Penn State Beaver offers lots of clubs and organizations. Getting involved is easy!
To learn more, just visit the Student Activities Suite (SAS) in the Student Union Building (SUB) to inquire about a group(s) that interests you. Below you'll find a list of Penn State Beaver clubs and organizations.
Administration of Justice (AOJ) Club
The mission of the Administration of Justice (AOJ) Club is to create an opportunity for students to learn about the criminal justice profession and the people and groups it impacts. The club helps those affected by the criminal justice system through community service projects conducted throughout the year.
The AOJ Club holds monthly meetings, which provide students with the opportunity to meet other students with similar interests. In addition, club members can determine the club's current and future goals.
Blue & White Society
The Penn State Beaver Blue & White Society is the student division of the Penn State Alumni Association, which is the world's largest dues-paying alumni organization.
Any Beaver student can become a member of the Blue & White Society. Annual dues are $15 per person. In addition, members receive 10 percent off merchandise and supplies at any Penn State bookstore.
Previous group activities have included partnering with the Beaver Valley Area Penn State Alumni Chapter on the Holiday Gift Drive for Beaver County Children and Youth Services and working with the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society on the Beaver County Festival of Trees.
The Business Club's mission is to provide real-world business experience and opportunities for its members. Students will use the knowledge, concepts, and ideas they learn in the classroom and apply them in the real world of business.
Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
This group is designed to provide an understanding of Biblical Christianity while offering support, encouragement, and the means to develop a closer relationship with God. Students have the opportunity to meet and reach out to others through their actions, events, and hospitality.
Campus Activities Team (CAT)
The group provides programs that serve the cultural, educational, recreational, and social interests of the campus, its students, and the community. Group members work in conjunction with the Offices of Student Activities, Residence Life, and Student Affairs.
The group procures and schedules events and is responsible for providing activities, programs, and services that are all-inclusive. The CAT incorporates and joins programming for residence hall and commuter students so that resources and opportunities for all students are maximized.
The Penn State Beaver Cheerleaders are a club sport. Members must audition to join the group and practice is held regularly during the basketball season. Group members cheer at all men's and women's home basketball games.
FANCY Book Club
The Book Club is designed to encourage students to read more frequently, comprehend and discuss material, and expand diversity among campus students.
Game Room Club
The Game Room Club is for students who simply want to have fun and engage in a wide variety of events that can include activities such as club-wide trips to the Brodhead Bistro, gaming, pool, and ping-pong tournaments. The game room is located next to the bookstore on the lower level of the Student Union Building (SUB).
Any Beaver campus student who is in the game room for at least two hours, regularly visits the game room on a weekly basis or more, and agrees to be called upon to help organize or run club events is welcome to sign up for the club. If someone does not or cannot meet these requirements, he/she may still be an associate member.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is designed to provide a better understanding and acceptance of all individuals, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, heterosexual, and allies. The GSA informs as well as provides support for everyone in the campus community. Students have the opportunity to meet others and participate in campus events, and anyone is welcome to join.
Formerly the Support Network, the Safe Zone program is a campus-wide program designed to raise visibility about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) population. The program's goal is to provide understanding of the issues facing LGBTQ students and to increase awareness of the various LGBTQ resources at Penn State.
In-Line Hockey Club (The Fightin' Beavs)
The In-Line Hockey Club is open to students who are interested in participating in roller hockey at the competitive level. League games are held at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center on Neville Island. The Fightin' Beavs and their fans have become one of the fastest growing clubs on campus. Join now, or just come out to support the team!
International Students Association (ISA)The International Students Association is designed to bring together international and domestic students to promote cultural diversity awareness through student-sponsored activities and events. The group's goal is to educate the campus community about the importance of better understanding and acceptance among students, faculty, and staff. Students of any ethnic background are welcome and encouraged to join!
Got pride? Penn State Pride, that is!
If so, you might want to consider joining the Penn State Beaver Lion Ambassadors. This co-curricular organization allows members to sharpen public speaking skills, meet new friends, and of course, show off their Penn State pride....all while earning course credit!
The goals of the Psychology Club are to enhance the undergraduate experience for students interested in psychology, serve as a forum for academic issues and concerns, and promote awareness of the profession and its career opportunities.
Residence Hall Advisory Council (RHAC)
There's a great leadership opportunity for you in Penn State Beaver's Harmony Hall!
Join the Residence Hall Advisory Council (RHAC) to assist in planning activities in Harmony Hall and offering suggestions to make the campus the best it can be. If you're interested or would like more details, please talk with a Resident Assistant (RA) or contact Jen Toof, coordinator of student activities and residence life, 724-773-3947.
Student Government Association (SGA)
This group is the voice of the Penn State Beaver student population and consists of an Executive Board (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) as well as 20 representatives, i.e. five from each of the current standing classes.
The SGA makes decisions concerning student issues on campus and within the University and oversees fund allocations to registered campus clubs and organizations. The group also sponsors Beaverfest, the students' annual spring festival on campus.
The Roar (campus newspaper)
The Roar invites students from a variety of majors who would like to explore their journalistic talents. Students interested in sports, music, business, design, and advertising are needed and encouraged to enroll in the Communications 001 class, which is a newspaper/print media practicum where students learn to write and/or design for The Roar.
THON is a yearlong, student-run effort to raise funds for and awareness of the fight against pediatric cancer. Every February a year's worth of fundraising ends with a 46-hour dance marathon in the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University Park. Students, as well as pediatric cancer patients and their families, can relax, have fun, and share stories of courage and inspiration at THON, which is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.
THON receives support across the University community as well as from alumni, friends, and those who have benefitted from THON's efforts. Since 1977 THON has raised more than $127 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, which continues to provide funding and support for pediatric cancer patients and cancer research.
WBVR Campus Radio
Members of WBVR Radio are primarily communications majors, but all students in any major are welcome! Students can participate as DJs or talk show hosts or volunteer for positions that don't require being on air.
Log on to WBVR's live stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wbvr-live.
The Varsity Club's mission is to advocate for the student-athlete to make his/her athletic experience at Penn State Beaver the best it can be. The group engages in various events on campus throughout the year, participates in fundraisers, and secures funds for giveaways at varsity events.
Interest Groups (These are student groups that have not yet gained club status.)
- Black Student Union
- Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Club
- Music Club
If you have questions about a current student organization, or if you would like to start a new club or group on campus, please contact Jen Toof, coordinator of student activities and residence life, 724-773-3947.
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