Clubs and Organizations
Penn State Wilkes-Barre's clubs and organizations provide opportunities for students to participate in a variety of co- and extra-curricular events. They also provide leadership opportunies for students as club and organization executive board members, campus and community service volunteers, and program coordinators of student run events. See the current list below, with links to their websites (where available).
To start a new club, meet with Jackie Warnick-Piatt – it’s fun and rewarding. Clubs and organizations are governed by university and campus policies and rules. For more information on university policies, see http://www.sa.psu.edu/organizationrules/. For campus specific policies, see the Student Government Association Constitution and documents available in the Student Activities Office, C-129 or online at www.wbsga.psu.edu.
All members of Student Government Association and all sponsored clubs and organizations are required to perform both on-campus and community service projects. Our volunteers contribute hundreds of hours each academic year to worthy projects. Examples of such projects include Bowl for Kids Sake, American Red Cross Blood Drives, Glove-Hat-Sock Drives, preparing meals at St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, Pet Food Drives, Toys For Tots, and Penn State’s own THON*.
(* THON is a 48-hour Dance Marathon to raise $$$’s for the Four Diamonds Fund at the Hershey Medical Center.)
4 Seasons – The 4 Seasons Club does a variety of activities throughout the year, which include everything from skiing and camping, from mountain biking to canoeing.
Astro Society – The purpose of this organization is to promote, through its activities, interest and education of astronomy and space sciences for its members, the university, the youth and the general public.Educating members on the application, maintenance and physical processes involved with using astronomical equipment.To provide an open forum for the discussion of innovative ideas in astronomical science and aerospace engineering.
Blue and White Society – Blue & White Society is the student membership of the Penn State Alumni Association. Members support the Penn State Alumni Association's service to the University and to its communities through Penn State pride and civic leadership.
Business Club – The Business Club offers the campus community opportunities to attend on campus lectures, off campus seminars, and field trips to better help them after graduation in the business world. Students have taken tours of the Federal Reserve in New York City and the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, PA.
Campus Activity Board – A student organization concerned with the planning and implementing of various social activities on campus.
- The Revolt – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre student newspaper effectively voices the opinions and interests of the PSW-B students. The Collegian helps to keep students in close touch with the campus by way of news items, sports, events, seminars and club activities.
Engineering Club – The Engineering Club provides speakers and lecturers to the campus community on various fields of engineering: civil, mechanical, and electrical to name a few.
- Fitness Club
Lambda Sigma – This is the National Honor Society for Surveying majors. Membership is offered to sophomore, junior, and senior Surveying majors through election, based upon demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and service. The Honor Society provides social events and professional lectures in surveying to the membership and their guests.
Lazy Artists' Society/Radio Club – The purpose of this organization is to help inspire and further Penn State students in their artistic ventures; to display and distribute the works of students for others to enjoy. A subcommittee of the Lazy Artists’ Society, the Radio Club provides musical entertainment in the Student Commons, relates campus happenings, news and events, and offers their services to other student clubs/ organizations to help make their events fun and entertaining.
Lion Ambassadors – Members are trained as Campus tour guides and act as official student hosts and hostesses for the campus. Ambassadors assist in the details of various campus-sponsored events involving the community, as when community groups and organizations hold meetings on campus, banquets, or conferences.
Lion PAC (Political Action Club)
- Mountain Lion Varsity Club – We support the teams of Penn State W-B through attendance at games, fund raising for equipment, and cheering on our teams.
Nittany Liberal Arts Society – We strive to develop and encourage artistic life at the campus. Our goal is to encourage our student body to experience the beauty of the different types of art (writing, drawing, photography, dance, acting etc...) and experience how we as human beings can create long-lasting mental pictures of our individual contributions.
Student Government Association (SGA) – The SGA provides and coordinates appropriate services for the students and sponsors activities or observances which encourage and allow the fullest expression of the student opinion on contemporary, social, economic, political, and educational questions and issues.
- Students for Justice – Students for Justice is an organization dedicated to the promotion of criminal justice, both as an academic discipline and as a career choice. This club provides students with exposure to local and national criminal justice issues and seeks to advance the concept of "justice" through community activities and campus projects.
Surveying Society – The Surveying Society provides students with exposure to the surveying profession through guest speakers, field trips, and attendance to state and national professional conferences. The Society engages in surveying related community projects, campus service, and regular social events. All students at the campus are welcome to join.
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