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Student organizations are formed around vocational, honorary, community service, special interest, or personal support purposes. Interested groups may seek recognition as approved Penn College organizations by completing the necessary application forms, available by contacting the Office of Student Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Chi Honor Society
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.
Arc Prayer Group
The purpose of Arc Prayer Group is to provide a place where those interested can learn about the lord, Jesus. Arc Prayer Group’s goal is to reach out to those in need and to provide a place for those seeking help by praying for and supporting individuals.
The purpose of Campus Crusade for Christ is to glorify God through actions and meetings as well as to bring more students to know Jesus as their Savior. Regular Campus Crusade for Christ activities include weekly large group meetings as well as weekly Bible studies.
Campus Ministry International (CMI)
The purpose of CMI is to provide in-depth study of scripture while setting up programs & services to encourage and maintain spiritual awareness. Alpha Omega CMI endeavors to see students not merely survive, but thrive spiritually.
Members of the Gamers’ Guild are enthusiasts for various hobby games, including pencil and paper role-playing, collectible card games, and strategy games. Meetings are held regularly to discuss various topics of interest to the hobby-gamer community, and to teach new members the way of the games. The Gamers’ Guild also hosts a variety of games throughout the semester.
The three recognized fraternities (Phi Mu Delta, Sigma Pi, and Omega Delta Sigma) at Penn College are members of the Greek Senate. The purpose of the Greek Senate is to advocate, collaborate, and educate on behalf of the fraternity community. The group meets bi-weekly to discuss and promote partnerships between its members; student organizations as well as students, faculty, staff, and the local community.
Minorities Lending Knowledge (MLK)
Minorities Lending Knowledge embraces values and respects a variety of social and cultural characteristics including, but not limited to race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion. We work to empower all members to recognize their individual difference and to know that they have something to contribute to Penn College through their voices and through service to others.
We acknowledge that in order to be a truly diverse and inclusive organization we will exercise commitment to these goals within student advocacy, how we interact with one another and as well with others at Penn College and the community. In support of the mission of Minorities Lending Knowledge, we strive to be available and inclusive. We will promote diversity through recruitment, retention, and engagement here at Penn College.
Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO)
The purpose of the Non-Traditional Student Organization is to provide academic, social, and professional support for non-traditional students to make the transition to college easier.
Omega Delta Sigma
Omega Delta Sigma Fraternal Pledge
Gallantry and camaraderie during military service is the foundation for this collegiate brotherhood. Honor, integrity, and respect are words that not only reside in our hearts but also were, and still are, a way of life for us. Through immeasurable sacrifices we have helped keep this great nation free of tyranny and persecution. We hold our name in the highest regards along with those that have fallen before us protecting our way of life.
But to maintain our name we must conduct ourselves at all times in a manner befitting one who is part of such a tradition. The maintenance of tradition, discipline, gallantry, and love for this country and this brotherhood is our duty. We must see that the same high standard of respect and prestige be not only maintained, but rather strengthen. We are the brothers of Omega Delta Sigma.
The purpose of PC Alliance is to improve the visibility, strength, and support of the Penn College lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and allies (LGBTQA) communities through an educational and social environment. Students who identify themselves as LGBTQ are enabled to interact with other individuals who share like identities in a positive, comfortable, and confidential atmosphere.
Regular Alliance activities include weekly meetings, educational/social events, and an annual LGBT networking conference with peers and leaders in various industries.
PCT 4x4 Club
PCT 4X4 is a group of students from The Pennsylvania College of Technology who share a common interest in off-road vehicles. PCT 4X4 does not discriminate and welcomes all who share our interests regardless of the type of vehicle you drive.
PCT RC Club
To introduce the dynamics of aeronautics by applying theory to real life projects. These projects include RC builds; small and large scale, rocketry or anything that is designed to fly through the air.
Penn College Benefiting THON
Penn College Benefiting THON is a student fundraising organization affiliated with Penn State Dance Marathon (THON). We are committed to raise money and awareness in an effort to conquer pediatric cancer. Our mission is to help provide support, emotionally and financially, to kids and families affected by this disease.
