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 in events that determine the future of the college.
Student Leadership and Activities
Student Leadership and 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! 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 center Front Desk in Building S or visit our website at www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife.
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.
With over 90 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. Go to eConnect to locate a complete list of active clubs at sfcollege.collegiatelink.net.
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 the Center for Student Leadership & Activities, first floor of Building S. Applications are available early each spring.
Several organizations offering significant scholarships require the institution nominate one or two students. The Provost’s 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 www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/ces/index.
Fine Arts Programs
Student Life provides financial support for programming in the fine arts. Santa Fe College has active student organizations for dance, theatre, music, visual arts, digital arts, film and video, and graphic design. SF’s Fine Arts Hall, a state-of-the-art performance and educational center on the Northwest Campus, and the adjacent amphitheater, are attractive venues for a rich variety of performances, festivals, concerts, meetings and shows. Santa Fe College students receive free admission to college sponsored events.
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/leadership/index.
Multicultural Student Center
The Multicultural Student Center 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 you, as an international and multicultural student, to 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 135, or visit www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/issa/index.
Student Health Care Center
The Student Health Care Center is a collaborative venture between Santa Fe College and the University of Florida to help meet the educational and medical needs of SF students. The center is active in promoting a wellness lifestyle that encompasses an individual’s physical, emotional, environmental, social and spiritual health. Services are available to SF students only. Walk-ins are welcome. For information on the specific services available, appointments and hours of service, stop by Building S, room 120 or visit the website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/health/index.
Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services provides free legal advice in a variety of areas to help Santa Fe College students better manage the life issues that often interfere with their ability to meet academic and personal goals. Call the front desk at the Center for Student Leadership & Activities 352-395-5912.
Athletics & Fitness
Santa Fe College is home to five intercollegiate athletic teams. Additionally, there are opportunities for student involvement in a variety of intramural sports, clubs and recreational sports as well as an on-campus fitness center.
SF offers intercollegiate athletics for men (basketball and baseball) and women (basketball, fastpitch softball and volleyball). NJCAA and FCSAA institutional memberships provide a high level of competition for those students wishing to participate.
For more information, contact the SF Athletics Department at 352-395-5535 or visit www.santafesaints.com
The Fitness Center is open to current SF students, faculty and staff. It features a wide variety of aerobic equipment, free weights and Cybex resistance machines. In addition, yoga classes are offered weekly.
Fitness Center Hours: Monday - Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information call 352-395-5540, stop by room 33 in the gym, or visit www.sfcollege.edu.
The SF Intramural Program offers organized flag football, basketball, soccer, golf, volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee leagues. Weightlifting contests are held in both the fall and spring terms. For more information contact the Intramurals Office at 352-395-5616 or visit www.sfcollege.edu.