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.
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.
Our award-winning dining area where students gain hands-on experience.
The school's signature series provides opportunities to work with some of the world's most successful chefs.
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.
See fabulous creations by culinary arts and baking & pastry arts students in our School of Business & Hospitality.
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.
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 & Hospitality. 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.
Penn College has something for every student's inner athlete, from NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics to casual intramural sports.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership ACM is a leading resource for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology, and for interpreting the impact of information technology on society...
On a local level the Pennsylvania College of Technology student chapter of ACM serves as the college's "computer club" as well as a common ground for all those who wish to supplement their education with topics prevalent in the world of computing technology today. We strive to serve the college community both in social and education aspects. Our goal is not only to give back to our members, but allow a medium for anyone with a slight interest in anything that may fall in our realm a chance to enjoy the exciting opportunities that today's technology offers. From the use of LINUX to gaming to programming to networking and more, we cover it all!
Penn College Legal Society
The purpose of the Penn College Legal Society is to supply students within the Paralegal Studies program with the opportunity to connect with one another and to share common interests, while helping the community and each other. Regular Penn College Legal Society activities include regular meetings and guest speakers.
Lambda Epsilon Chi (ΛΕΧ)
Lambda Epsilon Chi is a national academic honor society for paralegal students. Lambda Epsilon Chi recognizes students who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established, qualified program of paralegal/legal assistant studies offered at an institution that is an Institutional member in good standing of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).