Welcome to the ECOS Website
Eckerd College Organization Students (ECOS) exists to serve the interests and desires of the student body. Whether it's paying for the free wakeboarding trips at the Waterfront, bringing engaging speakers to campus, throwing Pitchers With Professors every month, we're here to listen to you and work to ensure the best possible experience for everyone at Eckerd. Additionally, our office is located in Brown Hall and elections are held in March. Below is some quick information on student clubs, the Senate, and a few of the many things we offer.
ECOS is the student government association for all students in the residential program of Eckerd College.
According to our constitution, the purpose of ECOS is to represent the interests of the entire student body, to ensure that the rights and freedoms of all students are protected, to play an active role in the operation and policy making of Eckerd College, and to coordinate the activities of the student body of Eckerd College.
ECOS is responsible for the allocation of approximately $450,000 dollars to student clubs, teams, organizations, and media groups. This year, eighty-two clubs were chartered during the Fall semester, setting a new record in club involvement.
The Student Senate is designed to take ECOS to your front door. Each dorm complex elects a Senator to represent its needs and identity to the Senate the third week of the fall semester. Senators are responsible for passing legislation, organizing events, overseeing the distribution of ECOS funds, and holding a check on the Executive Council of ECOS.
There are over 90 student-run clubs at Eckerd that range from feeding the homeless to appreciating Harry Potter. The complete list of clubs is found below and more detailed information can be found using the category links in the left menu. The clubs are organized in the following categories:
If you don't see a club you want…form a new one. Clubs are allocated money for expenses each Spring and Fall Semester, but you can charter a club at any point of the academic year. In addition, funding for specific expenditures is available through the ICV (Independent and Collaborative Ventures) Fund – ICV petitions are available on the bulletin board outside the ECOS office. Additionally, Club Fair is hosted each semester so that students can browse and learn about the many clubs, their purpose and sponsored activities.
SafeRide is an ECOS sponsored program to provide a mode of transportation back to campus or a home address in situations that otherwise might be unsafe in an exclusive partnership with Bat’s Taxi – (727)-367-3702. Members can receive a ride back to campus or a home address from within a 7-mile radius including Downtown St. Petersburg and St. Pete beach. SafeRide is not for every day use and a per semester membership registration is required. Please adhere to the SafeRide guidelines (listed in your student planner) and sign up for the program in Campus Activities (Brown Hall).