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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 email@example.com.
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.
Pennsylvania Sigma Tau Chapter of Lambda Nu, the National Honor Society of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Sigma Tau Chapter of Lambda Nu, the National Honor Society of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, is to foster academic scholarship at the highest levels, recognize exemplary scholarship, and foster and promote professional development.
Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ) Honor Society
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.
Williamsport Chapter of The Pennsylvania College of Technology of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association (WCUPE) Honor Society
The mission of the WCUPE honor society is to promote excellence in computing practices and to recognize excellence in service, leadership, and scholarship in Information Technology.
Penn College SALUTE (Veterans Honor Society)
The purpose of Penn College SALUTE is to recognize and honor the academic achievement of student veterans and is dedicated to encouraging excellence in scholarship, research, and leadership.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Phi Mu Delta Fraternity
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 world. 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.
Sigma Pi Fraternity
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.
ARC Prayer Group
The purpose of the ARC Prayer Group is to provide a place where those interested can come and learn about our Lord Jesus. Their goal is to reach out to those in need and to provide a place for those seeking help by praying for and supporting individuals.
Campus Ministry International (CMI)
The Alpha Omega Christian Student Fellowship, directed by Campus Ministry International (CMI) is a chartered organization of students of the Pennsylvania College of Technology to promote Christian growth and fellowship. CMI promotes a union of Penn College students in a Christian environment.
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.
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.
Black Student Union (BSU)
The goal of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to provide a safe, supportive space for Black students to express themselves, their needs, and concerns, as well as to provide an open space for all students to receive Black culture education.
One World Club
The purpose of One World Club is to promote diversity, cultural awareness, and give support to the campus community regarding multicultural/intersectional issues. The club’s goal is to build relationships and establish a broader community within the College.
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 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.
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.
Penn College Student Veterans Organization (PCSVO)
The purpose of the Penn College Student 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 and to create a positive social network based on fellowship, mentorship, and camaraderie.
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.
AIGA Penn College Student Group
AIGA Student Groups offer aspiring design professionals the opportunity to get involved, create a community, and build leadership skills. AIGA encourages students to take the first step in demonstrating a commitment to their professional interests and assisting students to understand the design profession.
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.
Architecture Club at Penn College (ACPC)
The mission of the Architecture Club at Penn College (ACPC) is to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; and to organize architecture students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of the built environment.
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of the Forestry Club is to develop awareness of the importance of our nation's forest resources, and to stimulate their development and use.
Hospitality Connections Club (HCC)
The primary purpose of the Hospitality Connections Club is to give Penn College students valuable insight into the operation and/or ownership of a successful businesses, along with learning and experimenting with new culinary techniques and technologies.
Human Services and Restorative Justice Club (HSJ)
The purpose of the Human Services and Restorative Justice Club is to provide programming and support both campus and community efforts to connect with the established goals and mission of the HSJ Club. Goals of the Club include promoting positive change, enhancing campus inclusivity, contributing to the philosophy of challenge by choice and validating the worth of individuals, practicing and teaching empathetic ways, and celebrating the value of diverse communities.
IEEE Student Branch at Penn College
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.
Information Security Association
The Information Security Association is the student IT security club at Penn College. It stresses the importance of security to networking, programming, and security majors, as well as any other PCT students interested in learning more about IT security. Members learn about topics such as network defense, pentesting, OSINT, social engineering, scams, physical security, secure development, cloud computing, online privacy, digital rights, and more. ISA participates in competitions, attends conferences, and holds study groups for industry certifications; as well as hands-on demonstrations and conversations with industry professionals.
Medical Imaging Club
The purpose of this organization is to allow radiography students an opportunity to enhance their ability to be better medical imaging professionals by interacting with peers and the public, thereby enriching their college experience while pursuing their degree in the Radiography major.
PCT ACI Student Chapter - ConCreate Design
The purpose of the PCT ACI Student Chapter - ConCreate Design is to encourage student interest in the study of concrete and to develop an awareness of ACI (American Concrete Institute), ACI chapters, and consensus procedures by which ACI operates. An added benefit is the ability to network as students among the industry at the local and national levels, which presents a great opportunity for club members to better their future job opportunities with industry connections.
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 Diesel Performance Club
The mission of the Penn College Diesel Performance Club is to create a learning experience for current and future students through various projects related to the diesel industry. The purpose of the Diesel Club is to promote Penn College's diesel curriculum through special projects to showcase the capability of current technology and practices.
Penn College HVAC Club
The mission of the Penn College HVAC Club is to bring students in the HVAC program together to further their opportunities in the industry, as well as benefit non-members of the club in the HVAC program by extending communications with more businesses and representing the program.
The goal is to bring students with similar interests into a common thinking space that can benefit them educationally during and after college in the industry.
Penn College Welding Research and Development Committee
The Penn College Welding Research and Development Committee is a student-based organization focused on the research and innovation of welding industry problems.
The mission is to use emerging technology and state of the art equipment to provide students with additional growth opportunities and provide solutions with industry applications.
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 College of Technology Emergency Management Club (PCTEMC)
The mission and purpose of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Emergency Management Club is to promote, foster, and advocate for professional development within the field of emergency management and provide information on trainings, conferences, and professional development opportunities within the emergency management community.
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).
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 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.
Service Technicians & Operators Association (S&O)
The purpose of the Service Technicians and Operators Association (S&O) is to promote Penn College's Heavy Equipment curriculum through special projects and activities to showcase the capability of current technology and practices as well as resources available at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
Their goal is to create and provide learning experiences for current and future students, through various projects and activities on and off campus.
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.