Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

Student Life

Learn • Lead • Live
Student Life creates and supports opportunities for involvement, leadership, and service on campus and in the community. So that your time here can be remembered as one of growth and friendship, there are many opportunities for recreation and active involvement.

Services include making student ID cards, managing the student carpool parking lot, and loaning graphing calculator, and cap and gowns. For more information, stop by the Student Life Front Desk in Building S or visit our website at www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife.

Student Activities
Student Activities initiates and coordinates a variety of activities designed to enhance students’ connection to Santa Fe College and campus life as well as the local community. These events help maximize the student experience and provide resources to ensure success while at Santa Fe College and after graduation. All students are invited to get involved, attend programs, learn something new, and have fun!

Student Engagement Center
Connect or disconnect in the Student Engagement Center, second floor of Building S. The center is the hub for all SF students, clubs, and organizations. Reserve private rooms to study on your own or in groups; or relax in the open areas and recharge.

Student Government (SG)
Student Government is the representative body for students at Santa Fe College. It provides students a voice to the college administration through active participation in institutional decision making. SG is comprised of four branches: an executive board, a student senate, a court, and student government programming. For more information on SG, stop by Building S, room 150 or visit www.sfcollege.edu/sg.

Student Organizations
With over 60 student clubs, including academic, athletic, cultural, fine arts, political, religious, service, and social organizations, students can easily find their place at Santa Fe College. Joining a student organization is a great way to meet others with similar interests and learn new skills. Any currently enrolled student may charter a new student organization. For a complete list of active clubs visit https://www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/get-involved/student-organizations/.

Awards and Honors
Santa Fe College has multiple programs that recognize outstanding student achievement in the classroom, on campus, and in the community.

Hall of Fame
The Santa Fe College Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon SF students. The Hall of Fame is reserved for those students who have shown truly superior leadership and achievement through their activities and scholarship while members of the SF community. Through their involvement as student leaders, it is clear to all who encounter them that they are set apart from other outstanding student leaders as especially deserving of this unique honor. The Hall of Fame is limited to 0.001 percent of SF students in a given year. Previous winners are memorialized online and in composite photos hanging in Student Life, first floor of Building S. Applications are available early each spring semester.

Institution-Nominated Scholarships
Several organizations offering significant scholarships require the institution nominate one or two students. The Provost office works with faculty and staff to identify outstanding Santa Fe College students who are nominated for these prestigious awards. Selections processes occur throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Student Awards Celebration
Each spring, the entire college comes together to recognize student achievements from across the institution. Academic departments, student affairs departments, athletics teams, and student organizations take time to recognize the students who have excelled in the classroom and as leaders on campus and in the community. The Hall of Fame class is introduced to the college during this annual ceremony.

Civic Engagement and Service
Community service, civic engagement and volunteerism are supported through the Office of Civic Engagement & Service. The office connects individual students and classes with service opportunities through local non-profit agencies and sponsors Alternative Breaks to enable students to provide meaningful service during Spring Break trips and during other breaks between semesters. For more information about service opportunities call 352-395-5912 or visit the website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/get-involved/civic-engagement-and-service/.

Leadership Programs
Through involvement in leadership training, students have the opportunity to develop their personal capacity for leadership while gaining skills necessary for success in today’s global community. The Emerging Leaders program is a great way to enhance leadership potential while meeting new people, getting connected to activities on campus, and growing personally. The Engaged Leaders program provides further exploration into the competencies and principles of leadership. For more information about leadership conferences and development opportunities, visit the website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/get-involved/leadership-programs/.

International Student Support & Advising
International Student Support & Advising provides services to international and multicultural students enrolled at Santa Fe College. These include academic advisement, study skills, the career decision-making process, and cultural adjustment. Academic, social, and cultural activities are planned to help international and multicultural students, adjust to college life in Gainesville. Programs are open to all students. For more information about the center call 352-395-5807, stop by Building S, room 313, or visit https://www.sfcollege.edu/international/issa/.

Lactation Space
SF recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for student parents and their infants. The lactation room is in S-132 on the Northwest campus. This room is available to any SF-affiliated nursing parent, student, faculty, staff, visitor, and breastfeeding spouse/partner. For more information call 352-395-5912 or visit the website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/student-wellness/lactation-space.  

Reflection Space
The Student Life Reflection Space, located in Building S Room 121, provides a calm and private space for individuals to exercise expressions of their religious, spiritual, and meditative practices. The room includes floor cushions and a lamp for lighting. For more information call 352-395-5912 or visit the website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/student-wellness/reflection-space/.

Saints Food Share
Saints Food Share provides free baked goods to SF students and employees experiencing food insecurity. Free baked goods are available on Monday mornings outside Building S on the Northwest Campus, and Tuesday mornings at the Davis Center. Non-perishable groceries are available on request. Grab-an-Go pantries are in the Student Affairs lobby, TRIO lobby, SF Police Department lobby, the Andrews Center, the Blount Center, the Davis Center, and the Watson Center. Students, faculty, and staff can contact Saints Food Share about a student or colleague in need of support by calling 352-395-5912 or visiting the website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/student-resources/food-pantry.