Student Activities

The Department of Student Activities promotes student engagement through numerous co-curricular opportunities on and off campus. Students can enhance their college experience by participating in social events, diversity awareness programs, intramural sports, club sports, leadership development, student government and volunteer opportunities. Students may take a break at any of the Student Activity Center locations and play billiards, video games, cards, surf the net or just stop by and chill for a while.

Due to Covid-19, changes in Student Activities will adhere to CDC guidelines and college procedure. For a list of upcoming events and a current list of campus organizations:

Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official voice of the student body and an important link in the College's endeavors to ensure a positive learning environment. Participation in SGA provides many opportunities for involvement at the local, district and state levels of student government through the Florida College System Student Government Associate (FCSSGA). SGA aims to achieve positive advancements for students, promote civic engagement, and facilitate smooth working relationships among students, administration, faculty/instructors, and staff. Each year, officers are selected to make up the Executive Board, which plans the SGA's activities. To find out if you are eligible to apply for an officer position, or to join SGA, contact your campus Student Activities Office.

Student Organizations

Get involved! Palm Beach State College is host to a wide variety of social, faith-based, special interest, academic, service, and Career-oriented campus organizations. These clubs provide students personal, interpersonal, and organizational development. All clubs and organizations are open to all currently enrolled Palm Beach State students.

Can’t find a club in which you are interested? Start your own. Visit the Student Activities website to find the criteria and link to charter a new club at the college. To be an active member of a student club, students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

All procedures for clubs can be found in the Student Activities Manual available on the Student Activities website.

Student Participation in Institutional Decision Making

The College encourages student participation in institutional decision-making. One important means of influence in the governance of the College is the Student Government Association (SGA). Students are also invited to participate on the Student Activity & Service Fee Committee, Conduct Committees, District Diversity Council, and other committees as appropriate. Moreover, on occasion, students are given the opportunity through opinion questionnaires to evaluate various College programs and activities. Information obtained through this process is of significant value in making operational decisions.

Student Trustee

In keeping with the College’s commitment to student involvement, Palm Beach State has established a student position on the District Board of Trustees. This position is non-voting and designed to ensure that student issues and concerns are represented. Students interested in serving in this capacity must apply for the position. To be considered, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • At least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average;
  • Two letters of recommendation (one letter must be from a faculty/instructor and one letter can be from a faculty/instructor or staff member);
  • A typewritten essay on why he/she wishes to become a student trustee.

Applications are available at the end of the spring term. A committee makes a final selection through interviews in July. For more information, students may contact the Executive Assistant to the District Board of Trustees at 561-868-3502.

Intramural Sports

Currently enrolled Palm Beach State students are encouraged to play and compete in campus recreational intramural sports. Intramural sports are available for currently enrolled students to participate in structured activities at a competitive or recreational level. We offer team sports and individual sports as well as leisure events.

Intramural by definition means “within the walls,” and therefore all teams/individuals that participate are affiliated with the College. A few examples of intramural sports are open gym for basketball, volleyball, flag football, soccer, bowling, and table tennis. No matter what your skill level, you will have a good time.

For more information about intramural sports, contact the campus Student Activities Office.