Business & Hospitality
Student Organizations & Activities

Pennsylvania Farm Show

Each January, students and faculty go to Harrisburg to participate in PA Preferred Culinary Connection. Students assist celebrity chefs and cookbook authors with demonstrations on the Kitchen Stage.

Kentucky Derby

Each May, students are selected by Levy Restaurants to participate in the greatest of all horse races.


Students in the Penn College chapter compete in regional, state and national competitions.

Le Jeune Chef Restaurant

Our award-winning dining area where students gain hands-on experience.

Visiting Chef Series

The school's signature series provides opportunities to work with some of the world's most successful chefs.

American Culinary Federation

The national organization of chefs and cooks has the purpose of promoting the image of American chefs through education. To obtain ACF certification, students must be a junior member of the ACF. Students should discuss ACF membership with their faculty adviser and become a member of their local ACF chapter.

Excellence in Hospitality Award and Certificate of Participation

Students are recognized for their participation in events such as the Visiting Chef Series and Open House with certificates for their career portfolios. Participation over time can result in the receipt of the Excellence in Hospitality Award.

Penn College Diners' Club

Student members of the Diner's Club meet regularly at local and distant high profile restaurants in order to personally meet with their respective chefs and owners. These interactions with the industry's leaders expose our students to entrepreneurialism, local and ethnic foods, and "real world" perspectives of the Culinary Arts.

Annual Food Show

See fabulous creations by culinary arts and baking & pastry arts students in our School of Business & Hospitality.

CalJava© Cake Competition

The students in the Cakes and Decorations II class will use all of their creativity to an exciting display of fondant cakes.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The School of Business & Hospitality is represented by one senator. Students are invited to share thoughts and concerns with their senator. Students aspiring to represent the School as a senator are encouraged to review the SGA portal site for election procedures.

Accounting Society

The Accounting Society promotes a better understanding and knowledge of the accounting profession through guest lectures, field trips and accounting seminars. The Accounting Society also promotes social interaction of its members with the intent to promote teamwork, interaction with others and professional conduct as demonstrated in the workplace. The mission of the Accounting Society is to prepare our members for a professional career and to promote awareness of Accounting.

Student-managed Investment Fund

Penn College business students manage a portion of College endowment funds earmarked for educational purposes within the School of Business and Computer Technologies. Although courses at many colleges and universities simulate security selection and portfolio management using a variety of approaches with hypothetical dollars, students involved with the fund gain a real appreciation of the issues and pressures that come with investing. The experience brings a new dimension to the classroom experience as students must attempt to integrate all their business skills into a single decision to buy or sell a security, at what price, when and what quantity. Many students have reported that this experience captured the attention of prospective employers and allowed them to stand out when applying for a job upon graduation.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally, $49,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified Penn College student volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns for individuals in the greater Williamsport area.

Delta Mu Delta (ΔΜΔ)

The Delta Mu Delta business administration national honorary society was established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement. Delta Mu Delta members are in the top 20 percent of their respective class and carry a grade-point average at least .25 above a "B." Delta Mu Delta membership is a symbol of a student's readiness to measure up to the responsibilities of the future. It is recognized and even sought by employer representatives who visit campuses to recruit graduates for careers in business, education, industry and government.

Alpha Chi (ΑΧ)

Alpha Chi is a national honor society for college juniors and seniors. The purpose of Alpha Chi is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. As a general honor society, Alpha Chi admits to membership students from all academic disciplines. One of the most elite honors a college student can earn, membership in Alpha Chi is limited to the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.

Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ)

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to focus upon the Society's Hallmark of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in a two-year college degree, and Phi Theta Kappa recognizes students for those achievements. Regular Phi Theta Kappa activities include Open House Fundraisers, College and Community service projects, end of the year picnic, ski trip, fun nights and regular organization meetings twice monthly.

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