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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 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!


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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


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 (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 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 & Ben Lipschutz, Advisors


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


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 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 (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.

Lindsay Garber & Kristin Fike, Advisors


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 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.

Judith Dutill & Dr. Melissa Wehler, Advisors


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


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.

Michael Lear-Olimpi & Paul Miller, Advisors


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


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 


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


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.

Dr. Nicole Patterson, Advisor


RESPECT stands for REligious, Spiritual and Philosophical Education, Cooperation, and Tolerance. The purpose of this club is to foster open discussions about religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs and perspectives, and to promote and increase awareness of Central Penn’s religious, spiritual, and philosophical diversity.

Robert Donley, Advisor


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


The Student Ambassadors give tours to prospective students while they are on campus for class visits, open houses and other special events.

Brianna Kondas, Advisor


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.

Adrienne Thoman, Advisor


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


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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