Student Involvement & Leadership Green Pages Student Handbook


To inspire and empower the students of Jacksonville University to pursue a meaningful, balanced and successful life.


We foster an active and vibrant campus community. We enhance the social, intellectual, physical, cultural and spiritual development of our students. We enrich the discovery, exchange and application of knowledge through practical learning experiences. We hope to impact the student experience and accomplish our mission by:

  • Advising student organizations
  • Mentoring student leaders
  • Encouraging diverse involvement opportunities
  • Promoting and supporting and inclusive environment
  • Providing student-centered programming and services
  • Facilitating leadership development
  • Connecting students, faculty and administrators


  • Collaboration: Committed to the creative powers in teamwork
  • Empathy: Show compassion and care for all members of our JU community
  • Equity: Make ethical and impartial decisions in a just manner
  • Accountability: Individual responsibility through transparency and trust
  • Integrity: Adherence to a strong value system guided by honesty and respect
  • Excellence: Passionate dedication to continual improvement and innovation

Key Departments

Student Involvement

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7520
  • Office location  Davis Student Commons, 3rd Floor

Student Involvement (SI) is comprised of three main areas: Student Activities, Student Organizations and Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Dolphin Productions

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7520
  • Office location  Davis Student Commons, 3rd Floor

Dolphin Productions (DP) is the student-run programming board at Jacksonville University. Dolphin Productions is responsible for planning events such as Homecoming and Charter Day, campus concerts, speakers, comedians, and brining novelty acts to students.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7520
  • Office location  Davis Student Commons, 3rd Floor

Jacksonville University’s fraternity/sorority community is rich in opportunities for leadership, scholarship, social interaction and community service. Greek-letter organizations exist at the pleasure of the University. If University policies are violated or the organization fails to uphold its stated objectives and policies, then the privilege of existing at the University may be revoked. The Student Life Office will refer alleged group conduct violators to a judicial officer or board. Conduct violations by members of a fraternity/sorority may culminate in action being filed against the group as a whole for their failure to uphold University policy.

The University, with the input of IFC, NPHC and Panhellenic, has the authority to invite a nationally affiliated group to colonize. The decision to colonize additional groups at JU will be based on enrollment figures, recruitment statistics and stability of existing groups. The purpose of these procedures is to make every effort to determine that expansion of the system with a new group will be successful and will contribute constructively to the life of the University community.

Student Clubs and Organizations

JU supports over 100 student organizations to engage students outside the classroom.

  • All organizations on campus must register with the Office of Student Involvement in order to be recognized. Failure to be recognized will result in loss of the ability to receive institutional funding and make space reservation.
  • Students shall be free to organize and join organizations to promote their common interests and the mission of the University; however, all organizations must be registered with the University.
  • Students who wish to create a new student organization, should contact the Office of Student Involvement to complete the registration paperwork. New organization paperwork is accepted the first 4 weeks of the semester. Final approval for organization recognition is granted on behalf of the University by the Division of Student Affairs.
  • The membership, policies and actions of student organizations will be determined by vote of only those persons who are currently enrolled students, except where such determination is in conflict with University policy or regulations. Student organizations shall be subject to the same responsibilities and standards of conduct applied to students specifically as listed in the Student Handbook.
  • If violations of the Code of Student Conduct and/or University policies occur as part of a recognized student organization’s activities, disciplinary actions may be pursued as proscribed the Disciplinary Procedures section of the Student Handbook. The president and/or other representatives will be asked to represent the student organization in a hearing. The hearing will be conducted by a member or members of the Student Life staff. If found responsible for violations, disciplinary actions will be levied as determined by the staff member(s) conducting the hearing. Appeals may be made in writing to the Dean of Students within three business days following notification of sanctions.
  • Each organization must have an on-campus advisor selected from University faculty or staff.
  • Membership shall not be denied on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability.

Student Leader Eligibility

Primary student leaders (President and Treasurer):

  • Must be enrolled full-time as deemed by University or academic department guidelines
  • Must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 gpa cumulative
  • Must be in good standing with the University

Department of Recreation & Operations

The Department of Recreation and Operations (Rec & Ops) oversees the University Intramural Sports programs and recreation initiatives and runs the day-to-day operations of the Davis Student Commons and River House. Rec & Ops is the largest on-campus student employer with students hired as Supervisors and Student Assistants in the Davis Student Commons and River House; as Intramural Officials and Coordinators for our Intramural Sports programs; as Group Exercise Instructors in the Nimnicht Fitness Center; and as Lifeguards ensuring the safety of swimmers at the Lonnie Wurn Pool.

Recreation programs within the department include Intramural Sports, Group Exercise classes, and the Open Rec equipment check-out program located in the River House.

The Davis Student Commons is the campus hub of student life at JU. The professional staff for the Student Solutions Center, Student Involvement (Greek Life, JUSA, Student Activities, and Student Organizations), Varsity Sports, the Career Resource Center, and the Dean of Students are all found here. The Davis Student Commons is also home to the Nimnicht Fitness Center, Buccaneer Game Room, a student study lounge, Ross Theater, Usen Auditorium, and multiple meeting rooms. Chick-fil-A offers on-site dining.

The River House is a new on-campus hotspot for both students and the greater JU community. It features state of the art conference rooms and meeting spaces, outdoor terraces, indoor seating lounges, multiple televisions with satellite broadcast service, and an on-campus dining option. The Lonnie Wurn Pool and the sand volleyball courts are located adjacent to the River House. The River House management staff, as well as the Intramural and Open Rec programs, operate out of this facility.

For more information on the Department of Recreation and Operations:

  • Recreation programs: (904) 256-7050
  • Davis Student Commons: (904) 256-7520
  • River House