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Clubs & Activities

Develop leadership skills outside the classroom.

Central Penn's small size makes it possible for everyone to participate in student clubs. Students find that getting involved helps to develop leadership skills and it looks great on a resume. With the various clubs Central Penn offers, students are sure to find something that will suit their interest. Don't see the club you were hoping for? Interested students can form their own club though the Student Government Association's approval process.

If you have a question about any clubs or activities at Central Penn College, please contact our Activities Director at AdrienneThoman@CentralPenn.edu.

mONTHLY ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

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ACTIVITIES ADVISORY BOARD

AAB is a group of creative, committed, and organized students who work directly with the Student Activities Office to plan events on campus! This crew helps at every stage of the event planning process - idea generation, planning, marketing, execution, and assessment. Regionally acclaimed comedians, hypnotists, musicians and more are brought to Central Penn by this group of student leaders! The also organize movie nights, field trips, and more in their lineup of Knight Life events!  Adrienne Thoman, Advisor

 

BLACK STUDENT UNION

The Central Penn College Black Student Union (BSU) exists to draw attention, through service and celebration, to the ethnic composition of the student body, helping facilitate discussion and interaction among all Central Penn students who are interested in issues related to ethnicity and higher education, thereby helping to build a more stable academic, social, political, and emotional environment for minorities throughout the college and the larger Central Penn community. All interested Central Penn students, regardless of race, creed, gender, or sex, are welcome to join the BSU. Adrienne Thoman, Advisor

 

CAMPUS CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Campus Christian Ministries (CCM) is a nondenominational group that meets weekly. Our goals are to apply Biblical principles in today's world, to encourage and support one another in Christian living and to socially interact with one another. CCM is a partnership between Central Penn College and River of God Church in Enola. Transportation is provided to the church for weekly services, young adult small group discussions, and special events. Community service hours are frequently offered.

 Emily Peters, Advisor

 

CENTRAL PENN ARMED FORCES ASSOCIATION

Central Penn College Armed Forces Association Club (AFA) is made up of veterans from all branches of the military; focus of this club is to promote support, guidance, and camaraderie among veterans and fellow students. AFA's overall mission is on helping veterans and their families, along with promoting awareness of all military personnel; including those who were thinking about joining the military or are merely curious about military service. All are welcome.

Sam MorganBen Lipschutz, & Dan Guerrisi, Advisors

 

CENTRAL PENN PLAYERS (DRAMA CLUB)

The Central Penn Players drama club is an outlet for creative expression, primarily through drama.  They meet every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Capital BlueCross Theatre. Depending on the upcoming drama project, their meetings may focus on improv games, scene work or creating and rehearsing an original theatre piece. They are unique in that they have the opportunity to host and sponsor diverse programming in the Capital BlueCross Theatre such at Knight Life: An Improv or Scene Showcase and improv workshops for non-member and the annual original children’s play for Fall Harvest. The CPPlayers support the work of the Capital BlueCross Theatre by auditioning for productions, working backstage and working front of house as ushers or in the box office. They actively reach out to the community to encourage their involvement as audience members and performance participants. 

Janet Bixler, Advisor

 

CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL

Sponsored by Kiwanis International, Circle K International is the premier collegiate community service, leadership development and fellowship organization in the world. It’s filled with energetic, passionate and driven young adults who have the power to make a significant impact on the world. Central Penn’s chapter focuses on community service projects on and off campus, fundraisers for non-profit organizations and charities and fellowship on our own campus. 

Caitlin Copus, Advisor

 

CLUB M ED

Club M-Ed is dedicated to students in the Allied Health field who serve the community through volunteer efforts. Activities include a Shalom House shelter program, health-related tours and community service. Nikki Marhefka, Advisor

 

COLLEGES AGAINST CANCER

Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Feel Your Boobies Foundation. With hundreds of chapters nationwide, CAC is showing the world that young people care and want to make a difference. 

Lindsay Garber & Kristin Fike, Advisors

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATION 

The purpose of this organization is to connect students who have the same passion of criminal justice and expand student knowledge beyond the classroom. 

John Contino, Advisor

 

EQUAL KNIGHTS

The Rainbow Society possesses the vision: "Creating a friendly, supportive, and educating campus for all people." Club attendance is not dependent upon self-identifying as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex or ally. This group is open to all respectful individuals looking to learn from one another and support equality for all human beings. Katherine Richards, Advisor

 

GAMMA BETA PHI HONOR SOCIETY

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society is a national honor and service organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in education, to promoting the development of leadership ability and character in its members, and to fostering, disseminating, and improving education through appropriate service projects. Membership to the Central Penn College Chapter of GBP is by invitation only to undergraduate students who have completed 12 or more credits with a 3.3 GPA or higher and graduate students who have completed 12 or more credits with a 3.5 GPA or higher. 