Penn College Circle K
The purpose of Penn College Circle K is to inspire members to become responsible citizens and leaders through a commitment to community service. Penn College Circle K provides opportunities for members to become active in the on campus and larger community through service projects to those in need.
Penn College Classic Cruisers
The purpose is to promote interest in and preservation of antique and modified automobiles along with education, good sportsmanship, and fellowship among members. The organization's goals are to work with the Penn College Student Body and Affiliates as a club to promote and expand knowledge of the automotive hobby among its members and the community. The club will assist charitable organizations.
Penn College Linux Users Group (CPLUG)
The purpose of CPLUG is to provide a platform for students to present, discuss, and learn about open sources technologies including but not limited to networking, information security, programming, etc. in the area of open source and Linux Operating System. The club will also provide students with a reoccurring meeting date where the club will have discussions on various topics.
Penn College Motorsports Association (PCMA)
The Motorsports Association is a club for any students interested any form of motorsports. Members learn about motorsports of all ranges and aftermarket tuning aspects of the entire automotive industry. The club activities offer members exclusive exposure to the racing industry with tours of performance shops and opportunities to test their driving ability by participating in track days, autocross and other driver skill events.
Penn College Pep Band
The Penn College Pep Band is looking for students with experience playing brass, woodwind and percussion instruments who would like to continue playing at the college level. The Pep Band’s goal is to spread school spirit through the love of music at Penn College events.
Penn College Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)
The mission of the Penn College Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is to enhance the total intercollegiate student athlete experience by promoting opportunities for all student athletes; focusing on protecting the welfare of student athletes and fostering a positive student athlete image on campus and in the community.
Phi Mu Delta
Phi Mu Delta's Creed:
I Believe in Democracy... a democracy characterized by the practice of justice in every relation of life. I hold that justice is the foremost principle to be considered in making my decisions as a voting member of Phi Mu Delta, the student body, and as a citizen of the United States. I believe in that broad conception of democracy which seeks freedom of opportunity, and recognizes no color, race, creed, or position.
I Believe in Service... service to the college; service to every group organized for the common good; service to the individual. I believe service defined in the terms of voluntary sacrifice for the welfare of those with whom I come in contact.
I Believe in Brotherhood... Brotherhood that reaches beyond the limits of Phi Mu Delta and welcomes every man as my Brother. I believe in the intrinsic worth of the man at my side, and in his ability to make good and justify my faith in him. I hold these beliefs as my profound conviction, and I pledge my fellow men to live up to them to the best of my ability.
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.
Sigma Pi's Creed:
I believe in Sigma Pi, a Fellowship of kindred minds, united in Brotherhood to advance Truth and Justice, to promote Scholarship, to encourage Chivalry, to diffuse Culture, and to develop Character, in the Service of God and Man; and I will strive to make real the Fraternity's ideals in my own daily life.
Sigma Theta Tau
The purpose of Sigma Theta Tau is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. *Student membership is limited to any junior or senior student who is currently enrolled in the bachelors nursing program at Penn College who has completed at least 1/2 of the nursing curriculum and ranks in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class and has achieved academic excellence (GPA of at least 3.0).
Ski and Snowboard Club
PCT Ski & Snowboard club brings students with an interest in snow sports together. The organization takes ski trips to local mountains throughout the area and instructs new members on proper skiing and snowboarding techniques. In addition, the organization strives to create an environment where students can learn a skill that will enrich their lives. The Ski and Snowboard Club takes biweekly trips to Jack Frost and Big boulder in the Poconos and other trips as student interest determines. All students who share a passion for skiing or snowboarding are encouraged to attend a meeting.
