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 that look great on resumes. 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!
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. AAB meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 4pm in the Underground Lounge.
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.
Naydia Bonner, Advisor
The Bowling Club is a group that goes out to have fun doing bowling-related activities. The club plans to meet on a weekly basis, and whether or not you can bowl does not matter because no one is an expert, so it is mainly about having fun and learning about the sport. Our goals are to create an enthusiastic and supportive environment for everyone and to hopefully go into competition in bowling leagues. The club is looking for dedicated individuals willing to not only bowl for fun, but to learn the ins and outs of bowling.
Amanda Welker, 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 Morgan, Advisor
CENTRAL PENN PLAYERS (DRAMA CLUB)
The Central Penn Players drama club is an outlet for creative expression, primarily through drama. They are unique in that they will have the opportunity to host and sponsor diverse programming in the Capital BlueCross Theatre. They also will 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. With hundreds of chapters nationwide, CAC is showing the world that young people care and want to make a difference.
DIVINE CENTRAL DANCERS
Divine Central Dancers exist to increase student pride and involvement at Central Penn College. Divine Central Dancers strive to inspire other students to follow their own dreams … and DANCE! Divine Central Dancers is student-led and offers opportunities for student choreographers and dancers to express themselves creatively through performances at a variety of on- and off-campus events.
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.
GAMMA BETA PHI HONOR SOCIETY
Gamma Beta Phi is an 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 is open by invitation to students who have completed 12 or more credits with a 3.0 GPA.
HASA - 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.
Nichole Dwyer, Advisor
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY CLUB
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.
Romeo Azondekon, Advisor
IRON KNIGHTS FITNESS CLUB
The Advanced Fitness Club is a student fitness group that encourages its members to support one another as they tackle personal records and fitness goals. Work-outs will be held in the gym in The Underground.
Curtis Voelker, Advisor
KNIGHTLY NEWS MEDIA CLUB
The mission of the Central Penn Media Club (previously referred to as the Radio Club or Online Radio Club) is to indulge students’ interest in radio technology and broadcast – whether online or over-the-air, or other methods), and to help them tune on-air performance skills that will help them land jobs in broadcast. Any student of any major or concentration interested in learning about, and practicing, online radio broadcasting, with a range of segments – from music to interviewing to talk to features to news to alumni matters – is open to join and participate as a full member in the Media Club.
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 is a club dedicated to promoting educational, networking and community service opportunities for students participating in the Paralegal and Legal Studies programs.
Randi Teplitz, 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.
Leanne Rutt, 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 increases health awareness in local schools and visits nursing homes, hospitals, and daycare facilities. The club encourages study groups and offers tutoring assistance to fellow PTA students. Club members will have the opportunity to travel to conferences each year and participate in the American Physical Therapy Association.
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!
STUDENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Student Alumni Association (SAA) was formed in 2015 on behalf of the Central Penn College Alumni Association. The Student Alumni Association: promotes Central Penn College pride, spirit and tradition; increases the ties between students and alumni, and enhances the student experience by providing opportunities that strengthen their lifelong loyalty to Central Penn. The SAA helps to coordinate alumni reunions and has the opportunity to network with successful alumni. The SAA is open to all current Central Penn College students.
Sarah Blumenschein, Advisor
The Student Ambassadors give tours to prospective students while they are on campus for class visits, open houses and other special events.
STUDENT GOVERMENT ASSOCIATION
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the communication link between the student body and the staff/administration. Students from all majors are encouraged to participate.
The Susquehanna Ice Breakers Toastmasters Club is an organization whose mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to improve his/her communication and leadership skills. This club is open to all Central Penn students, faculty and staff as well as the surrounding community.
Dilip Abayasekara, Advisors
The Wresting Club, serving Central Penn College, is committed to participating, teaching, and learning in the sport of wrestling. The organization accomplishes its mission by being involved in wresting activities in our conference and community.
Robert Whitcomb, Advisor
WRITING ASSISTANTS (The WRITING CENTER)
The Writing Center is a creative, encouraging, and collaborative space where students come to develop their writing skills. Students pair-up with peer writing assistants to partake in thirty minute writing sessions, a time in which the participants set an agenda that most effectively addresses the student's goals.To become a writing assistant, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA, provide a letter of recommendation from a professor, provide a writing sample, and participate in an interview with the Writing Center Director.
If you wish to become a writing assistant, please email Dalton James.
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 Wednesdays 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.
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!