Student Success - Student Activities on Campus

Student Government and Phi Theta Kappa

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association's purpose is to create an atmosphere conducive to learning, to promote cooperative relations with each other and to provide the proper means of interaction with SPC administration and faculty. The association seeks to communicate student rights and responsibilities and to respond to student concerns. Representatives come from five campuses:

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

An internationally recognized honor society for two year college students whose goals are scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Membership requirements include: 3.25 GPA or higher, completion of 12 college-level credit hours at SPC, and payment of one time membership dues.

The purpose of PTK is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service-locally, regionally and nationally, and the cultivation of fellowship among students. PTK chapters can be found on the Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Seminole, and St. Petersburg/Gibbs campuses.

Clubs with a Critical Thinking Bent

The Honors College

The mission of The Honors College is to provide an exemplary education and build an intellectual community that encourages creativity, deeper understanding, leadership qualities, and critical thinking skills for our most talented and motivated students. We believe in strength and necessity of outstanding undergraduate education and go above and beyond to support excellence, educational commitment, intellectual depth, and cultural awareness of our students.

Critical Thinking Programs

To keep track of student organization events and activities, and to help meet the QEP Goals and Measures, please add your event to the Critical Thinking Programs/Events form. Also, to obtain feedback from students, please distribute the Critical Thinking Program/Event Student Survey handout, or announce to students to complete the survey online.

Fall 2010

Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour

Date: October 8
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Seminole Campus, Digitorium UP 160
Pre/Post Assessment Report

Andres “The Cuban Guy” Lara Motivational Speaker

You will learn:

  • How to tap into the Characteristics of success that you already possess
  • How to overcome the negative mindset and believe about yourself
  • How to turn negative experiences into a driving force which will motivate and inspire you


  • September 14, 11:30 a.m., Seminole Campus, UP 303/319
  • September 21, 12:30 p.m., St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, SA 114
  • September 22, 12:30, Clearwater Campus, Arts Auditorium

Free Audio Program:

Cuban Guy

Fall 2009

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Book

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver was the book selected for the 2009 SPC Reads/One Book, One College program. The author recounted her family's move to a rural town and how they strived to spend one year buying only food raised in their own community. It is a story about how even small alterations to our everyday habits can lead to an even greater benefit to our environment. This book presented many opportunities to integrate with subjects such as math, science, sustainability, and wellness, among others.

Check this book out from an SPC library, or download the audio version.

Critical Thinking activities related to this book were held on campuses college-wide.

Downtown Event

SPC Midtown

Heather Disler, Librarian, led a discussion at Midtown on April 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Hooker Tea Company served a couple of varieties of hot tea and their delicious homemade bread pudding.

SPC Downtown Center

Heather Disler, Librarian, led a discussion at the Downtown Center on Wednesday, April 7, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Erin Senack, Communications instructor, led the discussion at the Downtown Center on Thursday, April 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Downtown afternoon and evening event featured food catered by Margaret Ann’s Catering. Margaret Ann served recipes from the book:


Food, Inc.


Seminole Campus

Watch, Think, Discuss!
The film Food, Inc.

A One Book, One College event
sponsored by your SPC Library and Student Life and Leadership, was held on Thursday, March 4, 12:30 the Seminole Campus Digitorium. For more information, contact Jennifer L. Gregor.

Watch the preview:

Spring 2009

SPC Reads Into the Wild

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

This is the book chosen the SPC Reads/One Book, One College for 2008. Critical thinking activities related to the book were conducted on campuses.

Resources for activity organizers:

Leadership Workshops "Critical Thinking" sponsored by the SP/Gibbs Student Government Association were held on 1/21, 2/4, and 3/25.

Fall 2008

Great Debate 2008

The Great Debate 2008
October 9, 2008

An interactive debate focusing on national campaign platforms presented by SPC Faculty, Student Organizations, and Student Activities.

Leadership Workshops "Critical Thinking" sponsored by the SP/Gibbs Student Government Association were held on 9/10, 10/15, and 11/5.