The purpose of Skills USA, a National vocational student organization, is to compete in more than 80 competitions in a variety of fields. Regular Skills USA activities include chapter meetings, state and national conferences and community and college service. For more information about Skills USA, visit their website at: Skills USA
Society of Inventors and Mad Scientists (SIMS)
SIMS supports the creative design of products, systems and environments. This organization encourages innovation, creation, wonderment and fun in pursuit of whimsy and functionality through the active participation in design competitions, events, and projects.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The purpose of the Student Government Association is to improve the quality of students' academic, professional, social, and personal development while serving as the democratic voice on campus and as a liaison between the student body and the faculty, staff and administration. SGA advocates the incorporation of student views and opinions in the formulation of policies and procedures governing Penn College as well as promotes and funds student-initiated academic, professional, personal development and social programs.
Regular Student Government Association activities include Senate meetings, the annual Student Leadership Conference, canned food drive, holiday giving tree, and educational programs.
Student Wildcats of Robotic Design (SWORD)
SWORD has been established for the purpose of allowing students to learn and enhance valuable skills in design and manufacturing situations, project management, business presentations, graphics and web design, and computer applications. This is done by building a vehicle to compete in a Design Series competition. The Pennsylvania College of Technology SWORD also acts to increase networking opportunities for students as well as professionals in the Williamsport area.
Furthermore, it is the focus of this society to commit to the following:
- Extend education beyond the typical classroom format.
- Provide a learning environment where all are able to express their thoughts and ideas and encourages the education of those involved.
- Development of members into good employees and encourage thinking for themselves.
- Provide an environment where new ideas can be synthesized with old concepts.
- Maintain professionalism in dealings with others; both within and outside of the organization.
- Encourage academic success of members.
- Develop working relationships with those in various industries in order to encourage potential employment of our members.
*No Activities or functions of the organization will conflict with the Penn College mission statement or any College Policy or regulation.
United Campus Ministry (UCM)
The United Campus Ministry is a ministry of presence that supports worship, Christian fellowship, pastoral care, spiritual growth, faith discussions amnd volunteer service. THE UCM also provides a link between the students of PCT and the churches of Lycoming County.
The purpose of the Student Military Veterans Organization is to provide a safe environment for student Veterans to help one another facilitate and acclimate to the transition from military life to the college community.
The Veterans club also hopes to create a positive social network based on fellowship, mentorship, and camaraderie.
Wildcat Events Board (WEB)
The Wildcat Events Board, more commonly known as WEB, is a student organization that with the help of the Student Activities Office, plans the major events that happen on campus. Whether it is comedians, bands, or even some of our own crazy ideas, WEB plans close 15 events per semester. Members also have an opportunity to attend the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Conference. WEB is a great way to meet new people and also stay on top of what is going on at Penn College.
Wildcat Online Gaming Association (WOGA)
The purpose of the Wildcat Online Gaming Association (WOGA) is to create a community of players that exist on campus and to build their understanding of the game and team-oriented play.
Zone V Photography
All members of Zone V Photography will use the photographic medium for artistic growth, with emphasis on the development of a personal artistic vision. Members will also acquire and strengthen the skills used in analogue photographic methods and techniques.
Professional Student Organizations
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.
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
The purpose of this organization is to uphold the integrity of the ACCA name, provide students with leadership skills, and promote education. Members are given opportunities to gain real world HVAC experience in preparation for a career in the HVAC field. Regular activities include attending the four-day National ACCA conference and Monday night bowling events with free pizza. Activities are related to the HVAC field including installation, troubleshooting, and servicing equipment.
American Institute of Architecture Students at Penn College
The American Institute of Architecture Students at Penn College (AIAS) promotes excellence in architectural education, training and practice; to foster appreciation of architecture aand related disciplines; and to organize architecture students and combine their effort is to advance the art and science of architecture.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
The purpose of this organization is to promote an industrial knowledge of the Civil Engineer. This organization attempts to encourage interest and achieve goals over the and above those of the classroom. It endeavors to expand a positive recognition of the Civil Engineering Technology department of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. This organization is directed by students in the Civil Engineering Technology and Surveying curriculums and is affiliated with ASCE, a national engineering society representing members of the civil engineering profession.
