St. Petersburg College is committed to working hard to make a difference in our community. We believe that a quality education prepares students for their responsibilities as citizens in our democracy.

Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement

The Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement works to engage students, faculty and staff with the community through a variety of civic outreach, service learning and volunteer community service opportunities.

National Council on Black American Affairs

St. Petersburg College's Dr. Johnnie Ruth Clarke (JRC) Chapter is an official body of the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA), an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The chapter was founded in 1999, and received an NCBAA Southern Region Charter in October 2000.

The Applied Ethics Institute

The Applied Ethics Institute sponsors a variety of community ethics programs in the Tampa Bay area. Through partnerships with community organizations, SPC faculty and students participate in local activities and elevate their awareness of ethical issues.

Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions

The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College provides a forum to help people deal with the uncertainty around them. Housed on the Seminole Campus, the Institute seeks to be a major participant in public policy debate. The Institute addresses real-world problems and the needs of the community served by St. Petersburg College in a strategic and technologically savvy way. The Institute also prepares its students for careers in a global marketplace and builds on SPC's reputation as a source of innovation, academic excellence and community involvement.

TurboVote and SPC: We make voting easy

TurboVote is a non-partisan, non-profit online tool that makes voter registration easy. The free online tool can help you register to vote, receive reminders of upcoming local, state and national elections, update your address or request absentee ballots.

The partnership with TurboVote is funded by the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions (ISPS) at St. Petersburg College and the Knight Foundation. It was the first system-wide project of the Florida College System's Civic Literacy Initiative, launched by ISPS in 2013 to make civic engagement a part of the student experience for every student in the FCS system.