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Clubs and Activities

Student life at Indian River State College proves that you don't have to go to a big university to have a vibrant campus experience. More than 70 campus clubs and organizations offer wide-ranging opportunities to develop leadership skills while building lasting friendships. Getting involved in campus activities is one of the best ways to balance out your college experience.

RiverLife

The RiverLife online database is your source to connect, get involved, and lead. Here you can keep up-to-date on activities and events, learn about and join student organizations, track community service hours, develop your co-curricular transcript, access leadership development opportunities and more.

All of the organizations are listed in the RiverLife Directory. Find the group that's right for you. The important thing is to get involved. Your college experience will be enriched through new friends and activities!

IRSC students can visit RiverLife through MyPioneerPortal.

Campus Coalition Government

Campus Coalition Government Leaders

From left to right (top row): Tara Heistman, Lilly Jimenez, Frank Hunt-Gonzalez; left to right (bottom row): Sabby Hightower, Heather Hunt-Gonzalez

The Campus Coalition Government (CCG) was initiated at IRSC in 1973. CCG is a concept of student government linking representatives from over 70 student clubs, organizations and athletic teams into a coalition reflecting the varied social, career and age interests of students. CCG exists to represent and act in the interests of all students at IRSC.

Meet Your CCG Leaders

Name: Frank Hunt-Gonzalez
CCG Title: President
Major: Organizational Management
Year: Senior
Quote:A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness.” ~ Rabbi Schneur Zalman
Email: huntgonzalfy@mail.irsc.edu

Name: Sabby Hightower
CCG Title: Vice-President
Major: Healthcare Management
Year: Senior
Favorite Quote: “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot, together we can do great things.” ~ Mother Teresa
Email: hightowerua1@mail.irsc.edu

Name: Tara Heistman
CCG Title: Secretary
Major: Human Services
Year: Senior
Favorite Quote: “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Email: heistmantm@mail.irsc.edu

Name: Heather Hunt-Gonzalez
CCG Title: Treasurer
Major: Electronics Engineering Technology
Year: Junior
Favorite quote: “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche
E-mail: huntgonzalha@mail.irsc.edu

Name: Michele Vergho
CCG Title: Parliamentarian
Major: Human Services
Year: Senior
Favorite Quote: “Be the change you widh to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi
Email: verghomr@mail.irsc.edu

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders program at IRSC offers a variety of events, seminars and leadership opportunities that help students grow socially, intellectually and professionally. Participants go beyond the ordinary and take advantage of all opportunities to become engaged on campus.

The Emerging Leaders program is designed to help you connect, lead and get involved. There is no cost to participate; all you need is an open mind, the willingness to learn, and the desire to step outside your comfort zone. Students who complete the program will earn a certificate of completion, a leadership pin and medallion.

Emerging Leaders Curriculum

At the beginning of the Emerging Leaders Program, you will complete a short pre-questionnaire to evaluate your current leadership skills. 

  • Attend a leadership conference or summit.
  • Attend a “Maximize YOUR College Experience” workshop.
  • Become an active member of a club.
  • Attend a “Get the 411 on RiverLife” workshop.
  • Attend 2 leadership seminars.
  • Attend 2 activities of your choice.

  • Attend 2 activities of your choice.

  • Complete 15 hours of community service.
  • Attend 2 activities of your choice.

  • Compose a reflective essay.
  • Attend an activity of your choice.

At the conclusion of the Emerging Leaders program you will complete a post-program questionnaire to reflect on how you have developed as leader.

Students should visit RiverLife on MyPioneerPortal for more details on program requirements. The Emerging Leaders program is located on the RiverLife home page under “Paths.” If you do not see the Emerging Leaders program or have questions, contact Student Activities.

Legacy Leaders

Legacy Leaders is a year-long, structured experience designed for exceptional student leaders to further their legacy at IRSC and help prepare them for a life of service commitment and contribution beyond graduation. Participants must have completed the Emerging Leaders program and be currently enrolled at IRSC. The program puts the foundation built during Emerging Leaders into action.

The focus of Legacy Leaders program is ENGAGE, LEAD, SERVE and INSPIRE!

Students who complete Legacy Leaders will:

  • Deepen their understanding of their leadership abilities and responsibilities as members in society beyond graduation,
  • Form life-long connections with their peers,
  • Solidify their legacy as Indian River State College student leaders, and
  • Prepare themselves for life as individuals who lead through actions that are selfless, civically motivated and socially responsible.

There are several key components to Legacy Leaders that makes this the premier leadership program on campus. These solidify the participants' legacy on campus while preparing them for a life of leadership:

  • Monthly Meetings and Legacy Leaders Workshop Series
  • Leadership Conferences and Summit
  • Experiential Learning/Legacy Leaders Day of Service, presentations and related events
  • Mentoring—students establish and build meaningful relationships with peers, faculty, staff and administrators

Students who complete the Legacy Leader program will become Legacy Pioneers, earning a certificate of completion, a leadership pin and commemorate regalia to wear at graduation. All students participating in the program must complete by April 8.

Successful completion of the program includes:

  • Attendance at scheduled meetings, lectures, workshops and other related events;
  • Periodic meetings with mentees; and

No form of disciplinary or academic probation while in the program.

Contact the Student Activities Office

The Student Activities Office provides assistance to individual students and student organizations in the planning, management and evaluation of programs and organizational activities. It supports and cultivates a campus community where students can achieve success and become socially responsible citizens and is a resource for social, recreational, multi-cultural and leadership activities that enhance a student’s education.

For more information on how to get involved, call us at 772-462-7788 or 772-462-7476 or send email to studentactivities@irsc.edu.

Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer Semester
Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. , closed Friday

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