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 provide an opportunity for you to explore all the clubs and organizations and meet club members. If you don’t find what you are looking for, 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 Holder, student engagement coordinator at [email protected] or stop by the Student Affairs & Engagment office, SUB 113 to set up a meeting.
CURRENT CLUBS OFFERED
Beaver Radio Club
Members of Beaver Radio Club are primarily communications majors, but all students in any major are welcome! Students can participate as DJs or talk show hosts or volunteer for positions that don't require being on air. Log on to the Beaver Radio Club's live stream at http://www.clubs.psu.edu/br/wbvr/
Black Student Union
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.
Blue & White Society
The Penn State Beaver Blue & White Society is the student division of the Penn State Alumni Association, which is the world's largest dues-paying alumni organization.
Any Beaver student can become a member of the Blue & White Society. Annual dues are $15 per person. In addition, members receive 10 percent off merchandise and supplies at any Penn State bookstore.
Previous group activities have included partnering with the Beaver Valley Area Penn State Alumni Chapter on the Holiday Gift Drive for Beaver County Children and Youth Services and working with the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society on the Beaver County Festival of Trees.
If you're interested in Biology or science in general, feel free to join the Penn State Beaver Biology Club. You do not need to be a Bio major to join! The goal is to promote interest in the biological sciences through recreational activities.
The purpose of the Penn State Beaver Business Club (PSBBC) is both multifaceted and quite distinct from any other organization. The organization is open to the entire student body at Penn State Beaver. We would like to create a club that will allow interested students (of all financial adeptness) to learn about the business world with an emphasis on gaining skills to use in the business world. This "world" includes entrepreneurial skills, management issues within the firm, management/ strategic planning, mock interviews, and interview skills.
Campus Activities Team (CAT)
The group provides programs that serve the cultural, educational, recreational, and social interests of the campus, its students, and the community. Group members work in conjunction with the Offices of Student Activities, Residence Life, and Student Affairs.
The group procures and schedules events and is responsible for providing activities, programs, and services that are all-inclusive. The CAT incorporates and joins programming for residence hall and commuter students so that resources and opportunities for all students are maximized.
Campus Crusade 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.
A group of engineering students that utilize the knowledge and skills they learn and apply it to the projects that the club undertakes.
FANCY Book Club
The Book Club is designed to encourage students to read more frequently, comprehend and discuss material, and expand diversity among campus students.
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.
There's a great leadership opportunity for you in Penn State Beaver's Harmony Hall! Join the Hall Council 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.
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.
The IST Club is dedicated to provide a platform and forum to learn, discuss, and explore all aspects of the information sciences and techologty, and its applications for people and organizations. The club will also organize and promote the IST related activities and events at the campus.
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.
The LGBTQ Alliance is designed to provide a better understanding and acceptance of all individuals, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, heterosexual, and allies. The GSA informs as well as provides support for everyone in the campus community. Students have the opportunity to meet others and participate in campus events, and anyone is welcome to join.
Formerly the Support Network, the Safe Zone program is a campus-wide program designed to raise visibility about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) population. The program's goal is to provide understanding of the issues facing LGBTQ students and to increase awareness of the various LGBTQ resources at Penn State.
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.
The International Students Association is designed to bring together international and domestic students to promote cultural diversity awareness through student-sponsored activities and events. The group's goal is to educate the campus community about the importance of better understanding and acceptance among students, faculty, and staff. Students of any ethnic background are welcome and encouraged to join!
Play and instrument? Love to sing? Or maybe you just love to listen to music? Join us for weekly meetings which are really casual jam sessions.
The purpose of this group is to take a look into various paranormal occurrences from real life events, to depictions through the media. To inspire a questioning of events with an open mind all while being an inclusive environment to discuss thoughts.
The goals of the Psychology Club are to enhance the undergraduate experience for students interested in psychology, serve as a forum for academic issues and concerns, and promote awareness of the profession and its career opportunities.
The Roar (campus newspaper)
The Roar invites students from a variety of majors who would like to explore their journalistic talents. Students interested in sports, music, business, design, and advertising are needed and encouraged to enroll in the Communications 001 class, which is a newspaper/print media practicum where students learn to write and/or design for The Roar. Read previous issues of The Roar and see ad rates.
Student Farm Club
A Penn State Strategic Plan seed grant is helping the Beaver campus to expand agriculture and food-related initiatives, including a campus garden, community-supported agriculture, and a 96-foot-long high tunnel. The objective is to get students of all majors involed with gardening and sustainability on campus and in the community.
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.