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 is a list of campus 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 to give students an opportunity to meet fellow students with similar interests. In addition, members can determine the club's current and future goals.
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Beaver County
A part-time staff member from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Beaver County assists campus students, a.k.a. "Bigs" in partnering with children, a.k.a. "Littles," from the community. This program offers students a great opportunity to mentor children, ages 6 to 14, as well as donate their time and talent to the development and welfare of these children and their communities.
A BBBS staff member transports the children to campus where each of our students spends about three hours per week with his/her "Little." Our students assist the children by helping them study, playing games and shooting pool, attending campus athletic events, and talking with them one-on-one.
For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.bigbrothersbigsistersbc.org/, contact BBBS Program Coordinator Tiffany Thayer, or contact Sarah White, Beaver campus student president of BBBS.
Blue & White Society
The Penn State Beaver Blue and White Society is the student division of the Penn State Alumni Association, one of the world's largest alumni organizations.
Any Beaver student can become a member of the Blue and White Society; annual dues are only $15. In addition, members receive 10 percent off merchandise and supplies at any Penn State bookstore.
In the past, the group has partnered with the Beaver Valley Area Alumni Chapter and Penn State Beaver Alumni Society by participating in the Holiday Gift Drive for Beaver County Children and Youth Services and the Holiday Festival of Trees at Brady's Run Park.
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, hospitality, and events.
Campus Activities Team (CAT)
The group provides programs that serve the cultural, educational, recreational, and social interests of Beaver campus students, the campus, 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 the provision of activities, programs, and services which are all-inclusive for every campus member. 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 program. Members must audition to join the group and practice is held regularly throughout 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 and 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, heterosexual, and allies. The GSA is here to inform as well as provide support for everyone in the campus community. Students have the opportunity to meet others and participate in campus events, and everyone is welcome to join.The Penn State LGBT Support Network is a University-wide network of faculty, staff, students, and administrators who are heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or allies. These individuals are informed about and supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender resources, issues, and concerns. Confidentiality is always respected.
In-Line Hockey Club (Fightin' Beavs)
The In-Line Hockey Club is open to students who are interested in participating in roller hockey at the competitive level. The league is held at Robert Morris University's 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 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 cocurricular organization allows members to sharpen public speaking skills, meet new friends, and of course, show off 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/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 Residence Life Coordinators Parker Goolsby or Jen Toof.
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.
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 and awareness for 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 $114 million to benefit The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 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, including hosting a Homecoming booth, participating in fundraisers, and securing 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 Jennifer Toof, coordinator of student activities and residence life, 724-773-3947.
- Student Activities