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Student Organizations

Four student organizations are currently available at UWF Emerald Coast.

Fort Walton Beach - Student Government Association 2014

UWF Emerald Coast Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a student organization elected by you, the students, to represent UWF Emerald Coast. SGA is committed to understanding the needs of the students and to ensure that their future at UWF Emerald Coast is a stellar experience.

There is a continuous effort among students, faculty, and administration to help ensure that a positive university experience is maintained for all parties concerned. UWF Emerald Coast SGA plays an intricate role and influences the university's decision-making process by serving as a liaison between the students and governing bodies.

To get involved, please contact:

Andrea Rymer


David Gibson


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Criminal Justice Student Organization (CJSO)

The UWF Emerald Coast Criminal Justice Student Organization provides students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of criminal justice, prepare for a career through professional development, give back to the community, and build contacts in the criminal justice field through socializing and networking.

To get involved, please contact:

Dr. Kathy Johnson

IEEE Student Organization

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The UWF Emerald Coast student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) provides a great opportunity for its members to meet and learn from students, faculty, and professionals in the area of engineering. The UWF Emerald Coast student branch holds meetings with members of the engineering community including Eglin AFB and private engineering firms to discuss IEEE related topics. The branch also organizes extracurricular activities such as canoe trips to Blackwater River in Northwest Florida. The branch maintains contact with the professional Northwest Florida IEEE Chapter.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

To get involved, please contact:

Dr. Bassam Shaer

Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA)

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is a professional organization dedicated to the unification of public relations practitioners and to their professional development. Joining FPRA affords you the invaluable opportunity to improve your public relations skills, and exchange information and experiences with other public relations practitioners.

To get involved, please contact:

Laura Kirby