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE is an international technical society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the advancement of technology related to heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation. This student chapter was established in 1991 and is under the sponsorship of the Harrisburg regional chapter and ASHRAE. Activities include community service projects, College service projects, field trips, and involvement in national ASHRAE meetings and activities including design competitions. ASHRAE Website
American Welding Society (AWS)
The purpose of the AWS club is to provide the students with an opportunity to work together as a team on club projects and gain exposure to the welding industry through tours of local and nonlocal businesses. These tours afford students the opportunity to see what employment possibilities are available to them. AWS activities include weekly meetings, working in conjunction with the college Student Affairs and SGA to perform community services projects and college functions.
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!
Association of Professional Programmers (APP)
Association of Professional Programmers is a club of programming students who get together to discuss current and new technologies and techniques related to computer programming. The purpose of the club is to practice computer programming using a variety of modern concepts, techniques, and languages to expand members overall knowledge of computer programming and software development. Also to provide an environment that supports the opportunity to connect with people who share a common interest, while helping the community.
To allow students to learn and enhance valuable skills in design and manufacturing situations, project management, business presentations, graphics, web design, and computer applications. This is done by building a vehicle to compete in the baja SAE competition.
ConCreate Design Club
The purpose of the ConCreate Design Club is to promote the concrete science program and allow students to get hands on experience with concrete, testing equipment and all steps to a concrete pour.
Construction Management Association (CMA)
The purpose of the organization is to give students the chance to meet with other students who share an interest in construction. It also allows students to gain exposure to the industry. Regular activities include weekly meetings, the annual hog bash, tours of job sites, and meetings with leading companies in the construction industry.
Diesel Performance Technicians Association
The purpose of this association is to expand the learning opportunities and meet other students who share an interest in diesel performance. The club meets regularly to plan activities that will broaden members' understanding of careers in the diesel field and enhance their understanding of the profession. College and community service projects are also coordinated by the membership.
The mission of the Early Educators Club is to foster the growth and development of the membership in their work with and on behalf of children. The club promotes the importance of professionalism among students and the development of leadership skills. In addition the club strives to develop advocacy skills among the membership on behalf of the needs and rights of all young child at the local, state and national level.
The purpose of this club is to organize and participate in social, leadership, and professional activities related to careers in forestry. Planning and participating in college and community service projects, fundraising, and attending the Woodmen’s Competition each spring are among the club’s many activities. Club members also coordinate plans and attend the Society of American Foresters conference, held yearly.
Game Development Club of Penn College
The purpose of the Game Development Club is to offer a platform for students to share lessons, news, updates, and discussions on the game development industry. The club will encourage and assist students in the creation of individual and class-based game development, and promote professional development by providing opportunities to attend conferences, obtain certifications, network with game development industry professionals.
Health Information Association (HIA)
The Health Information Association is an active organization made up of students in enrolled in one of Penn College’s Health Information programs (Certified Coding Specialist, Health Information Technology, or Health Information Management). The club hosts social and educational events, such as visitng the Bodies Exhibit.
Horticulture Technicians’ Association – National Association of Landscape Professionals Student Chapter
The purpose of the Horticulture Club is to promote and advance the field of horticulture through its members by giving back to the school and community. A practical experience in the field and exposure to the industry through out of the classroom experiences and sharing of knowledge between members is what the Horticulture Club is all about. This club is a student chapter of the NALP, an international association serving industry professionals. Regular Horticulture Club activities include community and college service projects, fund-raising projects, interscholastic competitions, and social club gatherings.
Information Security Association
The Information Security Association is a security club that encompasses all IT majors. It stretches the importance of security through networking, programming, security and even average computer users. ISA seeks to extend topics learned in the classroom by using modern concepts, techniques, skills, and tools for computing information assurance and security practice while promoting knowledge of members involved, their education, and continued professional development. ISA participates in competitions, attends conferences and holds study groups for industry certifications.
