’s student run news publication.
Beyond Campus Ministry offers a welcoming place for religious worship and friendly fellowship where people come to deepen their faith.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes provides fellowship and Bible study for Florida Southern students.
FSC Hillel strives to bring more awareness, understanding, knowledge, and acceptance of the Jewish culture and religion to the greater FSC community.
Newman Club provides students and members of the college community a home where they can strengthen their faith, discern the call of God, and grow into passionate Catholic leaders.
Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies seeks to give the campus an awesome experience with God through fellowship, worship, and prayer.
Wesley Fellowship is dedicated to Jesus Christ through worship, small groups, service and growth. A Christian organization, Wesley Fellowship is affiliated with the United Methodist Church but welcomes all.