The Student Activities Office encourages you to take advantage of all the ways to get involved in student life and make your out-of-class experience fun and exciting.
Arts & Entertainment
With numerous social and educational programs throughout any given week, there is always something to do on campus!
Our comedy series is among the most popular programs on our schedule. Remember, laughter is a great stress reliever.
Whether it's our Open Mic series or bands playing on the weekend, musicians come to our campus to entertain. We encourage everyone to get out and listen to new musicians.
When you think "lecture," you may think "boring," but not our lecture series! Educational speakers and performers discuss issues that interest you, such as dating, supernatural phenomena, music piracy, and other hot topics.
Looking for a chance to get away from campus for a day? Each semester, we plan several regional day trips to places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. We also sponsor outings to professional sporting events, ski resorts, and shopping areas.
Check out what's happening on the Current Students website.
CC Commons is complete with pool tables and is host to a weekly trivia competition, Campus Quizzo. This area is the perfect place to relax or take a break from your studies, and is known to occasionally host musical and novelty events.
Conveniently located outside the Wildcat Express Convenience Store, the Campus Center Commuter Lounge offers a space for students to gather, relax, work on group projects, or study between classes.
The TV Lounge is the perfect place to kick back, watch your favorite game or TV show, study, or meet up with friends. Comfy new furniture and large screen and plasma TV's make this space ideal for student gatherings. The TV Lounge is located on the first floor of the Campus Center and is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week!
Diversity & Cultural Life
Serving the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students is very important at Penn College.
Penn College is committed to educating the campus on the diverse meanings and understandings of sex and gender.
A student's religious/spiritual journey can be an important component in the pursuit of their academic goals.
Through co-curricular and extra-curricular programming the College provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to raise their awareness and respect for the diversity both on the Penn College campus and in the world around them.
Each year, the Penn College community celebrates the life and values of Martin Luther King, Jr. through service, activities, and guest speakers.
Dream Week 2017 activities will be announced Fall 2016.
Student Activities coordinates programs with student organizations, academic schools, and other colleges and/or community organizations. The programs enhance student life and help students develop interpersonal skills that last well beyond their college years. Opportunities include:
Leadership Boot Camp is Penn College's comprehensive student development program, providing fun and educational opportunities for students to develop and enhance their leadership skills.
Penn College Awards recognize graduating Penn College students who have demonstrated outstanding student leadership or have contributed significantly to student life in some way.
Student Government Association (SGA) is the democratic voice for students on campus and serves as a recommending body to the College administration on issues that affect students and student life.
Wildcat Event Board (WEB) is a student-based organization that plans and executes the activities and entertainment on campus. Watch for detailed information on the Student Activities Semester Calendar, PCToday, Stall Wall Weekly, bulletin boards, and e-mail.
Greek Life provides an opportunity for Penn College students to get involved in fraternities and sororities. The common values of all Greek organizations include scholarship, leadership, service and brotherhood/sisterhood.
Connections Links make an enormous impact on the Penn College community by welcoming and aiding new students in their transition to college life. Links help to promote a more responsible student body through leadership development activities and serve as role models for new students.
Information Desk Hours
(Fall & Spring semesters)
- Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Saturday - Sunday, noon-8 p.m.
Located in Campus Center, Room 108, the ID Center is open Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m for issue of all student and employee photo ID cards.
Student Activities Office Mission
The Student Activities Office, an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs, strives to develop students in a holistic manner. Specifically, Student Activities provides an environment that promotes:
- Cocurricular learning;
- Effective transitions into and through collegiate life;
- Productive use of leisure time;
- Opportunities for developing healthy interpersonal relationships;
- Exposure to and education on diversity, multiculturalism and social justice issues;
- Leadership and group development through a wide range of programs and services.