Institute of Electronics & Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE members are engineers, scientists and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines. There are more than 400,000 IEEE members in over 160 countries around the world, including more than 100,000 student members in 1,855 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries. The Penn College IEEE Student Branch meets regularly to work on professional “soft” skills, projects and leadership.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Club (OTA)
The purpose of the Student Occupational Therapy Assistants Club is to create a forum for representation on campus and in the community. We aim to increase awareness of our practice areas and enhance the overall experience of OT education through community involvement and campus participation.
OTA conducts regular meetings, offers education enrichment possibilities, and develops volunteer projects.
PCT Emergency Management Club
The purpose of the PCT Emergency Management Club is to promote, foster, and advocate for the professional development within the field of emergency management through trainings, conferences, and professional development opportunities within the emergency management community.
Penn College Business Club
The purpose of the Penn College Business Club is to expose students to real life business leaders, provide the opportunity for networking, and connect with other students.
Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)
The purpose of this organization is to improve upon the learning experience of students and provide service to the College and community at large. Regular activities include weekly meetings, spring and fall recruiting parties, trips to construction companies, bowling nights, and construction projects for the College and community. (Student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders)
Penn College Women in Construction
The purpose of Penn College Women in Construction is to expand students' knowledge, promote personal growth and industry awareness as women in nontraditional industries through professional development, outreach programs, and attendance at industry related events.
Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS)
The purpose of this club is to promote an enhanced extra-curricular working knowledge of the land surveying profession in Pennsylvania. The club encourages interest in the profession, broadens the experiences of the student members, promotes networking opportunities, and germinates professional relationships within the land surveying profession. The club holds weekly meetings and is involved with school tours, open house activities, and several community projects, as well as surveying projects and activities.
Physical Therapist Assistant Club (PTA)
The mission of the PTA Club at Penn College is to provide opportunities for professional and personal development through interaction with, and service to the community. Club members aim to provide “hands-on” service to facilitate the development of cultural competence and to support the mission and goals of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and Penn College.
Physician Assistant Club (PA Club)
The purpose of the Physician Assistant Club is to serve the community through education and community involvement. Regular Physician Assistant Club activities include club meetings, participation in campus visitations, campus activities, annual fundraisers, and community events (GRANGES, Health Fairs, Health Literacy in the community).
Service and Operation of Heavy Equipment Association (S&O)
The purpose of the Service and Operation of Heavy Equipment Association (S∓O) is to expand the learning and leadership opportunities and provide students with an opportunity to engage with and contribute to the College and local community. This club organizes and executes the Annual Precision Heavy Equipment Rodeo held at the Earth Science Center during the college’s Open House. Field trips to work sites and other educational opportunities are also coordinated by the club.
Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
The purpose of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is to form and maintain a professional link for students and leaders in the plastics industry. Other benefits include scholarships and career links. Regular Society of Plastics Engineers activities include weekly meetings, plant tours, guest speakers, national events, and conferences. SPE also sponsors and conducts recreational activities and trips.
Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA)
SADHA is a category of membership within the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), an association dedicated to the advancement and promotion of dental hygiene.
Student Nurses' Association (SNA)
The purpose of the Student Nurse's Association is to represent the majority of the nursing student body of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. The SNA will explore professional growth, will promote mutual respect in collaboration between the different levels of nursing, and will serve as a channel for the exchange of ideas to promote holistic health and provide for both patient and student education.
Regular Student Nurse's Association activities include community service projects such as Shepherds of the Street, Mitten Tree, and Clearly Kids Expo, fund-raisers such as a candle sale and a clothing sale and regular meetings.
Society of Student Surgical Technologists (SSST)
The Student Society of Surgical Technologists is an organization that enjoys helping the community and the College through fund raising and helping others.
SSST meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and fund raising activities. Although only Surgical Technology students may become members, all students can be involved by participating in community and College events planned by the organization.
US Green Building Council (USGBC) Students of Penn College
The USGBC Student Group seeks to promote sustainable building practices and raise awareness of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) through education, outreach and advocacy. Throughout the academic year, USGBC students will be heavily involved with the campus and community to show that sustainable practices can promote enriched learning environments and are beneficial to everyone.