Dr. Melissa Wehler & Brant Ellsworth, Advisors 

 

HISPANIC AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Hispanic American Student Association’s (HASA) mission is to unite Latino students and those interested in the Latino community at Central Penn College, educate on Hispanic/Latino culture and promote the empowerment of Latinos while also providing our member’s with resources and support. 

Megan Rehm, Advisor

 

KNIGHTLY NEWS MEDIA CLUB

The mission of the Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College is to indulge students’ interest in broadcasting and journalism by covering campus events, supporting and promoting important campus initiatives, and being involved with the athletics department.  Students in the club may write campus-related stories, appear on the Knightly News Podcast, start their own podcast, or be involved in live sports broadcasts for the Central Penn Knights.  This club will help any student improve their writing ability, assist them in fine-tuning their on-air performance skills, and expose them to hands-on gameday experiences with our athletics department.  Any student that was an interest in writing or broadcast is open to join and participate as a member in the Media Club. Paul Miller, Advisor

 

KNIGHT WRITERS

Central Penn's Creative Writing Club, operating under the title of, "Knight Writers" is a club that focuses on intellectual and out-of-the-box expression. The Writing Club's goal is to produce creative pieces of original literary art in different forms including (but not confined to) poetry, prose, short stories, etc. Once produced, these works are shared (with the author's permission) with the group to be critiqued and to entertain. Ultimately, the club's goal is to provide Central Penn students with an outlet to express themselves in a business professional setting. With a focus on the therapeutic and holistic side of writing, the club encourages its members to look within themselves for their creative inspiration. 

Maria Thiaw, Advisor

 

LEGAL STUDIES SOCIETY

The Legal Studies Society serves Central Penn College by providing professional development, educational opportunities, a social environment, and community service opportunities to students interested in law and law-related matters. 

Robert Donley, Advisor 

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (OTA) ASSOCIATION

The OTA Club is open to any student in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. This club promotes the profession of occupational therapy to Central Penn College and the local community through education and service. Amber Ferree, Advisor

 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (PTA) CLUB

The PTA Club is open to any student in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. This club helps students build a sense of civic and social responsibility by participating in volunteer work on campus and in the community. The organization offers community service opportunities to the students each term, and performs at least two fundraising projects each year. Fundraising monies are used to donate to organizations voted on by the club membership, and to host at least one social meeting per term. The club encourages study groups and offers tutoring assistance to fellow PTA students  

Dr. Nicole Patterson and Maggie Wagner, Advisors

 

ROTARACT

Rotaract is a movement of exceptional individuals who are using their skills, talents, and energy to help others. Rotaractors volunteer locally and internationally, build career contacts, develop leadership skills, network with service-minded people worldwide, make new friends and have fun! Ed Blum, Advisor

 

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

The Student Ambassadors give tours to prospective students while they are on campus for class visits, open houses and other special events. Being the first of the Central Penn community to engage with accepted students, the Student Ambassadors ensure that the incoming students feel comfortable during their college transition. 

Brianna Kondas, Advisor

 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the liaison between the student body and the staff/administration here at Central Penn College. This dynamic group strives to represent student interests during regular meetings with the College President and Cabinet. This group also plans special events (like the annual SGA Pool Party), and works directly with our other student clubs to approve new groups, allocate club budgets, and encourage increased student engagement. Students from all majors and modalities of study are encouraged to participate. Executive officers are elected annually.  

Adrienne Thoman, Advisor

 

STUDENT MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD (SMAB)

To embrace, serve and value the international diversity that exists within the student body of Central Penn College, while also educating and serving the campus and local community in multiple capacities. These include; on- and off-campus learning opportunities, multicultural events, partnerships, charity, community service and student development. 

Megan Peterson, Advisor

COMMON HOUR

Central Penn provides the unique opportunity for college students to develop leadership skills and to gain perspective on the various spiritual and cultural aspects of life through Common Hour events. On various weekdays from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. a special presentation is available for the campus community each term. These events may range from well-known speakers to successful graduates, musicians, artists and community leaders.

All students are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to broaden their educational experience. The Common Hour schedule is noted in the calendar and will be widely publicized each term.

Common Hour

Student Clubs

Want to start a new one?

Do you know of a group of students who would be interested in forming a club on campus? All you have to do is apply through Central Penn's Student Government Association! Once approved, you can start your club right away!

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