Students

Organizations

We believe there should be much more to college than books and much more to life than work. College should be fun! That’s why you’ll find there’s much more to Faulkner State than meets the eye. From outstanding athletics, music and drama productions to student clubs, trips, beach parties and activities; life at Faulkner State is one continuous adventure. One of the key things you’ll learn at Faulkner State is how to organize your time by balancing your study, work and social schedules. There’s something for everyone at Faulkner State!

Many of our students enjoy becoming active members of our Student Government Association, which is responsible for coordinating special campus events. Others look forward to our annual leadership retreat to Gatlinburg each January. Still others join our Pow Wow Leadership Society, an elite group of students who serve as campus ambassadors. You may want to become a member of the Sun Chief Sound Show Band or participate in the outreach opportunities within the Baptist Campus Ministries or Fusion. Take a look at the many other organizations/collegiate clubs you can be a part of!



Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, Ala.



Student Government Association



The Student Government Association (SGA) is organized to provide a large measure of self-government.  The Student Government operates under a constitution drawn up by students. The SGA is served by a College advisor who aids the members in all endeavors.



SGA Senators and Officers



Association of Computational Machinery



The Association for Computational Machinery (ACM) is designed to advance the science and arts of information processing, promote the free interchange of information about the science, and to develop and maintain the integrity of the individuals engaged in the science and arts of information processing. The FSCC Chapter, one of only two community college chapters in the nation, supports such activities as the state regional computer fair, site visits to computer installations in the professional world, and other related activities.
Baptist Campus Ministries

Open to all students regardless of their denomination. BCM offers Bible Study, Creative Worship, Mission Opportunities, Gospel Choir, and Fellowship.

Cheerleaders



The Cheerleader applicants are evaluated, recruited, and selected by the official sponsor during the spring semester of each school year. Anyone who wishes to apply for Cheerleading must have and maintain a 2.0 overall grade point average and attend Faulkner full-time during the academic year of performance. The Cheerleaders perform at many school activities such as basketball games and career days throughout the year.



Community Choir


Community Choir is designed for anyone in the community who wishes to be a part of a large choral group.  This group performs large choral works, either sacred or secular.

Elated Voices of Triumph


The Elated Voices of Triumph is a gospel choir for those who enjoy fellowship through gospel music. The group entertains on campus as well as out in the local communities. Anyone who enjoys gospel music is invited to join.




Elated Voices perform during the Veterans' Day Program


Engineering Club

The Engineering Club has been newly added to the list of active organizations. This club is aimed at aiding Engineering majors in their knowledge and experience in the Engineering field. This organization is not solely for Engineering majors.

Faulkner Singers

Students who enjoy singing are urged to be a part of this mixed ensemble choral group. It is one of our finest organizations on campus, rewarding not only to the student body and the community, but the participating individual as well.

Faulkner State College Scholars Bowl


The Faulkner State College Scholars Bowl is composed of students interested in competing academically in a question and answer game with other teams from two-year colleges throughout the state. Membership is held in the Alabama Junior/Community College Scholars’ Bowl League which sponsors competitions throughout the year and a final competition for the statewide champion at the end of the year.

Fusion


Fusion is mentored by the Assembly of God Church and is open to all students interested in Bible Study, missions, fun and fellowship.

Homecoming Court

A male and female Homecoming Court are selected by popular vote on an annual basis by the student body.  Each court consists of six Freshmen Attendants, six Sophomore Attendants, and a Sophomore Queen and King.

The Homecoming Court will be selected by popular vote by the student body. The King and Queen will be selected from the court previously chosen by the student body. The sophomore male and female receiving the most votes will be crowned Homecoming King and Queen. The Monarchs and the Courts reign during the homecoming basketball game and festivities.



2011 Homecoming Queen Amber Allen and King Chase Rankin

Criteria

1. An application must be submitted to the SGA Office by the posted deadline.
2. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
3. Freshman applicants must have earned a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Faulkner State.
4. Sophomore applicant must have earned a minimum of 32 semester credit hours at Faulkner State.
5. All students running for the Homecoming Court must clear campaign signs through the SGA Office or the Dean of Student Services

Hospitality Student Club


The Hospitality Student Club promotes networking, travel and scholarship opportunities for Hospitality Administration students. This organization meets on the Gulf Shores Campus.


Inter-Club Council


The Inter-Club Council consists of presidents of various clubs and organizations on campus. They meet on a monthly basis to discuss and plan club activities. The Student Government President presides as President of the Inter-Club Council.

Jazz Band (Jazz/Show Band)


This performing group is open to students who enjoy studying and performing music written especially for a traditional big band setting. Students must provide their own instruments. Instrumentation includes trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano, bass, guitar, and drums. The Jazz Band performs for various College and community activities.

Miss Faulkner State Pageant


The Miss Faulkner State Pageant is held on an annual basis for the purpose of selecting a personable female student to represent the College at all public relations activities during the year.




Miss Faulkner State Pageant 2010

Criteria

Students participating in the pageant must meet the following criteria:
1. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
2. Be a full time freshman who has completed one semester at Faulkner State prior to the pageant
3. The student must refer to the Miss Faulkner contract for additional criteria

Model UN


The purpose of the Model UN is to provide Faulkner State students an opportunity to study the United Nations and gain a better understanding of international relations and parliamentary procedures.


National Student Nurses’ Association


The National Student Nurses’ Association chapter at Faulkner State is affiliated with the national organization and the Alabama Student Nursing Association. This association provides students interested in the field of nursing the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of the health care field and nursing education programs.



LifeFlight visits the Nursing Program

Pep Band (Instrumental Ensemble)


The Pep Band performs music for various College sporting events throughout the year. Instrumentation includes those found in a traditional marching band.

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda is an honorary society designed to provide education and leadership experience for business students. Its aim is to encourage improvement in scholarship, promote civic and community responsibilities, and strengthen the confidence of members in themselves and their work. Membership is open to any student with an overall grade point average of 2.0.


Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society. Membership in this organization is the highest honor attainable by students. Phi Theta Kappa is a scholarly fellowship which embraces community and junior colleges of the nation.

The purposes of the society are to promote scholarship, to develop character, and to cultivate fellowship among the students. Membership is based on high scholastic standing, character, leadership, and service on the campus.



Members are inducted at an impressive “tapping” ceremony.
PTK Induction Ceremony

Pow-Wow Leadership Society


Pow-Wow is a student leadership society at Faulkner State composed of outstanding students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership and worthy character. The primary purposes of the Pow-Wows are to promote, foster and disseminate information on Faulkner State by acting as ambassadors for the school, serving as hosts and hostesses for campus tours, programs and social functions, and acting as a liaison between the school and community.

Presbyterian Campus Fellowship


The Presbyterian Campus Fellowship is a ministry supported by the Presbyterian Campus Fellowship in the Presbytery of South Alabama. This organization is open to all students interested in Bible study and Christian fellowship.

Psi Beta


Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community colleges.  This organization is affiliated with the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and promotes student’s interest in psychology.

Sun Chief Sound


Sun Chief Sound is a “Show Choir” consisting of mixed vocalists with band accompaniment. Those interested may audition in the spring of each year. The “Sound” performs popular music for college, school and community activities.



Sun Chief Sound at the ACS Chili Cook-Off

Theater


The theater students participate in productions in the fall and spring semesters. Students interested in such presentations should contact the speech instructors.
 

Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges


Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges is an organization that recognizes outstanding achievement among junior college students. Membership is by selection and is based on scholarship, leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, and general citizenship. Selections are made yearly from sophomore students.