At Penn State Beaver, personal learning and growth aren't limited to the classroom. The variety of clubs, organizations and student events available to you as a student provide valuable opportunities to make friends, enhance your degree, and get the most out of your college education. Whether your interest is academic, athletic, cultural or social, Penn State Beaver has a club or organization that will cater to your interests, help you achieve your goals, and give you the chance to grow from a member into a leader.
Why get involved?
Getting involved in campus clubs is a great way to meet people, gain important leadership skills, and have fun! We have a variety of clubs and organizations at Penn State Beaver in which students can participate. In addition to this, students who are interested can explore the option of creating their own clubs in order to get people interested in new activities on campus.
How do I join an existing club?
There are many clubs and organizations of various interests for students to join each year. At the start of the fall semester the Club Rush event provides an opportunity for you to explore all the clubs/organizations and meet club members. Club Rush event info is announced via email to all students along with various posted advertisements around campus. If you don’t find what you are looking for at club rush, you also have the opportunity to form your own club! READ ON!
How do I start a new organization?
Starting a new club or organization is a simple process! To learn more about the establishment process, contact Romina Romina Vidal Martinez, student engagement coordinator at [email protected] or stop by the Student Affairs & Engagement office, SUB 113 to set up a meeting.
The Biology Club exists to broaden the scientific horizons of its members beyond the classroom experience, improve future academic performance in the field of biology, and promote a positive association with the natural environment.
Club President: Shaniah Miller [email protected]
Advisor: Stephanie Petroski [email protected]
Black Student Union (BSU)
The purpose of the Black Student Union is to educate future leaders about issues concerning African Americans, to promote diversity among the ethnicities on and off campus and among other African American students, and to provide programs and events that highlight African American culture.
Club President: Alexander Avery [email protected]
Advisor: Romina Vidal-Martinez [email protected]
The Business Club provides opportunities to educate students on various business matters through discussions, meetings, and events.
The focus of Club Potential is tor bring together students from diverse degree backgrounds in order to foster creative innovation and ideation.
Campus Crusaders for Christ (CRU)
This group is designed to provide an understanding of Biblical Christianity while offering support, encouragement, and the means to develop a closer relationship with God. Students have the opportunity to meet and reach out to others through their actions, events, and hospitality.
Criminal Justice Club
The mission of the Administration of Justice Club is to create an opportunity for students to learn about the criminal justice profession and those impacted by the criminal justice system. This is done utilizing seminars, workshops, guest speakers, field trips, and community service.
The Engineering Club works to develop teamwork in an engineering atmosphere. They provide aid and resources to ensure that fellow engineering students success with their academic endevors and provide members with the opportunity interact with professionals and other students with similar interests and goals.
FANCY serves student interests in the realms of fantasy and science fiction through all media, including novels (standard and graphic), short fiction, films, television, and online platforms, as well as video, tabletop, and RPG gaming. We encourage the universal peaceful coexistence of all species through play, reading, discussion, and acceptance of diversity.
We also support ecological sustainability through collections for and donations to Heifer, International, a charity devoted to improving the standards of living of individuals and communities around the world through sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, sharing of resources, and the education and empowerment of women and children.
Game Room Club
The Game Room Club is for students who simply want to have fun and engage in a wide variety of events that can include activities such as club-wide trips to the Brodhead Bistro, gaming, pool, and ping-pong tournaments. The game room is located next to the bookstore on the lower level of the Student Union Building (SUB).
Any Beaver campus student who is in the game room for at least two hours, regularly visits the game room on a weekly basis or more, and agrees to be called upon to help organize or run club events is welcome to sign up for the club. If someone does not or cannot meet these requirements, he/she may still be an associate member.
In-Line Hockey Club (The Fightin Beavs)
The In-Line Hockey Club is open to students who are interested in participating in roller hockey at the competitive level. League games are held at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center on Neville Island. The Fightin' Beavs and their fans have become one of the fastest growing clubs on campus. Join now, or just come out to support the team! Visit Athletics for more information.
Kingdom Thinkers is a student run organization based on the Bible verse Matthew 4:17 (NKJV) - From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” The Greek word for repent is metanoeō (Pronunciation: me-tä-no-e'-ō) and simply means to think differently. We want Kingdom Thinkers to be an organization that will promote the same message preached by our Lord Jesus - think differently, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. Our goal is to bring speakers to campus who will challenge the hearers to change the way they think and reconsider their beliefs so that they align with the Kingdom of Heaven as described in the New Testament.
LatinX Student Union (LSU)
The purpose of LSU is to to expose the campus community to LatinX customs, traditions, and culture through educational events and programming.
Got pride? Penn State Pride, that is! If so, you might want to consider joining the Penn State Beaver Lion Ambassadors. This co-curricular organization allows members to sharpen public speaking skills, meet new friends, and of course, show off their Penn State pride....all while earning course credit!
For more information about becoming a Lion Ambassador, visit our Lion Ambassador page.
Residence Hall Advisory Council
There's a great leadership opportunity for you in Penn State Beaver's Harmony Hall! Join the RHAC to assist in planning activities in Harmony Hall and offering suggestions to make the campus the best it can be. If you're interested or would like more details, please talk with a resident assistant (RA) or contact the coordinator of student activities and residence life, 724-773-3947.
Student Farm Club
The Student Farm Club is a great way for Penn State students to get involved with the Sustainable Food Systems Program and the Student Farm! Our club was formed to bring together anyone and everyone interested in topics related to food system sustainability, including food insecurity, food waste, agricultural production, culinary skills and more!
This group is the voice of the Penn State Beaver student population and consists of an Executive Board (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) as well as 20 representatives, i.e. five from each of the current standing classes.
The SGA makes decisions concerning student issues on campus and within the University and oversees fund allocations to registered campus clubs and organizations. The group also sponsors Beaverfest, the students' annual spring festival on campus. Visit the SGA page for more information.
THON is a yearlong, student-run effort to raise funds for and awareness of the fight against pediatric cancer. Every February a year's worth of fundraising ends with a 46-hour dance marathon in the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University Park. Students, as well as pediatric cancer patients and their families, can relax, have fun, and share stories of courage and inspiration at THON, which is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.
THON receives support across the University community as well as from alumni, friends, and those who have benefitted from THON's efforts. Since 1977 THON has raised more than $127 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, which continues to provide funding and support for pediatric cancer patients and cancer research.
The Varsity Club's mission is to advocate for the student-athlete to make his/her athletic experience at Penn State Beaver the best it can be. The group engages in various events on campus throughout the year, participates in fundraisers, and secures funds for giveaways at varsity events.
Log on to the Beaver Radio Club's live stream at http://www.clubs.psu.edu/br/wbvr/