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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.

To get started, download the Club Handbook now! Club advisors should download the Club Advisor Handbook.

If you have a question about any clubs or activities at Central Penn College, please contact our Activities Director!

BLACK STUDENT UNION

Matthew Vickless, Advisor


ADVANCED FITNESS CLUB

Dalton James, 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 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


KNIGHTS CHEERLEADING SQUAD

The Cheerleading Club consists of enthusiastic, dynamic, fun, hardworking students whose mission is to represent Central Penn College with a spirit of support for teams, fans and the entire Knight community.  They cheer at sports games, school events and everywhere there is a need for enthusiasm and excitement! Go Knights!!!

Amanda Welker & Carla Perry, Advisors


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.

Lindsay Knapp & Kristin Fike, Advisors


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.

Megan Peterson, Advisor


DRUM CIRCLE CLUB

Drum Circle Club unifies Central Penn’s student body by creating engaging rhythms with percussion instruments. This club performs at school celebrations and sports games, providing the opportunity for students to participate in many of Central Penn’s high-profile events.

Dalton James, Advisor


EPSILON TAU CHI

Epsilon Tau Chi focuses primarily on outreach and giving back to the community. With multiple scheduled community service events unfolding every term, and many more ideas being realized, the club hopes to branch out after its efforts help establish its necessity through its positive and noble intents. The club seeks out the intellectual, loyal, open-minded, trustworthy, devoted and professional students to join the ranks of the brotherhood.

Romeo Azondekon, Advisor


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.

Kathy Andersen, Megan Cline, & Karen Hurst, Advisors


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


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, TR Davis, & Melissa Wehler, Advisors


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.

Dr. Krista Wolfe & Dr. Nicole Patterson, Advisors


THE RAINBOW SOCIETY

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.

Kathy Andersen & Adrienne Thoman, Advisors


SELF DEFENSE CLUB

Central Penn College Self Defense Club provides an opportunity for Central Penn students to learn practical self defense techniques in a safe but highly physically-demanding setting. Techniques will come from a variety of martial art backgrounds. No experience necessary and all are welcome.

Danielle Klebes, 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.

Naydia Bonner. Amanda Welker, & Brandy Hamilton, Advisors


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.

Bob Donley, Advisor


TOASTMASTERS

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.

Russell Kulp & Dilip Abayasekara, Advisors


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.


CLUBS PENDING SGA APPROVAL:

BOWLING CLUB

HASA - HISPANIC AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCATION

STEPPING KNIGHTS

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 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.

mONTHLY ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

March 2015

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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